Paddling down the Hudson at Sunset…

By Vladimir Brezina

On Saturday, I was in the right place at the right time. A little rain shower gave way to a golden sunset over New Jersey, with golden reflections in Manhattan…

(At home afterwards, I stitched together a panorama in Photoshop. If I’d thought of it at the time, I would have made sure to take all the matching photos for it. Oh, well…)

… and then the World Trade Center tower glittering ahead in the purple dusk and the moon overhead…

37 responses to “Paddling down the Hudson at Sunset…

  1. How lovely! You certainly get the best views from the water, Vlad. :)

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  2. I sailed during the day, and then afterwards I just sat on the dock with a couple of friends, watching the sunset & talking until we got cold. Lovely last day of summer.

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  3. Beautiful light! Such a wonderful thing when you are in the right place at the right time to capture those shots! ~ Kat

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  4. Beautiful. And seeing the tip of your kayak bobbing along makes me smile every time.

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  5. Lovely, I’m in awe!! :-)

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  6. So gorgeous!
    Do you sell your photos?
    Because you definitely could!

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  7. That first picture is simply stunning…as you say it is often the case of being in the right place at the right time.

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  8. I love your photos of NYC and also the colorful leaves.

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  9. Vladimir your photos do great justice to the City of New York, I liked the way you captured the view from the Hudson. Well done.

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  10. Dramatic images. Love your watery perspective on the city.

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  11. Beautiful shots at a beautiful time of day. It is nice to see the skyline with Word Trade Center in it.

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  13. Bautiful!

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  14. I love seeing the front of the kayak in the pictures…makes them interesting as well as beautiful.

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    • I put it in now and again—sometimes indeed it’s hard to avoid—to remind people, and because I like it too. But actually it’s discouraged in serious kayaking photography because of overuse—out on the wide water, the kayak photographer is desperate for some foreground, and most of the time the bow of the kayak is all there is…

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  15. Wow, great pictures! Impulsively I am envious… Also like the prelude to you post; – “..a sunset is always followed by a sunrise”. As if by being breathtakingly beautiful a sunset introduces its successor in humble praise…

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  16. I really enjoy the stitched effect of the 3rd photo… ;-)

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    • Yes, if it is given adequate raw material, Photoshop usually does a pretty good job with the stitching. But cropping the panorama into a regular rectangle can remove too many of the interesting bits that stick out beyond it, so it’s best to take a much wider field of view if the photos are to be stitched together…

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