Continuing with more great NYC architecture, a little walk along the High Line. Spanning 1.45 miles this former railroad turned elevated park is quite popular.  For the second year in a row I had rain while exploring this area…not the best luck, lol. Oh well, still an experience and great photo ops. First up, 515 W 29th St with its fins that are an interesting feature to focus on.


A short distance away is 520 W 28th St, the Zaha Hadid building. Very sci-fi looking if you ask me.
520 W 28th St, high line, zaha hadid

520 W 28th St, high line, zaha hadid
Up next, HL23 at 515 W 23rd St. One of the workshop participants said it looked like an airstream tipped on its side…I definitely agree. Though I did give it a bit of a blue tint during post-processing.

A building I can’t, for the life of me, find the address or name of…
high line
Not technically on the High Line, but a very short walk away, is The Chealsea Nouvel by Jean Nouvel and the IAC building by Frank Gehry. I struggle with the Nouvel building but got this lookup just outside the entrance. I liked the interplay between the tree and the geometric facade.
100 11th Ave Condominium, jean nouvel
As much as I struggle with the Nouvel building alone, I do like how it reflects in the neighboring IAC.
iac, frank gehry
Another chance to incorporate those trees!

Some details shots of the IAC and its curvy blockiness.

iac, frank gehry
One I was particularly excited to photograph was Solar Carve by Studio Gang. Unfortunately, by this point, it had started raining which made most of my shots look grainy and just not great. The whole intent of this building is to utilize the sun’s path to allow light on the high line. Really would have been nice to be in this area with some sunshine. Oh well, still managed a couple of shots I liked, here’s one taking advantage of the “carving” at the building’s edge…
solar carve, high line, studio gang architects
We took cover in The Standard hotel for a little break and to escape the rain. Loved this sculptural wall inside the lobby! You can find great photo ops anywhere 😉 In the first two, I couldn’t decide between B&W or color…as usual, I like them both for different reasons. Do you have a preference?

the standard nyc
As we left, the rain cleared and we had some beautiful sun as we arrived at the Flatiron Building. I have a much more difficult time photographing historic architecture like this, but the sun made for some nice detail shots.

We were a bit early to wrap up with sunset & blue hour here so we added on one extra stop, 121 E 22nd St. Its prismatic edge reflected the neighboring historic building aglow with the sun for a nice contrast.

121 E 22nd St

And just behind us, the Chrysler Building 🙂
chrysler building
Back to the Flatiron Building for the final stop of the day and a little fun playing around with intentional camera movement.
flatiron building
Stay tuned for much more! Or check out all my images from our Photography Unfolded NYC workshop here. If you want to see student images head over to the Photography Unfolded blog for a peek at what our students come home with!

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