Monthly Archive: January 2007

Midtown from Roosevelt Island at Night

Roosevelt Island is right in the middle of the East River between Manhattan and Queens. It has some great views (Midtown and the Upper East Side), and some not so great views (an ugly powerplant in Long Island City). I am not sure what the Southpoint Park is usually used for. But unfortunately it closes …

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Empire from 5th Avenue

It took a while to post this and it was sitting all the time on my hard disk while I was waiting for an update of my stitching software. Now the update came, and I was finally able to make this panorama. Digital, about 400 megapixel.

Building across the street

I moved into my appartment in Astoria 5 years ago. It’s a great neighbourhood and I call it sometimes East Manhattan, because it doesn’t feel like Queens. It had a great view to the north of the Triboro Bridge and I could see Manhattan from the windows on the south side of my building. Some …

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Grand Central Station Part 3

Go to the middle of the floor, lie down on your back and put on your fisheye goggles (and have fun explaining what you’re doing to the before mentioned security guards). Or just look at this picture, almost the same thing. Digital, about 10000x4000px.

Grand Central Station Part 2

The front of Grand Central Station shortly before sunset. Analog, about 13000x6000px.

Grand Central Station Part 1

This is the beginning of a panorama series on Grand Central Station. It’s a work in progress so stay tuned. You can forget about shooting in Grand Central without a tripod, but getting a permit to bring the tripod in and set it up – what with security and pedestrian traffic concerns – was a …

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Black and White

A couple of people have suggested that I post black & white versions of my color panoramas. If you’d like to see a particular panorama in black & white, let me know and I’ll get to it as soon as I can. Update (March 2007): After spending a lot of work on getting great colors …

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