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