New York on Fire at Dusk

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    I am jealous for all the people that live in New York! They have a city that looks different at every moment of the day from every slightly different angle. I think if I lived there, I'd feel kind of guilty if I didn't make it out several times a week at sunset to go shooting.

    I shot this one from the top of the Rockefeller Center. They don't let you take tripods up there, but I always see that as somewhat of a challenge to my manhood, and I take offense. So, consequently, I set my mind to smuggling my tripod in there, usually inside my overcoat or a big shopping bag. I mean, you have to, right? There is no other way to get a good night or evening shot without a stable surface (or a high ISO, which I don't like).

    Anyway, this was a perfect night. Later, after I shot this, I was graciously invited over to have dessert with Rudy Maxa (he has a travel show) and his daughter in Brooklyn. It was great to meet him and he was a super guy. I figured since I mentioned Rick Steves yesterday (who people on my Facebook comments were saying was not such a nice guy), today it was time for the very nice Rudy Maxa.

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    1. Fábio P.S. 61 months ago | reply

      espetacular imagem

    2. ‘Take Off Life [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      indeed, they have the lovely city ever, i love NY.

    3. smkurtas 61 months ago | reply

      great cap as usual

    4. Robbie  Swan 61 months ago | reply

      Really nice photo!!! I love the colors in this, very rich and pleasing on the eye. Your photos are always of a high quality!!


    5. Santiago Ojeda 61 months ago | reply

      Hdr tends to make people feel tired of it, but yours are a beautiful exception!

      Seen on a rss aggregator. (?)

    6. shotzy 61 months ago | reply

      How do you continually do this! Your skill is amazing! Wow.

    7. Alfredo11 61 months ago | reply

      Seen in my contacts' Explore photos. (?)

    8. Tarun Chopra 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Perfect Composition, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. BurgTender 61 months ago | reply

      This... is... just ... amazing! Sometimes I hate the big cites... but when I look a picture like that, I wish I could be there

    10. Craig Stevens <castevens12> 61 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous. Don't you just LOVE the Top of the Rock? I do.

    11. Mike Victorick 61 months ago | reply

      Absolutely Amazing! I just had to do some hand holding hdr at Nascar last weekend. It came out ok. Not anything like urs though! Very nice work.

    12. ftoomschb - hmmm 61 months ago | reply

      hehe Trey, you sure accomplished a lot with that tripod. So if I couldn't bring one, should I consider it a challenge to my womanhood? LOL

    13. AshuJoshi 61 months ago | reply

      The shot is beautiful. I am lazy to carry my tripod with me! Your escapade about smuggling the tripod has me convinced to carry mine with me on all my trips.

    14. 'EW' 61 months ago | reply

      Good work! On the tripod & pic, ha.

    15. Tony Shi. 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called New York in HDR, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. artland 42 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful shot!
      You are invited to post it to:


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