Loading Zone

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Loading Zone, Richmond, Virginia

Move along. Nothing to see here.

Olympus OMD-Em1D with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom.

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One Glove

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

One Glove © Steven Willard

One glove isn’t useless, but it can’t attain it’s full potential without a mate.

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View of Freedom Tower from Statue Cruises boat south of Battery Park

Freedom Tower from Upper New York Bay/Battery Park
Aboard “Miss New Jersey,” Statue Cruises
August 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

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Greenwich Village

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NYC World Trade Center from Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village

It’s amazing how many streets in New York City yield views of One World Trade Center. This is Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village, just south of Washington Square Park.

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Central Park East

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View from Wollman Rink of Central Park East NYC skyline

New York City’s Central Park provides some amazing views of the city that surrounds it.

This view from Victorian Gardens Amusement Park (the summer operation of the famous Wollman ice skating rink) captures the iconic and luxurious Pierre Hotel on the right, the General Motors Building in the middle (one of the few structures in Manhattan to occupy a full city block), and behind it, the 1396-foot residential tower called 432 Park Avenue.

At the time of its completion in 2014, 432 Park is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest building in the United States. It is the second tallest building in New York City, behind One World Trade Center, and ahead of the Empire State Building. It also boasts a $95 million penthouse!

– shot with my much-less-expensive Fuji X100T –

The Big Apple

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Top of the Rock view of Empire State Building and Lower Manhattan
Fuji X100T, fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens, 1/125 sec @ f/9.0, ISO 2000

A hot, humid, hazy mid-afternoon in New York City, and it was the final day of four that I spent last week in this wonderful metropolis. Shortened tourist lines found me 70 stories above street level atop the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, the 10th tallest building in NYC. The Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers spectacular views of Manhattan, which include the Empire State Building (a big selling point for spending $24 to ride the elevator here as opposed to visiting the top of the ESB). Plus the 70th floor deck is completely open-air at the top, with no security fences to shoot through. It’s a great place to take photos.

Despite the oppressive haze, Lower Manhattan was still a wonderful sight. In the distance stands Freedom Tower, at 1776 feet tall, and though barely visible this day, just off to its right on the tip of Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, Lady Liberty extends her welcome.

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