Not a complete bust: Yes Virginia, there was a Manhattanhenge even under the massive clouds – 5/29/12
A picture from this evening’s half sun Manhattanhenge — something that looked like it was gonna be a complete bust due to the massive clouds – taken from above. Between the buildings, Google HQ on the right, and in a direct line with the street below, you can see the setting pinkish orange half sun on the other side of the little strip of the Hudson. The picture is a little blurry because it was taken one handed over a railing so that I could show at least a little piece of the street in line with the sun. So even though it seemed to be a washout at ground level, yes, there was a Manhattanhenge after all, at least from my vantage point!
The Flatiron Building, photographed against a blue cotton ball cloud filled sky on a sunny and uncharacteristically warm for winter day. Another day of beautifully patterned skies!
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: