Photographer’s Incredible Shot Raises Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief

It has been over two weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast on October 29th and the tragedy has continuously spawned some unforgettable images, one of which includes this incredible shot of Manhattan’s skyline, half blacked out. The image was taken on October 30th by Brooklyn-based photographer Michael Cinquino who has since been working to raise funds for the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief.

For those in attendance at last night’s TrivWorks trivia / charity event at Brooklyn’s The Bell House hosted by renowned and beloved NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan, who had initially retweeted Cinquino’s photo and brought it to wide recognition amongst New Yorkers, the photographer revealed how he got the shot. With a 16×24 print in tow at the event, the photographer explained that the image was taken from atop a building on the Brooklyn waterfront, using an 8-second exposure. It was a remarkable photo taken by chance as he looked over and was urged by his girlfriend Rebecca to capture the scene. Even more astounding is that there is absolutely no Photoshop administered to produce the final result.

While the charity event wound up raising an incredible $5,000, Cinquino is still selling prints of his photo to raise more for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The photo can be purchased directly through his shop where 100% of the profits will go straight to the American Red Cross.

Michael Cinquino website

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Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

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January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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