One from my archives - the famous statue that heralds your arrival in the big apple.
This shot, I think, was taken from the Staten Island Ferry in New York City, USA. Scanned from a colour slide and extensively cleaned up, I have no idea what the EXIF data would be, but this was probably taken with the 135 mm lens that I was using then, plus probably a 2X converter on Kodachrome 400 film. From this pose I get the feeling she is punching the air and thinking "power to the people".
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Didi (60588) 2014-05-11 1:04
Interesting perspective and good tight composition thanks to your telelens
The dark exposure gives a mysterious ambiance
Nicou (142210) 2014-05-11 1:28
quelle vue de cette statue de la liberté, tu as de bien belles archives c'est sueprbe et la lune cette boule c'est mervielleux grandisoe compo.
bravo et belle journée
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-11 1:59
Really impressive capture this! The moon and cold-dark-pastel tonality of the scene created a superb new look of this famous statue. Excellent work! TFS.
Have a nice day!
serp2000 (44203) 2014-05-11 2:32
Thumbs up! Great shot, Brian!
I like this conceptual photo. It reminds me some art ideas from the photobanks, for example. Excellent quality for an archive scan. My congratulations!
jhm (152982) 2014-05-11 2:33
A very old picture, but maybe today the same image, the moon remains the same and also this statue.
Your picture is very well taken.
Splendid colours and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
tenretin (2559) 2014-05-11 2:36
A super clean shot without digital noise. Congratulations!
mjw364 (1066) 2014-05-11 2:38
Yes indeed the close up and crop does suggest a feel of power to the people - reminds me of Jessie Owens famous 1930's power to the people stance at the Olympics and indeed some might concur given that the US now has a black president. However, the inequality in the US is still a major issue so maybe not so much power to the people in case those with the power lose it!
You have done a good job of recovering this from a slide and it's probably testament to the quality of the shot in the first place.
Have a good day.
snunney (99142) 2014-05-11 2:56
A very clever composition and beautifully exposed. I like the soft warm light and pastel tones. The Staten Island Ferry remains one of the beast value for money rides in the world. Have a pleasant Sunday.
Noel_Byrne (31136) 2014-05-11 3:22
Brilliant and creative take of lady liberty,and I can see what you mean about her punching the air, it also looks to me like a balloon fell from the sky and got impaled on her crown. Really nicely done in how you balanced the light in this, I would likely have ended up with her features in full dark shadow, but here you caught a perfect amount of detail to study her expression. Very cool picture, thanks again.
williewhistler (16396) 2014-05-11 3:35
some first class editing helped enormously by a top quality slide has resulted in a very powerful image.
An oldie but a first class goodie.
A cracking piece of photography.
All the best Les.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-11 7:07
c'est un "portrait" très réussi, avec un camaïeu de couleurs très flatteur. Une belle capture.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-11 9:33
una foto studiata in maniera particolare nella composizione per ottenere l' effetto scenico della luna che si mostra in tutta la sua grandezza dietro alla corona della statua della libertà.
Una foto diversa dai tuoi soliti canoni ma che si avvale di una composizione e di un taglio deciso ed essenziale.
Ciao e buona serata
marabu61 (10949) 2014-05-11 11:28
At fist I thought how the heck could he capture lady liberty so close up with a mere 135mm lens (and no crop factor added in those pre digital times) from Staten Island ferry, but of corse with the 2x converter ...
Supberb quality for a scan and perfect restoration work indeed. If I look at my old Ectachrome slides, now they are simply unusable for anything decent today. Still I keep them because they represent a great sentimental value of my years as an expat all around the world.
npecanhuk (75476) 2014-05-11 14:39
That's a wonderful picture!
You had a superb idea and did a great photo job here!
Special regards to the exposure, colors and, of course, composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
lousat (91430) 2014-05-11 14:43
Hi Brian,very very original way to show us a close up of the most famous statue in the world,very nice idea and great quality despite the difficult light and contrast of the moment,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13930) 2014-05-11 18:50
So, I did giggle your Google...or Googled your giggle, or...wait, what did you have me doing? Either way, I did laugh. :))
Oh-hh say can you see, by the dawns early light.....You have me feeling quite patriotic once again with this one. What an awesome shot, made even more impressive by the fact it was taken in passing. Had you not mentioned it, I wouldn't have guessed there was really any post processing work done, she looks fantastic!
Without seeing the torch, this pose does hold a rather revolutionary suggestion, and with a spiky crown like that, I wouldn't want to tangle with her in battle...not to mention her gigantic size, and you know what they say about women with big feet!! lol
A super cool image though, I only wish my slides would come out this well. Great work mate! Enjoy the new week. Take it easy.
Cheers from the 'ol red, white & blue,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-11 21:36
Un moment décisif parfait avec une profondeur de champ impressionnante donnant une netteté aussi bonne sur la statue que sur la pleine lune. Un scan de très bonne qualité pour cette superbe photo.
shreya2000 (2511) 2014-05-12 0:15
Very nice pic showing the statue of liberty below the shadow of moon. Good time capturing. Thanks for sharing.
sevy (58) 2014-05-12 3:38
It is a good idea of picture and is original.
Perhaps it would have been better with the arm enterely inside the frame, but I am still impressed by the sharpness knowing it was taken from the ferry with a long focal lens.
delpeoples (58080) 2014-05-12 19:36
Wow, you've been keeping this little beauty from us for over a decade! Whata top shot, which would look great in any café or restaurant with an American theme. I love the close up of Lady Liberty, the beautiful purple tones and of course the superbly focussed and exposed moon. A work of art, so beautiful. Congrats!
Have a wonderful week
jmdias (64488) 2014-07-26 7:10
very beautiful old image. well done the work of scan it.
I liked the precious mix of her face and the moon. well done. TFS.,