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© John Linton
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UploadedAugust 5, 2008
TakenAugust 3, 2008
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Focal Length18 mm
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Wikipedia information:

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City and New York State.

The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.

Shot from the Chelsea Landmark apartment complex rooftop, 25th & 6th Avenue, NYC.

Canon EOS350 D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom Lens

Picnik Orton-ish effect.


Thanks to Meggie Schwendemann for the spotlight.

137 responses

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Whoa! It looks like a great flood or something...

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Lovely shot!

  • Bridget Badore

    Bridget Badore gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    mmm, this is awesome!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Amazing tones amazing capture!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Great, nice work

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    what an awesome shot! love this two toned sky!

  • Carole

    Carole gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    I love the way this looks. Fabulous tones and colour.. well done!

  • Lisa Koester

    Lisa Koester gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    sweet shot! Love the reflections.

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Just Awesome John!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    This is fantastic! I love it!

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (5 Aug 2008):


  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful. And interesting.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Wow! the colorand the comp is freaking super! This is outstanding.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    One of my faves John, you captured it in a stunning and unusual way, well done!!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Christine Corrigan

    Christine Corrigan gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful colors and cool composition!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Great shot ,, from ny city...Love it..

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (5 Aug 2008):

    Dramatic color on the edge of the storm! I like your choice to include the reflections at the bottom.

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    I like the contrast between the orange and the blue.......great job!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Stunning composition :)

  • Tesha Farlow

    Tesha Farlow gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    love the colors and the reflections excellent shot.

  • Kate Marshall

    Kate Marshall gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    the colors are great in this!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    Dude!!! FANTASTIC!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    this a stunning and unique view of my City.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    John, this is FANTASTIC. It almost looks like the skyline is floating in the sky!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    The sky contrast is awesome - but I really like how we're looking across a ledge(?) - the reflection on the ledge does make it seem, as Nelson, said, like there's a water aspect to this.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    Totally amazing shot! Great capture John!

  • Lk Murphy

    Lk Murphy said (6 Aug 2008):

    Very cool perspective!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    so rad.

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2008):


  • Tricia Bergland

    Tricia Bergland (Deleted) said (9 Aug 2008):

    Very cool.

  • Paula Sibulo

    Paula Sibulo (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    beautiful shot!

  • ! Zachariah Ritter

    ! Zachariah Ritter gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    great light. great job

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink said (18 Nov 2008):

    Just revisiting this one. It's so awesome. Excellent photo essay! I vote yes!

  • Christine Corrigan

    Christine Corrigan gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    John, Mysterious and beautiful....Te Orton effect is addicting!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    fantastic shot! uniquely different!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    Stunning, John!! Like no other of this great landmark!!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (26 Nov 2008):


  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    great capture

  • dog fish

    dog fish gave props (26 Jan 2009):

    awesome perspective!

  • Evan Herman

    Evan Herman said (24 Feb 2009):

    amazing colors in the sky, I love it.
    home sweet home :)

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (6 Mar 2009):

    Really creative shot!! Love it.

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (16 Aug 2009):

    different angle and diffused light worked really well!

  • Mark Jones

    Mark Jones said (25 Oct 2009):


  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (10 Nov 2009):


  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    Very cool composition, John!

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    The light is amazing .

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    a beauty, John!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (3 Jun 2010):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    back to vote!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (5 Jun 2010):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    V O T E D ! ! !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Fantastic, John. For sure my vote.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2010):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful, voted

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    RAAAAD for sure!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (7 Jun 2010):



    JOE FAILK gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    on the ledge !!! yeah !

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Voted! The ESB was also hit by an airplane, and Army Air Force B-25, accidentally during WW2.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    I thought it is reflection in the ruf of the car...

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Wonderful night lighting and narrative...Voting!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2010):


  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (8 Jun 2010):

    Great light, magical composition! My vote.

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    cool pov wonderful color

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    like a dream....voted

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (8 Jun 2010):

    I'm always so bad at voting...I just forget...BTV!:)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Totally awesome!! Voted!!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (8 Jun 2010):

    Looks pretty darn urban to me. Well done.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Super composition of a National Treasure. Hell YEAH !!! Tryda VOTE TWICE !

