Yesterday evening at work, I was captivated by a beautiful sunset behind the Empire State Building and the rest of the skyline. The clouds seemed to form a canopy over the sky, and the colors were great.
The top of the Empire State Building is lit up from dusk until dawn every day. For most of this month the lights have been red and green for the holiday season, but yesterday they were blue, in honor of the 60th anniversary of UNICEF.
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batalay (32840) 2006-12-12 22:25
I cannot believe that i'm the first viewer mesmerized by this site. This is quite simply one of the finest photos of the Manhattan skyline that I've ever seen. Well done! It is beautifully composed, exquisitely exposed. Greetings from Virginia, Bulent
trinko (2950) 2006-12-12 23:53
nice composition, interesting view
etiennejr (1022) 2006-12-13 2:24
This one stands realy out. What a nice shot. The colors and the clouds are a great natural setting for such an urban envoirenment.
Very well done, love it!
jigz (58) 2006-12-13 7:05
Good title. That really is a dramatic view of Gotham. Thanks for sharing.
josepmarin (55011) 2006-12-14 15:42
preciosa vista al anochecer del Midtown, con el ESB destacado contra el cielo con nubes y con la última luz del sol. Me encanta ver este tipo de fotos, y disfruto identificando edificios significativos y que me gustan, como el Metropolitan Life Insurance Building en Madison Square Park, del que sólo se ve su punta a la izquierda del cuadro, y que es muy bello.
Todo el conjunto es muy elegante y tiene un buen efecto visual, su luz es fantástica y las siluetas del skyline ayudan a dar mucho grafismo y belleza a la composición.
It's a very, very nice shot.
Greetings from Barcelona,
tsemin (316) 2006-12-15 23:20
I like the silhouette of the buildings against the lower clear sky & the upper cloudy sky. The clouds are so low and so dramatic. Is batman coming tonight? Very sharp & well composed photo. Well done.
jwmunro (286) 2006-12-20 10:34
Hello Brenda -
Wow, this is a nice image of the Manhattan skyline. The composition is very pleasing and makes one envious of your daily view. But, IMO, I think there could be just a bit more detail in the shadows. Well done.
Thank you for sharing
rocketrouge (509) 2006-12-21 6:26
Wow what a atmospheric shot. Well captured. I like that you can still see the lights of the windows but they are not dominating the picture. Beautiful colors and well balanced.
parbo (11092) 2006-12-21 20:20
Your view is spectacular with silhouettes of major symbol New York. Especially I like splendid colored sunset band behind of silhouettes and illuminated points ;) on façades. Cloudy sky is really nice. Congratulations.
I would like to wish to you and your family a joyful and peaceful holiday season, and a prosperous New Year.
ArtLook (2348) 2006-12-24 5:56
Interesting photo with the view on the famous skycraper in NY. Dark colors and grey skies make some mistic, drammatic atposhere here. Great shot, Bravo!
PS: Merry Christmas!
With BEST Regards,
vonp (2235) 2006-12-25 14:10
I love New York and I have to thank you: with your shot I can trip on my sofà!
Wonderful composition and color.
keribar (43841) 2006-12-26 0:34
I remember we stayed on 42th street, and we could see the Empire State Building from our window, but here from your window you are blessed with a sunset That's what I I always think, sunsets are really not so meaningful for me unless they are accompanied by some striking silhouettes.
Excellent - Izzet
bigboroboy (1098) 2006-12-27 20:40
Very nice shot! There is a very wide range of styles in your gallery, some are very original. This is more traditional but it works really well. I think we are used to seeing this skyline from a distance but this POV offers us something fresh yet familiar at the same time. You are lucky to work in an office with a view (I can only see neon advertising from my office window here in Japan). thanks for sharing it with us. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
AROBN54 (11067) 2007-01-04 1:01
Oh, Brenda, that is wonderful! The silhouette against that great sky is incredible!! Shoot, I am in awe of someone whose workplace allows them such a view... LOL I can't even imagine. Happy New Year ... TFS, Shelly
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-01-27 6:43
A great opportunity to catch these beautiful colors.
Your exposure is perfect, we can see details on the buildingd frontages and of course the ESB summit color.
Tibo (1904) 2007-01-27 20:53
Hi brenda. I don't know anything about New York except from what I have seen on TV, in Newspaper and in Gang of NY (sic)... but going through your gallery is quite an experience of it. This picture sparked my interest because of the many contrast between light and dark, cloud and sky...scrapers! Thanks, Tibo
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-01-30 12:54
normaly you should pay for such a sight you have. Must be great to have an office with such a view. You must be happy about it.
Great shot of the world's best city.
anaines (827) 2007-02-08 10:05
Hola Brenda, gracias por tu comentario en mi foto del Chrysler, es un hermoso edificio verdad?
