NY Skyline

July 07, 2021

In 2020, I often traveled (as safely as possible) to Liberty Park, Jersey City, Weehawken, Hoboken, and Brooklyn to take images of the NYC skyline - easily one of the top cities anywhere to make images of.  Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn PilonsLower Manhattan from Brooklyn Pilons 2022-11-17 - UCP - Best of Week - Lower Manhattan over Brooklyn Pilons2022-11-17 - UCP - Best of Week - Lower Manhattan over Brooklyn Pilons The first image on display is "Lower Manhattan, over the Brooklyn Pilons" shot from the Brooklyn Waterfront on 10/18/20 at 8:18 PM.

I decided on a 30 second image to smooth out the water to get the gentle reflections of these impressive buildings downtown. The pilons from the past create interesting leading lines; and this was shot at f/22 which created the starry light bursts while providing great depth of field.

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Two Suns - Lower Manhattan SunriseTwo Suns - Lower Manhattan Sunrise 2022-10-1 - UCP - Best of Week - Two Suns2022-10-1 - UCP - Best of Week - Two Suns This image is entitled "Two Suns?!?" 

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This image is a completely unique image not available anywhere else as no one else was on this pier that morning. 

Obviously, we do not have two suns - and this is NOT a Photoshop trick, either!

My friend and and I set up on a residential pier in Jersey City to shoot the sun rising over lower Manhattan in December, 2020. As we waited for the sun to get above the buildings, it started reflecting off buildings in front of us in Manhattan and behind us in Jersey City. It was amazing to watch all around us as the reflections changed constantly. It was a wild, short lived, but very vivid experience. 

Then this 'sun' appeared just to the left of One World Center, then faded back.

OK, what just happened?!

A few minutes later, it came up between several buildings to the south - but that's impossible for it to move that fast on the horizon without rising any higher.

What was happening? Then this second 'sun' faded back, too.

Then both suns came roaring out between these buildings - literally blowing us both away.

Truth be told: The Sun on the left is a very strong reflection off a highly reflective building sitting at a perfect angle on that one morning - and the one on the right is the actual Sun -

We do have only One Sun, obviously! 

This lasted for less than a minute - and then it was gone. Once the sun rose above the buildings it was blinding bright and we were done shooting - at this location anyway.

This phenomenon happens maybe twice a year since the sun comes up at a different spot on the horizon every day and only this one building is reflective enough to create the illusion of a second sun; and be at just the correct angle maybe twice every year. This was absolutely incredible - and I was 'lucky' enough to just happen to be there on that morning at that angle. 

On your wall this will certainly start some interesting conversations!

Two Suns - how is that even possible?! Midtown ManhattanMidtown Manhattan 2022-9-23 - UCP - Best of Week - Midtown Reflections2022-9-23 - UCP - Best of Week - Midtown Reflections Midtown Reflections

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This panorama image was created by taking 6 images - each at 30 seconds long - and having Photoshop stitch them together in post processing. Taking individual 30 second images correctly so Photoshop could do this successfully is the key; and knowing my camera and Photoshop CAN do this well enabled me to complete my vision.

These reflections are not visible to the human eye with the typical rough waters in the Hudson River.

But the 30 second exposures smooth out the water and lets the reflections appear -

Hence the name "Midtown Reflections".

The detail in this is incredible - it's 122,500 pixels per square inch!

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Displaying this unique 5' long image would be incredible anywhere.

And I can provide each image in this panorama, too; at 30" x 20" or 32" x 18". 

And this panorama can be done at 30" x 8", too - though not as impressive.

Full Cold Moon & Candy Cane Empire State BuildingFull Cold Moon & Candy Cane Empire State Building

2022-9-16 - UCP - Best of Week - Full Moon over Candy Cane Empire State Building2022-9-16 - UCP - Best of Week - Full Moon over Candy Cane Empire State Building Full Moon over the 'Candy Cane' Empire State Building.

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This was taken from a pier in Hoboken on 12/29/21 as we knew the Empire State Building would be lit up like a Candy Cane for the Holidays (the Empire State Building posts what color it will be every day). As the moon rose it got colder and colder on the Hudson River waterfront and by the time it got to this spot directly overhead - I could barely feel my fingers. So I captured this image and we left.

Good thing our vehicle was close by!

These are just 4 of the images in my NYC-2020 Gallery on this website.

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