Manhattan in Smoke

Where there’s fire, there is smoke.

This unique view of nocturnal Manhattan engulfed in the layers of thick, dark smoke that has drifted from the fireworks launched over the nearby river. This eerie and almost frightening view is a way, more fascinating then the nearby show itself; it is actually what propels me to repeat the flight year by year.

Very hard to capture from a moving airplane, it requires precision, agility and technique. Please enjoy the fruits of my madness and come back next year for more!