Tagged: Scenic

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.

Hiking in Colorado

At the end of September a group of friends and I went out to Denver, CO for the Great American Beer Festival.  In between 5 hour long “tasting” sessions we explored the surrounding area, visited local breweries, and went hiking.  These photos are from our hike in Boulder, which culminated at Bear Peak (elevation 8,461 feet), and a visit to Red Rock Park and Amphitheater.  With all the beer, hiking, friends, and scenery, the trip was a blast!

Bear Peak, Boulder, CO
Bear Peak, Boulder, CO.
Flowers along the Shadow Canyon trail.
View from Red Rock Park near Denver, CO.
Red Rock Park.