..well, i took a friend out for a stroll around manhattan’s tourist traps so i wasn’t able to get some good shots today.. also, i can’t keep my hands out of my pocket for long periods of time because of the cold.. and so.. (har har) the moleman’s back from the grave..
..this here’s the helmsley building at park avenue.. i passed by this place a while ago and saw that one side of it was under renovation so i thought about posting it here now.. 😀
..some factoids from wikipedia:
Located at 230 Park Avenue the Helmsley Building is a 35-story building straddling Park Avenue. Before the erection of the Pan Am Building, now the MetLife Building, this building was the city’s dowager queen, lording over the city’s second most prestigious avenue and marking the elegant heart of the city as it was the tallest structure in the great “Terminal City” complex around Grand Central Terminal designed by Warren & Wetmore. The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 1987.
**btw, those aren’t dust spots – or dust bunnies, as i’d like to call them.. they’re just flares from the street lights etc..
26 replies on “moleman series: helmsley building”
You win! Everyone else should hang up our cameras. This is stunning.
I love these captures of yours. They’re like a wonderful puzzle.
You are a master in this kind of shots, great!
Very nice ,I like this shot! 🙂
Fantastic! I have not had the patience to get one of these. This is awesome
It feels like there are flashes going off from photogs in the windows of the buildings…wonderful fisheye shot!
Super fish-eye image !! What lens are you using here? 5mm? Awesome!
Hmmm… this has something over moleman. This has the look of a crystal sphere! Something to do with the edges and the blue! This is really beautiful. I can’t stop looking at it.
thanks! it’s a sigma 4.5mm circular fishy lens.. 🙂
what beautiful colors!! love the night sky, the green trees, and all that gold… so rich, and i love the star filter too 🙂
A spectacular shot. I especially like the brilliant and very vivid greens! A WOW shot for sure!
Beautiful as always, love the colors!
Love the way the street lights are captured in this photo. They look almost like stars!
Toda esta serie de imÃ¡genes urbanas realizadas con tu “ojo de pez” son impresionantes y de una belleza extraordinaria. Gran trabajo. Saludos.
Love the street lamps pinpointing parts of the shot. Strong image.
I really like the colors in this picture. A Happy New Year to you.
Excellent night shot…very cool and I love the tones!
Very dramatic-looking scene. I like the liveliness of the city depicted here on this photo. Great work and nice to have the moleman series back! =D
Great shot and also the great history behind the area.
nice foto, good lense. Happy New Year 2009.
The starry lights make this for me…and lend a magic ball feeling. I can imagine Charlie Chaplin playing with the ball, can’t you?
Yay, the moleman is back 🙂 Awesome colors in this, like the star effect in the lights as well. Great work
like the yellows and greens coming through in this photo — the juxtaposition against the dark blue of night is really nice.
Pretty cool shot there Rian. Great details in it.
Wow man! you keep getting better and better at this. and I keep saying the same lol the clarity is amazing here.
Love those greens.