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New York City (aka NYC)

Until I return to Amsterdam on the 14th, I plan to do a series of pics from our vacation trip to NYC last week. 

As we flew into the city on Saturday, April 21st, I was lucky to be sitting on the left side of the airplane to capture this view.  The Hudson River is at the top and the East River is at the bottom, with Manhattan in between.

Some of you will be able to pick out some key buildings but it's the two bridges I'm emphazing here.  The one on the left is the Brooklyn Bridge (which I'll show again tomorrow).  The one on the right is the Manhattan Bridge, which we crossed several times, to and from Brooklyn (foreground). 

There is SO MUCH to say about NYC but I'll leave it for the posts to come and this link.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

New York City (aka NYC)

Until I return to Amsterdam on the 14th, I plan to do a series of pics from our vacation trip to NYC last week. 

As we flew into the city on Saturday, April 21st, I was lucky to be sitting on the left side of the airplane to capture this view.  The Hudson River is at the top and the East River is at the bottom, with Manhattan in between.

Some of you will be able to pick out some key buildings but it's the two bridges I'm emphazing here.  The one on the left is the Brooklyn Bridge (which I'll show again tomorrow).  The one on the right is the Manhattan Bridge, which we crossed several times, to and from Brooklyn (foreground). 

There is SO MUCH to say about NYC but I'll leave it for the posts to come and this link.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

comments (40)

  • Martin
  • USA
  • 2 May 2007, 00:21
That's a good way to start a series: with an overview. You either have great image editing skills or you had a very clean window to shoot through. Either way this is well executed!
Ginnie Hart: The window must have been clean, Martin (yes, it was!). And believe it or not, I took this with my trusty little pocket (point and shoot) Sony camera. smile Maybe that would make a good Sony commercial. grin I did do some normal PS tweaking too, of course. smile Thanks.
I'm a little puzzeled her Ginnie as international flights as a rule don't come in from this side. Are you two coming up from Atlanta or DC ? Otherwise thanks for showing this wonderful view of my home, this is a view that we over here don't get to often.
Ginnie Hart: We definitely flew up from Atlanta, Johnny. Sorry for the confusion.

I fell in love with your city and hope I will do it justice in the next few days. You have a lot to be proud of!
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 2 May 2007, 00:28
Like Martin says, that airplane window must have been remarkably clean. What a great intro. Looking forward to the rest, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't really think about it then but you must be right about the window. It was so clean I never once thought about it! (When it's smudgy, you DO think about it!)

I hope the rest of my pics will be worth looking forward to, Jimbo. smile
magic city and great pic Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Magic city is right, Nicola. More so now than ever. Thanks.
Great view. Only a sky diver can beat this.
Ginnie Hart: Are you a sky diver, Busola??? You could easily beat it, I'm sure. smile
Beautiful, Ginnie! I love this picture!
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Kay. Thanks. I should have mentioned that this was in honor of YOU and all your own aerial shots of late. smile
Well done. It's a striking view.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Red Pen.
  • alex
  • 2 May 2007, 01:27
i love NYC. i imagine i could take pictures there for years and never run out of new stuff. this is a great view of brooklyn into lower manhattan.
Ginnie Hart: You are absolutely right, Alex. I live in a big city (Atlanta) but it seems like nothing compared to NYC! Thanks for your comment.
So cool! I love NYC - I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us since you're starting off with this amazing photo. I agree with those who mentioned before, how amazingly clear the photo is, taken from an airplane window.
Ginnie Hart: I was very pleasantly surprised myself, Mad. I was really lucky for my vantage point as we flew in. It felt like magic to me. Thanks for your comment.
Fantastic shot of the Big Apple, a place I'd certainly love to visit again. Was there last for The World March Of Women in Oct. 2000.
Ginnie Hart: So you were there pre-9/11, Mary! I wonder if you'd notice a big difference today, post-9/11? We had a feeling that the city was different, even though we had not been there before.
Oh wow what a great shot Ginnie! you captured it so well especially through a window. I have never been to New York and admit that the thought of ever going scares me abit.I am so used to wide open open spaces!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, DD, that would be a shock to your system, I'm sure, after being in wide open spaces. However, if ever you have a chance, I do hope you can go. It's a memory of a lifetime.
  • petra
  • 2 May 2007, 06:04
Loved your serie on Amsterdam Ginnie....now you will take me to a place i have never been but will be there some day..
Petra
Ginnie Hart: HA! You can be sure that I'm not done with A'dam yet, Petra. Knowing that we'll go back there almost every month tells me I'll keep finding new stuff to see and capture. Just the thought of that excites me!

