Good Morning Everyone,
I never ceased to be surprised by what I discovered (photographically speaking) in New York.
I could only assume that this array of sunken posts, emanating from the the water's edge in Lower Manhatten, had once been a pier; but there were so many posts!
If anyone can tell me the origins of this structure and solve the puzzle, I would be very grateful.
Whatever the purpose, I couldn't help but be excited by the photographic opportunity, to get down low, and use them as guide towards the iconic skyline in the distance.
I hope you enjoy it, too, Bev :-)
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Didi (59066) 2010-08-21 0:02
I think that this barrier is here since along time
Very original picture and good depht perspective by the foreground.
Greetings from Orleans
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-08-21 0:05
Hi Bev, excellent perspective and a wonderful shot overall. As you sau, the low pov guides people into the New York skyline. Its a very original picture of a much photographed location.
pauloog (11747) 2010-08-21 0:08
A very original NY view in which the posts both echo and lead the eye to the skyscrapers in the far. They look as the remnants of a sunk old city...
baclama (18525) 2010-08-21 0:56
un effet grand angle qui donne de la grandeur et intensifie l'effet mystere
well seen and well done
danos (90333) 2010-08-21 1:16
really great your discovery of this treasure of the poles to be sunken in the sea, leading the eye on the far end of NY skyscrapers.I like your photographic instinct discovering and capturing this unusual scene from NY.
I suppose that these poles supported a wooden jetty and now the poles are the leavings of it.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
PaulVDV (24415) 2010-08-21 3:43
Not so long ago another picture of this view has been posted by Bryan Katz (joiseyshowaa). In his note he wrote that it were the ruins of a pier.
No doubt these posts create a very interesting foreground for the view of Manhattan.
Also the sky above Manhattan is very beautiful.
I'm not sure what I would have done with the building at the right side. You decided not to crop it away. Did you keep it for the composition ?
Best regards, Paul
gabrielpat (7163) 2010-08-21 4:13
a point of view very interesting really.what a different shot that i use to see about new york!the light is wonderful.tfs
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-21 4:38
A fvery creative view to NYC with this large FG very graphic. This Fg give too a very great depht to the image and learn the glance to the skyline of NYC.
Have a nice WE,
mvdisco (17784) 2010-08-21 7:25
Very nice perpective and view to New York,
excellent deep of field and details.
great shot and work,
Michel have a good week end..
SWEETFREEDOM (23506) 2010-08-21 10:09
great skyline with an original structure in the foreground, excellent sharpness and colors.
Nicou (130091) 2010-08-21 10:50
quelle compo, fantastique tous ce pilotis de bois qui forme un essin, avec en fond la lignée de building, cette profondeur dans l'image, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-08-21 11:25
Good evening Beverley,
They are certainly the petrified remainders of an army of invaders defeated. Many, they were disciplined. Excellent image of one great depth, and spectacular, and full with poetry. Excellent inspiration and perfect realization.
have a good evening
saxo042 (37678) 2010-08-21 11:35
This is very good photo with the interesting pattern of these old piles (or poles?) leading straight to the buildings across the river. I found this photo that I think PaulVDV refers too. Is this picture taken from Manhattan? His picture was taken from Hoboken, NJ. You have very natural and fine colours in this image.
weetrees (15) 2010-08-21 14:25
Exceptional photo here with a bit of mystery added in for good measure
great POV ..
Where was it so i can get a shot of it the next time i am there :)
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-21 14:42
great view, the composition of the photo is very spectacular, I like the atmosphere of the photo and the graphic details, excellent depth and lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Kielia (24073) 2010-08-22 9:24
I like your approach on this fascinating place. Very well working POV, beautiful colors and light and a very exciting composition with this stunning contrast as the main feature! TFS!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-08-22 10:06
Hello Beverley! Superb low POV, good capture and exposure, excellent DOF. Nice weather, very nice lightness. Interesting architecture in the background. Original shot. Well done!
macjake (61442) 2010-08-22 11:52
as with everyone else, i really admire your choice of composition.
this is surely a different view of Ney York, unique and creative.
i wish i had more to tell you about the wooden posts, but i'm as confused as you
Clementi (52514) 2010-08-22 22:33
una vista inusuale per New York, sei riuscita a trovare un pov davvero interessante, bellissima in tutti i suoi particolari luce e colori al top.
Glint (6171) 2010-08-23 12:05
another interesting and unusual view of NY. You have chosen the perfect pov to show us this contrast between old and new New York.These wooden remains seem much more 'real' than the glass and concrete structures on the skyline.
gunbud (34066) 2010-08-24 15:36
Like you I must assume it was some kind of giant tidal pier or warehouses but at any rate it does make for a very compelling lead-in to the distant high rise buildings that stand out nicely against the powder blue sky and wispy clouds.
npecanhuk (70034) 2010-08-26 3:19
That's another pretty interesting, beautiful and original NYC photo!
Sharpness, exposure, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal formatl, elaborated black & white borders and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats!
macondo (18623) 2010-08-26 5:15
Can't solve the mystery - perhaps they mark the spots where dead gangsters were thrown overboard. Maybe someone has answered the question amongst the critiques. But the effect of photographing them from that position is quite mysterious in its own right. A terrific composition, in which the poles have good company in the tall skyscrapers behind - they seem to lead the eye to them.
siolaw (38292) 2010-08-30 2:51
No idea what those stumps could be... but i can see the good use you did of them to lead the eye into the cityscape in the background. Soft and natural colours and good sharpness.
Longroute (19396) 2010-09-01 3:32
I'm discovering only now your NY photos and I must say that I like them all. This sunken forest of old posts creates an incredible graphic effect and a strong perspective that leads the eye towards the lovely row of skyskrapers in the bg. The composition is most harmonious and neat and furthermore shows an unusual aspect of NY.
IMO they are the remains of an old wooden pier, it had to be quite large of course.
iainsp (2626) 2010-09-03 8:24
Not sure about the mystery - although I have seen similar set-ups where, as you suggest, the superstructure to a pier has disappeared - but never with as many posts as you have found.
Irrespective you have solved the photographers dilemma of photographing something that has been done many times before (Manhatten skyline in this case) and producing a picture that is new and fresh. very well done.
I might be tempted to crop out the building on the riht to focus only on the posts and the background, but that is surely nit-picking.
regards and thanks, Iain
speedymanu (3587) 2010-10-22 10:12
a surprising and unusual view from New York City and your careful framing, low pov emphasizes this surreal atmosphere.
Have a good weekend
sacavem (18614) 2010-11-04 8:49
Very original picture and good depht perspective by the foreground.
A very different way to approach NY.Good work!
ikeharel (62945) 2011-04-25 2:19
Strangely enough - you found a place I never knew about on the east river - probably an abandone peir.
But, it has a wonderful depth looking at the towers accross.
CLODO (32174) 2011-05-08 23:39
I like this new vision of NY. Photographing is a good way to explore and find views different from the tourists books!
serp2000 (42082) 2013-11-01 9:27
I know this place! Good idea to take this photo, very amazing PoV and fine DoF! I saw similar scene on the Staten Island too. Good title and interesting note!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33385)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-05
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Trip to New York [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 23:57