An iconic Manhattan site, water towers and tanks are so much easier to photograph from rooftops, with a tele-lens compressing many of them into a single shot.
Some fantastice views from a rooftop on the Upper West Side on a beautiful Spring evening. Continuing to shoot with the tele-zoom at 200mm and enjoying the distance-compressing effects. Note the people in other rooftop gardens in all of the shots.
The very air seems heavy and quarantined, as if it would like to get out for a fresh breath…
The city was eerily empty for 6 in the evening (March 29th) as we drove home from the airport in a Lyft where the driver’s seat was cocooned behind thick plastic wrap.
Seen coming off the bridge into NY. A suitably gray scene for the besieged city we were returning to.
(These pictures were shot over a week ago – everything’s shut now and we’re complying with attempts to halt the spread of Covid-19 by not going out except for necessities).