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Uploaded 15-Mar-21
Taken 27-Mar-19
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NYC Skyline

This photo was captured in March 2019, the pre-COVID era…

Two years ago I attended a “street photography” workshop conducted, of course, in lower Manhattan. [Where else would a street photography workshop be convened?] Most of the workshop attendees stayed at a trendy hotel … which was a bit closer to where we gathered (the NYC Hasselblad store gave us the space to gather) each morning to walk the busy streets and alleyways. I chose to stay a bit farther away at the Washington Park Hotel in Greenwich Village. It’s a vintage hotel and I am old enough to remember the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bo Diddley had stayed there as had Ernest Hemmingway and Dylan Thomas in the previous generation.

Each morning I would head out with a camera and camera pack and return (probably looking a bit worn out) in the evening. On about the third morning, the concierge pulled me aside … a told me of a “secret view” of the NYC skyline available from a back window of the hotel. “Best view of the city,” he said. But, it was not from a room – none faced north looking towards Midtown. He quietly gave me access to a back stairway and told me which painted over window I had to open. It was up a couple floors and when I got there the window had been half-opened to let in fresh morning air. I leaned out – and was shocked. It was a classic view of the city – nearly dateless from anything in the past century…

I will be returning to NYC this October to attend another one of these workshops. It looks like it’s going to happen … so trying to stay optimistic.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II, f/11 @ 29 mm, 1/125, ISO 100, No Flash

NYC Skyline