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Cleopatra’s Needle, Central Park, NYC

Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, NYC

5DMKII + 16-35mm

What a fabulous day in NYC. I have to say that I am falling hard for this city, especially Central Park. There is something sincerely breathtaking at every twist and turn of the path….

And then the sun peaks out behind the clouds… and for one brief second you hold your breath, click the shutter button, and hope that your settings were perfect… or close enough for Photoshop to make them look perfect :P

About the Obelisk (Oldest man-made structure in Central Park):
Cleopatra’s Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century.

The London & NY ones are a pair made of red granite, stand about 21 metres (68 ft) high and are inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs. They were originally erected in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis 1450 BC. The inscriptions were added about 200 years later by Ramesses II to commemorate his military victories.

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    Mason Pelt
    October 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    That photo is just amazing! I hape some day I’ll be ably to take picktchers that look as amazing as the ones you take.

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    Jorge Quinteros
    October 9, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    There’s a whole conspiracy about the existence of these massive obelisk that are found around the world and while you can probably drive yourself crazy reading up on what certain people believe they signify, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the 3 that I’ve read are the most important ones.

    This particular one in New York is located directly behind the the Metropolitan Museum but inside Central Park. It’s massive and beautiful and yet often difficult to find because it’s almost hidden but quite noticeable after you come across the top portion. Great photograph!

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    Scott
    October 12, 2010 at 6:54 AM

    Fantastic shot ! Is this HDR ?
    How goes the photography ? Any weddings or commercial
    shoots ?
    I hope Leo has you do a photo podcast !

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    photolover
    October 29, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    I love this photo!

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    Gifer
    November 3, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    Awee fantastic shot !!!

    Happy birthday btw :-)

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    Jim Bell
    November 22, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    Follow up question to the post about Camera+ .app.
    Why do you think the app is not offered in the Australian App Store?
    Are there region specific deals in the app?

    Love hearing you on TWiT etc.

    Jim Bell

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