These photos showcase New York City and the ‘glitz and glitter’ that makes it one of the most fascinating travel destinations on earth. On this page, you see various images of Times Square, New York City captured in the sunset light. The camera used for these images is a hand-held Canon Rebel XS with the standard 18-55mm lens (with image-stabilization on). More on that camera below:
Times Square is at its best when its colorful electronic billboards become the prime source of illumination during the sunset hour. Look at how the lights glow!
Do you want to capture Times Square, NYC photos like these? Here’s how: Wait until approximately a half hour before sunset. As the sun sets, the glowing blue and magenta sky will provide the perfect colorful backdrop for the ‘neon’ lights of Times Square. The sky will have a soft glow that compliments the neon lights. Once the sky turns black the street lights take on a harsher look. This special light is at its best in the half hour surrounding sunset!
About the camera:
Do you need expensive camera gear to capture photos like these? No! The camera used for these photos (Canon Rebel XS) can be purchased used for about $80.00 on eBay including the 18-55mm kit lens. These photos were all shot handheld at 400 ISO using the standard kit lens with image stabilization enabled. The images are sharp, and noise is low. You don’t need expensive gear to create great photos. Check out my post on budget camera gear for more great tips.