Sunset at the Towers - December 7th 2000
I think this is one of those moments of being at the right place, at the right time. We had just finished a meeting in an upper floor of the Citigroup building in Long Island City, the sun was setting over the City. The small camera I had offered a wide angle view, it also shipped with the first software I had ever seen for stitching photographs. Wide angle was not enough to capture this view, but now there was the stitching solution. Luckily, even through the double-pane glass window, I did manage to take a good series of individual images. Unfortunately, the stitching software was not very sophisticated, nor were my digital post-processing skills! Producing the final piece never worked accurately.
Years later, after lots of practice, and better software, piecing together the original shots, the image of what I saw that day finally appeared. I grew up in one of those small buildings in Long Island City, just one block from the park at the center of this photograph. I am fortunate to have experienced this sliver of time. Moreover, to have been able to capture that moment forever in this unique panoramic image of the New York City Skyline as we once knew it.