*Skyline*

Finally!  My first post of the year!  This is obviously the New York Skyline.  I wanted to get this shot before they changed the lights on the top of the Empire State Building.  The brightly lit street on the left side of the photo is 42nd Street where, if you listen closely, you can hear the beat of dancing feet!  : )  It’s not as crisp as it should be, it’s a hand held shot with my P & S, but enlarge it to see the details.

F-stop-f/4.7, shutter speed-1/8 sec, ISO-800, focal length-19mm

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19 Responses to *Skyline*

  1. Annette says:

    Good points, I think I will definitely subscribe. I’ll go and read some more! 🙂

  2. danudin says:

    Beautifully stunning Night Cityscape.

  3. Eleanor says:

    Madeleine, that is a 1st class shot!! Beautiful! Did you do PP? I’m wondering how you avoided the distraction from lights wherever you took it from. Even from traffic or local dwellings. Where did you take it from?

  4. Terri says:

    I love it Madeline, very nice, I can see the lights and all of the buildings look great. I wish I had been there too, you know I would be filling all my memory cards. Great first post. My feet are cold but tapping, LOL. Viva NYC.

  5. Sheila says:

    Madeline – this is a wonderful skyline — I agree that you had to take it before the lights changed. I love that they put up Red and Green — I don’t know much about NY City — but my husband and I want to go there and see the Intrepid Museum so I’m going to make him stay overnight so I can see all the lights and Time Square — be a real tourist! Anyway — where did you take it from? Did you do any post processing?

  6. jenslanghans says:

    You can never go wrong with a nightime shot like this, great image!

  7. lijola says:

    Great first post. Am glad you got it before the lights changed. I, too, am curious as to your location for this.

  8. Tammy McChesney says:

    What a way to start off the year….WOW! I love this…..I can feel the excitement in the city that night, the hustle and bustle on the streets, the parties and dancing,…..you captured a true New York moment….
    Beautiful, Madelaine!

  9. Madelaine says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments everyone!
    Eleanor, Sheila and Lijola-I took it from Weehawken, NJ on Boulevard East. That road extends for miles high on top of the cliffs along the Hudson River. The location where I took it is a residential area so there weren’t any lights or traffic to contend with. I used to live on that road with a view of NYC, but a little north of where that was taken, so I didn’t get to see all the good stuff! lol I used the Topaz Detail micro contrast preset to process this + it was sharpened.

    Edit: It’s also been cropped.

  10. Julie McLeod says:

    Gorgeous starter for the year, Madelaine! Your point and shoot did a pretty marvelous job but you definitely need to see the larger version to appreciate all the detail.

  11. boomer3297 says:

    Madeline, is this a good spot for fourth of july fireworks? Always wondered where I would go for those shots?

    • Madelaine says:

      Not a good spot at all. The fireworks take place much farther south. You’d be better off going to Liberty State Park in Jersey City or Stevens Institute in Hoboken.

  12. Bobbie says:

    As a now transplanted New Yorker, I love shot of the greatest sity on earth. I was impressed with your photo to begin with; when I read it was hand held with a P&S, I was way beyond impressed! It really is a splendid shot, worth of being on a poster.

  13. Ellen says:

    This is so cool and enlarged I can see Dick Powell!

  14. Fantastic shot of the lights. The enlarged photo has the feel of a paintng.

  15. mljrbg says:

    Beautiful night shot with all the colorful lights.

  16. Penny says:

    What a great shot for your first post. It’s beautiful.

  17. Rachel says:

    Beautiful night skyline shot. I love night shots of city lights.

  18. mike says:

    Thanks for visiting my sky photography blog. You have nice pictures. I wish I was in NYC. I would never run out of picture ideas 🙂

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