New York City - Manhattanhenge Sunset
About my book: I have received quite a lot of inquiries about my upcoming New York City photography book. While I was in France, the finalized version of the book went to print. It was incredibly exciting to have that happen especially after all of the work that has gone into the book.
My editing team over at Ilex Press has been an absolute joy to work with and the United States distributor, F+W Media, is fantastic to work with as well. I feel very fortunate to have such great teams working on the book.
The book will release in the autumn of this year, 2014. When I have more information about the release date, I will announce it. The book is a tabletop photography book that combines my New York City photography along with my writing.
About this photo: In honor of tonight’s Manhattanhenge sunset, this was taken during a previous Manhattanhenge sunset.The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm. When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a phenomenon that is well worth experiencing.
While the sun’s dramatic dip only lasts for a few minutes, it’s enough to take one’s breath away for the entire duration. The city is bathed in the light from the sun and the most beautiful red glow is cast through the streets.
Manhattanhenge is 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. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.