View 268: Syracuse from the 13th Floor

Panoramic view of a Sunday morning in Syracuse, New York from a high rise hotel.

Panoramic view of a Sunday morning in Syracuse, New York from a high rise hotel.

Spent the weekend at a hotel in Syracuse which I requested have a view of the city’s skyline. Setup up my Nikon D700 camera on a tripod with a Nikon 28-300VR lens (with VR turned off) in the room to record the passage of time during my stay.  Used a circular polarizer filter to control the reflections shooting through a large double pane window and enhance the sky’s colors.

After sunset, I waited for Blue Hour to start.  Setting the lens to f/22, brought the shutter speed down to 13 seconds equaling the number of the floor I was staying on.  The long exposure created light streaks from the cars traveling on Interstate 81 below. If you look on the horizon on the far right, the steam plume you see is from the cooling tower at the Nine Mile Point nuclear plant near Oswego, New York, forty miles to the north.

Cars streak pass as blue hour starts to descend over Syracuse, New York on a cold winter's evening.

Cars streak pass as blue hour starts to descend over Syracuse, New York on a cold winter’s evening.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 13s, f/11, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, tripod, polarizing filter.

Later, I got more pronounced light streaks in the dark of night.

Light streaks from cars on Route 81 traveling through the center of Syracuse, New York.

Light streaks on Interstate 81 traveling through the center of Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 30s, f/f18, ISO 200, EV 0, 90mm focal length, tripod.

This is a view of the city many people living and working here do not see as they are the ones driving on the highways and roads.  Unless they are lucky enough to live in a high rise.

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9 Responses to View 268: Syracuse from the 13th Floor

  1. Truels says:

    Great photos of your city, Scott.
    Sorry I haven’t been around here for a while – but now I’m trying to get the screw in the blog water again ;-)

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  3. Karma says:

    Ooh, love that last shot!!!

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  4. Nye says:

    My favorite is the second image, it’s such a beautiful view.

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  5. I know where you were! :-) I want a copy of that 2nd one for sure. I love our skyline, but way in the back, is that a fringe shot of the lake or something else.

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