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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

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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  - Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge 

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When the

sparks

of a thousand

could-have-beens

dance with the sun

dipping

down

below the

echoes

of what

should-have-been,

the city

beckons

with arms

outstretched:

a dream-catcher

for all the

might-have-beens

that slip

through

the sky’s fingers

like sand.

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View: “Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline - Summer Sunset” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge

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When the

sparks

of a thousand

could-have-beens

dance with the sun

dipping

down

below the

echoes

of what

should-have-been,

the city

beckons

with arms

outstretched:

a dream-catcher

for all the

might-have-beens

that slip

through

the sky’s fingers

like sand.

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View: “Brooklyn Bridge and New York City Skyline - Summer Sunset” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Chinatown Rooftops with Graffiti - Sunset

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New York City,

you are:

the tears that I blink back when I stare into  the sun as it slides away from the remains of the day into night;

the dreams which are held close to my heart bound only by my imagination;

the sliver of hope that I have clung to in my darkest times as if hope was the only ledge I could hold onto at the edge of the universe sitting between the chasm of nothingness and being;

the city that holds the key to the rest of the world.

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These are the rooftops of an area of lower Manhattan located between the Lower East Side and Chinatown known as Two Bridges due to its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. Taken with the Sony A7R this past weekend.



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View: “New York City - Sunset - Chinatown Rooftop Graffiti” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Chinatown Rooftops with Graffiti - Sunset

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New York City,

you are:

the tears that I blink back when I stare into the sun as it slides away from the remains of the day into night;

the dreams which are held close to my heart bound only by my imagination;

the sliver of hope that I have clung to in my darkest times as if hope was the only ledge I could hold onto at the edge of the universe sitting between the chasm of nothingness and being;

the city that holds the key to the rest of the world.

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These are the rooftops of an area of lower Manhattan located between the Lower East Side and Chinatown known as Two Bridges due to its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. Taken with the Sony A7R this past weekend.

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View: “New York City - Sunset - Chinatown Rooftop Graffiti” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Sunset - Chinatown - East Broadway

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Springtime:

when the sun 

slips down 

past the clouds

dizzy and

as light as

the weight

of the fuzzy 

well-worn fringes

of a dream

just before eyelashes

open like a curtain

revealing a 

dawdling night sky.

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In preparation for my upcoming trip to Paris this week, I am now in the possession of  the Sony a7R with the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 lens (thank you Sony!) which I took out for a walk and promptly fell in love with all in the span of the first few shots I took with it. 

I walked over the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge and it was a pleasure to capture the beautiful spring light that poured over East Broadway. It’s incredible how the sun’s light changes so drastically from season to season. Spring light is one of my favorites. After the brutal winter we had in New York City (I am in denial that it may snow again tomorrow), it was nice to bask in the spring glow.



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View: “New York City - Sunset Over East Broadway - Chinatown” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Sunset - Chinatown - East Broadway

—-

Springtime:

when the sun

slips down

past the clouds

dizzy and

as light as

the weight

of the fuzzy

well-worn fringes

of a dream

just before eyelashes

open like a curtain

revealing a

dawdling night sky.

—-

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Paris this week, I am now in the possession of the Sony a7R with the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 lens (thank you Sony!) which I took out for a walk and promptly fell in love with all in the span of the first few shots I took with it.

I walked over the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge and it was a pleasure to capture the beautiful spring light that poured over East Broadway. It’s incredible how the sun’s light changes so drastically from season to season. Spring light is one of my favorites. After the brutal winter we had in New York City (I am in denial that it may snow again tomorrow), it was nice to bask in the spring glow.

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View: “New York City - Sunset Over East Broadway - Chinatown” in my photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.