Top of the Rock | New York City
I love this photo. There are a million pictures of the Empire State Building from pretty much everywhere in NYC. It can be exhausting to try to find an angle that hasn't been exploited yet, so I didn't even bother. The reason I love this one so much is because I had to wait and wait and wait like every other sucker to get to the top of Rockefeller Center and squirm my way through the crowds to the edge to get this view. They do not allow tripods (and I wish they didn't allow selfie sticks) because otherwise it would be "Lord of the Flies" up there. I fought off mouth-breathing tourists for elbow room to get 6 inches of free space on the railing to get this shot. I scoped this shot out years ago but wanted to wait for One World Trade Center to be done so it would be standing proud in the background.
I love being amidst the buildings and looking at the thousands of glowing windows. Getting lost in my thoughts. Who's working late? Who forgot to turn their light off? Where are all these people going and coming from? Then I was jabbed in the ribs by a 10 year old and I decided it was time to pack up and go.