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:
New Year’s eve brought even more colorful light shows at the Bank of America Tower (One Bryant Park) and Conde Nast (4 Times Square) with the Empire State Building still dressed up in Christmas Colors (*yawn*). Lots of nifty pulsing rainbow colors for the B of A and Conde Nast spires, and after midnight there were pinks, blues, greens. Right before midnight, the top part of the Bank of America Tower went dark with its lights turning off at the usual time. Kind of weird timing given the midnight celebration, they couldn’t have waited a few minutes just this one night?
If you watch carefully, you can catch a glimpse (a really small one!) of the celebratory fireworks at around the 2:41 mark on the right hand side of B of A toward the bottom. But they’re mostly obscured; blink and you’ll miss them. D
The footage was sped up 2X with roughly 7 minutes of video compressed into around 3 1/2 minutes.
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Usually the spire of the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in NYC is lit up white or is dark.. This evening (11/18/10) there was a short light show that ended around 6pm, where it changed from purple to red to yellow to green to blue.before going dark. Looks like the Empire State Building is gonna have some company in the ‘adding colors to the Manhattan skyline department’. Pretty cool!
Here’s a shorter slideshow version taken a couple of days later: Read the rest of this entry »