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New York City sunset overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.—-

There is a point every evening  

when the sun rains its light down 

leaving a trail of 

sun puddles

in its wake:

tiny golden slivers

of the day’s 

memory

that well-up

in the gleam

of the city’s eye.

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This was taken with my phone. I am @newyorklens on Instagram (view my feed here).  Check out my other  phone photography posts made to this blog, and my mobile photography photos on Flickr.

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photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for
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New York City sunset overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.


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There is a point every evening

when the sun rains its light down

leaving a trail of

sun puddles

in its wake:

tiny golden slivers

of the day’s

memory

that well-up

in the gleam

of the city’s eye.

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This was taken with my phone. I am @newyorklens on Instagram (view my feed here). Check out my other phone photography posts made to this blog, and my mobile photography photos on Flickr.

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View my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

New York City skyscrapers at sunset.—-

New York City sunsets are songs.

They remind you of all of the times 

you ran with open arms 

into a city that embraced you back 

on the whisper of a breeze 

in a skyline reflected in glistening eyes 

wide with hope. 

And everyday 

carries the promise 

of a new song.

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This image was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock) with the Sony A99 during an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The view is of the skyscrapers and rooftops of the midtown Manhattan skyline looking south including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and 1 World Trade Center.


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New York City skyscrapers at sunset.


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New York City sunsets are songs.

They remind you of all of the times

you ran with open arms

into a city that embraced you back

on the whisper of a breeze

in a skyline reflected in glistening eyes

wide with hope.

And everyday

carries the promise

of a new song.

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This image was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock) with the Sony A99 during an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The view is of the skyscrapers and rooftops of the midtown Manhattan skyline looking south including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and 1 World Trade Center.

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

High Line at the Rail Yards. The final section of railroad tracks.


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The High Line is a public park that sits along a historic freight railroad line elevated high above the streets of New York City on the west side of Manhattan. In the early 20th century, the rail line was used to transport valuable freight and enjoyed a long period of high activity. It was abandoned in the 1980s after it ceased to be used for its original purpose and nature took over in a rather dramatic way. It is currently owned by the City of New York and maintained by a wonderful group called Friends of the High Line who have fought hard to preserve and nourish the space opening it up to the city to enjoy and care for.

The final section of the High Line is known as High Line at the Rail Yards. I read that it was possible to get a guided tour of the untouched railroad tracks and of course, I happily jumped at the opportunity. My first tour was cancelled due to rain but I was able to get another chance yesterday. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful evening to walk alongside the historic railroad tracks which were surrounded by fresh spring vegetation.

As the sun dipped lower in the sky, it felt like I was transported to a post-apocalyptic New York City. The tour guides were absolutely awesome. I was not allowed to take photos of the still-active rail yards that sit below the final section of the High Line since it is considered a federal offense to do so. So, regretfully, I was not able to capture the tracks and wildlife against the gorgeous Chelsea skyline. However, I did take quite a few photos with my Sony A99 of the view to the west and south towards the Empire State Building.

These are a few photos of what I saw yesterday evening exploring the High Line’s last section. Enjoy :)

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High Line at the Rail Yards - Final High Line Section


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New York City sunset over the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan.—-I never really get tired of this view.  

I know I have expressed that sentiment many times but it’s absolutely true. There’s something incredibly breathtaking that occurs when you are above the rooftops of the city. It’s as if the city shrinks below a vast sky in a huge universe and everything that once seemed impossible seems effortless and within the realm of possibility.  

It’s so easy to forget that sort of thing when you live in a large city like New York City. When you are in the thick of it all, it can feel like the you are alone in a never-ending maze of cavernous streets as everyone else’s dreams and hopes fly past you at the speed of light. But when you take yourself out from the middle of everything and change your perspective, it’s as if the city holds its arms out to you beckoning you to come back and put your own dreams out there so they can spread their wings and fly up to the sky towards the horizon leaving a trail of hope in their path.  

—-This was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center (also known as Top of the Rock) with the Sony A99 and it’s probably one of the most popular views of the New York City skyline since it includes the Empire State Building and the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. The view is looking south towards One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower and 1 WTC) and the skyscrapers of the Financial District. 



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New York City sunset over the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan.


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I never really get tired of this view.

I know I have expressed that sentiment many times but it’s absolutely true. There’s something incredibly breathtaking that occurs when you are above the rooftops of the city. It’s as if the city shrinks below a vast sky in a huge universe and everything that once seemed impossible seems effortless and within the realm of possibility.

It’s so easy to forget that sort of thing when you live in a large city like New York City. When you are in the thick of it all, it can feel like the you are alone in a never-ending maze of cavernous streets as everyone else’s dreams and hopes fly past you at the speed of light. But when you take yourself out from the middle of everything and change your perspective, it’s as if the city holds its arms out to you beckoning you to come back and put your own dreams out there so they can spread their wings and fly up to the sky towards the horizon leaving a trail of hope in their path.

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This was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center (also known as Top of the Rock) with the Sony A99 and it’s probably one of the most popular views of the New York City skyline since it includes the Empire State Building and the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. The view is looking south towards One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower and 1 WTC) and the skyscrapers of the Financial District.

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


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