Direct hit: Empire State Building Zapped by Lightning, Lit Blue White for Argentina #London2012 #TeamUSA
Empire State Building in Orange & Yellow for the 25th Anniversary of the James Beard Foundation and the 22nd Annual James Beard Awards
Foggy glow for the NYC skyline with the Empire State Building in Blue for the Weather Channel’s 30th Anniversary
Earth Hour, the annual worldwide event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) that takes a stand against climate change, occurred from 8:30-9:30pm on Saturday March 31. Here’s my film of the midtown Manhattan skyline filmed from the Union Square area.
First the lights to 30 Rockefeller Center went off (except for the GE sign) just after the video starts. Around 45 seconds later the Empire State Building went dark. Next you’ll see the Chrysler Building lights start to go off at around the 1:04 mark in the video and go dark several seconds later (although this actually happened around 2 1/2 minutes after the Empire State Building, and that footage was removed because you would have been seriously bored and probably long gone!).
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After a rainy day in New York City, the afternoon was filled with amazing rapidly changing fast moving clouds. From a sky laced with layered gray, the sun came out and made the buildings shine in a surreal light. The sky quickly changed to vivid blue with few clouds which soon filled up with multi-colored clouds of blues and grays. Then the sky became gray again. The heavy sunset clouds had a beautiful dapple gray effect, laced with a little bit of plum color as the sun shone brightly on the skyline buildings. Here are several of the many shots the afternoon produced: