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(New York Daily News)   I used to go into NYC with my dad when he worked weekends. I'd stare out the window at the city below and dream of Godzilla destroying all the ants down there. This is what it looked like   (nydailynews.com) divider line 36
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2013-12-16 12:27:43 AM  
I like the shots that are looking straight down rather than the ones shot at an oblique angle. I get a lot more vertigo from the straight down shots.
 
2013-12-16 12:55:49 AM  
I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.
 
2013-12-16 01:46:40 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.


Joni Mitchell's "Harry's House"


Heatwaves on the runway
As the wheels set down
He takes his baggage off the carousel
He takes a taxi into town
Yellow schools of taxi fishes
Jonah in a ticking whale
Caught up at the light in the fishnet windows
Of Bloomingdale's
Watching those high fashion girls
Skinny black models with raven curls
Beauty parlor blondes with credit card eyes
Looking for the chic and the fancy to buy......

Full song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iT9ErDDqZw
 
2013-12-16 02:14:22 AM  
I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.
 
2013-12-16 02:16:48 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.


If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....
 
2013-12-16 02:18:45 AM  
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2013-12-16 02:29:33 AM  
Pretty neato. Makes me pissed though that I forgot my camera when I was in that glass box at the Sears Tower. Looking down face down was quite the experience!
 
2013-12-16 02:42:16 AM  
seeingconnexions.com
 
2013-12-16 03:01:17 AM  
I thought this was kind of meh. Apart from being high and in focus, what is the big deal with these shots? Composition is not anything special. Anyone who got up there would have similar shots.
 
2013-12-16 03:09:58 AM  

SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....


Speaking of that, the new trailer for Godzilla (2014 version) came out a few days ago. The trailer was pretty good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBwsUD7jYCI">https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=mBwsUD7jYCI
 
2013-12-16 03:26:05 AM  
This guy got paid for that?
 
2013-12-16 03:54:34 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.


That looks like it is mostly mid-town.  The first and last one are cool, they are near Herald Square.  There are insane numbers of cabs in that area, almost at all times.
 
2013-12-16 04:08:56 AM  
Is your brother named Biff?

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2013-12-16 04:51:43 AM  

carnifex2005: SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....

Speaking of that, the new trailer for Godzilla (2014 version) came out a few days ago. The trailer was pretty good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBwsUD7jYCI">https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=mBwsUD7jYCI


Not bad, not bad.

/please don't be another Cloverfield
 
2013-12-16 05:03:31 AM  
Well that link sucked.

/came for rubber monster destroying nyc
//I despise nyc
 
2013-12-16 05:15:51 AM  

mr_fulano: I thought this was kind of meh. Apart from being high and in focus, what is the big deal with these shots? Composition is not anything special. Anyone who got up there would have similar shots.


Came to say this.
 
2013-12-16 05:18:54 AM  

Bslim: This guy got paid for that?


Maybe if he took a shot if the same intersection once an hour for a day or multiple intersections at 3 am or something to show "the city never sleeps".

These look like a random assortment of amateur hour pics snapped at whenever the hell he felt like it.
 
2013-12-16 06:04:08 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.


Also for optikeye & 401kman...

Yellow Cab Man

Heard that at the Monster Magnet show in Chicago (11/15).
 
2013-12-16 06:24:23 AM  

cygnusx13: mr_fulano: I thought this was kind of meh. Apart from being high and in focus, what is the big deal with these shots? Composition is not anything special. Anyone who got up there would have similar shots.

Came to say this.


Ditto.
 
2013-12-16 06:52:30 AM  

SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....


That wasn't a Godzilla movie, just a overgrown lizard
 
2013-12-16 07:26:47 AM  

BeerBear: SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....

That wasn't a Godzilla movie, just a overgrown lizard


Yes, but having said that, it's better than all but a handful of the Japanese Gojira films.
 
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2013-12-16 08:28:51 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.


Or Spiderman.
 
2013-12-16 09:11:31 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hadn't realized that such a high percentage of vehicles would be cabs.


Most people who live and/or work in Manhattan either don't own cars, or, if they do, they drive them to the train station, and hop on train to go to work.  So it shouldn't be a surprise that a large percentage of the cars in that area are cabs.
 
