One of the reasons I went to New York City (as well as going for BlogHer) was so I could see more of the city.  I fly in and fly out for quick trips, but quite often don't get time to actually stop and play tourist.  One of the tours I took was a Midtown Walking Tour hosted by StumbleUpon.

Our tour started from the Hilton (where we were staying), went past The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), around to St. Patrick's Cathedral, then to Rockefeller Center (see below for the map).  I think some were going to head to Times Square as well, but I have already been there and needed to get back for to the hotel so I could give out a few hugs before heading to the airport.

I have a feeling we were supposed to be primarily using our phones (iPhone for me) for taking photographs, then sending them out via Instagram.  However, you know me, I of course took my Canon with me as well, it seems to take me a long time to edit iPhone photos on the go, so I like to have options.

Here are the few iPhone photographs I took though.

New York waterA New York City water sampling station

iPhone apps used: Snapseed and ScratchCam 

New York Versace with St Patrick's Cathedral in the background

iPhone apps used: Snapseed and VSCO Cam

St Patricks Cathedral Sunday morning service at St. Patrick's Cathedral

iPhone apps used: Snapseed and ScratchCam

Rockefeller Center Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center

iPhone apps used: Snapseed and ScratchCam

Before I share my Canon photos, I want to tell you about a fabulous company I learned about on the tour.   Doc Pop of Sincerely, who are the makers of Postagram, was on the tour with us and I have to tell you that I'm thoroughly impressed by the Postagram app and cannot wait to play around with it.  You can use photographs that you have taken on Instagram or Facebook, and then using your phone upload it to Postagram and send it as a 'postcard' to family and friends.  What an amazing way to keep in touch with family and friends, whether you are on vacation, or just want to send a quick photo of the grandkids to grandparents, or even last minute holiday cards.  The cost of these cards start at 99 cents.

Before I forget, here's the map of where we walked.

New York Map From my RunKeeper account.

Here are a few more of the photographs I took on our tour.

Hilton New York

New York Tours

New York Taxi

New York food trucks

New york city churches

Armani New York

St Patricks Cathedral

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller center

Radio City Music Hall

There were other walking tours hosted by StumbleUpon during the week I was in New York, you can view all of the Instagram shots taken using the hashtag #StumbleUponNYC.  If you aren't on Instagram, you can also view the feed on Twitter using the same hashtag.

Also, if you are interested StumbleUpon are hosting a contest right now "Instagram Your Best Real Life Stumbles". 

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Doctor Popular August 8, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Great shots! Thanks so much for the shout out, and hope you have fun Postagraming your friends! I sent a ton from New York. Did you noticed the ceiling murals in Rockefeller Plaza had forced perspective? So cool!

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for our cool little app.

Jamie August 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm

I would have really enjoyed that walking tour. It’s one of my favorite things to do with a group of photographers out in LA =) You see so many things happen all around you.

Great photos. My cell phone is getting pretty ancient, but I love cell phone photography. When I upgrade I’ll definitely be doing more of it.

Tonya Staab August 9, 2012 - 10:36 am

I'd love to hear more about your favorite places for photography walks in LA.  I'm always looking for new spots to try.

Nafisa Habib April 7, 2016 - 10:06 pm

I had visited some of these place you had given photos here . so its really pleasure for me to see the places again


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