I took this photo in front of The Public Library of New York. The rain fall a few minutes before when I arrived there. I didn't enter in the Library (maybe next travel), but I got this pretty photo of the man seat on the stairs. The B&W add more drama to me.
about the library
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States, behind only the Library of Congress. It is an independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing. The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and it has affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State. The City of New York's other two boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, are served by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library, respectively. The branch libraries are open to the general public and consist of research libraries and circulating libraries.
The library originated in the 19th century, and its founding and roots are the amalgamation of grass-roots libraries, social libraries of bibliophiles and the wealthy, and from philanthropy of the wealthiest Americans of their age.
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adramad (38573) 2012-09-19 9:53
Beautiful composition at which the B & W gives greater strength and a touch more timeless as the image.
Magnificent range of grays in a razor sharp image. Well done.
Have a nice day.
lucasgalodoido (21093) 2012-09-19 11:33
uma composição interessante aqui, e gostei da opção pelo P&B com o forte contraste. Talvez poderia corrigir a distorção nas colunas, que incomodam um pouco, repare que a da direita está alinhada, o que não ocorre na central e esquerda. Descobri uma ferramenta no PS que corrige isso esses dias!
bayno (18342) 2012-09-24 6:56
i am a lover of the B&W and this one is very well made, the gray tone is perfect and also the framing, good dept and sharp, the man seems to think of everything except the books ;)
macjake (57074) 2012-10-05 3:35
you can mark this down as another place in NYC that i didn't get the chance to visit! argh....
I like your monochrome adaptation, gives it a classic ol' time feeling.
too bad you couldn't completely fit in the arches along the top though.
but even from here the Library looks huge and dominating.
the man in the fg is a fine focal point.
jmdias (56161) 2013-04-20 2:24
excelente esta compo em branco e preto, o personagem na escadaria está muito bem, natural e perfeitamente colocado em cena. muito bom o uso que vc fez dos elementos arquitetônicos do fundo . lindo trabalho.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12897)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-07-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-19 5:31