Up On the Roof

Uploaded: August 17, 2011 02:53:39


My next-door Yardley neighbors still maintain their Brooklyn Heights apartment. After being up on their roof last week, I understand why they will NEVER sell the apartment!
This is just one of the views from the roof, overlooking the East River.
The Brooklyn Bridge is just behind the tall building to the right--the Verazanno Bridge and Statue of Liberty are just off to the left. And all the wonderful sights of Lower Manhattan are between them. Tugboats pulling ships and barges, ferries and colorful water taxies, are common sights, and Independence Day fireworks can usually be enjoyed from this vantage point.
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Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Gord MacEachern August 17, 2011

Hi Michelle, wow, what a beautiful veiw, it must have felt so good looking from up there. Fantastic capture! #1401615

Michelle Alton August 17, 2011

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Up On the Roof

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member since: 11/2/2007 A BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE looking at THE CITY, which is HOW real New Yorkers refer to Manhattan .
Brooklyn 5th largest City in the country as the Sign on the Belt Parkway advertises is a MOST INTERESTING PLACE and your doing a wonderful job of capturing some of it's Hi-Lights.
Keep them coming

8/17/2011 3:06:07 AM


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 17, 2011

What a wonderful view and the fireworks would be perfect!! Fantastic capture michelle! #9609396

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic August 17, 2011

WOWWOWWOW!!!!! You lucky person!! I want to go there!!! #9609419

Gregory R. Gaskin August 17, 2011

Hey, how often does somebody capture two boroughs at once? Very nice photograph and treatment of the archetypal South Manhattan Skyline, excellent work. #9609428

Aimee S. McMaster August 17, 2011

...what a great view...an excellent pov & awesome treatment as always Michelle! #9609456

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe August 17, 2011

You do justice to the View, Michelle. #9609514

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic August 17, 2011

Love how the one skyline frames the other in this shot Michelle. This is fabulous and almost has a 3D look to it. #9609519

Alan L. Borror August 17, 2011

Great cityscape, Michelle! Beautiful composition and great skyline. #9609585

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2011

That is quite a view, Michelle! And beautifully captured with crisp details! #9609596

Monnie Ryan August 17, 2011

Now that's one fabulous view, Michelle! Beautifully captured! #9609686

Danny B. Head August 17, 2011

Beautiful shot of the skyline... I really like the brick-red colored building in the foreground for some reason.... By the way, the title has me singing an old song. lol #9609737

Renata Gusciora August 17, 2011

Wonderful cityscape,Michelle!Greatly captured with fantastic pov,clarity and color!Lovely sky too! #9609771

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic August 17, 2011

Nice to see you up high again! This is just great, Michelle. #9609836

Kathy Reeves August 17, 2011

Stunning image and view! #9609954

Jeffrey R. Bange August 17, 2011

What a beautiful capture Michelle of a great cityscape, would love to see what the view is like from there on the 4th of July. #9610062

Emile Abbott level-classic August 17, 2011

You pay tons of money for a view like that. No wonder they will not sell. Fabulous cityscape adventure you have recorded with them. All great works, Michelle. #9610089

Val Feldman level-classic August 17, 2011

The best of NYC in one sweeping glance....can easily see why this apartment will be a forever-keeper. Excellent cityscape, wonderful color, design elements and perfect fx work, Michelle - as well as some entertaining commentary (as always!) #9610107

David Phalen August 17, 2011

Fantastic light, colors, textures and clarity in another fabulous urban capture!! #9610157

Patricia Seidler August 17, 2011

What a fabulous place to shoot from. It captures it all from the rooftops to across the river to the NY skyscrapers. Great dof and detail Michelle! #9610427

Neal D. Hatcher August 17, 2011

You really are lucky-But -so are we-we
get to see all your wonderful photos #9610441

Tiia Vissak August 17, 2011

a cool view! #9610496

Mike Clime August 17, 2011

Nice cityscape and great sky, Michelle! I find the firewood pretty interesting that is sitting on the roof. #9610508

Stan Kwasniowski August 17, 2011

Michelle, wonderful view and image #9610544

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer August 17, 2011

A beautiful image of this spectacular view, Michelle. #9610550

Marijana Fajgl August 17, 2011

What a fantastic view, Michelle! All your New York series is amazing! #9610563

John Connolly August 17, 2011

What a beautiful city view Michelle! I could handle this quite easily, I can see why they would never sell! #9610889

