Manhattanhenge Sunset - 42nd St

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Today was Manhattenhenge, or the "Manhattan Solstice", when the sun aligns with 42nd and 34th (and some other) streets.

This photo was taken standing in the middle of 42nd St @ 3rd Avenue. I was originally perched with starsonvelvet on a bridge over 42nd St neat 2nd Avenue. However, NYPD cleared the bridge around 7:45PM for President Obama's visit. We didn't want to risk losing our spots in the front of the crowd and instead went down to the street and setup our cameras and tripods on the sidewalk, then ran into the center of 42nd street during the cross. We did this at least 9-10 times and although there were 4 cops standing on the opposite corner, they were remarkably cool with us doing this (we never blocked any traffic).

This particular image is processed with Photomatix, an HDR (High Dynamic Range) tool and is a composition of 3 different exposures, which allows so much of the photo to look so well exposed.

Roger in AZ, avishaiweiss, pdsphil, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. starsonvelvet 60 months ago | reply

    swwweeeeeeeeeet and you owe me one HDR tutorial.

  2. thoughtofmine 60 months ago | reply

    No doubt, gorgeous!!!

  3. this charming broad [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    Nice! I need to get out there next time it happens...just too tired to go out yesterday =( (I regret it now, but am happy for you)

  4. "O62" [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    nice shot.. saw it on Gawker!

  5. James Ashburn 60 months ago | reply

    I love it! I was just at Stonehenge..so this is really resonating with me right now. :)
    www.flickr.com/photos/jonbell/3583475697/

  6. MercyNicole. 60 months ago | reply

    How awesome of you to capture this
    It's amazing!

  7. B E Berger 60 months ago | reply

    I shared this link on my Facebook wall and it is a BIG hit! Love it!

  8. br@mbly 59 months ago | reply

    Came here via www.happiness-project.com and your photo has made me happier.

  9. allr1 58 months ago | reply

    Megawonderful photography. I have
    a huge CRUSH on Manhattan.
    42 and 3rd. (For my own recall.)

  10. yahoo_weather 31 months ago | reply


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