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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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View: “New York City Skyline and Long Island City Rooftops ” 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 from Above - View from the Roosevelt Island Tram

As a photographer, I view life through my lens as if it is a cinematic
sequence. Every action is a frame in a never-ending film
that I am directing. It’s the challenge of selecting the still frame
that resonates that keeps me shooting.

This photo was taken on the Roosevelt Island Tram in New York City.
The Roosevelt Island Tram has been taking commuters from Manhattan to
Roosevelt Island since the 1970s. It was completely renovated and
modernized in 2010. Its highest point is 250 feet up in the air and it
travels alongside the Queensboro Bridge above the East River. I have
always referred to it lovingly as a slow amusement park ride in …continue reading here… 

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s   Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy! 

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New York City from Above - View from the Roosevelt Island Tram

As a photographer, I view life through my lens as if it is a cinematic sequence. Every action is a frame in a never-ending film that I am directing. It’s the challenge of selecting the still frame that resonates that keeps me shooting.

This photo was taken on the Roosevelt Island Tram in New York City. The Roosevelt Island Tram has been taking commuters from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island since the 1970s. It was completely renovated and modernized in 2010. Its highest point is 250 feet up in the air and it travels alongside the Queensboro Bridge above the East River. I have always referred to it lovingly as a slow amusement park ride in …continue reading here…

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy!

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View large: "New York City Skyscrapers and the Roosevelt Island Tram at Dusk" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building

You were waiting

with eyes squinting

from the blinding

promise of possibility.

And the city opened its arms

full of rain-soaked promises

and fog-tinged hopeful sighs 

taking your hand

as your heart soared

above the building-scraped clouds

only for a second. 

And in that second

you weren’t waiting 

at all. 

You were finally 

where you needed to be.

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This was taken on a foggy evening in New York City with the Sony A99 as the city lights all flickered on like lazy stars in a cloud-filled urban sky. The view is looking out towards the Chrysler Building, skyscrapers, and rooftops of Midtown Manhattan from above. 
 

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P.S. - Sorry for posting so infrequently as of late. I just got back from an amazing blogger conference retreat called Click Retreat where I was fortunate to give a presentation and teach some really amazing bloggers how to do light painting. 

I am also preparing for a presentation that I will be giving at the Sony Booth at Photo Plus Expo at the end of this month. I will post more about both the conference I spoke at and my presentation at Photo Plus Expo later this week!



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View “New York City - Skyline and Chrysler Building on a Foggy Evening” in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York City Skyline and the Chrysler Building

You were waiting

with eyes squinting

from the blinding

promise of possibility.

And the city opened its arms

full of rain-soaked promises

and fog-tinged hopeful sighs

taking your hand

as your heart soared

above the building-scraped clouds

only for a second.

And in that second

you weren’t waiting

at all.

You were finally

where you needed to be.

This was taken on a foggy evening in New York City with the Sony A99 as the city lights all flickered on like lazy stars in a cloud-filled urban sky. The view is looking out towards the Chrysler Building, skyscrapers, and rooftops of Midtown Manhattan from above.

P.S. - Sorry for posting so infrequently as of late. I just got back from an amazing blogger conference retreat called Click Retreat where I was fortunate to give a presentation and teach some really amazing bloggers how to do light painting.

I am also preparing for a presentation that I will be giving at the Sony Booth at Photo Plus Expo at the end of this month. I will post more about both the conference I spoke at and my presentation at Photo Plus Expo later this week!

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View “New York City - Skyline and Chrysler Building on a Foggy Evening” in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.