Our friend, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty, just sent word about an exciting series he's been working on. If you don't mind photography that gets you a little queasy, you'll enjoy this. Taken from high above, Baraty gives us incredible views of New York City - its historic buildings, its legion of taxis and and its very busy people.

"Watching a city from above can reveal so much about its character," he tells us. "I think that the pace of New York City is best seen from high above: the constant flow of taxis, the merging of traffic, the waves of pedestrians crossing at the change of traffic lights, and the sounds of honking horns and sirens."

Just how did Baraty take these shots? By "leaning over the edge of buildings," he says, and "by extending my arms out if necessary."

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  • I am just getting started...figured out I, LOVE to get high and shoot low! The nights are my favorite though. I love these day shots. The clarity is awesome and getting the perspective through to the viewer is key to dragging them into the images! Excellent work!

  • Yep...My kinda guy! I need to post some. Check out my flicker link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debesdelight/sets/72157631928367856/

  • Love this unique perspective. Feels like a bird!
  • Magnificent! :)
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