Now complete, a view of the big apple from the east, near the United Nations headquarters. I am fascinated by the ‘turning’ times of dusk and dawn as this creates an unusual cocktail of colours created by weak sunlight. Skyscrapers are very good subjects for cast shadows, and, needless to say, perspective. Although I have included pretty much all the buildings seen from this viewpoint I have used a degree of artistic licence as to their relative heights. This helps to create a more pleasing composition. Additionally I have provided a familiar celestial object, which although is known as a symbol of night has in this case provided an alternative ‘rise’.