457 posts tagged urban landscape
New York City - Skyline and Rooftops
Hazy evenings are when
the city’s dreams
hang over its rooftops
like an intricate web.
And as the city wakes
to a night full of promises,
its dreams exhale
on the breath of
or too many
clinging to the trailed-off
ends of lover’s phrases.
This is a 2 second exposure taken on a moody evening with the Sony A99. The late summer haze had mixed with heavy rain-fog producing eerily beautiful colors at dusk. The vantage point is the top of the Empire State Building overlooking the Chrysler Building, rooftops, and skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. Looking north, Central Park is on the left and the borough of Queens is on the right.
New York City skyline from above at dusk
You took my hand
and we flew over the city
soaring above the streets
glistening with the lights of
a million urban stars.
As we soared
in our stomachs,
before our eyes.
And the sky
and the city
fused into one.
This was taken on a magical evening with the Sony A99 from the top of the Empire State Building. The sky was thick with fog and rain clouds. It was like peering through a bleary-eyed smile of a dream.
The view is looking north over the skyscrapers and rooftops of midtown Manhattan towards Central Park.
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New York City skyscrapers and rooftops
When you view New York City from above, it’s hard not to get caught up in the rush that occurs the moment your eyes attempt to account for the grandiose scale of the city.
How do you make sense of that split second that your… continue reading here…
This is my weekly blog post to the Emerging Photographer’s Blog.
New York Night - Rooftops of Midtown at Dusk.
Dusk is the night’s love letter
courted by the sunlight.
It’s the time between night and day
when the city lights
transform into stars
in an urban universe;
supernovas in a skyline
full of dreams
and frenetic hope.
There are some nights that are so perfect that you just want to bottle them up so you can access them later. This is a 25 second long exposure taken with the Sony A99 on such a night. The late summer sunset slipped over the city slowly revealing a deep purple sky and a dusk that was unforgettable.
This is a view from a rooftop in midtown Manhattan in the area known as Hell’s Kitchen (also commonly referred to as Clinton). The view is looking south towards 1 WTC (also known as the Freedom Tower, and One World Trade Center depending on who you talk to).
P.S. - In case, you missed it earlier, here is a half-hour interview I did (me on video!) last week with This Week in Photo talking about my photography of New York City: An Interview with Vivienne Gucwa