June 29, 2008

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This was the view from the top of the Hyatt in Jersey City this afternoon as a storm rolled in over Manhattan from the West.  The photo doesn’t do it justice – you just had to see Manhattan slowly being engulfed in mist, followed by hard sudden rain.  You can actually see the streaks of rain in the photo.

And here is what it looked like as the storm clouds rolled in from Jersey City.
It reminded me of a Ghostbusters kind of sky.


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1 Richard June 30, 2008 at 9:10 am


What are you doing in Jersey City? I live in Bayonne, been travelling through the Exchange Place hub most of my life and never have seen the Goldman building looking so dramatic. Looks like it is pushing the clouds up and over it…nice


2 zofia June 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who can you call? Neil Van Niekerk! Totally beautiful job catching that weather Neil!



3 Stephen July 1, 2008 at 9:41 am

You passed through my area. :)

You don’t often feature non-portrait photographs on you blog, so it is interesting to see these images. These are very “dramatic” photographs.


4 Alireza July 2, 2008 at 12:37 pm

That’s very cool! I wouldn’t have believed it’s real if I hadn’t seen it in your post!


5 Han Cheng July 3, 2008 at 4:20 am

Nice dramtic shot!! You should visit the statue of liberty too since you are in New York.


6 Kay July 4, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Thank you for all of your helpful tutorials and explanations. I’m trying to really learn my flash this summer and your site is proving to be invaluable!

Thank you again and Happy 4th of July!


7 Chieu Le July 10, 2008 at 6:23 am

Fantastic, Neil!
I was there two weeks ago. Did not have the opportunity to see Mahattan the way you saw it. Thanks for sharing.


8 Alex August 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm

This is an incredible image! So makes me miss home (brooklyn).


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