Good Morning Everyone,
Yesterday, I was critiquing Craig's (MacJake) sunlit tankers and promised I would find this shot in my archives.
This one also shows how the sun creates an amazing effect. It shows the Staten Island Ferry sailing beneath the guarding gaze of The Statue of Liberty. I promise you, I have not increased the saturation on the boat, that is the effect on it from the very early July sun. It is also tinting the statue.
I took this shot as we sailed into New York after a six day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. What a beginning! You can imagine, I was brimming with excitement!
I learned, later, that the Staten Island Ferry is completely free and provides a fine 25 minute cruise across the Hudson, obviously with good views of the Statue and Ellis Island.
Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-04 1:20
great view, the composition is very spectacular and I like the beautiful soft lights and the attractive POV, the depth of the photo is superb, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
SnapRJW (18722) 2012-05-04 1:27
Good Morning Bev - What better way could there be to be introduced to NY? A perfect welcome! Somehow the shot brings to mind all those thousands of immigrants that over the centuries have looked to the USA, with great excitement, as a new beginning. Wonderful, well managed an evocative. Warm regards rosemary
dta (51418) 2012-05-04 1:32
Hello Beverley ,
A good view of this icinic statue , with the lit boat perfectly placed in ten composition . You've chosen a large view , and that gives an excelent sense of the size of te place .
GREGG (8243) 2012-05-04 2:24
scenery painted soft light of early morning,
fabulous colors, a nice postcard
timecapturer (30324) 2012-05-04 3:21
love the mellow atmosphere this light creates here in this compelling composition. The colours and glow are quite irresistable and your management and presentation is flawless. Excellent!
Have an enjoyable weekend - warm wishes - Brian.
patdeph (35738) 2012-05-04 3:54
yes, I think that the light is very important for a good picture, and here,it's superb,warm, and it seems to lighten only the boat and the statue.The picture is also perfectly composed.
chrisvek (5453) 2012-05-04 4:23
Fantastic shoot while the sunset.Splendid colors and great horizontal symmetry.Perfect job as always.
Have a great day
jhm (122444) 2012-05-04 4:46
You took these picture on a very good place, with the Statue of Liberty in background and the ferry middle on the river.
Also nice dept and perspective image.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macondo (17949) 2012-05-04 5:22
It's good to see you're still around and making hay while the early June sun bathes things in a pinkish light. I'm glad you explained that. The colour of the ferry is certainly quite startling. Truly, I don't think I've ever seen the statue from this angle, and I'm quite surprised there are no tall buildings behind it! I like the slightly panoramic cropping. I can imagine how exciting it must have been after a cruise across the Atlantic, to sail in with such a scene before your eyes. You captured it well.
sacimar (25957) 2012-05-04 6:05
this is a beautiful image of the statue, I like the point of view and the light and colors of the moment of the day you took the picture, the result is very nice, well done,
Have a good weekend,
ChrisJ (86862) 2012-05-04 8:32
Even though we've all seen them a thousand times on tv & movies & still images, it still gives us a thrill to see them in person. I never thought I'd be impressed with Los Angeles, but driving around the place & seeing familiar street names & neighborhoods I'd only ever heard of, but never seen, was a similar buzz. (eg, Burbank, Hollywood, Ventura Highway turnoff etc). Good warm cold color contrasts here & impeccable sharpness. Tfs!
SWEETFREEDOM (18415) 2012-05-04 9:27
beautiful light and view. i like it a lot.
macjake (39227) 2012-05-04 10:20
thanks for the photo! You have delivered as promised :)
You know what i like most about the photo, is the story! Thats not to say i don't like the photo either..of course i do!
But when you mentioned that this was your first approach onto the US soil from England...I can only IMAGINE the excitement and anticipation you had to get on land and start walking around to see everything! Especially because its a longer journey by boat across the atlantic, and the anticipation for those days would have killed me!
its that excitement of traveling which is SO fun.
excellent work, and yes, i do love that side lighting, beautiful isn't it!
enjoy your w/e
Nicou (97679) 2012-05-04 11:16
Grandisoe compo et image quelle couleur sur ce bâteauf antastique iamge et compoa vec ce ciel doux superbe quell statue de la liberté superb eiamg eet compo.
Bravo et amitié
berek (31921) 2012-05-04 22:13
beautiful morning colors. a very successful compositionfor Statue of liberty . . congratulations.
I wish a good weekend.
Cricri (86431) 2012-05-05 9:37
Superbe composition, la lumière est douce et belle
Belle prise du bateau et de la statue de la liberté, bonne netteté et couleurs, compliment
chrislo (2173) 2012-05-05 12:31
Splendid view of New York Bay at the crack of dawn served by the iconic statue greeting the elegant scarlet ferry which silently glides towards the awakening city. I can imagine this must be a unique moment for all the passengers who have been waiting so long to see this dream come true. Great shot.
Janusz1974 (2275) 2012-05-05 14:48
Great perspective of the greatest symbol of Freedom.
This is just an awesome view of the statue.Great composition.
tyro (13073) 2012-05-05 15:21
Would I ever even dare to suspect you of "cheating" by selectively altering the colour or saturation of that boat? :)
The low warm sun has illuminated this scene with the most delicious light against a wonderfully dark sky and sea. The composition is superb, the colours lovely and the details and sharpness excellent.
delpeoples (44904) 2012-05-07 18:07
Not being a morning person, I always give extra brownie points to someone who goes to the bother of waking up that early on their holidays and gets a dawn shot. So congratulations on that. Yes, this is a little reminiscent of Craig's golden tanker shot. I love that warm morning light on this iconic New York scene. And the image is balanced well by the ship one side and Lady Liberty on the other.
Thanks for sharing, well done
batalay (32860) 2012-05-09 16:15
The light is excellent for this telephoto shot, with the setting sun bathing the Staten Island Ferry. Take a look at a pair of complementary shots, especially the vintage postcards.
korbee (6299) 2012-05-20 2:47
Thanks for this very unusual photo of New York,it shows the ""other side""of Manhattan,looks like laid back lowlands without big buildings.
The light on the ferry is extremely well like the boat doenst fit inti the picture totally different :=]] captured,looks like a classic postcard.
Hope you will enjoy your weekend.
worldcitizen (4852) 2013-04-18 16:50
I was wondering how you got this great shot of the ferry, and then it was explained in your note. :-) Your entrance by ship into the NY harbor must have been reminiscent of what immigrants saw last century as they sailed in. The lighting is beautiful, and both icons are nicely placed side-by-side. This is a NYC classic, with great colors. Very nice! :-)
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-01
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 0:59