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.
An interesting arrangement of silver-white and black in color, tele-compressed at 200mm.
At 7 pm New Yorkers have been going to their windows and balconies to make noise and cheer all the essential workers, medical experts and personnel, grocers, delivery-people, etc, who make life under Covid bearable, possible, even. Most evenings I can’t see where all the noise is coming from (my wife and I joke that it’s applause for our cooking as we’re usually sitting down to dinner when it happens). From my rooftop eyrie a week and a half ago I got to see it from a whole new perspective.
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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.
Seen coming off the bridge into NY. A suitably gray scene for the besieged city we were returning to.
Staying in Bamberg, Germany, we continue to explore Kodachrome slides my father shot when he was in the Army in the 1950s (you can read about the project here). Bamberg is a UNESCO world heritage site, its oldest cathedral dating to the beginning of the 11th century. You can get a sense of that age in these images.