2013-12-16 09:14:14 AM  
Soon to be stolen by countless comic book illustrators
 
2013-12-16 09:34:04 AM  
If you don't have vertigo, you will.
 
2013-12-16 09:44:58 AM  
They are mostly all the same photo, some day, some night, some here, some there.

The rooftops look too clean to be real.
 
2013-12-16 10:52:57 AM  

mr_fulano: I thought this was kind of meh. Apart from being high and in focus, what is the big deal with these shots?


Ever try to focus a camera when you are high?
 
2013-12-16 12:03:12 PM  
Wonder what he used for a rig. Big long pole, hope it doesn't blow off during the shot.
 
2013-12-16 12:09:09 PM  
dittybopper:   I thought this was kind of meh. Apart from being high and in focus, what is the big deal with these shots?

Ever try to focus a camera when you are high?


I try to stay away from any technical equipment when I'm high.
 
2013-12-16 12:15:36 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Wonder what he used for a rig. Big long pole, hope it doesn't blow off during the shot.


You know who else used a big long pole to blow off a shot?

18th Century artillerists, that's who.
 
2013-12-16 12:24:12 PM  
I found the rooftops more interesting than the traffic/intersections.

/except for the one where the biker just busted ass
 
2013-12-16 12:42:22 PM  

dittybopper: BeerBear: SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....

That wasn't a Godzilla movie, just a overgrown lizard

Yes, but having said that, it's better than all but a handful of the Japanese Gojira films.


It was a pretty good monster movie, but a terrible Godzilla movie.
 
2013-12-16 01:58:19 PM  
 Why? Living in a country that considers a city of 1 million people huge, I would love to explore it for a month or two. The only thing that would bug me is the over-inflated sense of importance NYC people apparently have, and the expense. I doubt I will get to see the city in person, sadly

brimed03: Well that link sucked.

/came for rubber monster destroying nyc
//I despise nyc
 
2013-12-16 03:30:44 PM  

robertus: dittybopper: BeerBear: SpdrJay: HotWingAgenda: I am disappointed by the lack of photos of giant lizards destroying New York.

If you want real disappointment watch the last Godzilla movie.....

That wasn't a Godzilla movie, just a overgrown lizard

Yes, but having said that, it's better than all but a handful of the Japanese Gojira films.

It was a pretty good monster movie, but a terrible Godzilla movie.


Think about it:  The only real knock people have against it is the appearance of GINO/Zilla/whatever.   But the film even makes fun of Americans re: Godzilla.  The newscaster, Charlies Caiman*, mispronounces "Gojira" as "Godzilla".

And I submit that it's a better Godzilla movie than pretty much all of the Japanese ones, save for the first two, and a couple of the more recent ones.


*Caiman is a type of crocodile.  Get it?
 
2013-12-16 07:28:30 PM  
I was thinking SimCity...

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-17 08:33:26 AM  

UncleStumpy: Why? Living in a country that considers a city of 1 million people huge, I would love to explore it for a month or two. The only thing that would bug me is the over-inflated sense of importance NYC people apparently have, and the expense. I doubt I will get to see the city in person, sadly

brimed03: Well that link sucked.

/came for rubber monster destroying nyc
//I despise nyc


Well, and primarily speaking of Manhattan, it's incredibly noisy, indelibly grimy, insanely overcrowded, and the tall buildings everyone "ooh"s over block out most of the sky-- good luck seeing the sun even on a clear day.  No chance, of course, of seeing more than a handful of stars at night.

The outer boroughs vary but don't thrill me either.

If you ever do get to visit, the best thing is to have a local friend who knows where to go.  Manhattan tends not to be like other cities where you can just wander around and bump into good stuff; you have to know where things are.  What I mean is: when I visit Boston or Philly or DC (or London or Edinburgh or Paris or Montreal), and I've done the typical on-the-tourist-map stuff, I can just wander around and have fun because sight lines are easy and interesting things are out in the open.  In Manhattan, once you've done the tourist-map stuff, you can wander for dozens of blocks without seeing anything particularly great.  Gawking at crowds and tall buildings gets old fast.  And the subway system is a freaking nightmare.

OTOH, there are lots of people who love the City.  And, like London, it is simply called, and capitalized as, "the City."  So YMMV.
 
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