NYC Winter Sunrises

Pier 12 in Hoboken with Midtown Manhattan behind (at dawn)

Downtown New York seen from New Jersey at dawn

A flaming yellow glow behind the New York skyline as night turns to day


NYC and the Hudson river at Sunrise


A tree in Hoboken with the sun rising over the Hudson River and NYC behind

Lately I’ve been getting back into photography. I shoot with a DSLR, a Cannon Rebel T2i that Allie got back in 2012. This proved to be a great investment. I learned how to shoot in manual and even photographed a few dozen of the stories I’ve written. But I also shoot with my iPhone, because you never know when the right shot will appear–and the right shot often appears on the Hoboken waterfront.

Allie and I are lucky to live across the river from New York City. Being a block away from the Hudson River never gets old. The view is spectacular, even on foggy days. On clear winter mornings the rising sun paints the freezing air around the buildings water-color orange, flaming red, and a thousand shades in between.

Sunrise runs are incredible. (Having a path along the river turned me into a runner.) Morning walks are striking–but routine! Allie and I sip coffee. We walk our dog. The sun lifts over the glass and water and colors our waterside town.

During those walks I took these pictures. You probably need a tripod and a zoom lens to really nail these shots, but I’ll get there. Hope you enjoy these photos. We have some nice city shoots and stories lined up for the coming weeks.   -Chris

16 thoughts on “NYC Winter Sunrises

  1. SavedNFabulous

    Hi I’m Terryann and I just read your blog about you trying to get back in photography! I recently start blogging and the response been great so far! I’m still looking to build with a photographer though maybe this is something we can discuss! Please let me know. My blog is please check it out. Thanks

    All the best Terry-Ann Phillips



  2. Catherine

    I loved these photos. You have succeeded in making me homesick for NYC! Glad I found this blog! But I have to say, my Eiffel Tower pic sucks compared to your photography talent! Looking forward to reading more!


  3. aFloforallseasons

    Hi Allie and Chris! I’m coming to NYC in April and these photos has just made me that much more excited!! This is so beautiful!! Can you tell me where about this is? I definitely need to add this to my go to list!! :D



    1. Made in Rome

      Nice! I shot these between 10th and 14th Streets in Hoboken, a town across the Hudson River from NYC. To get to Hoboken (uptown) you can take a ferry from the terminal on 39th and the West Side Highway. Hope you have a great visit! -Chris


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