The sun sets after a day in the water.
up where the view’s intoxicating
Mike Gleason holed up at home
manhattan vs. Paul’s hasselblad
This must be the place
Put something pretty on for the weekend
be friendly, wave more
I recently had the opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine: photograph Manhattan from the air. I’ve always been fascinated with tall buildings and New York City. From the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building the views are incredible. I have always thought “If I could just get a little higher…”
Shooting from a helicopter requires a good pilot and an intimate knowledge of your camera gear. There isn’t much room for extra weight and there are no doors when flying. Dropping a lens would be heartbreak :)
We photographed a few areas over Northern Sea Bright for a private client, and enjoyed the views of Sandy Hook. The heart of the city was by far my favorite sight. All those buildings! All those people. And here I was with the best view in town, camera in hand. I’ve always loved the World Trade Center and have marveled at the new towers going up. They are a beacon of hope and freedom and I often stop and stare from the shores of Jersey as well as the busy city streets of New York while in town.
Please enjoy a few outtakes below and then head on over to Offset Images to see a larger set.