I was surprised when I got inside NY Public Library and realized taking photos is allowed. Actually I didn't feel confortable disturbing the others. It's a quiet place, a real beautiful architecture and it smells knowledge (hope you got what I mean).
The history of The New York Public Library begins more than 100 years ago. As the 19th century drew to a close, New York, the greatest city in America, still had no real public library. But thanks to a handful of visionaries and millions upon millions of users, The New York Public Library today is internationally recognized as one of the world's great libraries.
The Library's importance is a function not only of its sheer size and scope, but also of its unique character. It is the only library that features both world-acclaimed research centers and a large network of neighborhood branch libraries, all of which may be used by the public, free of charge. The Library is also distinguished by its long-standing tradition of serving the local community, as well as the international world of learning. Its neighborhood library system is one of the largest in the world.
The Library's online catalog and website make its holdings accessible to users worldwide. The Library's collections themselves reflect the profoundly democratic and all-encompassing nature of the institution. Numbering into the tens of millions, its holdings range from the most venerable monuments of human culture -- such as the Gutenberg Bible and Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence -- to materials that document the everyday lives of otherwise anonymous people.
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ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-09-11 15:54
Pelo que se vê na imagem até apetece ficar sentado só a admirar o lugar e a ouvir o silêncio que lá se deve sentir.
A perspectiva da foto é fantástica e conseguiste uma exposição excelente numa sitiuação de interiores. Muito bem. Parabéns.
worldcitizen (7435) 2009-09-11 16:00
This is great! I remember the first time I visited this room, and I was in awe of the beauty. I have taken photos there, but mine are certainly not as good as this one! :-) Great job with the colors and lighting. Everything is so vivid. The symmetry of details, and the ceiling are wonderful, and you have presented them perfectly.
jimkil (1706) 2009-09-11 16:18
I don't like HDR that much, and when I do it must be subtle and still have a natural feel to it, but this really works with this scene. Its alive and in your face considering it's of a library. My favourite part though is the empty desk to the right with the lonely book. The ceiling is impressive too.
Compliments on this capture
batalay (36493) 2009-09-11 16:20
Absolute classic, Carlos. I've seen the outside of the NY Public library so many times, but I confess, as an academic, I have never been inside. I certainly plan to rectify that omission in my cultural development in the near future.
carper (96) 2009-09-11 22:54
very nice one my friend,
the shot is very good, fine colors good perspective, good details marvelous composition, a good one Carlos, have a good weekend.
burraburra (1219) 2009-09-12 0:01
Knowledge is oozing out of your picture :))
Great perspective. Great colours.
Thanks for sharing.
siamesa (27761) 2009-09-12 0:46
Sei de alguém que iria adorar ficar por aí o dia inteiro: minha filhota. Ela é um rato de livrarias, esquece do tempo.
Uma cena exemplar e uma foto perfeita em cores, perspectiva e tudo o mais . Parabéns.
Abração e um feliz final de semana
rodgerg (55767) 2009-09-12 1:25
An unusual view on TE. Unusual, orginal, efficience and very nice with a good mangament of light, a very pleasant impression of symetry. The attitudes of the students are very well colectd too. Congratulations.
tober (8797) 2009-09-12 1:49
Hi Carlos, one of the most elegant indoor photos that I've seen lately. I can feel the silence and the smell of "knowledge". Simply wonderful with excellent symmetry. Congratulations, Tolga
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-12 2:34
Que beleza de foto, Carlos!!!!
Legal composição e lindíssimas cores!!
Muito interessante a nota e a lembrança sua, também!!
Extraordinário travalho, amigo!!!
paura (47166) 2009-09-12 2:57
Beleza de trabalho, tanto na parte inicial, enquadramento, fotometria como no PP. Acho que foi na mão mesmo, sem tripé, é ficou muito bom mesmo assim.
npecanhuk (69146) 2009-09-12 3:19
Bom dia Carlos!
Uma excelente fotografia do interior dessa biblioteca, mostrando de forma interessante e bela a grandiosidade desse prédio e sua vida cotidiana, onde inúmeros visitantes aproveitam-no de forma massiva!
Cores, exposição e nitidez estão nota 10!
Muito boa mesmo, gostei prá valer!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!
pauloog (11747) 2009-09-12 4:18
Perfect clarity and symmetry to render the serious atmosphere and the wonderful interior of the library. Light perfectly managed.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-09-12 4:38
A tua fotografia é magistral. Gosto das cores quentes pontuadas de azul e de verde o ambiente estudioso, o silêncio, é sugerido perfeitamente. Muito bonita imagem, e uma nota muito interessante. Felitações. Passa um bom dia.
delkoo (68) 2009-09-12 5:32
You've caught a great atmosphere here. the people reading, the colours , the depth and light are simply superb, your HDR is finely executed.
have a nice week end
Gerrit (50768) 2009-09-12 5:56
excellent light and sharpness for the conditions.
