Continuing with my little series of photos taken from rooftop views, what better view is there than one taken from the Empire State Building!
For obvious reasons a trip up the Empire State Building is a must when visiting NYC - just be aware that the crowd at the viewing deck at the top is crazy!
As much as i enjoyed the view, I felt I was a tiny sardine squeezed into a sardine can! And when it was 'my turn' to take a photo, you can 'feel' the impatience of another person behind you waiting to take your spot.
If you are too polite and too nice, you'll be waiting a long time to get a spot at the edge - people are pushing and bumping elbows, so be aware.
But don't let that bother you too much, the views are unforgettable!
If you would like a more calm atmosphere for a rooftop view, I would suggest the top of the Rockefeller. Its another amazing view of NYC, with MUCH less push and shove. My advice is to see both views.
In this shot, I waited for a yellow taxi to enter the scene - luckily in NYC that doesn't take long :)
Hope you like it.
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jjcordier (67270) 2013-09-08 23:34
Malgré la pression de tes confrères photographes (-)) tu as pris le temps de soigner ta composition en attendant le passage de ce taxi. Un point de vue vertigineux!
emka (64150) 2013-09-08 23:47
great view for someone with vertigo :). Great diagonal composition and Macy corner gives nice red accent. I was on both towers, I mean Empire State and Rockefeller and as usual I have tons of photos. But I will not be tempted to post something this time. What about the view from Vancouver Lookout? Have I seen any photos from there? I have read lately that Vancouver is the best place in the world to live. I suppose you agree with it :)
saxo042 (33930) 2013-09-09 1:17
Most pictures from 86th floor show the magnificent panorama of the NY skyline. This is definitely different, but equally interesting. This is indeed a fine view!
krzychu30 (12719) 2013-09-09 1:20
delightful view!(even if I suffer vertigo:)
We have so many pictures here from N.Y,but you were able to present us this famous city in a new,original way.I like the perspective and just like in your previous shot from Gdansk so excellently chosen angle!
It´s also great you´ve waited for the cab-the yellow color gives superb color contrast to the shot!
snunney (72728) 2013-09-09 2:32
A vertiginous point of view, it almost makes you want to jump off! The yellow cab says it all and is nicely placed in the intersection. A well lit image with good colours and clarity.
dkmurphys (42527) 2013-09-09 3:42
Truly spectacular, one of the advantages of a huge city like NY. Good capture, I wonder what my girlfriend will do with her height sickness :P
Have a fine new week.
jacquest (16426) 2013-09-09 3:44
Including a yellow cab in such a picture is a must and given the frenzy at the top, you succeeded pretty well. The view is superb and I like the battle between light and shadow.
ourania (18672) 2013-09-09 7:48
very fine composition and framing enhance the fascination of the vertiginous downward view by combining it to a very elegant and attractive graphism. I love the combination of captivating depth and sense of height and scale with the dynamism of so many diagonals. The taxi is perfectly positioned in the composition and the few colours stand out delightfully in the grey environment. The presence and movement of the people offer great vibrancy. I also like very much the way you moderated light and contrasts. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Nicou (105851) 2013-09-09 9:11
quelle vue et compo fantastique quel plongeon superbe ces personnages en tout petit cet angle et formes superbe captage et effet de hauteur.
Bravo et amitié
dta (56710) 2013-09-09 10:07
Hello Craig ,
I should not be able at all to take this kind of picture . My feeling of vertigo would be too strong .
A stunning view , wher the yellow cab "make" the composition .
worldcitizen (5623) 2013-09-09 11:21
I do like it! :-) You have such a sharp view, even though you had to zoom very far to get it. Macy's says "The World's Largest Store", but it doesn't look that big from this POV! I like the inclusion of the triangular building piece and the pedestrian plaza below. Having that one taxi in the intersection is perfect, too.
Indrasish (2351) 2013-09-09 23:56
Excellent shot here.. I like the composition and the excellent view.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. and thanks as ever for attaching an interesting note with it.. Very well done..
good afternoon and wish you all the best..
tyro (15717) 2013-09-10 2:51
Another of your shots which is specially designed to give me vertigo! But a brilliant photograph and an interesting note too. Funny how everyone in the World pushes and shoves to get in front - the British are queer in that respect and simply love to queue - or, at least, they did until recently - now we just push and shove like all other nations!
Your composition here is excellent and, sure enough, that yellow cab obligingly appeared and you've caught it in the just the right part of the frame. Lovely play of light and deep shade, good light management, perfect exposure, good colours and, of course, your usual exquisite details and sharpness.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-11 3:32
Thanks for sharing this view because I could never take such a shot due to a fear of heights! Just looking at this my head is beginning to spin!
Great composition and the wait for the taxi was worth it. I'm not going to say much more because I can't look now - I am averting my gaze to the keyboard as I type because my head is spinning looking at this. Strange how visual perception affects us physically.
serp2000 (33177) 2013-09-11 9:07
As you know, a fate gave me 40 points today. I should take a responsible give them only the best pictures.
I think this is very interesting photo, excellent point of view, amazing view. They reminds me the ants.
This is very provocative photo, now I must to visit this city too. Hmm.
All the best wishes from cool Ural!
limielski (2571) 2013-09-12 3:16
A people looks like an ant. An untypical POV is always more interesting than a normal one. Yes I agree with emka and krzychu30 Many people takes shots of NYC showing famous, known places but there are no such photos like yours in TE i.e less known places seen from roofs of the buildings. TFS
All the best,
josepmarin (56489) 2013-09-12 12:29
Hi, my friend Craig,
you zoomed strongly for to obtain this impressive image, with a great vertigo effect.
I have enjoyed the amazing views from the ESB Observatory for three times, and if I return in NYC, I go up again, though I feel myself as a sardine!
I like the view on the famous Macy's building, the people as ants, the splendid play of light and shades, and the yellow taxi as well, which create an attractive and powerful composition.
A great work.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 50-130mm F2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-08 23:15