Central Park from Top of the Rock


Guess if you can pinpoint my favorite part of this photo. I debated cropping it to isolate it but decided the sky was just too nice. Considering the almost jumper yesterday this was taken on a nice day. Sorry once again for a lack of comments on your streams as I've been busy at work. I'm really itching to start shooting again soon.


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Hint: Think "Smushed"


Edit: Totally discretionary spending but was thinking of saving for a 24mm 1.4 L or just picking up the Samyang 8mm 3.5 Fisheye. I'm leaning towards Fisheye because of its unique PoV and (in my opinion) steal of a price.


Of course, I am always looking out for great private rooftops or unique public locations and if anyone knows of any please contact me via flickrmail or rbudhuphotos [at] gmail.com.


© Ryan D. Budhu


  • Thomas Ritzerfeld 4y

    Wow! The sky looks absolutely amazing! Good one Ryan
  • M.m@ggi 4y

    realy great shot: perspective, colours!
  • Jay Fine 4y

    Great shot Ryan...glad you didn't crop it. Great composition, light and color. Well done my friend!
    Try renting a lens for a weekend before you buy.

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  • Scott Hudson 4y

    I have stood there so many times
    but never with such a beautiful light
  • Simon Abrams 4y

    This is one of those photos that gives me a warm feeling about the city I live in. Great shot.
  • - Lex - 4y

    Amazing colours (as well :) )
  • Scott Moore 4y

    Love this. great vantage point. Really shows the context of the viewing platforms with the amazing view you have from it.
  • Barry Yanowitz 4y

    wow, this shot has both the grand, epic scale with that gorgeous sky & skyline, and also the street / candid element, especially with that woman smushed against the glass (which i'm guessing is your favorite part?)
  • Christopher Algar 4y

    Your landscape work is outstanding! Love this!
  • Wandy Sosa 4y

    a perfect shot!
  • David 4y

    Amazing light and scene! Beautiful composition
  • Cyber Fyber 4y

    I keep coming so close to venturing back up there lately. But I'm sure I'll make it up there before the month's end...hopefully...maybe...errrr...I'll try. LOL.

    Gorgeous shot here bud.
  • Ayinde 4y

    I like that band of gold in the sky! Great point of view as well.

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  • ~RichArtpix~ 4y

    you did the right thing leaving it alone. there is a vastness to the sky that brings the activity on the terrace into perspective........really fantstic
  • onwatersedge 4y

    what a terrific exposure! love the sense of movement and light, the angle really works well.
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  • Will Fisher 4y

    I seriously love all your work. Your cityscapes are truly breathtaking. Thanks for the eye candy
  • sergio 4y

    nice work!
  • Joshua Michael 3y

    This is really cool! I feel like I am floating. Nice shot!
  • valentino * 3y

    bella fotografia
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Taken on June 26, 2011
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