Cityscape Photography

Financial District surrounded by Fog - New York City

Black & White panoramic photo of the Financial District surrounded by Fog - Lower Manhattan, New York City

Financial District surrounded by Fog - New York City

Manhattan skyline is well-known and impressive during most seasons; yet the sight of the Financial District surrounded by fog is much less familiar.

This photo was taken from Brooklyn across East River early in the morning. It was placid and quiet as I was waiting alone for the light to increase. Gradually, the skyscrapers began to appear out of the fog in the distance, almost as if waking up from their cozy night in the clouds. On the right, Brooklyn Bridge is visible and on the far left, we can see, even if barely, Governor's Island.

The light stone pyramidal shape of 120 Wall Street is easy to spot in the center of this panoramic view: it is one of the oldest skyscrapers in Manhattan. Even if smaller in size than its more recent neighbors (it is ʺonlyʺ 399 feet tall), it had earned its designation as a ʺskyscraperʺ upon completion in 1930. It was also one of the first buildings to boast what has been called ʺwedding-cake architectureʺ-- successive setback tiers. One can often view 120 Wall Street in vintage Black & White photographs of the Wall Street area.

Buildings shown on this photo (from left to right): 1 New York Plaza, 2 New York Plaza, 55 Water Street, One Financial Square, 120 Wall Street (white pyramidal shape), Woolworth Building (mainly in the distant fog), 8 Spruce Street (also known as ʺNew York by Gehryʺ), Manhattan Municipal Building. On the right: Brooklyn Bridge.


Main subject:

Fog surrounding Financial District, Lower Manhattan, , Panoramic Black & White.


Financial District, Manhattan, New York


40°42'2ʺ N 74°0'20ʺ W


Horizontal Panoramic 10 images stitched together - 15,600 x 5,106 pixels / 80 megapixels


Canon 1Ds MarkIII, Canon EF24-70 f/2.8L II Lens