The Complete New York City Photography Portfolio
This collection of work represents a large portion of imagery (primarily New York City photography) created by me that was used in various campaigns, and commissioned for many types of media.
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Chrysler Building and New York Skyline - Roosevelt Island View
Chrysler Building and New York Skyline - Roosevelt Island View- By Vivienne Gucwa
This is the result of a 30 second exposure taken late last week from Roosevelt Island. Roosevelt Island is a tiny island that sits in the East River overlooking the Upper East Side and midtown Manhattan. The Chrysler Building is a beacon of white, sparkling lights in a sea of skyscrapers lit by the yellow glow of the lights on the FDR Drive. It's a rather calm place to visit at this time of year since it's not quite warm enough for people to take full advantage of the promenade that runs parallel to this amazing view.
The night tends to fall quietly over the lights of Manhattan when viewing the skyline from this vantage point. The only sounds that are prominent are the sound of waves lapping up against the sides of the promenade as the rare boat speeds by. I find it endlessly fascinating how a long exposure can calm even those sounds down visually - smoothing out the water's surface until the lights seem to melt into the water like liquid stars in a watery universe.
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