Among the Clouds

January 15, 2016 New York City Comments (0) 486

If you come to New York City, you can pay $100 million to live above the clouds. My friend calls it “The Bespin Penthouse.”

That’s 432 Park Avenue, the second-tallest building in New York City at present, and the tallest residential building in the world. It’s apartments all the way up, and the penthouse is actually higher up than the spire of the Empire State Building. The view is incredible, according to published photos–although on a day like this, I don’t imagine you see much except the clouds.

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Watching the Storm Roll In

June 24, 2015 New York City Comments (0) 649

Shortly before heading into Manhattan for Erika’s book launch, I got to watch from my apartment window as a heavy storm rolled in over Manhattan. The photos below were taken over a period of less than three minutes; afterward we had maybe 1-5 minutes of very heavy rain (which fell mostly sideways) then a few minutes of drizzle, and then the rest of the night was calm.

Also, I only noticed it just now, but that electronic billboard at the bottom right just perfectly captures the cultural zeitgeist, doesn’t it?

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Tonight’s Manhattan Sunset

February 24, 2015 New York City Comments (0) 631

Red Sunset over Manhattan

Liz noticed this one first, and luckily I was quick enough with the camera to capture it. Anybody know what those clouds are called?

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This is one of those “How did my life lead me here?” moments.

February 17, 2015 New York City, Reviews Comments (0) 778

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I’ve been meaning to check out the Museum of Sex on Fifth Avenue for quite a while–it’s only a couple blocks south from my office, and I’ve walked past it on many a lunch break. I always suspected the “museum” was an ad-on to exploit some loophole and locate a sex shop in such a prime location, but it turns out I was wrong: It appears the sex shop is the afterthought, a means to help fund the museum. Continue Reading

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Photos: More Manhattan Skyline

February 13, 2015 New York City, Personal Comments (0) 363

sklyine6¬†at home sick on Wednesday and going pretty stir crazy, when I happened to notice the sunset had turned the sky a beautiful shade of yellow gold. I grabbed the camera to try and capture it–I’ve been trying to practice working with longer exposures recently–and while I didn’t quite capture the perfect yellow, I did get a few other photos of Manhattan and Long Island City that I’m pretty happy about.

As a note: I don’t make my photography (or any of my other original work) available under Creative Commons, but if you’d like to use it ask me and I will likely give you permission.

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