Eastside Reflection

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Eastside Reflection.
Reflection of NYC’s Upper East Side in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George, 2008 [larger view].


The photographer writes:
Last week [one year ago!] I sent an image of the West Side reflected in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. To keep faith with the equal time doctrine, even if the media sometimes doesn’t, I offer this shot of the East Side buildings on Fifth Avenue reflected in the same reservoir during the late in the afternoon . The fall colors of the trees are apparent if not explicit along the bottom of the image. Hoping your colors are apparent if not explicit I wish you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Eastside Reflection

  1. Trin Tragula says:

    If it’s a reflection in standing water, shouldn’t the buildings appear upside-down?

  2. only if you are standing right-side up.

  3. bob levy says:

    I rotated the image but as Grrl suggested if you looked at the orignal shot while standing on your head it would also appear this way thouhg I haven’t tested it.

  4. Veronica says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I might be on a similar path as “Club George” and take a lot of refuge in running around this landmark. Gorgeous, and now a new read as well! Cheers.