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New York City - Always at Odds

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 28 July 2013 in Cityscape & Urban.

Here is, perhaps, a somewhat different angle of view of this great city. I captured this image several months ago. We are looking in a North-Northeasterly direction (believe it or not :-) from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.

The bridge that you see extending across the frame is a walking (mostly) bridge that extends from the Jersey side on the left), onto the Hudson River, and out to "Liberty Island" (to the right) where the Statue of Liberty is situated. I don't really remember seeing any shots from this angle but Iam certain that plenty of them have been taken by somebody. But this IS sort of a disconcerting perspective isn't it? That's actually why I was so intrigued with it when we were out there and I took the shot :-)

The skies were largely overcast and really rather "blah" that day. I processed this just a bit in Snapseed Drama to give the clouds a rather domineering affect on the city and scene.

Happy Sunday Everyone! Let me know what you think of this one :-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/125 second F/16.0 ISO 400 60 mm

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ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful shot, Denny. Nice to see the city from a different angle than usually.

28 Jul 2013 6:15am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Not so usual view !
I love it so much !

28 Jul 2013 7:29am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

N.Y. offers good chances for equally effective and yet different interpretations. I like the very strong graphical aspect here, it's almost a poster and those clouds convey a kind of surrealistic atmosphere.
Quite a nice result.

28 Jul 2013 1:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love this shot, Denny. The clouds and the white bridge really add to the scene a lot.

28 Jul 2013 8:36pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I'm always fascinated by views of NYC from Jersey City and other areas west of the Hudson.
You did a super job w/the sky, Denny ... I like i!

28 Jul 2013 9:51pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice precessing here.

28 Jul 2013 10:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I never get tired of looking at the skyline of NYC! A great image! Magnificent sky!

28 Jul 2013 10:29pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fine composition! i like the additional processing to extract as much as possible out of a bleak day! well done!

29 Jul 2013 2:38am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, I really like your processing and composition for this image, Denny - fabulous!

29 Jul 2013 11:04am

franz from Baden, Austria

an unusual angle indeed, but then all angles are great with a background like this!
i think the bridge forms a clever diagonal-like line across the image that brings "life" to the river. as to the sky, you did well to dally with it . plus, i like the tall buildings on either side !

29 Jul 2013 7:07pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic, Denny ~ a real attractive city scape! Love this!

30 Jul 2013 12:22am

1/125 second
ISO 400
60 mm