I've taken a bunch of photos of the Freedom Tower and it never gets old. This is another one from a recent FlyNYON flight right before the sun went down.
I keep getting these purple tones from these Freedom Tower photos. I posted an older image a few weeks ago that was similar in tone and this quickly reminded me of that. We just missed the sunset on this flight so we caught the cityscape just in time for blue hour. Blue hour is easily one of the best times for a FlyNYON flight because even though you don't get the nice warm glow of the sunset, you have the dark ambient light balanced out by all the twinkling city lights turning on bellow. It's really something that's truly unique to any photo experience.
I would always recommend certain settings when doing aerial photography such as shoot as a fast shutter speed (1/1000s or higher) and I definitely didn't follow the rule with this image. The reason for that was I was primarily shooting some video for the FlyNYON and NyonAIR Instagrams. I took a quick second to switch to photo to grab this and a couple of others and since everything happens so fast, I had very little time to change my settings. For video I wanted a slower shutter to match my frame rate as best as possible so I when I took this photo, I didn't bother compensating a high iso to compensate a faster shutter. I think a big reason why this image is tack sharp is from the IBIS (in body image stabilization) on the Sony mirrorless bodies. What a life saver!
I also have this photo up in a new gallery of my website called AIR. This is a gallery exclusive to my aerial photography so check it out!