NYC is something else, and if ever you have a chance to go there, I'd recommend it. For now, I'll give you some appetizers. smile
  • mal
  • 2 May 2007, 06:41
Do you collect air miles Ginnie! lol great image! mal
Ginnie Hart: HA! Actually, Mal, Donica is the one who collects the miles and I get to fly for free back-n-forth to Europe almost every trip. I'm very lucky! Thanks for your comment.
Really impressive picture ! I'll dream to go there and take billions of pictures !! A photogenic city. Thanks Ginnie for this image.
Ginnie Hart: I can't tell you how many images I threw away, Florence, but I'm quite sure I've kept more than 2000! It's easy to go crazy with the camera in a city like this! Thanks.
Lovely image I cna't wait to do such shots. Coooooooooooool
Ginnie Hart: Do you have a flight coming up any time soon, Shakara? grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 May 2007, 11:00
The colours and available detail in this picture is amazing. Especially since plane windows are normally covered in bodily oils like hair smudges.

You probably pp'ed the oily layer out. I checked in PS and couldn't find the oily layer there, so you must have some secret.

Two bridges coming and going to more or less the same places. Must be heavy traffic. I will for ever remember the ceaseless hooting in that city, when I stayed in a hotel in Manhatten.
Ginnie Hart: HA! The window must have been clean, Louis, because I didn't have to PS anything out, thank goodness!

I had to laugh over your "hooting" comment. Wait till you see my pic queued up for Saturday. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 2 May 2007, 11:41
That truly is an incredible shot, because of the window and the point and shoot. So much detail. I'm looking forward to your educational tidbits, because I know very little about NYC. Glad to know what those bridges are!
Ginnie Hart: As you know, dear Ruth, Lesley helped me figure out the bridges our first day together. But it's funny, because after a week, I was able to figure out a lot all by myself! smile

I really feel lucky that I was able to spend a week in this city and find out so many things. As I queue pics, I'm finding out even more. What a city! So glad I was able to share some of it with you!
good city overview
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Great shot Ginnie - you've really captured the splendour of this great city.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bernie. I hope so. It really is a spectacular place.
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, US
  • 2 May 2007, 13:17
Beautiful shot, Ginnie. Great detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Otto (from my backyard!). I appreciate your comment.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2 May 2007, 13:57
This is a great shot Gramma Ginn. Can you imagine how this would have been with a polarisor on?!! I have one on order to pick up later this week, so cannot wait to fly to UK to try it out on the plane!!
You are becoming one very popular lady!! Kindest regards to both you and Donica. Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: You'll have to tell me what the polarisor would do, Neil, because I haven't a clue (especially on a not-too-bright day). My little Sony pocket camera (which took this pic), of course, wouldn't take a polarizer but my Canon would.

Welcome back. Good to see you again. smile
oh my goodness, now I am heading to NYC, its only 3.5 hrs from Md smile Ginnie this is awesome.
Ginnie Hart: You are so close, Dotun, you could go for a nice weekend with your lovely wife! smile
WOW, that is a wonderful shoot, I am speechless... Very lucky seating in plane indeed smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I was lucky, Monika. Thanks for your kind comment.
I can't believe this is through one of those double glazed cabin windows, it's so clear. I've never seen New York in this way before. Thanks Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I never really thought about the window until everyone started mentioning it. So now I know I was lucky. Thanks, PP. smile
So good they named it twice! Long time since I paid my visit to the big apple Ginnie, I;ll look forward to more of these smile
Ginnie Hart: And it's also, NY, NY! smile Thanks, Chris.
i think its a fine shot ginnie but i feel you could have done a lot more...go b/w, do some crazy stuff in pshop...i mean its a fantastic aerial view and without exploiting its potential fully it becomes slightly boring...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You give me way too much credit, Sam! I gladly leave all that crazy stuff for you to play around with. In fact, you can even have this (slightly boring is better than totally boring?) pic and show me what you'd do with it. I'd love to see it. Seriously smile
This is a very nice shot Ginnie, and from a plane, excellent smile
I took some pictures when i was there, but none like this one smile
Great colors
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Magnus. I almost converted it to mono but kinda liked seeing the different colors of the buildings. smile
I have to agree with Magnus - did you pay the pilot to slow down and cruis around.... smile Buildings are cool but I'm always facinated by the roads...

