Photo of the Day

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Took full photographic advantage of my Manhattan penthouse perch this week. Lots more of these to come.


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17 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. #1 |  Brian | 

    Let me make sure I understand.

    You’ve got use of a penthouse in Manhattan. And you’re spending time taking pictures.

    The hookers and blow run out or something?

  2. #2 |  Nando | 

    Awesome view, Radley. The one thing that a pic of NY can’t convey is the energy you feel just being there. It’s a great city.

  3. #3 |  Mike H | 

    Fantastic shot. Almost unreal.
    That skyline is practically begging for a Bat-Signal…

  4. #4 |  CharlesWT | 

    So many windows, so little time and no telephoto lens…

  5. #5 |  Kevin3% | 

    N.Y., N.Y. it is an amazing skyline that is constantly changing.

    I grew up 28 miles outside Manhattan and could see the skyline from our kitchen window. Watched the Twin Towers go up.

    My grandfather used to say, “it will be a great city when they get done building it”.

  6. #6 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Very nice picture.

    Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I still lived in or near a big city. You can just walk outside and the people will entertain you. Small town America certainly has it’s good points, but the active cultivation of cultural diversity is not among them. As the song says, “We like livin’ right and bein’ free” (which always struck me as a contradiction).

  7. #7 |  M.A.DeLuca | 

    Double-thumbs-up, Radley, that’s a gorgeous photo!

    I’d love to see this in high-resolution; I can spend hours pouring over high-res photos of a cityscape … there’s so much detail to be found.

  8. #8 |  CreepyGuy | 

    Where’s the voyeur shots through the hot chick’s window? You did get shots of the hot chick through her window, right?

  9. #9 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Nice to know I’m not the only creepy guy on here.

  10. #10 |  J sub D | 

    Manhattan is the greatest structure* ever built by mankind.

    Nothing else is even close.

    * It’s all connected underground. It’s a single, ever evolving structure.

  11. #11 |  M.A.DeLuca | 

    Dave and Creepy … I’m shocked and appalled that you’d reduce Mr. Balko’s fine achievements in the photographic arts to such a vulgar level. For shame, both of you!

    Of course, it doesn’t hurt to catalog such findings as part of a … behavioral study of urban females with exhibitionist tendencies. I’ll share my research if you share yours!

  12. #12 |  Dakota | 

    Two questions about your penthouse week.

    1. Did you have to remove your monocle to take that photograph?

    2. Did it really smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books?

    The Little People

  13. #13 |  johnl | 

    Your Nikon will let you take insanely long exposures. That shot with a low ISO, and 30 minute exposure would be really cool.

  14. #14 |  Adam in Blacksburg | 

    great pictures. I love pictures of the skyline at night. NYC is a beautiful place.

  15. #15 |  Tokin42 | 

    Beautiful shot, can’t wait for more.

  16. #16 |  Ed Dunkle | 

    What is the colored thing on the building to the left?

    Ditto on the NYC love. I lived there for four years and loved it (except for the occasional rat-trapped-in-a-cage feeling.)

  17. #17 |  johnl | 

    Meant to say your Cannon. The 30 second limit on exposures is one really annoying feature of Nikons.