Category Archive: Manhattan

Gizmodo Gallery (NYC)


Macy’s Parade 2007

I went to the 2007 Macy’s Parade balloon setup staging area around the American Museum of Natural History, which is quite a spectacle for everybody. Starting around midnight, I worked all night, up to the moment the parade actually leaves the staging area. I shot so many panoramas that I am still not finished editing …

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Empire State Building (from 6th Ave)

Peg, who I met at the last day of the Tabla Rasa Show, was so kind to offer her rooftop for this great panorama. I think this is so far the nicest ESB panorama. What do you think?. Digital, about 1 gigapixel.

Wall Street – New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

I did another Wall Street panorama set upon request from Der Spiegel, but unfortunately they did not wanted to use it (yet). So, if you are interested licensing them, contact me. Many many megapixel.

New York Supreme Court

This panorama is a little bit an experiment… I wanted to get as much supreme court as possible into one photo. Hopefully I can get a panorama from the inside one day, since the hallway alone looks very promising. Digital, about 400 megapixel.

Chinatown: Walker Street and Lafayette

I am continuing to work on my Chinatown series. It has become a bit difficult, since I really want to photograph a bit more of the street life, but none of the store owners want to speak english (anybody speaking some form of chinese and wants to help me convincing store owners?) Never the less, …

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Upper West Side Backyards

It’s very interesting to see just how many rooftops are out there, and how they are used in the Upper West Side. Digital, about 600 megapixel.

South Cove (Tribeca)

The lights and colors of this area were really attractive. I did try this panorama last week, but my memory card died on me, so I had to reshoot, and fortunately it turned out much better. The waiters of both restaurants were a bit curious to see what I was up to, but didn’t say …

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Alice in Central Park

Alice in Wonderland (by José de Creeft) was commissioned by George Delacorte for his wife in 1959 and is said to be the most beloved statue in Central Park. It is certainly, together with Hans Christian Anderson, the most approachable statue, almost like a playground piece. About 500 megapixel

Hans Christian Anderson revisited

I visited the Hans Christian Anderson statue in Central Park in Winter 2007 (snow pano), but I was never happy with the result. The snow was nice, but there were tons of foot prints, the composition had to real weight, and the lens I was using back then was producing way too many flares. It …

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is New Yorks most visible and most central icon. About 650 megapixel.

George Washington Bridge (GWB)

I really never knew what the structure above the GWB approach was, until I walked by and found that it’s another bus terminal, servicing NJ… who knew? About 350 megapixel

Grand Central front

This is also a reshoot of an older panorama. It took me about 3h to shoot this, spending most of the time on the street with all the cars. Digital, about 640 megapixel.

Apple Store 5th Avenue

The Apple Store on 5th Avenue is probably the most iconic of all Apple stores, the glass cube personally designed by Steve Jobs himself. Since it’s 24/7 open, there is a constant stream of people visiting the store, but more interesting were the cab drivers waiting for people from the Apple Store, or getting a …

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Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge

The 125th birthday celebration were in full swing with a light show on the bridge. I went back to the same spot where I shot the “two Bridges” panorama from, only this time I used the 85mm lens. I personally found the light show quite cheesy and garish, but I guess it attracted tourists.

WFC Marina (North Cove)

I reshot the marina since last December, since I wanted to get some more of the boats and the water reflections in there. Digital, about 600 megapixel.

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport is an interesting mix between museum, tourist attraction and shopping and food mall. It’s one of those places where old New York meets new New York. About 460 megapixel.

Two Bridges (redux)

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge: since so many people really liked this panorama, I decided to reshoot it much larger, and this is the new and improved version that will soon find its way into the portfolio with the usual size of 243x76cm (96x30in). Digital, about 400 megapixel.

Front Street

Right around the corner from South Street Seaport is old New York, almost as old as it gets in the City. I thought it might be an interesting panorama, but I would need to find another location down there for something more interesting.

Riverside Park: 72nd Street Ballpark

Somehow this bridge artifact deeply fascinated me, I kept coming back to it until I liked the panorama. Now I like it. About 300 megapixel.

Broadway (near Lincoln Center)

Broadway has so many facets while it’s making it’s way from north to south across Manhattan. It turns into a very residential area just north of Columbus Circle. About 400 megapixel.

Charging Bull (Wall Street)

The Charging Bull bronze by Arturo Di Modica is the symbol of the financial district. According to wikipedia, the artist dropped the 3.2t sculpture off in front of the stock exchange as a present to the people of New York. The police towed it away and impounded it, public outcry followed, and the sculpture was …

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Riverside Park South

Riverside Park South is nearly finished, it just needs some small touch-up, and it’s actually quite nice, and very inviting for sightseeing, walking and biking. I like the fact that they left some artifacts of the old piers in the water, especially the old railroad barge transfer facility. I was also surprised to see so …

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Central Park: Sheep Meadow

Spring has finally arrived, and the cherries are blossoming. The Sheep Meadow is still officially closed until the grass is strong enough. This panorama wasn’t easy to shoot, since the meadow is pretty much completely unlit. About 250 megapixel.

Central Park: The Pond

Now that winter seems to be over in NY, and the trees almost start blooming, I went back into the park. The Pond surrounds a small animal sanctuary, and without leaves on the trees, the reflections on the water are pretty calm. About 330 megapixel.

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