86 posts tagged skyline
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.
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.
The Toronto Skyline
I have been in Toronto, Canada for the last four days and my time here has been nothing short of marvelous. My friend and fellow photographer, Sara Collaton and her boyfriend Kurt Clausnitzer were kind enough to be my hosts for the week for which I am extremely grateful. We consumed a good amount of Maple Whiskey (how Canadian can you get?), had wonderful conversation and explored Toronto together. I shared a few photos over on my Facebook profile and via my Twitter already as well.
Tomorrow, I will give two presentations at Canada’s largest imaging and photography show: Exposure at the Sony booth. My presentations are about my experiences using the a7R and QX100 while traveling. I am really looking forward to it! On Saturday, I leave Toronto very early in the morning to make my way to Martinique for a slew of tropical adventures (for those who messaged me on Twitter: Yes, I will have bug-spray and sun-tan lotion. And yes, I found shoes for the rainforest :).)
I took this photo of Toronto’s skyline yesterday afternoon with my a7R after a short ferry ride to one of the islands that sit alongside Toronto’s downtown area. What a gorgeous skyline!
Paris - Cityscape and Eiffel Tower from Above
were lit up
tales and stories
in the wake
of the embers
This is a 6 second long exposure taken with the Sony a7R that I took while on the top of Tour Montparnasse the first night I was in Paris. In retrospect, it was the perfect time to experience a view like this before I got to explore the city. It was a beautiful night and one I won’t forget.
New York City - Sunset - Long Island City - Queens
Sunsets are skipped heartbeats:
full of light and suspended in time,
they are the trailed off, long ends
of phrases uttered
by the city and sky
when faces are close
and kisses are imminent.
This is a view of the skyline of midtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. It was taken during a brilliant sunset that emerged after a rather dramatic rainstorm. The rooftops in the foreground are the rooftops of Long Island City, Queens. To the right is the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge, and the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge).