65 posts tagged sunset
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).
New York City Skyline - Sunset
The sunset right now. What a beautiful evening!
New York City Skyline at Sunset on a Stormy Evening
The sky was on fire that night
as the sun rode down towards the horizon
leaving a trail of glowing embers in its wake.
And our hearts were beating
to the rhythm of the skyline:
heart beats that traveled
up and down the
rising crescendos and diminuendos
of the tops of skyscrapers
on the trailed off sentences
as our lips met.
This is an older photograph of the New York City skyline during one of the most spectacular sunsets I have seen in the city. You can tell it is an older skyline photo due to the state of 1 World Trade Center which was in its infancy stages. It is interesting how architecture can date an image particularly when your subject matter is one of the most evolving and popular skylines in the world.
Prior to taking this photograph, I had gotten caught in a torrential downpour while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. As soon as I crossed the bridge, the rain stopped and the skies opened in a tremendously dramatic fashion to reveal a decidedly fiery sunset with a tiny hole in the clouds perfect enough for a plane to traverse. It was one of the most perfect moments.
As I shared a few weeks back, I am one of eleven bloggers who were chosen to be part of the inaugural Sony Club. This is especially exciting news since I have been an avid Sony camera user since I started seriously pursuing photography. Being part of this team involves getting to review existing and future Sony products as well as getting to work with the brand in a close capacity with some truly spectacular people.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know how feverishly I have been aching to travel and so you can probably just imagine how excited I was to get the news that our first Sony Club experience would be in San Diego, California where we would not only get to meet each other for the first time but also get to meet and hang out with various members of Sony at their headquarters.
I had only ever been as far west as New Mexico where I lived for a few years when I was younger. All I could dream about was seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
And so, I went from seeing aerial views of New York City like this:
…to scenes like this as I woke up above the deserts of the western United States:
…and I could barely contain myself. I am pretty sure the passenger next to me on the plane was quite amused.
I was greeted at the airport by a driver who whisked me away to the W Hotel - San Diego where all of us would be staying for the next two nights. Growing up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie mysteries like Murder on the Orient Express and cinematic gems like the Clue movie where groups of disparate strangers all come together in a distant location for a couple of days only to have to solve a murder mystery, my expectations were all over the place ;).
Upon arriving in my room at the W Hotel, I was not only greeted with a beautiful room, but there was a Sony care package waiting on the bed:
Dropping my bags to the ground, I proceeded to go through the bag which contained our itinerary for the next few days as well as a plethora of fun snacks and this:
Yes. That is exactly what it looks like! It is a Sony lens mug complete a Sony Alpha lens cap! Smiling from ear to ear, I proceeded downstairs to the hotel lobby to meet up with a few of the bloggers that I had just literally met for the first time minutes before.
We had a bit of time before the official dinner later that night. So, we proceeded to go straight to Coronado Island to see the Pacific Ocean.
That is indeed the Hotel Del Coronado. It’s the hotel that was in….(click the read more link to read and see the rest of this long post including: Sea Lions! Chairs on Fire! Horses! …)