No había visto esta foto, la verdad sería genial tener la vista que tu tienes desde tu oficina, NY es una hermosísima ciudad. Me gusta mucho las tres franjas generadas aquí, la parte oscura de la ciudad con pequeños detalles de luz, el color naranja y amarillo del atardecer y el gris de las nubes. Realmente hermoso!
Saludos, ya de regreso en Uruguay
hoorge (1434) 2007-02-22 20:22
Well done, Brenda. I like the colors of the sunset in the b/g which makes the buildings stand out in silhouette. The blue light is a nice touch to the Empire State Building and I like how you didn't center it.
p.s. Do you live and work in NYC?
wishlist (4133) 2007-03-04 17:57
what a beautiful shot!! the scenario is just amazing with that dramatic sky and the colours you've captured are so beautiful!!
excellent done :o)
amell (26) 2007-03-20 1:34
wonderful capture... gorgeous sky...
ckuhn55 (2660) 2007-03-30 23:39
My favorite city, and I work here often. Actually visiting on Sunday, just get my fix (photorush) I call it. Even though I'm 45 mins away, I still stay in NYC once a month. So I never tired of pictures and this one is great..tfs
Sekhmet73 (4143) 2007-04-04 11:16
Hi Brenda, your office view is much better than mine.... I can't imagine NY with those grey cloud on its head, when I was there the sky was almost blue... great skyline! :)
manada (6239) 2007-04-08 1:59
Good morning Brenda
Splendid shot, amazing silhouette with builds in the sunset.
Nice double colours of the sky. Perfect!
salvator (19102) 2007-04-17 3:58
I really could not pass without writing a critique on this one. It is absolutely superb. The composition, the colors, the silouettes, and the lights, like little jewels, the color of the sky is wonderful. Best regards. Salvator.
rossy85 (2879) 2007-05-08 8:00
What can I say? :) Amaizing shot. The silhouettes of the sky-scrapers contribute to the dramatic atmosphere ... Beautiful colors of the sky and magnificent view from your window :)
pcflanders (52) 2007-05-11 11:08
Compliments! The greys of sky and buildings contrast beautifully with the oranges towards the horizon. You seized the moment perfectly.
p_m_geraldes (774) 2007-05-28 17:56
Very niceshot with great colors. I like the dark tones of the buildings against the warm colors of the sky.
rozy975 (3047) 2007-06-03 19:19
I love your composition.
"An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind." Mahatma Ghandi
testmaniac (13492) 2007-07-26 22:08
Very nice shot! Excellent colors, dark and light details!
woladorsky (806) 2007-11-08 5:35
Very nice image! What else to say? I think I let the 58 points talk for me!!
Regards from UNICEF Eritrea in Asmara!
fanni (13864) 2008-08-23 12:02
a drama, indeed! the colours are amazing: yellow sky with low grey clouds, and the dark silhouettes of the buildings!
Few colours, but the photo is very impressive.
paura (47166) 2009-11-07 5:01
Exposure setings are really nice here. Framing, colours and lighting are excellent. Very well done!
quillo (11840) 2010-09-23 8:23
Hola Brenda :
Beautiful evening in New York,
the light and this warm stripe between
the horizon of buildings and
the clouds is the whole delight,
nice backlight, good work.
kiasari (2631) 2011-01-13 15:26
I like your idea to do such a framing and light management. The warm tones of this shot make it so fantastic. TFS.
macjake (39207) 2012-09-30 21:54
So when are you going to post your next new photo! I've really enjoyed your last few new ones!
I thought i'd go way back into your gallery and do a little searching :)
I take it the photo was shot through big glass right?
it may not be 100% sharp, but thats expected too.
your comment is 100% correct about the skyline blanketing the city.
great color contrasts with the golden band in the middle.
mayjayne (2792) 2012-10-09 6:22
Lovely sunset shot - what makes it different than the others is the layering of grey clouds - lighting is well managed.
jcpix (3207) 2012-11-03 6:25
What an incredible city, one of my two favorites without doubt. So many things to photograph, and with such an iconic skyline it's virtually impossible not to instantly recognize. Beautiful "mood" created here with this sunset and the faintly lit silhouettes of the Manhattan buildings, I'm envious of your daily view. The slight bit of red from the clouds really stands out to my eye and adds that little punch to the overall scene, fantastic capture!
Many thoughts and prayers to everyone in your area of the country right now dealing with the aftermath of Sandy. Stay strong, you've taken some hits but have always been resilient!
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-02-28 15:42
Excellent cityscape in great colors. A good perspective to see the great and famous tower. Fantastic, congratulations!
- Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) (4850)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-12 19:53
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