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New York City: Skyline and Chrysler Building

I have always been partial to late summer skyline views here in New York City. 

The haze that hangs over the horizon like a misty veil seems to lend a special sort of immediacy to the skyscrapers that assert themselves in the foreground. 

The Chrysler Building, New York City’s art-deco masterpiece of architecture, always looks so regal positioned in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge). Four smokestacks playfully draw the eye towards the rest of Queens that sprawls out in the distance towards the fading horizon. 

It’s as if the sky is locked in an embrace with the rest of the city while the skyscrapers that make up the midtown Manhattan skyline are enraptured and wrapped up in their own special moment with the Chrysler Building. 


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New York City: Skyline and Chrysler Building

I have always been partial to late summer skyline views here in New York City.

The haze that hangs over the horizon like a misty veil seems to lend a special sort of immediacy to the skyscrapers that assert themselves in the foreground.

The Chrysler Building, New York City’s art-deco masterpiece of architecture, always looks so regal positioned in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge). Four smokestacks playfully draw the eye towards the rest of Queens that sprawls out in the distance towards the fading horizon.

It’s as if the sky is locked in an embrace with the rest of the city while the skyscrapers that make up the midtown Manhattan skyline are enraptured and wrapped up in their own special moment with the Chrysler Building.

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View: “The New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building” in my photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City  - Skyline and Chrysler Building - Queens View 

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Those lights - 

they shine

like stars

that twinkle

into existence

every night

reminding you

of all the times

you wished 

for stars

to populate

the skies

in your dreams

when there was

only darkness

and faint

impressions

of yesterday’s 

light.

But today,

today -

they shine

brightly,

tiny universes

unto themselves

reminding you

that hope

is infinite

and dreams

are limitless.

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View: “New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building - View from Queens” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Skyline and Chrysler Building - Queens View

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Those lights -

they shine

like stars

that twinkle

into existence

every night

reminding you

of all the times

you wished

for stars

to populate

the skies

in your dreams

when there was

only darkness

and faint

impressions

of yesterday’s

light.

But today,

today -

they shine

brightly,

tiny universes

unto themselves

reminding you

that hope

is infinite

and dreams

are limitless.

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View: “New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building - View from Queens” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City  - Manhattanhenge Sunset 

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About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor,  F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the book. 

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing. 

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About this photo: In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing. 

While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets. 

Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

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View: “Manhattanhenge  and the Chrysler Building - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset

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About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor, F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the book.

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing.

—-

About this photo: In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing.

While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets.

Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

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View: “Manhattanhenge and the Chrysler Building - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City

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When everything else slips away, it’s the manifestations of dreams that our fingertips cling to the most. 

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Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. 

2013 was one of the most brilliant years of my life on so many levels. It was also one of the most soul-crushing years of my life. And yet, when I look back, I don’t know if I would trade any of the moments away for others. 

I already feel nothing but butterflies-in-the-stomach about 2014. There are a lot of huge things in the works regarding my photography and writing that I will announce in due time. It’s enough to keep my head spinning with endless possibility when I lay my head down on my pillow at night though. And that’s a feeling I want to wrap up and bottle to share with the world. 

May you all experience endless butterflies-in-the-stomach moments  in 2014.

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View: "New York City - Chrysler Building and Skyscrapers From Above" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York City

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When everything else slips away, it’s the manifestations of dreams that our fingertips cling to the most.

—-

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.

2013 was one of the most brilliant years of my life on so many levels. It was also one of the most soul-crushing years of my life. And yet, when I look back, I don’t know if I would trade any of the moments away for others.

I already feel nothing but butterflies-in-the-stomach about 2014. There are a lot of huge things in the works regarding my photography and writing that I will announce in due time. It’s enough to keep my head spinning with endless possibility when I lay my head down on my pillow at night though. And that’s a feeling I want to wrap up and bottle to share with the world.

May you all experience endless butterflies-in-the-stomach moments in 2014.

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View: "New York City - Chrysler Building and Skyscrapers From Above" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.