I know that I’ve been posting quite a few shots from similar vantage points, like the New York skyline from Hoboken, Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building. I promise that I do have many more other pictures from my trip, but since these are some of my favorite, naturally they are the ones that I processed first! I am almost through most of them though. Today’s shot are from the top of the Empire State Building, looking in all different directions, mainly from the 102nd floor Observation Deck. While it is fairly cramped there, as it is just a small room, I really think that it was worth it. The first shot (above) is taken looking up Manhattan, towards Central Park. You can see the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center smack dab in the middle of the Park. It’s crazy to see it from this high up, as it just looks like another building in the skyline!
Next up is Brooklyn and beyond. One thing that I really like about New York is all of the Bridges. While it’s true that I live in Pittsburgh, the City of Bridges (we have over 450 in the Pittsburgh area), few, if any, are as architecturally impressive as some of those that are in New York. Here you can get a great view of the Manhattan (left) and Brooklyn (right) Bridges, in the center of the frame, as well as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the distance.
Above is a view of the iconic Flatiron Building from above. I didn’t use my 70-200 lens too much on the trip, but this is one shot that I did! My favorite part of this scene is how you can see the morning light breaking through the shadows on all of the cross streets.
Looking towards the financial district at the lower end of Manhattan you get a great view of how impressive Freedom Tower, the new building at the World Trade Center, really is. This was taken on the day that it hit 100 floors, so it was pretty cool to see if from this vantage point!
Two symbols of America are evident in this shot, Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty, another one where I used my 70-200. I thought that the urban scene in the foreground contrasted well with the much more rural one in the distance.
That about wraps it up for today folks. See you all tomorrow!