The Chrysler Building

This is my favorite building in New York City – The Chrysler Building.  There is a fascinating story behind how the crown was secretly constructed inside the building, and then erected once the spire was completed, so it could become the tallest building without its competitors being aware of its final height.

I love this shot because it was taken on the fly.  Sometimes you don’t have enough time to hit the spots you want to in order to keep on schedule with an appointment.  That led me to shooting this building repeatedly through the sunroof of my wife’s car as we blazed down Lexington Avenue.  I love a good challenge, and am pleased with the clarity and the presence in this shot, despite not having either of my feet on the ground and without having a tripod.  I look forward to getting back to the city for a more traditional shoot.

A New York Scene

Today’s image is a guest post from the streets of New York City.  This was shot on the fringe of Bryant Park…we were in town to check out Rockefeller Center and I was pleasantly surprised when we got out to the streetscape from the subway, and The Chrysler Building was there to greet us.  I love the movement of the cab and the stoic presence of one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the US.

The Iconic

The Chrysler Building is probably my favorite structure in New York City.  Its gorgeous art deco crown and spire just blow me away….so when I was down in the city this weekend with family and friends to see the tree in Rockefeller Center, I was thrilled when we got off the train at Bryant Park and had a gorgeous unobstructed view of the building.  I thought today would be a great day to feature this shot, following up on a similar angle on Portsmouth’s very own North Church steeple.  I hope to get back sometime soon with a more dramatic sky and a better lens…but in the meantime, I’m happy to share this shot from sunset with you all.

New York City by Night (and Snow)

Today’s post features two of Manhattan’s iconic buildings. Above the Chrysler Building can be seen looming over the streetscape, illuminated by the street lamps and cabs all reflecting off the wet streets thanks to the evening’s flurries. Below, the Empire State Building is wearing its Christmas colors and illuminating the surrounding flurries in contrast to the dark streetscape below.

I rang in the new year with my sweetheart in the New York/New Jersey area. After getting dinner on New Year’s Day in the city with friends, I asked (pleaded) for a quick drive past some landmarks to snap a few shots. Always happy to have the chance to shoot!

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