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New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night, 

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to 

the night’s 

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we 

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

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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.

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View: “New York City at Night - Times Square from Above” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Night - Times Square from Above

At night,

while we soar

through the streets,

flying past buildings,

navigating through

alleys below,

the city soars

along with us,

its neon lights

pulsating to

the night’s

heartbeat,

streets winding

like synapses

as we

dance in

each other’s

dreamscapes,

—-

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.

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View: “New York City at Night - Times Square from Above” 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 - 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.

—-

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

—-

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 - Greenwich Village Street

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The afternoon yawns -

 with its mouth full of sunlight 

before it slips into the shadows of evening.

Fire escapes catch the sun’s gleam: 

staircases for dreamers 

propelling dreams skyward.

And the trees bow graciously 

in the lingering glow of sweet sunlight: 

courteous hosts beckoning wanderers 

to bask in the shared glow 

and warmth of the city.

—-

View: “Afternoon Sunlight on a Greenwich Village Street - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Greenwich Village Street

—-

The afternoon yawns -

with its mouth full of sunlight

before it slips into the shadows of evening.

Fire escapes catch the sun’s gleam:

staircases for dreamers

propelling dreams skyward.

And the trees bow graciously

in the lingering glow of sweet sunlight:

courteous hosts beckoning wanderers

to bask in the shared glow

and warmth of the city.

—-

View: “Afternoon Sunlight on a Greenwich Village Street - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.