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Wow this is amazing! Got my vote for sure

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Strange,, I never saw this one before,,,it is a "Killer" shot and entry...

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    Very urban, and very dramatic!

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    Great shot. Lovely colors.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    An amazing visual, great color. Voted.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    A unique capture!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    A true American landmark! Great capture, and fabulous entry. voted.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    WOW!! Geat POV!! voted!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (15 Jun 2010):

    very beautiful! voted.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    One of my fav buildings & a classic Newyorker indeed...vot´d.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour said (17 Jun 2010):

    awesome photo - and i m heading there tomorrow! my vote :-)

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (18 Jun 2010): the best possible ways!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    Incredible!!! VOTED!!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    Oh, neat! It looks like it's floating!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Great entry, voted!

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (21 Jun 2010):

    great feel to it -- something urban, something other-worldly : ) excellent! voted

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Great, John! A unique view of that building. Voted! Love the two tone sky and lights.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Nice composition and tones! Got my vote.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (23 Jun 2010):

    Had to come BTV on this one!

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V gave props (23 Jun 2010):

    great comp, very beautiful image! voted

  • Michael Sturgeon

    Michael Sturgeon gave props (24 Jun 2010):

    This amazing photo is about as "Urban" as you can get ... Great image .. beautiful -- Got my vote.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (24 Jun 2010):

    Love the angle and exposure! Voted!

  • Nick Druziakin

    Nick Druziakin said (27 Jun 2010):

    Wow! Fabulous!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Jun 2010):

    The baest shot of the iconic building I have ever seen...I love the work on this image...I saw a documentary on the building of this landmark and remembered seeing a small plane that has flew into the side of the structure many stories up and it was just sticking in the side...a testament to the engineering and the construction of the building

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (28 Jun 2010):


  • Samecia Sanders

    Samecia Sanders (Deleted) said (28 Jun 2010):

    Fabulous shot! And I love that you took the time to write a little biography for all of us. Great job!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (28 Jun 2010):

    Awesome color and light in this shot!!! Was this taken for the rock???? my vote

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (28 Jun 2010): the descript....LOL!!! Still.....awesome shot!!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Great capture and night POV !

  • joe navin

    joe navin gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Nailed it - voted.

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    Very cool shot! ...voted

  • Didi Witchard

    Didi Witchard gave props (16 Jul 2010):


  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (23 Jul 2010):

    BRAVO !!!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    WOW!!! WOW!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Yeah, Rad!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (26 Jul 2010):

    So very NYC ! the colors and voted !

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    My vote.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    A most interesting and amazing building.. glorious shot!! Voted.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Unusual and dramatic view. A big YEAH

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (31 Jul 2010):

    Back to cast an affirmative vote

  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    beautiful photo, i voted yes

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    A big yes, for the beautiful image.

  • claudio gobbi

    claudio gobbi gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    great! vote

  • Melissa Rieman

    Melissa Rieman gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    VOTED! No questions--absolutely awesome work!

  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (16 Aug 2010):

    trippy fantastic...

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    My vote....great

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (20 Aug 2010):

    excellent shot, well done, you have my vote

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    Absolutely stunning and informative narrative for us Aussies thanks John! Voted.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    back to vote! Fantastic work

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    Voted for!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (3 Sep 2010):

    **VOTED** Excellent Image!

  • claudio gobbi

    claudio gobbi gave props (5 Sep 2010):

    great! vote

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    got my vote

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    Awesome! Vote

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (17 Sep 2010):


  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (19 Sep 2010):

    Great entry for the theme. Voted.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (20 Sep 2010):

    An excellent photo, stellar entry!

  • Vasileios Gretsistas

    Vasileios Gretsistas gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    :D rad! yeah!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (13 Nov 2010):

    To cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    great colors that night!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (27 Jun 2011):

    Love it!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Amazing capture...

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Jul 2013):

    superb shot....

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    Very ominous colors and contrasts. Cool shot.

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