82 posts tagged nyc skyline
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…
This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.
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.