I thought it might be nice to make a miniseries of North American skylines after my last photo from San Francisco. So this is the second instalment in the series with only one more to follow.
Today it's the skyline of the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, seen from the ferry between Manhattan and Liberty Island. Just as in my SF photo, the part of the city you can see here is the Financial District.
The tallest skyscraper in the picture is One World Trade Center, which had yet to be completed when I visited NYC about a year ago. Initially called Freedom Tower, it replaces the Twin Towers of the original WTC, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is the tallest skyscraper in both New York and the entire Western Hemisphere with its symbolic 1,776 feet (541m), a reference to the year of the American Declaration of Independence.
I actually prepared two photos and I really had a hard time deciding which one to post. I liked the other one better yesterday.. So I leave it up to you: the alternative version, taken a couple of days later, is added as a WS, so let me know which one you prefer.
Thank you for your visit!
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lousat (96682) 2014-08-17 1:57
Hi Lars,absolutely perfect this skyline of Manhattan,a classic view caught in the best way and light as possible,great detail,sharpnes and colors,i can count all the windows...ehehe...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (107955) 2014-08-17 2:12
Bonjour, cher ami Lars,
Découvrir l'Amérique sous cet aspect, c'est splendide !
Magnifique version panoramique.
Les détails ressortent à merveille.
alvaraalto (19778) 2014-08-17 2:14
Dus toch de zonnige bui. Grappig te zien hoe de blauwe luchten verschillen in SF en NY. De foto's staan mooi naast elkaar.
Gerrit (52283) 2014-08-17 2:36
Prachtig zicht. Goed idee van de serie. .
Ja deze moet je dan wel meenemen.
Ik ben benieuwd naar de rest.
Fis2 (105074) 2014-08-17 2:48
Nice panorama NYC.
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
COSTANTINO (68848) 2014-08-17 2:51
Good morning dear friend
another interesting postcard from you
absolutely perfect this skyline of
Mnhattan perfectly executed
have a nice time
holmertz (58234) 2014-08-17 3:26
Although many other cities around the world have even more impressive skylines these days, the view of lower and central Manhattan remains the most iconic skyscraper landscape anywhere. I remember my excitement at seeing this when my plane was going down at Newark at my only visit to New York. Both of your photos are superb, but when I compare them I get a bit puzzled. Although basically the same view they were clearly not taken from exactly the same position. This slight change of angle, and distance, seems to have hidden some buildings in the WS or actually moved them :-), Most buildings look the same but others seem to have been turned around a bit. Very funny. I actually slightly prefer the WS, maybe because it brings the buildings closer and the overcast sky has made the colours milder.
carlo62 (54064) 2014-08-17 8:00
perfetto panorama, un classico, con un cielo splendido.
Le barche e le costruzioni sulla riva ci danno il senso delle dimensioni, anche se l'effetto che si ha nel vederlo dal vivo ha un fascino maggiore.
pajaran (65030) 2014-08-17 8:28
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o Manhattan sa opisom, lep pogled na modernu arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i tenutak sa belim oblacima.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the Manhattan with a description, a nice view of modern architecture ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and tenutak with white clouds.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
rychem (41596) 2014-08-17 8:48
Another beautiful panoramic view of NY, the skyline is very impressive, beautiful color combination and perfect depth and clarity
ourania (50541) 2014-08-17 9:26
I like both pictures, although the theme is the same they look very different in terms of composition, backdrop and atmosphere. I like very much the comprehensive point of view and the sense of space in this one. Details are excellent and the clear sky with some clouds gathered around the buildings is wonderful too. In the workshop photo the closeness to the skyline adds dynamism, each building stands out in its own merit, it's like a group portrait of some characters with very intriguing attitudes. Your work on both pictures is great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-17 10:44
This is a great panoramic view of Manhattan. The river provides a nice border for the scene while the nice blue sky creates a fine backdrop. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
serp2000 (45532) 2014-08-17 11:23
I have seen this view every morning when I've arrived to Manhattan from Staten Island on September of 2013.
Very attractive composition, the colors and sharpness are perfect. Good idea for this miniseries. I think we could be great common TE-meeting there ;)
Have a great new week!
PaulVDV (31847) 2014-08-17 11:25
Ik heb een lichte voorkeur voor de foto in de workshop omwille van de lucht op de achtergrond ... maar liefst zou ik NYC bezoeken met het meest zonnige weer, dus zoals op je hoofdfoto :)
Toch prachtig hoe zulke skyline lijkt op te rijzen uit het water.
Ik ben benieuwd wat de derde stad wordt ... Chicago ?
Vele groeten, Paul
cornejo (46048) 2014-08-17 11:44
Hi lars, excellent photography of this amazing skyline of this interesting city, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Royaldevon (42459) 2014-08-17 12:36
Oh, such memories!
