Flat Out Flatiron

I’ve just spent a nice long weekend in New York. My journey was cut short by the ‘polar vortex’ closing in and cancelling flights all over the place; I managed to leave town 12 hours early which meant I missed one of my days there, which is a shame.

I do love New York.

Like many people, this is my favourite building in the city. I had been up at the top of the Rock for sunset, which turned out to be a waste of time. Firstly, there wasn’t a great sunset, secondly, they had closed the 70th floor due to the weather conditions – that is it was too windy.

Instead of standing up there getting nothing I decided to head back down to the Flatiron district so I could get a couple of blue hour images, like that you see here. It’s such a busy area that getting light trails was very easy, and I simply waited until the red lights were about to turn green and then hit the shutter release on a long exposure.

I already want to go back.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 25s