Cruise ships ‘reload’ for their next trip in just a few hours. To facilitate that everything is perfectly choreographed. We knew from our visit with the captain we’d be at the Pilot Station before 5:00 AM and berthed by 7:00.
I was out of bed by 6:45 AM. We were just passing The Battery in Lower Manhattan. That gave me enough time to shoot around 250 pictures¹. By this time my iPhone was back in local service and I pulled it out to shoot a few stills–quickly posted on Facebook–and a little video.
This is a perspective of the river I hadn’t seen before. The Sun was just beginning to clear the towers of Manhattan. The skyline was backlit. The Sun’s low angle caused noticeable shadows to be cast from one cloud to another.
This video was shot and edited on the iPhone with ReelDirector.
¹ – Not quite as bad as it sounds because some where in series and meant to be used as pieces in a panorama or HDR image.