I have a N.Y. skyline photograph almost exactly like this, taken from the ferry and have never posted it! (Well, it can't be exactly the same for they hadn't completed the New Trade Centre!)
It is an iconic skyline, with skyscrapers standing shoulder to shoulder, almost protectively, like robots from Star Wars!
I have scrutinised the two shots and though there are similarities, I'm edging just on the side of the w/s, possibly because it feels closer and the colours are richer. However, they both show the Financial District with excellent sharp details.
My warm regards,
When we were there, we were in one of the hotels you've captured here; we had views of the Hudson River and were in the Financial District.
pierrefonds (70411) 2014-08-17 17:28
I like thw way you have divided the scene, the sky, the buildings and the sea. The point of view is showing the details of the buildings of Manhattan. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
berek (50506) 2014-08-17 21:19
I love this image of the distance of Manhattan. in fact, complex, fast-life influences me a lot. a beautifully taken, very clear picture. well balanced
have a nice week.
jhm (158854) 2014-08-18 4:23
Ik heb altijd maar een vraag, wie bewoond al deze flats, ik zou er simpel niet willen wonen.
Maar dit doet niets af aan uw foto, het is schitterend hoe u deze breedte foto toont aan ons, met al die grote gebouwen.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Prettige werk week,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-18 4:48
Beautiful view over Manhattan from a wonderful POV. The photo shows a wonderful variety of architecture styles for the many skyscrapers. The atmosphere is so clear and shiny.
Didi (60590) 2014-08-20 8:32
Very nice panoramic view on the city
I can see good details in the large version
dale54 (8768) 2014-08-21 12:28
lars hello..NYC..superb capture..amazing color..tfs! dale
Cricri (124778) 2014-08-24 9:43
Impressionnante vue de tout ces buildings différents près de la mer, bonne lumière et excellent POV
Waylim (25436) 2014-08-25 23:16
Classic Manhattan skyline, Beautiful light with nice clear day and some clouds adds some contrast to the sky nicely. Beautiful details and the panoramic view work perfectly to give that wide open and sweeping view of the city. I was here pre 911, before my digital camera days.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-28 15:48
Excellent panoramic of Manhattan, good POV and light that lets admire the view, like the way you present it lots of water at the front and sky at the back
New buildings are mainly also blue, do you noticed?
Very good work, regards
pili51 (1853) 2014-08-29 9:17
Hi Lars ,
Beautiful skyline shot of Manhatham showing the impressive buildings.
Indeed, you did well in including all this beautiful sky in your composition.
Your work on both pictures is great.
The image of the buildings is of course wonderful and you captured it very well and with great quality.
Have a great weekend.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-30 9:24
Seems like big cities look alike from a distance. Nice capture of the New York City skyline with good details. Well done, tfs.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-09-07 5:01
I love this wonderful city, and I enjoy all the good images of it.
This splendid panoramic view from the bay offers us all the details of the superb architecture of lower Manhattan, and the new Freedom Tower of the WTC stands out elegantly between the rest of beautiful buildings.
The blue sky and the water surround the ensemble with a nice contrast.
A great work.
stego (24132) 2014-09-10 18:04
This series of skylines is fantastic. I don't know what to say than "great work". It may be a "classic view", but that doesn't steal any merit to the photographer who is able to get such a great image.
I am lousy at choosing between good photos, so I am not sure if this one is better than the one of the WS. This one has a "prettier" sky, but the clarity/colours of the other seems more attractive and I like the dramatic mood of the sky given by the clouds.
TFS, regards, José.
jcpix (13930) 2014-09-11 15:21
Catching up on your gallery, and having just returned through JFK and seeing the NY skyline from a distance, this one caught my eye. :) The new Freedom Tower sure does stand tall amongst the skyscrapers, and this is a classic view of Lower Manhattan. Good that you had time to also capture an alternate viewpoint and weather condition, I actually like the big clouds in the WS picture as a backdrop. Both are very well framed and presented, and is especially meaningful to see on this particular day. Have a great day ahead. Take care.
PiotrF (22372) 2014-09-14 14:03
Hello Lars ,
Beautiful skyline shot of Manhatham showing the impressive buildings. Nicely captured with good lighting control and nice details. Love the colors. Well done.
worldcitizen (9276) 2015-09-24 17:59
I never get tired of seeing this view. :-) You captured all of lower Manhattan, and I can recognize some of the buildings in Battery City. This is a classic view, and you presented it well.
ikeharel (77153) 2016-01-07 8:22
The skyline of lower Manhatten will always be associated with the missing Twins-Towers, as I remember it, lars.
An excellent choice to post a horizontal picture, allocated pic. space is most adequate for that.
Bravo and good evening,
mcmtanyel (27948) 2016-12-12 21:50
I can appreciate your dilemma, both photos are nice looking. Well, you had to pick one for the main entry and you really couldn't go wrong with either of them.
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (42820)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix S9300
- Exposure: f/3.9, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 1:50