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New York City - Skyline Sunset - Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan

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Those were 

the sunsets,

the ones

where the city

held the sun

in its palms,

holding on to

summer’s warmth

for as long as it could;

cupped palms

full of light, 

and promise

of days 

without end

and nights

that barely 

dreamed

of autumn.


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* This was taken with my Sony A7 while balancing on sea-legs on a boat whizzing past the New York City skyline at sunset, an experience I highly recommend.


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Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it): 

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book


—— 

View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Skyline Sunset - Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan

—-

Those were

the sunsets,

the ones

where the city

held the sun

in its palms,

holding on to

summer’s warmth

for as long as it could;

cupped palms

full of light,

and promise

of days

without end

and nights

that barely

dreamed

of autumn.

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* This was taken with my Sony A7 while balancing on sea-legs on a boat whizzing past the New York City skyline at sunset, an experience I highly recommend.

——-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

——

View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - 1 WTC at Sunset

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There are some nights so magical and special, so all-encompassing in their scope that it feels impossible to relay their magnitude. 

Last night was one of them. 

This is one of the photos I took last night as I watched one of the most stunning sunsets paint itself across the sky from a terrace on the top of 4 World Trade Center. 

I was up there to take night photos of 1 World Trade Center and hadn’t even seen the sky until I made it up to the 57th floor unfinished terrace. For a few seconds, it scarcely seemed real, as if the giant hand of an artist had crafted a colorful composite to serve as a background for the majestic 1 World Trade Center. 

When I was asked to take photos to accompany an upcoming article about the World Trade Center for the Guardian, I was honored and also a bit curious about how I would feel photographing such an iconic symbol of strength built upon the hallowed, sacred ground of loss, and despair. 

I have written about September 11th a few times on this blog usually accompanying photo-sets that remain a  bit too emotional for me to view to this day: 1) The opening of the  9/11 Memorial, 2) In remembrance - The World Trade Center Memorial , 3)Tie a Ribbon of Remembrance - Public Art and the World Trade Center.  Since 2001, the site has largely remained a solemn place of reflection for me and many New Yorkers.

Visiting the site initially a few weeks ago was a cathartic experience in retrospect. What once felt like a deep abyss of despair has been partially transformed into a powerful site of strength demonstrating New York City’s tenacity and ability to regrow while also carefully dwelling in deep remembrance.

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And so,  last night I stood high up on a terrace of 4 World Trade Center looking out towards 1 World Trade Center which rose up in front of me like a phoenix as the sun spilled across the sky, and I smiled with happy tears in my eyes.


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* This is an 8 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R.


——-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it): 

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book


—— 

View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - 1 WTC at Sunset

—-

There are some nights so magical and special, so all-encompassing in their scope that it feels impossible to relay their magnitude.

Last night was one of them.

This is one of the photos I took last night as I watched one of the most stunning sunsets paint itself across the sky from a terrace on the top of 4 World Trade Center.

I was up there to take night photos of 1 World Trade Center and hadn’t even seen the sky until I made it up to the 57th floor unfinished terrace. For a few seconds, it scarcely seemed real, as if the giant hand of an artist had crafted a colorful composite to serve as a background for the majestic 1 World Trade Center.

When I was asked to take photos to accompany an upcoming article about the World Trade Center for the Guardian, I was honored and also a bit curious about how I would feel photographing such an iconic symbol of strength built upon the hallowed, sacred ground of loss, and despair.

I have written about September 11th a few times on this blog usually accompanying photo-sets that remain a bit too emotional for me to view to this day: 1) The opening of the 9/11 Memorial, 2) In remembrance - The World Trade Center Memorial , 3)Tie a Ribbon of Remembrance - Public Art and the World Trade Center. Since 2001, the site has largely remained a solemn place of reflection for me and many New Yorkers.

Visiting the site initially a few weeks ago was a cathartic experience in retrospect. What once felt like a deep abyss of despair has been partially transformed into a powerful site of strength demonstrating New York City’s tenacity and ability to regrow while also carefully dwelling in deep remembrance.

——-

And so, last night I stood high up on a terrace of 4 World Trade Center looking out towards 1 World Trade Center which rose up in front of me like a phoenix as the sun spilled across the sky, and I smiled with happy tears in my eyes.

——-

* This is an 8 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R.

——-

Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

——

View: My photography portfolio, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City  - Manhattanhenge Sunset 

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About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor,  F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the book. 

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing. 

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About this photo: In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing. 

While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets. 

Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

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View: “Manhattanhenge  and the Chrysler Building - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset

—-

About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.

My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor, F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the book.

The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing.

—-

About this photo: In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing.

While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets.

Manhattanhenge is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

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View: “Manhattanhenge and the Chrysler Building - New York City” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.