Empire State of Mind

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© *Tim Needles
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UploadedDecember 13, 2009
TakenMay 15, 2009
Exposure1/250 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.7 mm
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If you didn't catch it my favorite part is the Empire State Building in-between the feet of the Manhattan Bridge.

Song: Empire State of Mind
Artist: Jay Z

Lyrics:Yeah I'm out that Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca
Right next to Deniro, but I'll be hood forever
I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here
I can make it anywhere, yeah they love me everywhere
I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicano's
Right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald's
Took it to my stashbox, 560 State Strett
Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries
Cruisin' down 8th Street, off white Lexus
Drivin' so slow, but BK is from Texas
Me, I'm out that Bed-Stuy, home of that boy Biggie
Now I live on billboard and I brought my boys with me
Say whatup to Ty-Ty, still sippin' mai tai's
Sittin' courtside, Knicks & Nets give me high five
Nigga I be Spike'd out, I could trip a referee
Tell by my attitude that I'm most definitely from...

New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York,
New York

New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you

28 responses

  • Thomas Needs

    Thomas Needs gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Cool shot! Looks good in the dark grey lightbox and is a perfect fit for the song

  • Simon Thomas

    Simon Thomas gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic eye to catch that composition, and very fitting for the song. Damn, it makes me miss New York.

  • Georgia Kehoe

    Georgia Kehoe gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    So cool, love the super high contrast! Very NY!

  • Melissa Bellafiore

    Melissa Bellafiore gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    This totally embodies the song- love it!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (14 Dec 2009):

    Incredible shot, Tim.

  • Ivan Muniz

    Ivan Muniz said (14 Dec 2009):

    I must have stood in the same spot as you in my photo. Though I should have also taken a wider angle...nice shot.


  • Frank Needles

    Frank Needles gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    Cool shot!

  • Cynthia Lee Katona

    Cynthia Lee Katona said (26 Dec 2009):

    Attractive, moody use of light. Bravo.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful picture

  • Brian Needles

    Brian Needles gave props (2 Jan 2010):


  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Love the lowlight....superb photo Tim ~ !!!

  • Joe LaFata

    Joe LaFata said (7 Jan 2010):

    big fan of street photography,,,,,very nice shot

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    wow what a awesome view and a shot well done !

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    Lovely photo!

  • robert peters jr.

    robert peters jr. gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    Classic shot, I love your interpretation!!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    My vote. Super night time shot; excellent exposure. The reflection of the headlights in the street make this for me.

  • Frank Needles

    Frank Needles gave props (7 Mar 2010):


  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Love it!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful a definite vote!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (15 Mar 2010):


  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    hey love that for this theme perfect entry.!! great light and my vote.!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (25 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote:)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    Amazing work, Voted.

  • Anirban Jyoti

    Anirban Jyoti said (7 Apr 2010):


  • Olly Denton

    Olly Denton said (10 May 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Mahisa Santoso

    Mahisa Santoso gave props (11 May 2010):

    wow, great!

  • Noox Chuchwalaphong

    Noox Chuchwalaphong gave props (21 May 2010):

    Great Picture!!

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