The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

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The 59th Street Bridge

New York City, 59th Street Bridge

A view of the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan.
The bridge connects Manhattan to Queens and travels over the East River.
Manhattan is on the right. Queens on the left.


Gridlock in Gotham

Gridlock in Gotham, New York City

Gridlock in Gotham. Looking west on 42nd Street in New York City, cars, people and congestion fill the area.


Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

On May 29th I trekked into New York City for “Manhattanhenge”. A twice year event first commented on by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comparing it to Stonehenge. I had emailed Dr. Tyson (7-14-07) when I spotted his photo on the Astronomy photo of the day page (NASA website) and he told me where he took it. So I headed to that spot and was surrounded by people. Since Dr. Tyson first mentioned Manhattanhenge all those years ago, it has become a New York event with crowds gathering and standing in the middle of the road. (Guess they forgot people get run over in the city.) As you know, the day started out beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Then at 7:30PM I spotted a wisp of a cloud and, after standing for 3 hours (you can’t leave your spot), I felt the “uh-oh” moment. Sure enough, the sun was blocked. So I present my “Sun Hiding Behind the Clouds Manhattanhenge”.


On the Road

highway, traffic, cars, automobiles, congestion

Traveling on a highway.


Travelin’ to the Mall

highway, traffic, cars, automobiles, congestion

Let the Christmas Holiday rush begin!


Storm

rain, storm, traffic, trucks, cars, highway

Torrential rain and highway traffic.
Never a welcome combination


Sunset Highway

sunset highway

The sun setting over a very busy highway.


Life in New York City

New York City

Always busy.


The 59th Street Bridge

New York City, 59th Street Bridge

A view of the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan.
The bridge connects Manhattan to Queens and travels over the East River.
Manhattan is on the right. Queens on the left.

The bridge was celebrated in song by Simon & Garfunkel.