Good and funny/sad!
Your photo is good and documentary, Strykapose! The sad part is that many of those people lining up to shoot the sunset haven't seen a real sunset at a horizon without being surrounded by skyscrapers, nor without having a phone in front of them.
The funny part is that I bet a whole lot of them are using the flash...
Thank you DominoDude...So true. NYC is surrounded by skyscrapers with many more going up at any moment. It'll probably get to a point where the city will live in shadows...with the only light coming from tourist's camera flashes.
Looking at the other side of the coin.....I find this a refreshing sunset and it sets it apart from a lot of other "sunsets schmunsets" you see in the country or at the beach.The reflections from glass, steel and alloys, silhouettes of living and static objects, light, shadow, behaviour....all add to the mix. So, not sure it is sad really....just the same drink from a different bottle. The fact that is is unexpected makes it all the more enjoyable for me. Living in (or close to....) London, I see some fantastic sunsets over the city which would not look half as good if I had seen it from the countryside or beach. Although "good" is obviously to personal taste/preference for city/country living.
One thing I do hate though is when someone holds a bloody iPad up in front of your face obstructing your view. There ought to be a switch that cuts off power as soon as it is raised above shoulder height.