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Manhattanhenge 2012. May 30th. Lower East Side, New York City.


I have taken formal photos of Manhattanhenge in previous years in midtown with the whole iconic backdrop of the Chrysler Building (they are here ).

However, I stayed in my neighborhood this time around. Kind of loving how fantastic the Manhattanhenge sunset looks on the Lower East Side. :)

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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Manhattanhenge 2012. May 30th. Lower East Side, New York City.

I have taken formal photos of Manhattanhenge in previous years in midtown with the whole iconic backdrop of the Chrysler Building (they are here ).

However, I stayed in my neighborhood this time around. Kind of loving how fantastic the Manhattanhenge sunset looks on the Lower East Side. :)

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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Manhattanhenge Sunset Overlooking 42nd Street and Times Square. New York City

There is nothing quite like the intensity of seeing the sun spread it’s light like wildfire through the streets of midtown Manhattan. The red light glows with the ferocity of a supernova showering its splendor onto the urban landscape.

In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset which may or may not be hidden by storm clouds since New York City’s weather has been highly unpredictable and stormy as of late, this is a photo I took exactly a year ago during last year’s Manhattanhenge. The buildings in this photo are the buildings in Times Square (you can make out the Madame Tussauds sign).

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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I was really overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday about the difficulties of monetizing photography (or anything) online.  I posted it, thought about deleting it more than a dozen times, walked away for a few hours last night to get some things done and came back to a flood of responses. I am mostly floored by the experiences shared with me that are so similar in scope to what I have been through. You can view the nearly 200 comments and interesting ensuing discussion over at the post on Google Plus if you wish.

I will reply to all the comments and emails today and tomorrow when I have the time. I wrote the post because I saw a lack of discourse on the painful realities of social media and online marketing. I didn’t realize how much it would resonate with people. Thank you so much to all who weighed in on the discussion. 

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Manhattanhenge Sunset Overlooking 42nd Street and Times Square. New York City

There is nothing quite like the intensity of seeing the sun spread it’s light like wildfire through the streets of midtown Manhattan. The red light glows with the ferocity of a supernova showering its splendor onto the urban landscape.

In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset which may or may not be hidden by storm clouds since New York City’s weather has been highly unpredictable and stormy as of late, this is a photo I took exactly a year ago during last year’s Manhattanhenge. The buildings in this photo are the buildings in Times Square (you can make out the Madame Tussauds sign).

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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I was really overwhelmed by the response to my post yesterday about the difficulties of monetizing photography (or anything) online. I posted it, thought about deleting it more than a dozen times, walked away for a few hours last night to get some things done and came back to a flood of responses. I am mostly floored by the experiences shared with me that are so similar in scope to what I have been through. You can view the nearly 200 comments and interesting ensuing discussion over at the post on Google Plus if you wish.

I will reply to all the comments and emails today and tomorrow when I have the time. I wrote the post because I saw a lack of discourse on the painful realities of social media and online marketing. I didn’t realize how much it would resonate with people. Thank you so much to all who weighed in on the discussion.

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Manhattanhenge overlooking 42nd Street and Tudor City Overpass. New York City. 

This was taken during last year’s 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 I don’t plan to ever skip now that I have experienced it. 

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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Buy “Manhattanhenge, 42nd Street and Tudor City Place Overpass, Midtown New York City” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Manhattanhenge overlooking 42nd Street and Tudor City Overpass. New York City.

This was taken during last year’s 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 I don’t plan to ever skip now that I have experienced it.

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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New York City Calendars for 2012.  

Manhattanhenge sunset overlooking the Chrysler Building. Midtown, New York City.  

First off, I want to say hello to all the new people and thank you for the massive amount of messages in my inbox as well as the incredible response to my last photo! It was apparently featured on Tumblr Radar yesterday. This was a nice surprise since my internet connection at home went out on Monday night up until late yesterday afternoon. When I was finally able to log on, my jaw dropped when I viewed this site :). 

A number of people have inquired if I intended to put out a calendar for 2012 with my photography. Based on the number of requests I decided to make three different New York City calendars featuring different views of New York City. I think it’s a great way to enjoy photography in a non-committal way since you get to change the view on your wall every month. I wanted to let everyone see the ones I have created already. They are fun to flip through!: 

The first features iconic views of New York City and is in color: New York City 2012 Calendar- Iconic Views

The second features black and white photography of New York City: New York City in Black and White - 2012 Calendar

The third features the seasons of New York City: New York City - Seasons - 2012 Calendar

If you want to flip through all of them, you can view the main page to access them here: New York City 2012 Calendars
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Enjoy!

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New York City Calendars for 2012.

Manhattanhenge sunset overlooking the Chrysler Building. Midtown, New York City.

First off, I want to say hello to all the new people and thank you for the massive amount of messages in my inbox as well as the incredible response to my last photo! It was apparently featured on Tumblr Radar yesterday. This was a nice surprise since my internet connection at home went out on Monday night up until late yesterday afternoon. When I was finally able to log on, my jaw dropped when I viewed this site :).

A number of people have inquired if I intended to put out a calendar for 2012 with my photography. Based on the number of requests I decided to make three different New York City calendars featuring different views of New York City. I think it’s a great way to enjoy photography in a non-committal way since you get to change the view on your wall every month. I wanted to let everyone see the ones I have created already. They are fun to flip through!:

The first features iconic views of New York City and is in color: New York City 2012 Calendar- Iconic Views

The second features black and white photography of New York City: New York City in Black and White - 2012 Calendar

The third features the seasons of New York City: New York City - Seasons - 2012 Calendar

If you want to flip through all of them, you can view the main page to access them here: New York City 2012 Calendars

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Enjoy!

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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