Barbara Waldoch August 17, 2011

Beautifully captured, Michelle! #9610913

Ray Thoms August 17, 2011

I can understand why Michelle....just a great view! #9610914

Carol L. Fowler August 17, 2011

Great view- and I am sure the property values have skyrocketed over the years! #9610984

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 17, 2011

Exceptional clarity, tones, lighting, perspective, scene, & mood captured here, Michelle! Can see why they will not sell! Lucky people! #9610995

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 17, 2011

I'm expecting a rumble with The Sharks and The Jets

Just beautiful Mickey #9611040

Thomas E. Hinds August 17, 2011

Beautifully done, Michelle! What a great view! #9611048

Susan Weisensel August 17, 2011

WOW, what a great view Michelle, I could so see staying there. Outstanding capture. #9611106

Ron McEwan August 17, 2011

I am in the same boat you are, now what can I say that would be remotely different. I can see why they would not let go of this place. I bet is is as beautiful with a night shot. #9611124

Tammy Espino August 17, 2011

That sure is a great view!!! :) #9611168

Terry Cervi level-deluxe August 17, 2011

The colors and detail are beautiful in this capture, Michelle. Wonderful work! #9611423

Rony Sagy August 17, 2011

Fantastic cityscape, Michelle. #9611460

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 17, 2011

Compelling view, gorgeous color and expertly composed...and instant fav for me... #9611525

Brett Dolsen August 18, 2011

Stunning view and brilliant capture Michelle!! #9611677

Lorraine A. Cook August 18, 2011

A SPECTACULAR VIEW...I can see why your neighbors hold on, Michelle!!<:)) #9612116

Gina Cormier August 18, 2011

The clarity is outstanding!! What a view!!! #9612124

Jessica Jenney August 18, 2011

What a fabulous view of the city, Michelle! I ♥ New York! #9613471

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 18, 2011

Wow, what a view! Excellent image, Michelle, outstanding colors and clarity!

Debby #9613512

Jill Odice level-classic August 19, 2011

What an amazing view! I bet they have some awesome July 4th parties! 9/11 must have been quite the sight from that vantage point! #9615178

Susan Fox August 20, 2011

Excellent shot of the the city. Love the juxtaposition of the old in the foreground and new buildings in the background #9616378

Randy A. Myers August 20, 2011

Love this image. Good job!! #9616491

Ian M. Hill August 21, 2011

If I had a view like that Michelle,I would not sell either.Another favourite. #9617665

Ermanno Radice August 22, 2011

Spectacolar view, superb lihgting, colors and composition, love the clouds and treatment!! #9619921

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 23, 2011

Wow! I agree with you, and love the treatment Michelle!

jo ann c. #9622813

Stephen Zacker August 27, 2011

Like the depth and layers this has. #9637423

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic August 31, 2011

Beautiful in every way...love your perspective, color, detail and clarity !! #9645222

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 03, 2011

Wow what an amazing vantage point! I can see why they keep it. You must have had a field day shooting from every angle with that fantastic lighting and colouring to light up your images. I think I am caught up now. I enjoyed the journey. #9650730

Pat Abbott level-classic September 04, 2011

I enjoyed looking through your gallery. I really like this one. It certainly is a great view. #9651936

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 06, 2011

Such a great place to visit and vantage point! Fantastic cityscape with a fresh pov.
Love it, Michelle.
~♥~ #9656133

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 25, 2011

Beautiful Michelle!!! Congrats on your Finalist!!!! #9690569

Thomas E. Hinds September 25, 2011

Beautiful and well deserved Finalist! Congratulations, Michelle! #9690645

Phyllis A. Houghton September 25, 2011

Congratulations on your sharp finalist, Michelle! #9690858

Danny B. Head September 25, 2011

Very cool image! Congrats! #9690976

Tammy Espino September 25, 2011

Congrats on your awesome finalist!! :) #9691029

Bill Johnson September 25, 2011

Outstanding capture, Michelle! Congrats on your selection as a finalist. #9691150

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 25, 2011

Loved this image from the start Michelle. Congratulations on your finalist award and good luck in the next round. #9691191

Gina Cormier September 25, 2011

Congrats on this beautiful finalist!!! WTG!!! #9691531

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 25, 2011

Awesome finalist, Michelle! Congrats and best wishes for the next round!