What a fantastic old building.
Isabelle (9046) 2009-09-12 6:26
Acho que a foto mais bonita que eu já vi nestes anos todos de TE, Carlos.
JCG (35129) 2009-09-12 7:01
The interior of this room of reading is splendid and your photographic work creates a really pleasant atmosphere. Through your image I feel the silence which must reign there… I like much the quality of the HDR, I suppose, the luminosity is very beautiful and really appreciable clearness. I believe that at the end of the alley there is another person who makes a photograph too !!! Cheer Carlos.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
avene (12675) 2009-09-12 7:33
this looks more like Amber room, not library :) I quite like the pp, it reminds me of anime films, same magic light. intresting :)
francio64 (39653) 2009-09-12 8:18
bellissima questa Public Library.
Le tonalità calde dei colori, prevalentemente rosse sul tetto e sul pavimento, creano un bel contrasto cromatico con il colore delle pareti.
Una bella scena di vita quotidiana.
syd1946 (18663) 2009-09-12 9:31
Fantastic photo not only for the excellent handle of the inside light but most of all for the scene itself.I enjoy it very much together with the very interesting note!
gervaso (11040) 2009-09-12 10:29
A iluminação ficou excelente! Muito bonita a arquitetura interior mostrada também, e gostei das pessoas dando vida à sua foto, com muita naturalidade, ninguém olhando pra câmera! Belíssima composição! Bom trabalho!
TravelerNL (3011) 2009-09-12 11:11
What a beautiful building. So well illuminated and very colorful.
Your photo shows all those details in full. Very good colors and sharp. Good POV as well.
Very well done! I like it a lot.
Thanks for sharing,
ahmetgedikli (25548) 2009-09-12 12:01
A beautiful composition... Very good perspective, light and colors. Well done!
Have a good weeekend.
giorgimer (34899) 2009-09-12 14:22
extraordinary exposure management, perfect details, good central POV.
mauro61 (52631) 2009-09-12 14:37
hai colto un momento unico con tutti questi studenti seduti.
L'architettura è molto bella tra lampadari e soffitto hai colto tutto magnificamente con una luce perfetta, bravissimo
Charo (51210) 2009-09-12 17:45
Esta imagem não parece real, é como uma pintura.
Magnífico o efeito alcançado por esta excelente captura. A luz também é muito bom. Bravo!
wgreis (8267) 2009-09-12 17:54
sua foto está fantástica. Parece uma pintura. O POV, simetria, cores e textura também enche os olhos.
Parabéns e abraços,
celmaleite (4974) 2009-09-12 18:42
Todo mundo aí bem mergulhado nas letras e ao mesmo tempo posando inconscientemente para sua câmera. Daí o resultado belíssimo de sua foto. Parabéns pela nitidez e pelo equilíbrio de cores e luzes. Abraço e um bom domingo!
AnaRita (1741) 2009-09-13 4:23
Esta é sem dúvida uma das melhores fotos do TE: a luz e as cores quentes estão fascinantes.
Entretanto estive a ver a sua galeria e é uma das mais consistentes e bonitas também :) Muitos parabéns e obrigada por partilhar fotos com esta qualidade.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2009-09-13 4:35
Wow, what a great inside decoration, Carlos. The roof, the lights and overall the books... Fantastic. Nice colours. The people inside this gorgeous library added life to it. Actually without them, I think it does not appealing as great. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo with us.
Have a great sunday.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-09-13 11:03
A imagem está linda, você trabalha muito bem com HDR (também). Excelente contraste de cores, muito boa perspectiva, ótima nitidez. Os detalhes são impressionantes.
sunamoon (10) 2009-09-13 15:56
Olá de nuevo,
No dejo de impresionarme con tus ultimas captura en Nueva York,
El ambiente y esa luz es francamente increible!
muy buena trayectoria y definición! Muy buen trabajo!
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-09-13 15:58
Oi amigo ,
Que beleza de biblioteca com estas mesas trabalhadas em madeira , os candeeiros é um lugar magnifico , tem um tecto lindo , gostei muito pelo seu colorido e detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
shevchenko (18892) 2009-09-13 22:24
What a peacefull world with everyone here reading quitely to obtain more knowledges, good pov shooting at the middle to show seats, readers and books arrange on the shelves at both sides, fantastic color and lighting, distinct indoor photo, well done.