Great shot - and it makes me want to go to NYC - see some opera, visit Blue Note...shopping....
Ginnie Hart: HA! Just do it, Aksel. NYC is waiting for you. grin

And BTW, I think by then the pilot really WAS slowing down, even though I kept feeling like I was losing good pics. It all passed by too quickly, and I didn't even know what I had captured until later when I could identify the bridges in particular. I really was lucky!
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 2 May 2007, 20:32
Are you sure this is New York? Not only do I see space between some of the cars, but some of the cars are not yellow!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so right, Colin. Actually, where you see the cars is in Brooklyn, which supposedly they claim is not anything like Manhattan's mad house! smile
Great picture and I really enjoyed your blog post about it toosmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Renny. Thanks. I'll be glad to know if you can see the pics now?
  • Ellie
  • 2 May 2007, 23:21
Oh gosh! Wow! Amazing! Cor!

Now I've used up all my best words! I'll have to try to think of some more.

Fantastic clarity and detail, I feel as if I'm looking over your shoulder.

A polarising filter sorts out stray light, same as with polarised sunglasses. It can make blue skies more blue. You have to twist them around until you see the effect you're happiest with.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought about the polarizer, Ellie. I wonder how it would have changed this pic if I had used the Canon (and had a polarizer!).

You're so very kind with your comment. Thanks. You know it means the world to me.
  • Yeni
  • 2 May 2007, 23:50
great scenic
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Yeni.
No son fáciles la imágenes desde los aviones y esta es magnífica, perfecta. Me recuerda a una maqueta... http://jasdg.shutterchance.com/photoblog/69528.htm

The images are not easy from the airplanes and this is magnificent, perfect. It remembers me to a scale modelÂ… http://jasdg.shutterchance.com/photoblog/69528.htm
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Jose. I hadn't thought of that but it DOES remind me of a scale model. I knew there was something about it but couldn't put my finger on it till you said it. Thanks!
  • Erik Molbach
  • Hudson, NY
  • 3 May 2007, 03:42
Wow, wow and wow. I was born on Long Island, but have never seen this angle of "The City that Never Sleeps"! You must have sat on Paul Bunyon's shoulders, or maybe in a plane...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Erik, I was in a plane at just the right window, it appears, to snap this shot as we were flying into the city from Atlanta for our week's vacation. Glad you could see another view of your old stomping grounds. smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 3 May 2007, 10:57
ginnie it is the brown lego blogs south of the bridges which look extremely interesting to me. i didn't think there would be such gaps betwee buildings in nyc. very nice
Ginnie Hart: This is when we say that pictures never lie (except those that are highly PSed, of coures). Those "lego blogs" are actually in Brooklyn, Neal, where everything seemed totally different from Manhattan. So you are so right! Thanks.
  • Ted
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 3 May 2007, 19:46
Wow! that is a lucky shot, indeed! Of course you were sitting there ready to recognize it and perfect it. Terrific shot. I'm jealous.
Ginnie Hart: I felt very lucky indeed, Ted. You got that right! smile
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 3 May 2007, 20:14
Great capture! Nearly looks like a model. wink What a city!
Ginnie Hart: It does look like a model, Julia. And it IS quite the city!
Awesome shot Ginnie, Agree with juli it seems to be a model : Bravo !!
Ginnie Hart: It does look like a model, Zeb, I agree. I LOVE models! smile
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 12 May 2007, 13:59
I'm amazed at how much city they've been able to pack into the land space.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Wailor. One of the things that still surprises me about Atlanta is how spread out it is! Of course, that's part of its problem when it comes to public transportation!

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2014, 17:25
It is an amazing City.....Absolute fabulous shot and thank you for letting me sit next to the window smile......IHVJ
Ginnie Hart: HA! And to think that was way back when I didn't even know you existed. Can you believe there was ever that day???

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