This is obviously the Statue of Liberty in New York City. It was commissioned in France back in 1876. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was then commissioned to design the sculpture. He needed the assistance from engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower) to design the massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework which allows the Statue's copper skin to move independently yet stand upright. On October 28th 1886 to dedication took place, tens years after the centennial. Nowadays Liberty Park is part of the National Park Service
I do have a workshop that is quite different from this, accessible here: Alternative WS
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andrewfernandes (102) 2005-08-05 20:08
you missed a great ppunity to have a wonderful photograph the photo is well focused and sharp . I would have been more strong it you would off center the statue of liberty .The centered look makes it a bit boring
john_c (24666) 2005-08-05 20:29
A well composed scene rendered with good clarity and contrast. As Wes has noted, the tourists in the scene help give perspective to the size of the statue. I don't agree with Andrew about the centering issue. Firstly, its not quite centred and secondly, given the nature of the landscape, it would be a mistake to place the main subject too much to one side. The cluster of trees to the right and the interesting clouds to the left nicely balance the scene. The only other option would of course be a portrait format, but this works very well to my eyes.
huynt (5079) 2005-08-05 22:56
You are standing in the boat?. I cam the .. Park at New Jersey state for view it. Thanks for sharing and learning. Have a nice week end. HUY
alainh (33205) 2005-08-06 2:21
Here the clouds make the difference !!!
good shot and well framed. We have a very little one at Paris !!
have a good day
ChrisJ (119085) 2005-08-06 5:38
I like the graphism of the statue against the sky. Superb sharpness & color. The people add scale & context.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-08-06 5:48
OK it's centered but otherwise it's a very nice shot of Miss Liberty, I like the cloud over her head giving her a Saint dimension... Did you know Bartholdi originates from Colmar, 50 kms north of my home ?
Have a nice week end,
jhm (161079) 2005-08-06 11:31
Perhaps most look at statue of the world, already in years 1920, of the emigrants this by boat to America coming. For a lot people the statue of the liberty.
Very well seen Stephen!
weswang (18223) 2005-08-06 13:12
Hi Mr. Steve, A very impressive PoV to this photo. I guess that you took this photo while you were on a ferry. The inclusion of the visitors have well shown the size of the status. Nice research to provide the informative notes with this photo.
A beautiful shot with clarity, sharpness, and nice contrast against the white and blue sky.
cessy (13647) 2005-08-06 15:46
very nice captured of this very famous statue, Steve
I love also the one in the workshop
very well done
dsidwell (9783) 2005-08-06 18:02
Hi Stephen. I admit to liking the workshop better than this one, if only that it is a bit edgier and more creative. Here, you've centered the statue, making her all important and trumping our thoughts. The workshop conjure more ideas and thoughts and feelings from me. Both are very nice.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-08-07 1:45
I like the perspective, as it shows really well the greatness of it, with people mingling down below.
as far as exposure, I believe a cloudy day would be best, so those annoying shadows wouldn't show up. A friend of mine once took a picture under the cloudy conditions and it was just a great photo. Here is a link to it, if you are interested
jjbach (9324) 2005-08-07 18:08
Wonderful presentation of the famous Statue of Liberty. Stunning clarity and sharpness, very impressive. The crowd at the bottom gives the size of the statue. I prefer this shot much better than the other (WS) even this one doesn't follow the rule of the thirds.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2005-08-07 18:15
Great point of view and i like the sky but a cloudy day would give another intersting take on this.
I prefer this one vs the workshop. seeing just the staute of liberty is ok but in this you give the viewers a well done photograph of her surroundings and enviroment.
PJE (20758) 2005-08-07 20:43
Very nice Stephen. As I understand and correct me if I am wrong, is it not possible to climb up through this statute? Somewhere I heard that info. But anyways I have to say that this os perhaps one of the f inest photos on this Liberty Statute. Great work Stephen.
alford (3989) 2005-08-08 0:12
Wow! This is a great view, Stephen! It's my 1st time to see it from this angle. The sharpness, lighting and colors are excellent! The hordes of tourists looks so tiny! Very good composition! rgds.
pnphan (3957) 2005-08-08 2:15
I took the same shot 4 years ago, but my camera was crappy, there was no cloud, the sky wasn't blue. I'm just admire your shot.
danyy (0) 2005-08-08 3:15
Un jolie Carte postale de New-York, et de ce symbôle si souvnet photographié.
Belles coulerues naturelles, les lumières sont bien restituées aussi.
Bien à toi.
aloyho (6798) 2005-08-08 7:47
Looking at this and the WS I have the feeling that you are still trekking on those uncharted tracks and must say that they are refreshing. The cloud did helped a lot in this one by making the statue more prominent. The balanced and asymmetrical layout create interest though the subject may be centered. Well done!! All the best and thanks.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-08-08 17:59
A very fine capture of this famous statue - I like the fine cloud you got as background here and the bright image- good to see people here as well - to give us the dimensions - thanks Stephen for sharing.
Mishe (3533) 2005-08-09 16:27
Hi and bravo Steve!
Liberty is the greatest gift from God.
Excellent choise.Great job.
Best wishes and regards,
rabdelnoor (3423) 2005-08-09 18:21
Very beautiful shot. You got great colours and nice contrast. The sky is very nice too with the big cloud just behind Miss Liberty head. Best Regards.
LCannon (2796) 2005-08-14 13:34
I really like this view, the people really show just how huge this is. I like this version better than the workshop, I think sometimes centering the subject works well especially with such a formal subject. I love the cloud placement in this one better too. Well done.
mumek (20202) 2005-08-14 15:03
Good afternoon Stephen!
Very good view at the Statue of Liberty. Good details, excellent colours and sharpness. The note as usual very informative.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-08-17 10:36
Very nice work, I like the way you shot this, very good horizontal take, I like the people in this picture, it gives a sense of scale, really well done
papagolf21 (110520) 2005-08-31 3:57
Combien de personnes ont souhaité voir cette statue de la Liberté en arrivant en Amérique par la mer (terre d'accueil pour beaucoup d'entre elles).
Je me souviens très bien de cette statue lors de notre voyage de noces en 1970 (il y a bien longtemps). Nous avons la même en plus petit à Paris sur l'un des ponts de la Seine.
J'aime beaucoup les deux prises de vue.
MarekP (4750) 2005-09-19 4:06
Nice to see ho many great photos you have posted while I was away. I like all your city-scapes, but I'm starting my critique with this Statue of Liberty. I like it not only because of its perfect clarity, colours and sharpness, but also because of the cloud behind her head -- it is exactly on the right place.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-02-14 9:58
Gosto muito das cores mostradas neste tipo de apresentação, com o estatua posicionada bem forte no enquadramento.
plimrn (21344) 2006-05-01 3:26
Both compos have wonderful detail, light and color, not an easy feat from a moving, bobbing boat. As other's have noted, your excellent framing with the tiny tourists provides a good perspective as to the size. I too like the WS best because seeing her up close makes her feel more real and I would like for the symbolism she stands for to be more real.
TheMC20 (52) 2014-02-01 3:28
C'est une magnifique vue sur la Statue de la Liberté.
- Copyright: Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) (15250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-01
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 18-70DX, Tiffen UV Protector
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 19:08