Friday, September 19, 2008

Looking South

Here are three pictures I took from the observation deck of the Empire State Building on September 11th. Each one is a little bit closer to Ground Zero, which is where they are shining the spotlights from. It's tough to get shots like this in the dark without them being blurry, but I think these are fairly good. Just to orient you a little, in the shot above, you can see the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges at the left of the picture, reaching over the East River. To the right is the Hudson River. The bridge in the shot below is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, linking Brooklyn to Staten Island. And that means that most of the lights in the background are actually on Staten Island. Somewhere out there is the Statue of Liberty, but I don't think it's visible too clearly in any of these pictures. Wait, it's a tall green object in the right of center in the picture up top. I think I've gotten much better as a photographer since the last time I tried to take pictures from this spot.

In this last shot, you can see where the lights shine right up out of the hole that used to be the World Trade Center towers. More about that hole later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those are terrific photographs of NYC.