City Sunset Silhouettes

By Vladimir Brezina

In the middle of the city, you don’t see the horizon. Well before sunset, the sun dips behind a dark palisade of silhouettes

Central Park sunset 1
Central Park sunset 2
Central Park sunset 3

To see the sun touch the horizon, you must climb very high

Manhattan vista at sunset

or, down below, wait for a very special day

Manhattanhenge 500(Manhattanhenge 2014)

Or, of course, watch from your kayak on the river!

Hudson River sunset 1
Hudson River sunset 2

A response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Silhouette, and Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Horizons.

62 responses to “City Sunset Silhouettes

  1. Cool cityscape shots !

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  2. gorgeous silhouettes and sunsets. Amazing to see all the people taking photos of Manhattanhenge..

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    • Yes, Manhattanhenge has become increasingly popular over the last few years… Soon it will be necessary to go on to the next thing to stay ahead of the crowd! We’ve talked about attending the winter version of Manhattanhenge (as yet unnamed), one of the two days around the winter solstice when the rising sun will be visible at the eastern end of Manhattan’s streets. Presumably the need to get up before dawn in December or January will keep attendance of that event down :-)

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  4. Gorgeous! My favorite–hard to choose–is that second shot.

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  5. Nicely done Vladimir – love your second shot especially.

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  6. Wow! Your pictures are amazing:-)

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  7. Awesome pictures, I love them all!

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  8. :) thanks for the smiling perspective. It is beautiful.

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  9. Always great shots Vladi !
    Ciao ciao
    Max

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  10. Excellent merging of challenges!

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  11. Great photos Vladimir

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  12. You do love this city! Beautiful

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  13. These are beautiful silhouettes. I still like the one you took in the city of all the people taking the sunset.

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  14. Perfect merging of the two challenges :-)

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  15. Beautiful shots all of them!

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  16. New York is beautiful! Love the silhouettes!

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  17. Love the kayaks on the river. I lost my kayak in a bushfire in February. I’m a a calm water paddler, but your photographs have helped me decide to replace my beautiful kayak. Michael

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  18. These are beautiful!

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  20. Wonderful horizons!!! Love all of them…But specially the first one from the kayak…Such a lovely view…!!!

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  21. Seeing what appears to be 2 setting suns makes Hudson River Sunset 2 look like a shot in a sci-fi flick. Great, great capture for this week’s challenge!

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  22. what beautiful photos! The sunset on the bay (where I live) is very overrated.

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  23. Nice shots! I love the one with the kayaks.

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  24. What a beautiful selection. I enjoyed my sunset cruise :)

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  27. “Manhattanhendge” with all those phone cameras is particularly awesome.

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