Rafer (15617) 2009-09-14 5:21
Fantastica imagen con un tratamiento muy conseguido...saludos
s_lush (16134) 2009-09-14 5:46
The interior of this famous library makes it looking as a real palace of culture. You have captured it in such a manner that shows not only the beautiful architecture but also the special atmosphere inside of this respected institution. Excellent photographic quality!
patdeph (35748) 2009-09-14 7:27
Wooowwww!!I am impressed by the beauty of this photo!The depth,the light,the colors,the excellent sharpness,the perfect managment of the light are incredibly beautiful!Congratulations,this is splendid!
molla (7129) 2009-09-14 10:42
Quite a postediting you pulling up here.
looks a bit like a 3-D redering, like it;
you are more then welcome to write about it and describe what technic you've used
is there a other photgrapher at the far end of the libary ?
COSTANTINO (58723) 2009-09-14 12:50
Nice capture of that moment in the library.a quiet
place.A place that gives hope that there is people interested in the books.The lightness is excellent
PixelTerror (0) 2009-09-14 12:53
There's too much HDR wizardry here to be a photo anymore, but it could work quite well as a comics scene, not sure this fits TE though...
Have a nice day JY
lucasgalodoido (21101) 2009-09-14 18:35
impressionante essa imagem, a qualidade e o PP ficaram ótimos, ta ficando fera nisso. Só achei estranho o piso central, parece que tem algum ruído nele, seria isso mesmo ou é a textura do tapete? Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
Benedict (7076) 2009-09-14 20:41
ssshhhhhh..silence please, i can hear a pindrop!
oh yes, i smell knowledge from mere looking, indeed
a mind is a terrible thing to waste...
perfectly framed with all the pleasantries of colors and details!
InasiaJones (31562) 2009-09-15 1:06
Listen to me Carlos,
Get yourself a new camera, a better one (stick to Canon...), than upgrade one of your lens and go pro man... There is a market for your kind of stuff, I'm telling you.
As a creative director for ad agencies and design studios, I used to buy a lot of photos from image banks (Getty, Photonica, Corbis...) and hire many photographers. What you are doing is outstanding and EXTREMELY commercial. Because they have an illustration quality, art directors might be very interested in your image technique.
You are not doing crappy HDR Carlos, you know how to manage it with subtlety, you make the colours popping-out without weird/ugly effects.
If you can diversify your applications to other subjects than architecture, there's a lot of potential for what you are doing and a lot of cash to keep investing in your equipment and put money aside...
If you are able to deliver top quality shots like this one, within a tight briefing, according to detailed sketches and specific requirements (and under "control-freak" art director's pressure), you can easily charge 5 000$ per photo, not including assistant, make-up artist, stylist, props and so on. Find yourself a niche, prepare yourself a good portfolio with about 20 of your best stuff and begin to sollicitate ad agencies, talking to art directors or send some PDF directly to their attention.
Buy Communication Arts magazine and Luerzer's Archive to know a bit about the trends in advertising and design world.
If you can achieve such a shot without anything else than your Rebel, you have a lot of potential to become famous.
Just don't forget to send me my 15% commission.
pablominto (53744) 2009-09-15 3:22
Now this is the kind of HDR treatment I can live with!
The room has this excellent feeling of depth, and the colours are very much alive...
The accurate point of view gives fine symmetry for the composition!
chpp (4281) 2009-09-17 12:05
another great shot, a nice and balance POV with excellent exposure and vivid colours
the sharpness adds an extra feature to the shot and makes it almost like a cartoon
very nice job
axiotea (21649) 2009-09-18 11:32
For a brief instant, I thought it was a painting, but not ;) My sincere compliments for this wonderful picture which you've presented and framed so well.the HDR worked perfectly too! It goes directly to my favourites!
Best regards from Thailand
xuaxo (6846) 2009-10-04 6:34
Excelente vista do belo edifício. Uma foto pouco usual neste tipo de lugar.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-10-20 6:13
Hi Carlos: Excellent image registered at this quiet place but filled with so many people. The ambiance and details of the shot is truly amazing. Top drawer image and you have done really well with the framing. Best regards. Jusni
kiks (11781) 2009-11-05 10:08
Hello Carlos. i don't know how you did it but the light and colors are just amazing. Your POV makes me feel i'm entering this wonderful place. Congratulatios
diomed (13926) 2010-02-08 8:09
magnificent interiors' capture with perfect light management, amazing perspective, marvelous colours.
- Copyright: Carlos CB (belido) (19934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 800, Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm PL-C
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Libraries - Library, HDR Photos 2, ~NYC~, My 200+ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-11 15:43
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