Hey everyone! It’s been a while. I figured it’s time to check in and update you on some of my recent photography adventures. Recently, I purchased a brand new (used) camera lens — the Sony 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 G-Master.
G-Master lenses are the absolute top of their class when it comes to Sony lenses — their quality is truly unmatched. While I love my 70–300mm G series lens, I’ve always had my sights on a G-Master upgrade, and this seemed like a great opportunity to make the switch. Since the purchase, I’ve been pretty busy with it! All shots in this newsletter issue were taken with the new lens.
Michael Silverstone is a photographer based in New York City. He specializes in train, landscape, and city photography. Michael currently shoots with a Sony Alpha A7RII, alternating between four lenses. On any given day or night, you can find him capturing one of NYC’s iconic landmarks, or shooting from a subway platform deep in Brooklyn.
A hiking trip to the Canadian Rockies in June 2017 (specifically a starry night over Pyramid and Patricia Lakes in Jasper, Alberta) was the inspiration for Michael’s photography journey. Upon returning to NYC, he purchased his first camera the very next day.
Michael’s work has been shared by the marketing organization NYC & Company, and has been featured on multiple local cable news outlets, including Spectrum News NY1, FOX 5 New York, and ABC7 Eyewitness News. He also serves as a mod for the popular Instagram photography hubs @NYCPrimeshot and @USAPrimeshot. These hubs feature the work of local and national creators, and organize and run photography meet-ups/networking events around NYC in collaboration with other hubs, and with the participation of sponsors.
Michael enjoys playing guitar, attending concerts, and studying New York City’s bizarre and captivating history.
Sony Alpha A7RII
Tamron 17–28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD
Tamron 28–75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD
Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
Sony FE 70–300mm f/4.5–5.6 G OSS
Sony FE 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 G-Master
The Northeast has seen its fair share of snowstorms over the past few weeks, each of which have presented a great opportunity for photos.
Assorted 100–400mm Shots
I wanted to show off more shots I’ve taken with the 100–400mm lens. It’s quickly become my favorite.
Sunset Park Scavenger Hunt
If you’re secluded to Manhattan, odds are you are probably unaware of Sunset Park, the second highest point in Brooklyn (right behind Battle Hill in the neighboring Green-Wood Cemetery). This park rests on a steep slope, and reminds me of Alamo Square Park in San Francisco (where the Painted Ladies are). Because of its height, you can see SO MUCH of the skyline.
I wanted to finish up this article with a scavenger hunt.
How many of these landmarks can you find in the photo below?
1. Empire State Building
2. Manhattan Bridge
3. Brooklyn Bridge
4. 1 Madison Ave (Metropolitan Life Tower), which is not to be confused with the…