Photo of the week: Empire State Building

by Klaus on June 3, 2011

in Photo of the Week

I snapped this photo of Empire State Building on my recent trip to New York. I was on one of the tourist cruises and on my way back from Liberty Island when I decided to rack out my new Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM lens to the full 250mm to fill the frame as much as possible with Empire State Building, while still having some of the surrounding buildings, to show how big Empire State Building really is.

Unfortunately the Chrysler building doesn’t show in this photo, but Chrysler building is 282m (roof) and 319.9m high (antenna spire) while Empire State Building’s roof is 381m and the top of the of the antenna spire is 443.2 m high, so that’s quite a difference between the two buildings.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this photo of the week.

ISO 200, f/8, 1/500, 250mm

Shot using


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin June 5, 2011 at 13:00

It is an awesome shot.I must say that you have nice photography skills.

Jakk @ Technology Blogged June 7, 2011 at 16:04

The photo is very nice indeed. I use GIMP to add effects to some photo’s, and respect the highly industrial look the photo above comes with.

Tom June 15, 2011 at 16:24

very nice picture, what kind of editing did you make to make the photo look like this?

Klaus June 15, 2011 at 17:47

Oh, I hardly remember to be honest, even though it’s not that long ago. Probably something with color monotone?


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