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New York City - Night - Times Square from Above
while we soar
through the streets,
flying past buildings,
the city soars
along with us,
its neon lights
This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.
New York City Skyline and Queensboro Bridge at Dusk
There is something so magical about dusk in New York City.
After the sun sets for the evening, the city is a symphony of lights reaching their crescendo at the same time as the night pulls itself over the rooftops and skyscrapers below.
And if you squint just a little,
all of the lights twinkle
like fireflies in an urban forest.
This is a 15 second exposure that I took with my Sony A99 while standing on the roof of Z Hotel in Long Island City, Queens. The rooftops of Long Island City sit in the foreground. To the right is the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge). The skyline of midtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building sit in the distance.
New York City - Bushwick - Street Art - Brooklyn
View larger (with more detail) here in my New York City photography portfolio.
New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset
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.