East River Sunrise

By Vladimir Brezina

A Sunset is always followed by a Sunrise…

64 responses to “East River Sunrise

  1. So very beautiful…absolutely stunning!

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  2. Jennifer Triplett

    These are beautiful!

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  3. Wow. Looks like the sky is on fire.

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  4. Oh my! Breathtaking!

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  5. Wow. Pure molten gold. Stunning.

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  6. I’m looking at this on my iPhone and it’s spectacular. Can’t wait to see it on my laptop.

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  7. This is really COOL! It like I am standing there watching it from sunset to sunrise, wow!!

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    • Different rivers: the Hudson River faces west, for sunset, whereas the East River faces east, for sunrise…

      In the interest of full disclosure, I should also mention that the sunset was on Saturday, but the sunrise was not Sunday’s—I missed that—but Monday’s….

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  8. Spectacular photos, Vlad. I never thought of NYC as beautiful until I saw it through your eyes/camera – always a pleasure.

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  9. I never see sunrise. I really should make the effort and just do it, your photos prove how worthwhile it is. Just beautiful.

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    • It’s most definitely worth it! I sometimes grumble when I have to get up to see the sunrise, but when I actually see it I stop grumbling… Of course, it’s also possible simply to stay up all night… ;-)

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  10. Such gorgeous photos of special times of day. Enjoyed your post!

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  11. You get the BEST sunrises and sunsets, Vlad. :)

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  12. Love this. Totally reposting on Facebook.

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  13. Wow! I very much enjoyed looking at your various photos. I’m glad you stopped by to visit me so I could visit you back.

    Nancy

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  14. These are beautiful!

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  15. Sell your photos!
    For sure you could have a show!:)

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  16. These are crazy good! What camera set up do you use? Do you have to do any post-production?

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    • I didn’t have my big camera handy, so all these photos were taken with my waterproof kayaking camera, a Pentax Optio W90.

      It’s basically a fancy point-and-shoot camera. It generates compressed JPGs, and for this and other reasons rendering crisp detail is not its strength, especially under low-light conditions such as these. What it is good at is producing almost “painterly” images with vivid colors. And in fact I further enhanced the color saturation afterwards in Photoshop a bit—too much makes the photos unrealistically garish—to convey some idea of what the scene was “really” like. That is, however, very arbitrary as I can see that the same photo looks completely different on each of my computer monitors, and so presumably the display of each reader of this blog…

      Apart from that, I often crop photos, adjust the horizontals and verticals, etc., in Photoshop as necessary. And in these photos I did remove some excessive lens flare. But that’s pretty much it for post-production.

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      • Having had a quick look at the w90 I find your photos even more amazing given, as you say, it is a simple point and shoot. I had thought to myself to get the images you did would require a really really expensive camera. Basically now I have got no excuses :)

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        • Well, maybe I shouldn’t have said “simple”. These days, even small, “simple” cameras are quite miraculous little gadgets, packing a lot of features into a tiny frame. The problem is that most of those features are trying to think and act automatically for the photographer, so that the photographer is in many ways at the mercy of such a camera, whereas a big professional camera gives the photographer as much manual control as possible. That’s ultimately what puts the W90 into the point-and-shoot category, with a relatively low price to match.

          So, indeed, no excuses!

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  17. Absolute wow shots! and such vivid colors!! I’m so not a morning person and hardly capture sunrises but now I know what I’ve been missing :-) thanks for sharing these.

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  18. Top photos, I remember docking in Brooklyn 1st street in the late sixties early seventies, December, snowing and the only record the local station seemed to have was ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles.

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  19. Did you sleep at all? ;-) Really nice pictures!

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  20. Wow this sunrise is so intense in colour! Such vibrant colours :P it’s beautiful!

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  22. You sure got a reward for getting up early!

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  23. Truly beautiful! It’s as if the city is dead and given life by the morning sun… amazing shots!

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  24. Some stunning photos… Amazing colours!

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  26. Thanks for sharing these beautiful sights. I love when the colors go from red to blue to yellow and at last turn into pale blue – Stunning!

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