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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
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!
New York City - Skyline and Rooftops
Hazy evenings are when
the city’s dreams
hang over its rooftops
like an intricate web.
And as the city wakes
to a night full of promises,
its dreams exhale
on the breath of
or too many
clinging to the trailed-off
ends of lover’s phrases.
This is a 2 second exposure taken on a moody evening with the Sony A99. The late summer haze had mixed with heavy rain-fog producing eerily beautiful colors at dusk. The vantage point is the top of the Empire State Building overlooking the Chrysler Building, rooftops, and skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. Looking north, Central Park is on the left and the borough of Queens is on the right.
New York City skyscrapers and rooftops
When you view New York City from above, it’s hard not to get caught up in the rush that occurs the moment your eyes attempt to account for the grandiose scale of the city.
How do you make sense of that split second that your… continue reading here…
This is my weekly blog post to the Emerging Photographer’s Blog.
Sony QX100 photos of the New York City skyline - Taken using an iPhone.
What better place to test out the Sony QX100 than the top of the Empire State Building?
I really thought that the Empire State Building would be crowded today since it is September 11 and I knew that the haunting Tribute in Light would be shining bright tonight. However, there wasn’t even a hint of a line. In fact, I even took the elevator to the 80th floor all by myself (a first!).
It was super hazy and there was heavy rain-fog sitting over New York City which soaks these scenes in a delicious moodiness.
I normally post-process my photos. But I did absolutely nothing to any of these photos (aside from straightening one of them and applying tags in Lightroom). I wanted the QX100’s image quality to shine its brightest.
For the pixel-peepers out there, I uploaded two photos in this set in all their high-res glory so that you can zoom in and examine to your heart’s content: Hi-res image 1 (view all sizes here), Hi-res image 2(view all sizes here).
I know that a few people expressed concern about the fact that the QX100 does not shoot in RAW. I suspect this is because the product’s aim is to play nicely with mobile photography apps. As a RAW shooter myself, I was curious to see the quality of the jpegs. The quality is astoundingly good. If I had chosen to post-process these, I would wager that they would resemble the quality of a lot of my other photos in my New York City collection.
Want to see the whole set (there are images in the set that I didn’t include here) and look through the EXIF data? Check it out here:
I have more photos since I have been shooting quite a bit with this device for the last 2 days. I will post more to the set as I post about each photo online
Looking for information about the QX camera’s interface and menus? Here is a post I made with screenshots and lots of information about the QX10 and QX100’s functionality: