New York–Looking North

After I took “Times Square Reflections” photo I had to go back to hotel and change my shoes, they were soaked wet. When I went back out the rain stopped and most of the clouds were blown away. I decided to walk down the Broadway and see a bit of the city. When I came up to the Empire State Building I decided to check if they are still open, if was around 10PM – they were open! Up on the observation deck the wind was so intense and cold, not much fun to be there, forget about taking leisure photos. Their security does not allow tripods all the way up so I had to shoot it all handheld. Thankfully it was possible to prep camera against the walls and other stable objects and eliminate the shake.

Today’s photo is looking north west from the Empire State Building. BTW, photo like this is better viewed in higher resolution, just click on it to see it large.

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60 thoughts on “New York–Looking North

  1. Wow, is this a 3 photos combined HDR? I can’t tell any shape at all. What a steady hand with great eyes.!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. There is nothing like a view of NYC at night from the Empire State Building! You did an amazing job of taking a sharp pic with no tripod! I have many of these same photos but none came out nearly as well. Oh well, maybe next time!

  3. well…”amazing” is too small of a word to describe this..
    takes my breath away..
    ahm..could I use it as a desktop screensaver on my laptop? I mean I have to ask your permission..

  4. I like this. I visited the observation decks on the 86th and 102nd during the day, but just had my S100 point and shoot with me. I need to get back with a DSLR and try the night view like this. Very nice! I enjoyed the view toward the Chrysler building the best, but it is all good….

  5. Outstanding View. Years ago, I was allowed to visit the WCBS New York Transmitter located above the Observation Deck. Laying down on the floor and stretching your arms overhead you could span the floor between the equipment racks and easily feel the sway of the building. A very eery sensation. Wonderful Detail in this Exposure.

  6. Beautifully done…. I would have liked to have done this sort of thing when I was in NYC way back when but me and heights don’t mix well….

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