The last ferry back to New Jersey from the Liberty Island was at 5PM. The cruise line had 2 decks. There were not too many people and it gave me a comfortable place on the open space in the upper deck. There was a brief stop at Ellis Island to pick up the passengers. The sun was already setting and I was hoping to see the colors on these buildings in the financial district of NYC. The tallest tower is the unfinished freedom tower . Due to shortage of funds and low occupancy, the work has been halted. On the extreme left is The Empire State Building.
PS: I agree with all of you that the sharpness is not there. I am not sure whether it was because of the brightness or my eyes. If anyone can do the workshop to make it a little sharper, I will be grateful
I have posted a little better version in WS
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ChrisJ (87654) 2012-02-19 4:28
I'm presuming the Freedom Tower is in the same location as the former WTC? It would be good to see it finished. A little soft, but wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the reddish tinted highrise buildings, & the blue sky & water. I like the wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs!
Zengi001 (2097) 2012-02-19 5:24
Very good framing and nice lighting. With a little more sharpness will be much better.
bayno (16423) 2012-02-19 5:26
the golden light is beautiful, and the view is amazing and well framed but for me is complitly out of focus...all the best,
jacquest (14486) 2012-02-19 5:27
A composition with soft tones on the end of the day. The image is well divided into three parts with the water giving deepness. The buildings are a little fuzzy but that goes well with financiers I guess.
Have a great day
nobuikehonda (3846) 2012-02-19 8:25
Hello Dear Lakshmi!
The softly focussed image and the soft lighting of the image go together well. The hustle and bustle of the NYC seems a distance away. The New tower is really going up, it looks enormous! If I am not mistaken I see the Empire State building off far to the left. The financial district remains frozen. I see several cranes at work there. This is really a city that never sleeps in reality. But from here all that looks nicely tamed and remains without a movement. The river and the sky, even their presence in the image looks and feels so peaceful. I came to know the city a long time ago. It’s good to see the new image coming from this great city.
With my very best and warm regards,
Have a very pleasant Sunday, Lakshmi
saxo042 (31862) 2012-02-19 9:29
A very pleasant panoramic view of the Big Apple. The sunshine create very warm colours of the highrises. A beautiful view!
pajaran (36906) 2012-02-19 9:44
Lep pogled sa trajekta na deo grada ...
Odlazi jos jedan dan a grad se sprema za noc obojen lepim bojama suncevih zraka na zalasku.
Dobar trenutak snimka i prikaz, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view from the ferry on the part of the city ...
Go another day and the city is preparing for the night painted beautiful colors of sun rays on the wane.
Good time recording and display, beautiful images.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Have a nice day, all the best.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-19 10:12
a very spectacular view with splendid architectural details, excellent POV and the lights are beautiful, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday evening! Kellemes Vasárnap estét kívánok!
Cricri (87288) 2012-02-19 11:24
Bon format pano de cette ville assez spectaculaire, bonne lumičre et couleurs
Schnappilic (7957) 2012-02-19 11:28
Despite the fact that isn't very sharp that picture is wonderful. Superb freedom tower rising at ground zero. The colors and the atmosphere are great. TFS!
patdeph (35738) 2012-02-19 11:51
I think there is a lack of sharpness, but I love the succession on different lines,the sea,the buildings, the sky,and the warm light is superb.This is very well framed too,in a good and appropriate long format.
Gigidusud (8332) 2012-02-19 12:17
Beautiful picture of NY on sunset.Good POV and nice golden light.
Thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (68620) 2012-02-19 12:41
Maybe not too sharp, but even though a capture with good layout and perfect graphism.
jusninasirun (17144) 2012-02-19 20:27
I like this view of warm facade on the skyscrapers in contrast with the blue tone. The panorama is beautiful and the simplicity is stunning. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!
Nicou (98775) 2012-02-20 0:40
fantastiqeu panorama et iamge sueprbe quelle vue sur cette ville moderne avec ce building et de la douceur dans les tons sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-02-20 2:26
سلام دوست من
خوش رنگ و زیبا
josepmarin (55209) 2012-02-20 8:50
in spite of the low sharpness of the image, I love these warm and reddish tones created by the low sunlight at sunset time, which dye the wonderful architecture of the Lower Manhattan.
The Freedom Tower already begins to be outlined between other buildings of the Financial District.
A beautiful panoramic photo.
delpeoples (45717) 2012-02-20 20:10
The light and composition are very beautiful.
As others have commented, it is not very sharp. I feel very sad that your eye-sight is affected, especially when you love the photography so much. I think you do a marvellous job in spite of your problem.
There is a free program called Neat Image which does an impressive job of sharpening photos. But the important thing is to get it right at the time of shooting, as nothing will ever replace that.
Here, I would check your Automatic focus points and in your situation, always use Auto Focus. Here the focus should have been on the buildings. I would also always try and use a small aperture of between f/11 and f/14, and of course if sharpness is your concern, a light tripod. There are some very good light travel tripods around that weigh barely nothing. If you do not have a tripod, then try and stand with both feet apart and your elbows dug into your body so there is more stability. I hope this helps and that it does not offend you.
baddori (19065) 2012-02-22 9:38
Ottima luce in un tramonto nel "mondo" finanziario .
A NY ritorna il sole ....ma per altri no .
Troppo complicato per noi che amiamo le foto ed il bello ...e condividerlo .
jemaflor (69731) 2012-02-22 12:15
Nice pov and light on these building, good format too ... but not enough sharpness !
Waylim (22467) 2012-02-23 21:21
It is a lovely POV, unfortunately the quality is not as good. It looks blur, either you move, so I suggest a tripod. the color is wonderful and composition is good.
jmdias (46240) 2012-02-28 16:19
it is a pity the sharpness isn't so good here. anyway I liked the view, we can have an idea how the new WTC will be in the skyline of NY.