Taken on 19th January, 2009 in Kips Bay, Manhattan, New York. Nikon D90, Exposure 1/6, Aperture f/4.5, Focal Length 38mm, ISO Speed 800. Show on Flickr.

I won't try and hide it. This was a last resort, but how lucky I am to have this apartment as a last resort.

I was out for the day, working for the first time from New Work City in Soho, when I realised the battery in my camera was completely dead. I had to wait until I got back home late tonight to take and post a photo for the day.

I considered setting up a mini-studio and photographing some objects from around the apartment, and I may well do that another day, but got distracted by the reflection on the window and the play between the lights outside and the shapes and forms in here.

In the end when I saw the link between the green hue in the bathroom light and the tip of the Empire State Building I knew I'd found an image I was satisfied with.