So these weren’t supposed to be the images that I was going to share today, but I had a rough go of it this morning. I do a lot of my editing/blog writing before I go to work in the morning since I am usually up around 4 a.m. Watching the news, eat some breakfast, edit pictures…great way to start the day. Anyways, today Photoshop decided that it didn’t feel like being awake and shut down before I had a chance to save my pictures from the morning I was in Brooklyn for the sunrise, hence losing all of my edits, which I have to redo this evening. Since I had already spent an hour on the shots and didn’t have another hour to spend on them, I decided to go with a few that I had already done.
Both of these are views looking in the same direction, just about 16 blocks about. The one above was taken from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building and is a two image panorama. I think that this may be one of my new favorites of the trip, because it really gives a sense of just how massive New York City is. On the far end of the Manhattan Island you can see the World Trade Center on the day that it hit 100 stories, poking out the top of the skyline. On the right, you can see Jersey City and Hoboken, which was my home for my week there. Of course on the left you can see Brooklyn and the Williamsburgh, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. You can even just make out the State of Liberty just off to the right of the World Trade Center.
This view is a four image panorama taken from the top of the Rock. Since I am about 30 stories lower than the shot from the top of the Empire State Building, the views from across the rivers are blocked, but you still get a great view of midtown Manhattan which includes the Empire State Building. I made sure to capture of the folks on the observation deck, some using the viewfinder, some posing for pictures and others just looking in awe. I left the distortion on this one since the front of the image was distorted anyways and it gave a nice curve-of-the-Earth feel.
Thanks for stopping by today everyone. See you all tomorrow!