Bayonne New Jersey's View of the New York City Skyline

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Comments (18)

Gert Jonkman on February 9, 2011

Very nice, after 2 years you went back to the Russian Memorial. Again I'd like to thank you for directions to that spot, it is a very nice place. I can't wait to go back to the City!!

Greetings from The Netherlands, Gert

Enkarnau on February 9, 2011

New York is always wonderful. I like and yelow star. Greetings, Enkarnau

Bob Engelbart on February 10, 2011

Wow! Great photos Hank! I love this and the ones by the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. I really want to get over there some day. Bob

Dalibor Ribičić on February 10, 2011

new york, new york!! :))

MAYAAMON on February 10, 2011


roby b on February 10, 2011

a like for this super view. bye roby b

Hank Waxman on February 11, 2011

Hi Gert. Welcome back. I'm glad I could contribute to the enjoyment of your visit. As you know, you don't undertake the trip to Bayonne lightly because you're committing a half a day for the round trip. Next time I'll give you directions to Weehawken for some of the best afternoon views in the area.

Thank you Enkarnau for the yellow star. I'm pretty excited about this shot too. Everything was working for me.

Thanks for the "Wow" Bob. That's extra special coming from you as a photog I've followed for a while. I agree with your choices, although I was blessed with a bright day, and I was pleased with most all of what I shot.

Thank you Dalibor. It's good to hear from you. Hello my friend mayaamon, it is always a pleasure when you visit, and welcoe to you roby b. I appreciate your comments.

Be well all,and thanks again.


Luca Rigato on February 14, 2011

Amazing skyline. Like

Hank Waxman on February 18, 2011

Thank you Luca, and thanks too for the Like. This is an amazing place where you can capture both the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building in a single shot.


Matteo Pagliaro on February 22, 2011

I agree with you and your last comment, Hank!! Although the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building seem sharing the same area, we have a new and interesting point of view of that wonderful city!! Greetings, Matteo.

Hank Waxman on March 2, 2011

Thanks Matteo for sharing your observation. I'm glad you like this composition.


Cottius on March 6, 2011

Beautiful panoramic view! I did not know there was a french named town so close to NY!:). Like. Greetings, Cottius

Hank Waxman on March 6, 2011

Greetings Cottius. I had never thought of Bayonne as French, but it clearly is. New York has a distinctly Dutch history, especially when it comes to the early names of the surrounding areas. I did some checking, however, and this is what I learned (thanks for asking):

"Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the region presently known as Bayonne was claimed by the Netherlands after Henry Hudson explored the Hudson River... According to Royden Page Whitcomb's 1904 book,First history of Bayonne, New Jersey, the name Bayonne is speculated to have originated with Baytonne, France, from which Huguenots settled for a year before the founding of New Amsterdam. However, there is no empirical evidence for this notion, which is considered apocryphal. Whitcomb gives more credence to the idea that Erastus Randall, E.C. Bramhall and B.F. Woolsey, who bought the land owned by Jasper and William Cadmus for real estate speculation, named it Bayonne for purposes of real estate speculation, because it was located on the shores of two bays, Newark and New York."

Gligo on March 16, 2011

I really like this photo! Congratulations!

Best regards, Gligo

Hank Waxman on March 17, 2011

I like this too, Gligo. Thanks for the Like.


Hank Waxman on March 23, 2011

Thanks ea, having wandered through your gallery I can see we have similar tastes.


Victor de Lara on May 24, 2011

Good shot Hank!

Hank Waxman on June 8, 2011

Thank you Victor. It still pleases me to look at this one when someone I thank you for giving me that opportunity as well as your compliment.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 9, 2011
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    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2011/02/06 17:34:28
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash