The Philadelphia Skyline Photo Collection

From my buddy, @trevtakesphotos on Instagram

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Tonight (01/07/2023)

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Slightly off topic, but in curiosity did you use a smartphone to capture this or a camera? If it’s the latter, what camera settings did you use? I really want to capture shots similar to this since I’m really into photography :slight_smile:

f-stop is based on the proximity of the objects along with allowing light in. For me, by the time the sun is under the horizon I put my shutter around 1/10 and f-number at 6.5 or 8, and as night comes increase your shutter from 1 second to 5 seconds and so on. Long exposures are absolutely necessary for night shots if there isn’t enough light, and the sun trumps city lights. That’s why daytime shots are most of the time great looking.


This chart shows how many photos I have taken since my 16th birthday on August 5, 2017. I have taken a total of 76,823 as of 01/07/2023


Here is my first camera shot, of my Zvezda (now branded Revell) 1/2700 Imperial Star Destroyer kit displayed in my bedroom

And this is my first long exposure camera shot within the city on 08/08/2017, with the help of my fathers friend who got me into photography

Lastly, this is my first good long exposure shot of the skyline from New Jersey on 12/31/2017. I had a tripod, but it was a flimsy mess…so I plopped my camera on a nearby gazebo since I knew it would defy the chilly wind. What’s interesting is that I’ve been at this spot and gazebo even before photography and in my childhood, as my grandparents used to live two blocks away. Unfortunately the gazebo was demolished in the past summer, but my favorite photography spot still lives on

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Nice, thank you! :slight_smile:

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A skyscraper under construction in Philadelphia the photo could be around 1987.

Collection by Miss Mackensen

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Do you have the full image? I know it has the model of One Liberty inserted into this photo, I’ve seen on an article.

And that is One Commerce Square, shot in 1986

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June 6, 1986
Based on the image above, it looks to be taken around a month or two after this article clipping

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Thanks TK2000 for the very informative answer, I took a better picture.

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Did you take a picture of the entire photo? I believe it includes City Hall and Liberty Place

Around 1978

Collection by Miss Mackensen

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Philadelphia skyline from my roof by Philly SkyGuy, on Flickr


@bgrophoto on Instagram

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More lights!! They are installing and testing new lights on Comcast Center! According to a maintenance worker, all of the sections including the top will light up with colors and animations! I just wonder if the Comcast Technology Center will join

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The picture of the Delaware River Bridge was taken in November 1932 when the German cruiser Karlsruhe arrived in New York harbor.

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a german cruiser in New York…

are there any photos of it

They won’t be posted here. This is for Philadelphia

Philadelphia skyline by Philly SkyGuy, on Flickr

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Philadelphia 1876

I got these pictures from the official (original) guide from the World’s Fair 1876 in Philadelphia

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The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl

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