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New York City - Snow - Financial District

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If you have been following along with my posts, it’s pretty clear that I have been pining away for a good snow here in New York City. Earlier this week I posted some photos of Central Park’s most beautiful winter views and a compilation of photos of a snowy night in Manhattan. Well, I am happy to say that today definitely delivered in terms of snowy goodness.

After a hearty breakfast, I headed out to explore a part of Manhattan I rarely get to enjoy in the snow: the Financial District. I have photographed the Financial District quite a bit but never during a winter storm. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of lower Manhattan. Between its historic streets and its gotham-like feel, it’s hard to not get swept up in the cinematic elements of the neighborhood.

Gallery Key (corresponds to the order of photos in the photo-set):

1. This is Stone Street. The street dates back to the 1600s and has the distinction of being New York City’s first paved street. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Snow - Stone Street

2. City Hall Park surrounds Manhattan’s City Hall which is the oldest city hall in the United States that still is the seat of various government functions. The fountain is flanked by some of the last working glasslights in the city. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York Winter - City Hall Fountain in the Snow

3. Nothing is more iconic in the Financial District than the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. For 90 years there has been a holiday tree that sits in front of the stock exchange (it’s a traditional “Christmas tree” that is flanked by menorahs and serves as a mixed holiday tree). View this photo in my portfolio here: New York Stock Exchange Holiday Tree in the Snow

4.When evening falls in the Financial District, the neighborhood’s architecture stands out against the dramatic light and shadows that come into play in the evening hours. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Winter - Financial District in the Snow

5. I have a penchant for narrow streets that can be misconstrued as alleys and the Financial District has several streets that meet this brief. This is one of them adorned with snow. View this photo in my portfolio here: New York City - Winter - Bicycling Down an Alley in the Snow

** All of these photos were taken with my Sony NEX-6

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View these photos (and more) of snow in New York City larger and in a set here (click on each photo in the set to enlarge):

New York City: Snow

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Interested in viewing these directly in my online portfolio? Here they are along with other New York City winter photos:

New York Winter

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New York City skyline. City lights at dusk. —-

Dusk dances on the water

every evening

as the city hangs

brightly in a night sky

illuminated by the lights

of skyscrapers that 

climb their way up

to the surface of 

dreams.

—-The moments between day and night are some of my favorite moments. The sky seems to linger and dwell in the hues of the day while the city’s lights mix with the colors of the recent sunset on the surface of the water. 

This image was taken with the Sony A99 on a brisk night while standing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The view is of the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan including 1 WTC (also known as the Freedom Tower, the Woolworth Building, and New York by Gehry. 

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New York City skyline. City lights at dusk.


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Dusk dances on the water

every evening

as the city hangs

brightly in a night sky

illuminated by the lights

of skyscrapers that

climb their way up

to the surface of

dreams.

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The moments between day and night are some of my favorite moments. The sky seems to linger and dwell in the hues of the day while the city’s lights mix with the colors of the recent sunset on the surface of the water.

This image was taken with the Sony A99 on a brisk night while standing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The view is of the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan including 1 WTC (also known as the Freedom Tower, the Woolworth Building, and New York by Gehry.

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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View “New York City - Night Skyline” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

New York City skyline. Financial District skyscrapers at sunset.—-

There’s a series of moments that linger between day and night 

that linger a little longer in the summer. 

The sun slides down through the clouds towards the city 

pouring its soft light onto the water. 

The skyscrapers soften their time-worn facades 

as they lean in towards the last fragments of the day. 

And the spray from the wake of a boat 

dances with the sun’s light.

—-This was taken on an absolutely stunning summer evening with the A77 while on a boat in the East River. This is the skyline of lower Manhattan featuring the skyscrapers of the Financial District. To the right (out of this scene) sits the Brooklyn Bridge.  

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New York City skyline. Financial District skyscrapers at sunset.


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There’s a series of moments that linger between day and night

that linger a little longer in the summer.

The sun slides down through the clouds towards the city

pouring its soft light onto the water.

The skyscrapers soften their time-worn facades

as they lean in towards the last fragments of the day.

And the spray from the wake of a boat

dances with the sun’s light.

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This was taken on an absolutely stunning summer evening with the A77 while on a boat in the East River. This is the skyline of lower Manhattan featuring the skyscrapers of the Financial District. To the right (out of this scene) sits the Brooklyn Bridge.

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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View “New York City Skyline - Financial District Skycrapers at Sunset” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

The Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline—-

It’s interesting how long exposure photography makes you acutely aware of the environment. This was taken on a cold night as a storm was rolling in. In between stubborn sustained wind gusts as the water from the East River lapped at the edges of Brooklyn Bridge Park gushing over the sides every so often as if to foreshadow what the clouds were hoping to do to the city, I waited for a few eerie moments of unabashed calm.

Shortly after sunset as storm clouds moved in and the increasingly darkening sky turned various shades of purple and blue, there were a few minutes of calm silence. And as the water played nice and the wind decided to run its own marathon elsewhere, 4 seconds were there for the capturing before the skies unleashed their watery exclamations in the form of rain.


This is one of the more popular vantage points for photography of the Brooklyn Bridge. The skyscrapers belong to the Financial District. Prominent structures and buildings include: the Woolworth Building, New York by Gehry (at 8 Spruce Street), One World Trade Center (also known as 1 WTC and/or the Freedom Tower), Pier 17 and the South Street Seaport.

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Taken with the Sony A99 (lens details can be found clicking through the photo here to Flickr).


—-View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page—-View “Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline - City Lights” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

The Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline


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It’s interesting how long exposure photography makes you acutely aware of the environment. This was taken on a cold night as a storm was rolling in. In between stubborn sustained wind gusts as the water from the East River lapped at the edges of Brooklyn Bridge Park gushing over the sides every so often as if to foreshadow what the clouds were hoping to do to the city, I waited for a few eerie moments of unabashed calm.

Shortly after sunset as storm clouds moved in and the increasingly darkening sky turned various shades of purple and blue, there were a few minutes of calm silence. And as the water played nice and the wind decided to run its own marathon elsewhere, 4 seconds were there for the capturing before the skies unleashed their watery exclamations in the form of rain.

This is one of the more popular vantage points for photography of the Brooklyn Bridge. The skyscrapers belong to the Financial District. Prominent structures and buildings include: the Woolworth Building, New York by Gehry (at 8 Spruce Street), One World Trade Center (also known as 1 WTC and/or the Freedom Tower), Pier 17 and the South Street Seaport.

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Taken with the Sony A99 (lens details can be found clicking through the photo here to Flickr).

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View this photo with a comment thread on my Google Plus page


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View “Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline - City Lights” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.