The title refers to Top of the Rock at blue hour on a Friday. I got here at 5:30 pm because my family wanted to visit another attraction nearby before it closed at 9:00. I, on the other hand, wanted to stay for blue hour. So I spent nearly four hours on top of 30 Rockefeller Center.
As the sun began to set, more and more people came up the elevators, and fewer and fewer people from earlier visits headed back down. Luckily, I staked out a spot at the edge with a good view. I made the mistake of letting a guy who was standing behind me elbow in. Rather than take a few shots and move on, he stayed there for the next half hour. I had to elbow my way back in and crowd him to the side. I didn't give an inch after that.
The view really is stunning. Building on top of building, as far as the eye can see. So many skyscrapers crowding the horizon, filling every space, rising ever higher. It's standing room only for buildings in Manhattan.
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jemaflor (83046) 2014-07-12 23:26
Great pov and light capture, perfect management, ideal sharpness, tfs.
siudzi (33005) 2014-07-13 0:46
Wow! What a scene! Stunning one based on the impressive blue hour view and simply outstanding execution of your work. Love it! All works for me -- the high POV, amazing vivid tonality and superb exposure. Bravo!
adidas5nb (4973) 2014-07-13 0:51
wooooha! what can i say..very good light management... lucky to be there!
asajernigan (21102) 2014-07-13 4:25
This is a outstanding blue hour shot! Your light management is great here with a nice balance of natural and artificial lighting. The photo has nice color and fine sharpness and detail. Breathtaking view that is masterfully captured!
cebe (1481) 2014-07-13 7:50
A very beautiful Manhattan photo. Nice light, pleasant vertical lines all over, interesting sky, superb sharpness. Very good.
worldcitizen (6733) 2014-07-13 15:06
I never get tired of this view - even if I see it all the time! :-) This blue hour shot is especially beautiful, with all the lights of the city coming to life. You captured the Chrysler Building (my personal favorite), the Empire State Building, and the new World Trade Center all in the same frame, which is great. I think this photo was worth hanging around for. :-)
daddo (23607) 2014-07-20 0:53
Fantastic (in the true sense of the word.) I like your imaginative title as well.Excellent exposure and sharpness. Best wishes. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4648)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 20:38