October 11, 2007

City view.

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ADDED: There's some discussion in the comments about how this picture would look in black and white. Here's your answer:

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10 comments:

hdhouse said...

i wonder who they get to change that lightbulb?

Kiley said...

Accumulated grime and greatness of time and man and gray cumulus.

Bakerman said...

You have become my eyes in New York, Ann - simply great shots.

Also enjoyed scenes from a restaurant with Glenn and Helen.

Ralph said...

Manhattan is a train, the Empire State Building its smoke stack.

David said...

I used to run on the Bridge, but I got sick of weaving around photographers and dodging bikes. Thanks!

Ann Althouse said...

I think it's nice that there are so many people up there these days. Didn't use to be like that. Now, there are all these people with guidebooks and cameras. It must be on lists of 10 best things to do in NYC or something.

Galvanized said...

See, this is the kind of photography that I expected you'd get in Brooklyn, like catching the kind of grungy, industrial-looking side along with the beautiful. I think that's what New York is - the wonder along with all the harsher realism (badly worded, but you get the gist). Good stuff!

I would be interested to see what you would do with black and white and candid subjects, too, or time lapse. Just a thought. :) I don't think I've seen any pics in black and white before.

halojones-fan said...

I don't think that particular photograph would work as well in black-and-white, though. The contrast of red rust and blue sky is too important to the effect.

Galvanized said...

Oh, I like it about the same for this pic. The black and white robs it of the nice palette and the corrosion on the bridge to balance the clouds above, but the black and white also accentuates the lines in the structure. It almost strikes you at first like a carnival set up under the big sky. Cool!

halojones-fan said...

The black-and-white image looks like something from a Steampunk version of "Blame!".