This is quite a popular viewpoint for photographers so I was quite surprised not to find anybody else taking pictures at this time. Don’t think it is very clear but on most of those posts, there is a perched seagull, silent and still, but I could feel their collective eyes watching every move I made and judging me constantly – quite an unnerving and eerie experience! I quite expected a scene out of The Birds (Hitchcock movie).
This was shot at the tiny Pebble Beach (yes it’s called that) in the DUMBO area where you can see the city skyline against the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Found this while doing a very pleasant, albeit freezing cold, walk along the river starting off from the Main Street Park near the Manhattan Bridge and going up to the Piers (think about to Pier 5). Right in the center of this image is the impressive One World Trace Center building, the tallest in New York.
Decided to go back and reprocesses the St Paul’s image as a black and white and without the human element! Not sure which one is better?