Debby #9691632

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic September 25, 2011

Big congrats Michelle, wtg! #9692072

Neal D. Hatcher September 25, 2011


Michele Peterson level-classic September 25, 2011

Neat image and view! Congratulations on your finalist!! #9692248

Wanda B. Anderson September 25, 2011

Congratulations, Michelle! Lovely city scape! #9692275

Datha Y. Thompson September 25, 2011

Congratulations again Michelle LOVE IT!!!! WTG :) #9692335

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 25, 2011

I love this one Michelle...good luck in the next round! #9692452

Jeffrey R. Bange September 25, 2011

Congratulations Michelle on a well deserved finalist entry and best of luck in the next round. #9692465

Patti Coblentz September 25, 2011

Fantastic POV, Michelle...congratulations on your finalist! #9692509

Ann Coates level-classic September 25, 2011

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Michelle. #9692584

Marcel J. Fernandez September 25, 2011

Congratulations, Michelle on your beautiful Finalist. #9692656

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic September 25, 2011

I'm so glad to see this as a finalist, Michelle. Congrats! #9692844

Graeme yew Chow September 25, 2011

What a clear sky scene?. congrats on this super finalist, Michelle! #9692956

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 25, 2011

Another wonderful finalist Michelle! Congratulations. #9692976

Rona L. Schwarz September 25, 2011

Wonderful, wonderful cityscape with a difference, Michelle! Detail and clarity is phenomenal and POV is to die for - or at least never to sell! Hope you give your neighbors a framed copy! Congrats again on another outstanding Finalist! #9692985

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 25, 2011

Loved this the first time I saw it...Congratulaions on a fantastic finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9693122

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 25, 2011

Congratulations on another amazing finalist, Michelle. #9693455

Nadia Paul September 26, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle! #9693820

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 26, 2011

it's a beauty... congratulations Michelle!!! #9693914

Erin Appelbaum September 26, 2011

Super cityscape Michelle. Congrats. Peter #9694542

Renata Gusciora September 26, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Michelle!!!:-) #9694933

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 26, 2011

Congratulations on thise awesome finalist Michelle!You are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #9695550

Emile Abbott level-classic September 26, 2011

Congratulation on another outstanding finalist Michelle. WTG #9695597

Susan D. Royce level-classic September 26, 2011

Yup, it's a keeper. Congratulations, Michelle, on this fine finalist! #9695795

Karen Celella September 26, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Michelle. #9695931

Marijana Fajgl September 26, 2011

big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #9696206

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 26, 2011

Superb, Michelle! Congratulations! #9696456

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 26, 2011

Congratulations & good luck, my friend! #9696668

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 26, 2011

I watched Manhattan last night. I love your presentation. The Image is wonderful! Congratulations Michelle! #9697057

David Hurt September 26, 2011

Congratulations! #9697176

Carla Capra Anderson September 26, 2011

Hi Michelle;
Just totally awesome!
;) CC #9697282

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic September 26, 2011

Great shot! Congratulations! #9697679

Ellen Hodges September 26, 2011

Super congrats on this fantastic finalist, Michelle!! Best luck with this beauty!!! #9697922

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic September 27, 2011

I'd never sell the apartment either! Wonderful photo and congratulations on your deserving finalist! #9699606

Linda Blair September 29, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist...great pov!!! #9705793

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 29, 2011

That is a keeper of a view... beautifully done, with lots of Brooklyn in the foreground---makes a nice departure from the typical NYC skyline image! #9706050

Patricia Seidler September 30, 2011

Im still catching up on the finalists LOL.

Belated congratulations on this one Michelle. I knew we would see this again! #9707605

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 02, 2011

Trying to catch up after being gone for almost two weeks...had a great trip, but I really need to get a laptop to take with me.....Congratulations on the Finalist, Michelle....Cheers....=^..^= #9710977

Merna L. Nobile October 02, 2011

OH MY GOSH! How did I miss this and why did you not tell me? Andlook at you with the Topaz filters! "The Wall" is a spectacular find and the angle is just right. I want to come to see you and park right in front. Please be sure to let me know when you win something, I am so slow getting to all of the photos that you must help me out. CONGRATULATIONS.......Merna #9711415

Merna L. Nobile October 02, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


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