High Line Park | New York City, USA

High Line Park in New York City with Yellow Cab Taxi
Yellow Taxi just passing under the High Line Park in New York City

When we arrived in New York, I quickly missed some nature. Yes, there is Central Park, but not from everywhere that’s quick to reach. In Berlin, I was used to “Decentral” parks – all over the city. So I was pretty happy when we finally spent some time in the High Line Park.

It’s a fantastic idea. Manhattan is densely populated, so the ground is expensive and not easy to make space for parks. Using the High Line – old train tracks above the streets – to create a park “on Floor 1”? Brilliant!

We walked the entire High Line Park from North to South. It was pretty busy, so others apparently thought the same. I was looking for some composition in which I could show the green and its location over the streets. Ideally – as with most of my photos – without having people in my shot.

Closer to the end of our walk, I found this spot. It gave me an angle at the High Line from the side. Once I discovered this composition, I wanted to get it just a little bit better. What else is iconic for New York? Of course, the Yellow Cab. So after 10 minutes of standing in place and waiting for the traffic, I got this shot with the Yellow Cab right in the sunlight before passing under the passing of the High Line Park.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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