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MANHATTANHENGE 2012


Yesterday was the yearly event of “Manhattanhenge.” It’s a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

I was not able to view the event yesterday, reason being is the fact that I did not find out that in was going to happen until the very last moment. Manhattanhenge was to start at 8:17 pm and I was not informed about it until 7:30 pm last night.

To little time for me to have traveled with my photography gear to take any photos. The weather was from what I had heard was “not that great” to photograph the event. cloudy sky’s with a chance of a rain.

If you never seen the event it is an incredible thing to see. If you was seeing Manhattanhenge for the fist time, you might have been disappointed.

Below is a photo that was not taken by me, but by someone else. The credit for this image below goes to Anthony Correia via his Instagram account, and was posted via Twitter by @Shutterstock.

“Congratulations Anthony for being able to take a photo of Manhattanhenge and posting the photo for every one to see and review. In my opinion it was a great photo that you have taken.”

“One of the challenges of taking photos sometimes is the weather conditions that one might be subjected to during a photo shoot and he has definitely took the challenge head on.”

Below is a photo that I had taken of Manhattanhenge last year, when the weather conditions was better.

As you can see we were both at the same location for the event, and both photos were just taken one year apart from each other. The comparison shows the difference when the weather conditions are just right for such an event. But I do feel that Anthony Correia still took a very good photo of Manhattanhenge  yesterday.

Maybe with a little better luck and better planning, I will make it to the event next year.

 

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