Photo of the Week: Fun with Photography on the High Line

One visitor seizing a photo opportunity at West 17th Street

Photo by Gigi Alterejos

If there's one place in New York City that's always ready for its photo-op, visitors agree – it's the High Line. One walk through the park on a sunny July day reveals swarms of visitors with phones in hand, searching for the perfect angle to encapsulate their visual experiences. Given the High Line's natural beauty, it's no surprise that photography has become a popular pastime in the park. Elevated above ground and patterned in gray and green, the High Line not only offers some spectacular views of the city, but also provides some exceptional contrasts just begging to be captured by camera.

This photo by Gigi Alterejos displays one visitor getting a great early evening shot of the High Line near the 10th Avenue Square, at West 17th Street. Although this is certainly a popular spot for visitors to take photos, there are tons of potential photo-ops while walking along the tracks! Check out the street views by 23rd Street, or the compass plants growing in the planting beds between Gansevoort and West 20th Streets. The Rail Yards section along West 30th Street, the Diller – von Furstenberg Sundeck at West 15th Street, and the vegetal screen section near West 18th Street also offer incredible opportunities for capturing a summer sunset overlooking the Hudson River.

From our visitor's perspective, the view from the High Line at West 17th Street near 10th Avenue square.

Another evening view from West 17th Street, illustrating the juxtaposition between shrubbery and steel that captures the High Line's aesthetic.

Where are your favorite places to photograph along the High Line? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram and Twitter (@highlinenyc) and adding your location tag!

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