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Best places for skyline shots in various cities.

Best places for skyline shots in various cities.

Old Jul 19, 10, 12:26 pm
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Best places for skyline shots in various cities.

On a recent trip to YVR I was hoping to get some night-time skyline pictures. Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find a decent location to take a shot from (Stanley Park was too far away) and came up empty-handed.

I figured I would start a thread where we can all chime in with our suggestions on where to take skyline shots in various cities - hopefully one of us will find it useful.

I'll start with two obvious ones:

Tokyo: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (requires admission - 1,800)
Hong Kong: The Peak (requires admission - HK$56)
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Old Jul 20, 10, 10:17 am
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Sydney - Taronga Zoo
Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington
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Old Jul 21, 10, 1:19 am
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Montreal - atop Mont Royal
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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:34 am
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Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill. On the one day a year it's sunny.

I also love San Francisco from the Marin Headlands or from treasure island framed by the suspension portion of the bay bridge.
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Chicago -- Adler Planetarium
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Toronto - Centre Island
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Old Jul 22, 10, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill. On the one day a year it's sunny.
Or from Harbor Avenue in West Seattle by day or the Hamilton Viewpoint right above it at sunset/night.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 10:43 am
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Vienna from Cobenzl
Budapest from Citadella
Prague from the castle
San Diego from Cabrillo N.M.
Las Vegas from I-15
San Francisco from Golden Gate N.R.A.
Seattle from the Eagle Harbor ferry
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Old Jul 23, 10, 10:06 am
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San Francisco -- Noe Valley area near the radio tower
(this is a residential area that most people would have no reason to go to, but it's relatively accessible by MUNI train to the Castro and the view is unbelievable).
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What would be the best place to take a skyline night shot of Manhattan?
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Old Jul 25, 10, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post

Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill.
If the view of Mt. Rainier today is anything like yesterday, the rise of the full moon will be a spectacular sight from Kerry Park
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Old Jul 26, 10, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by thomas199023 View Post
What would be the best place to take a skyline night shot of Manhattan?
I've got a friend who lives in some townhomes along the river in West New York, NJ-- a very short distance from one of the ferries into Manhattan. The sunset views from the shore in his development are great. There is also a hill very close by to his place (not sure what it's named) and the view from on top of the hill is simply amazing.

Sorry I don't have any more specific information (or pictures) for this at the moment... maybe someone else who is more familiar with that area can help on the specifics.
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Old Jul 27, 10, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
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Seattle from Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill. On the one day a year it's sunny.

I also love San Francisco from the Marin Headlands or from treasure island framed by the suspension portion of the bay bridge.
I agree there is an amazing shot that incorporates the Golden gate bridge the city of San Francisco and if timed at the right time a rising full moon just off the Golden Gate Bridge in the Marin headlands.
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Old Jul 27, 10, 7:39 am
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What would be the best place to take a skyline night shot of Manhattan?
Brooklyn Promenade or Brooklyn Bridge Park are good options if you want to be on the east side looking west at lower Manhattan.
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Hobart has to be Mt Wellington, or you could try Mt Nelson lookout.
Brisbane is definately Mt Cootha.
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