Category: Urban Lights

One of the Best Views of NYC (Not from a 102-story skyscraper)

I always thought you needed to be a hundred stories up to get a great view of the NYC skyline—well, I was wrong.  Last month the very awesome Sofia Samrad showed me her sick SoHo rooftop view of the NYC skyline.

Though the building is only a few stories high, it gave just the right vantage point to see the main iconic structures of the NYC skyline, mixed in with the surrounding rooftops of SoHo.  It felt more like I was eye-to-eye with the city, rather than looking down on it.

The shot (above) was taken well after sunset.  It took some time for the ambient colors of dusk to take effect.  Meanwhile, someone started using a wood-oven or something, because a plume of smoke came up on the left to add some great texture to the skyline.

Here’s a shot of the street view to give you a sense of how far up the rooftop is—It’s also a cool shot of SoHo from on-high.  I (very cautiously) laid on my stomach and leaned over the edge of the roof to get this shot.

Thanks again to Sofia for being such a gracious rooftop host!  Follow her on twitter @SofiaSamrad or check out her clothing line Digitalebas.

New Theme of the Week: Urban Lights

I’ve always loved the way that cities look at night, especially with the flare added by tungsten lights and moving cars. That’s why this week’s theme is “urban lighting.”

This photo was taken in Mt. Pleasant just last night–I’ve wanted to photography this confluence of alleys and graffiti for some time and finally got on it.