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New York City - Sunset - Long Island City - Queens

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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.

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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). 



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New York City - Sunset - Long Island City - Queens

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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.

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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).

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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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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 Empire State Building

The hour right after the sun dips below the horizon is one of the most enchanting hours of the day. It’s not quite day and not quite night but it’s a blended mixture of the two. There is no better place to witness this transformation in New York City than .. .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: "New York City Skyline and Empire State Building" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Skyline and Empire State Building

The hour right after the sun dips below the horizon is one of the most enchanting hours of the day. It’s not quite day and not quite night but it’s a blended mixture of the two. There is no better place to witness this transformation in New York City than .. .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: "New York City Skyline and Empire State Building" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York dusk - City lights and rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen.

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The city’s lights come out to play at dusk:

tiny candles whose flames flicker brightly 

in the glistening squinting eyes

of urban dreamers.

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This is a 20 second long exposure of the West Side of Manhattan taken from a rooftop in Hell’s Kitchen with the Sony A99. The twin towers in the distance are a newer development called The Silver Towers. They were built in 2009 and have become a prominent part of the West Side skyline.

Hell’s Kitchen is a neighborhood that has gone through a lot of changes over the last few decades. There has been a push to re-brand and rename the neighborhood in recent years with the names Clinton and Midtown West. However, the area is still colloquially known as Hell’s Kitchen. The neighorhood encompasses the stretch from 34th Street up to 59th Street from 8th Avenue to the water. 

In the mid-nineteenth century, the area attracted many Irish immigrants who were fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland and many of these immigrants worked on the docks. After the Civil War ended, a greater influx of immigrants settled in newer tenements in the area. The boost in population caused an upsurge in crime and the area became one of the most dangerous areas in America towards the end of the nineteenth century. The crime rate skyrocketed during the Prohibition due to the many illegal warehouses that were located in the neighborhood. 

Hell’s Kitchen experienced quite a few surges in violence and crime in the 20th century as well due to an increase in gang activity and tension. Today’s Hell’s Kitchen is quite different. Despite its violent history, the neighborhood’s proximity to restaurant row and the theater district have made it a hot spot for moderate, and luxury real estate developments. 

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New York dusk - City lights and rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen.

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The city’s lights come out to play at dusk:

tiny candles whose flames flicker brightly

in the glistening squinting eyes

of urban dreamers.

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This is a 20 second long exposure of the West Side of Manhattan taken from a rooftop in Hell’s Kitchen with the Sony A99. The twin towers in the distance are a newer development called The Silver Towers. They were built in 2009 and have become a prominent part of the West Side skyline.

Hell’s Kitchen is a neighborhood that has gone through a lot of changes over the last few decades. There has been a push to re-brand and rename the neighborhood in recent years with the names Clinton and Midtown West. However, the area is still colloquially known as Hell’s Kitchen. The neighorhood encompasses the stretch from 34th Street up to 59th Street from 8th Avenue to the water.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the area attracted many Irish immigrants who were fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland and many of these immigrants worked on the docks. After the Civil War ended, a greater influx of immigrants settled in newer tenements in the area. The boost in population caused an upsurge in crime and the area became one of the most dangerous areas in America towards the end of the nineteenth century. The crime rate skyrocketed during the Prohibition due to the many illegal warehouses that were located in the neighborhood.

Hell’s Kitchen experienced quite a few surges in violence and crime in the 20th century as well due to an increase in gang activity and tension. Today’s Hell’s Kitchen is quite different. Despite its violent history, the neighborhood’s proximity to restaurant row and the theater district have made it a hot spot for moderate, and luxury real estate developments.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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View “New York City - Dusk - Rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.