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Tourists of the Rocks by geolio Tourists of the Rocks by geolio
I'm no Newbie to NY, this is my 15th time here. I walk the streets and ride the subways without a map. But I've haven't grown tired of photographing the city that never fails to excite me.

I've been convince that this photo has been taken a billion times. I believe this to be a fallacy because very shot can be made unique in some way. So I decided not to focus just directly on the buildings.

Its been crazy day: got into NYC @ 5am and left at 11pm.
Seen all sides during this trip:
helped a japanese guy to DC (stranded in NYC because of the Tsunami)
When to Jersey to see a Sunrise
Find BHphoto CLOSED for the weekend ....
walked the highline
had ramen near aster place
get yelled at for taking pictures at the Lincoln center
Sushi and $4 Cookies up in 74th street.
Sunset at Top of the Rocks (picture above)
Witness a engagement proposal at skating ring downstairs
first in line for the Dizzy Coca Cola Club, Front row table for jazz night
But 1st to leave the place feeling like a real asshole (had to catch a bus home)
Ran for the bus.........
And finally Slept all the way home

-- why tell this story with this photo? Explains the incredible amount of energy in this shot and this city.
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SebKaiser Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible shot. Did you take this from the last floor of the Rockefeller ?
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DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I have been to 35 states and to Manhattan and NY many times and it is still my favorite city! I wish I could afford to live there.
I was fortunate to have walked the lobby of the World Trade Center before 9/11, magnificent! It blows the mind what man can create.
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geolio Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Me too. There not enough diversity anywhere else in the world to show what a jungle NYC is. If you look hard enough, you can find anything in NY
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Sandzone Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
night city can start
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guardianblade801 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
awesome
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namespace Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
how did you get the angle of this shot? I've been to the Top of the Rock a few times and it seems like this is above the observation deck looking down...

Fantastic shot with colors that really pop. The composition is great with all the tourists reveling in the city sights from the best place in the city to see them. Top of the Rock is hands down the best skyline view of the city from within the city
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geolio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
All I rememeber is there are 3 levels. I went to the top quickly set up my tripod for 2 shots and then was told to put it away....... Lucky shot I guess. Some of the other pictures that day. Enjoy....

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aperture24 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot and nice story :-)
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Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours, and the way the sky is not quite dark yet but the lights still manage to stand out. I've never been to NY but would really love to go, especially after seeing this photo! Lucky you...

Anyway, I've featured this in my journal here: [link]
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geolio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Im touched. Its a good collection of photos. Thanks
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice !
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Al3xBc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This photo might have been taken more times than one can count, but you still nailed the focus and capturing all the lights of the city at sunset. I've lived across the river from this city all my life and been there more times than I can count and I agree: the city never fails to excite. Well done.
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geolio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Thanks man. When you say different City, do you mean Weehawken? Liberty City? The view from there is amazing!!!!
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Al3xBc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Haha. No, dude. I meant across the river in NJ in general. I just call it "across the river" because I've gone in to NYC more times than I can count.
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BunnyRK Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Photographer
this is A.W.E.S.O.M.E!
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geolio Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
thanks!
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VerticalDubai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great colors!
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guneialtuner Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
lucky you! I wish I could do all this! :)
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geolio Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
In New York, concrete jungle where dream are made of, you can do anything..... -Alica Keys.
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e-l-a-n-i Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
that sounds good! :)
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MvMNL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Photographer
wow awesome photo so sharp and nice composition I like that platform of people inside the photo gives it more depth and contrast
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geolio Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thanks,

the idea was not to focus directly on the buildings as this picture has been shot 200,000 times a year
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MvMNL Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Photographer
ha ok I see yeah good idea and well done ;)
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