THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS
These photos of the Empire State Building were taken in August 2015 from across the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ. I had been waiting weeks for this and had carefully planned where I needed to be to get the shots. The first night (Empire State Building lit in white), cloud cover obscured the moon when it reached the spire. So I went back the next night and was able to get the moon as it crossed behind the Empire State.
The first photo in this collection is a composite of eight separate photographs taken over a 12 minute time-span as the moon rose above the Empire State Building. I love this photo and it is very exciting to see all my hard work and planning pay off for this breathtaking image.
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