Posts tagged new york city
Posts tagged new york city
U… United States
Chrysler Building, NYC, New York
Photo by Rex Maxmilian
For the “United States” photo, I went with a biggie and also a photo I hadn’t come across before — a stunning shot!
Here’s the background of the shot (from Jan. 2013), as given by the photographer on Flickr:
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After 2500 photos (up to this point) in 4 days in New York City, and after walking several miles with several pounds of gear, I was exhausted, (to put it mildly). Having just had dinner with my cousin on our last night there around 11:30pm, we were headed back to the hotel. It was very cold and very foggy out and I was really looking forward to four or five hours of sleep in a warm, comfy bed before cabbing it to the airport at 6am. I glanced down 42nd Street from Times Square just to get one last glimpse from far away of my all-time favorite NYC building…
The Chrysler Building!
The night, the lights, the fog… it was just too magical to pass up—even after having shot it on two separate occasions earlier in the trip. Right then I knew, I would get very little sleep. So, back to the room to get my gear and off into the night I went…
I took around 300 photos between 12:30-2:30am. This particular one was right across the street (on 42nd) from Grand Central Station. Aside from a slight saturation bump and tone level adjustments, this is pretty much what it looked like S.O.O.C. (straight out of camera).
To me, I could just imagine Batman perched atop the building in the lower-right of the frame overlooking the city… hence naming the photo —GOTHAM—
More to come!
…oh, and, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2x III Extender, Tripod
Settings: 13 sec. exposure, f/11, ISO 50, 210mm, Mirror lockup, 2 sec. timer shutter release
File name: NYC 20130113-2629 (5D2_1122)
Location: 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA
New submission by stbernard:
Hello! I saw a beautiful vintage photograph of the Brooklyn Public Library posted here, and you were asking for modern-day photos. I know you posted it a few years back, and have probably had plenty of modern submissions since then, but I just wanted to share this shot with you. Cheers!
N… New York City
Rockefeller Center, NYC, New York
Photo by mbell1975
Even though I’m still not done posting a pic from each state, thought I’d get NYC done with early. Not as if I haven’t posted 1000 images of NYC previously. This is one of the many extraordinary friezes, sculptures and murals found in the Rockefeller Center complex.
Somewhere in NYC, guessing Lower Manhattan. -Wendy
New York City street lighting, United States
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Chrysler Building in 1932.
Source: Wired New York
Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling
And now to put together the pieces of the frieze, a sort of a triptych. (Click high-res link to get a lot larger.)
From the Buffalo Arts Commission survey:
"The nine groups of figures located above the building’s main entrance emblem Buffalo. Depicted from left to right are three electricians and dynamo, two chemists and equipment, two iron/steel workers and riveted metal, two men with books and documents, a crowned figure on a thrown flanked by various symbols, a married couple with child, two dockworkers and gear, two scholars and books, and a locomotive engineer, ship captain, and aviator."
Manhattan, 1930s. -Wendy
Lower Manhattan skyline at night, seen from either the Staten Island Ferry or Governor’s Island, in February of 1938. (Bofinger, E. M./Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)
Another beautifully lit shot. -Wendy
Empire state building su We Heart It. https://weheartit.com/entry/76190081/via/96_leli
I don’t normally like or share GIFs, but this one, OK, yes :) -Wendy
View from 30 Rock.
Tumblr on We Heart It. https://weheartit.com/entry/75573407