Category Archive: Manhattan

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Frozen Hearnshead

Cleopatra’s Needle (in Central Park)

Cleopatra’s Needle (Wiki) isn’t really associated with Cleopatra, and predates her quite a bit (1450BC), and Wiki has the full story about how it got to New York in 1880… it may very well be the oldest human-crafted object out in the public in NYC.

Belvedere Castle (Central Park)

The view from the castle, which is an odd piece of architecture in my opinion to begin with, is really nice, especially the view of the Delacorte Theater and the Turtle Pond, which didn’t seem to have any ducks on ice at the moment.

Snow in Central Park

Hunter College Park Avenue

Brooklyn Bridge (6 Gigapixel)

This is my contribution to the gigapixel race, and it is probably the currently largest night panorama of the Brooklyn Bridge, spanning from Staten Island to the River Cafe and Music Barge. For those technically inclined, the image is 5.7 gigapixel (and about 1.5 gigapixel of “meaningful content”, if you subtract water and sky, but …

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SciCafe with Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson

SciCafe talks at the American Museum of Natural History are great and relatively small (maybe 100-150 guests usually), but Neil deGrasse Tyson is such a great and entertaining host, that this talk (last presentation before the summer break) was moved out into the great hall. iPad and Iphone users: direct path to the interactive panorama …

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View from Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is beautiful, and I really love when it’s in some of my panoramas. Then I got the chance to actually shoot a panorama from a upper floor… the view was spectacular. I was debating how I can turn this into a horizontal pano, but in the end it became a square pano.

Sugarhill Gas Station, Harlem

My original plan for this panorama was the gas station, but I couldn’t find an interesting angle to it. On the other hand, the mansion on the corner just looked too strange to not take a panorama. The Victorian mansion is supposedly one of New York’s finest examples, built in 1886, and just recently sold, …

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Bloomberg Building (test shoot)

Those two panoramas are just location shots for a shoot I am planning later this year. The Bloomberg Building is incredible interesting, and incredible difficult to photograph.

West Village and Hudson Park

NY Advertising Agencies

The area between the West Village and the Holland Tunnel is home to some of New York’s ad agencies, especially Euro (on the left) and Saatchi (on the right). Since this is a 180 degree panorama, I was struggling a bit with the composition: panoramic, or wide angle? I think for this the wide angle …

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Woolworth Building from Park Place

All three panos are from the same shoot, I just couldn’t decide which one I like better. For one, the Woolworth Building is just New York’s second prettiest old high-rise, so it would be cruel to cut it out, on the other side, the WTC buildings are coming up, and they are just ultra modern …

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Cop Cot in Central Park (II)

This is another attempt to photograph the cop cot. The first one was beautiful, snow and everything, so I was hoping to recreate some of the magic, but I guess this scene is really difficult with out snow, so I will give it another try in winter, given that we will ever see snow again …

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East River Roundabout

The East River Roundabout park is easily the most unknown and inaccessible park in NYC. It’s only use at the moment is a dog run. The structure is an old garbage transfer station, and the sculpture on top of it was designed/installed in 1995 by Alice Aycock. The NYC parks department has a bit more …

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59th Street Bridge and Rockefeller University

Wollman Rink in Central Park

Guggenheim Museum

Tribeca Parking Lot

Sunset over Jersey City

Shell Gas Station, Harlem

This was my second attempt photographing this gas station, and gas stations in general. It took a lot of patience, since it is actually a very busy gas station, with cars constantly pulling in and filling up.

Alice in Central Park (II)

This is another attempt to capture the sculpture in an interesting panoramic way, I am not completely happy yet, and will have to wait for some night to try it again. Here is the previous attempt: newyorkpanorama.com/2008/08/20/alice-in-central-park

Earth Hour in New York

Last night at 8.30 local time was Earth Hour, and 4000 cities world wide participated and turned off their lights for one hour, with great results. New York City on the other hand was a big disappointment… sure, some of the larger structures turned off (Empire State Building and the Citi Corp Building, but over …

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Upper East Side (from Roosevelt Island)

Ever since I shot the pano in April, I was unhappy about it (the second one), and decided to reshoot it (the first one), with more coverage to the left, and a bit more resolution. About 400 megapixel.

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