I took this out of my hotel window on a grey winter's morning. It was raining and the buildings in the distance were veiled by a light fog, which I think gives this shot a certain atmosphere.
I scanned this from a black and white negative and increased the contrast slightly before sharpening.
I hope it serves as a cooling antidote to this unbearably hot weather that we're experiencing in Northern Europe at the moment.
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roamermark (1590) 2006-07-26 7:26
Certainly gives new york a bit of a real Gothic look doesn't it. I think it looks great.
delnaja (2054) 2006-07-26 7:37
a nice photo of NY. It shows how I would like to see it one day. The b&w give an old like atmosphere (50's or 60's)... I don't know why it reminds me a photo of Marilyn Monroe on the rooftop of a building, completely different but the same atmosphere...
CeccoPhoto (2717) 2006-07-26 9:43
also i agree with Delnaja the atmosphere seem that 50's or 60's.
Beautiful photo. compliment!
managua (902) 2006-07-26 11:21
really nice..full of atmosphere!
Like how you took and presented it.. and how said the others the look given by the B/W is old and original..
tcht (7565) 2006-07-26 11:30
Quite a nostalgic pic! The compo is fantastic. I like the overlapping of buildings and the repetition effect. The misty background is impressive and gives NY its classic look. good shot, so much to see YEt it's very 'clear' - not all over the place.
livermore (1629) 2006-07-26 11:33
Très bonne photo, avec ce premier plan sombre et l'arrière plan terne, presque transparent.
Cela donne un très bel effet.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-07-27 6:02
Hi Ben, yes there is a "certain atmosphere" in this one .. I love those urban landscapes and this one from Manhattan is excellent, particular rainy grainy darky mood :)
Schultzy (5446) 2006-07-28 13:45
Waouw, that's NY !
B&W is a perfect choice, I like the silhouette of the buildings in the background.
Another great shot from "Big Apple"
Very well done !
vinicio (23415) 2006-07-30 18:08
This is the first time that I see your portfolio Ben, I find it great, compliments, you have a lot of images that I could appreciate, this the first because one of the last ones, the atmosphere is great and the B&W too, well done, compliments.
rosaline (0) 2006-07-31 4:24
Nice, and dramatic shot with lots of atmosphere. The contrast you've introduced is good and gives the shot a period feel. Concerning the heat - I love it!!
svetoslav (318) 2006-08-04 8:21
What a shot!!! I like the grey scale and the composition.
martburn (533) 2006-11-07 19:59
A classic treatment here of a much photographed place. If you'll forgive the point, I too have a lot of good imagery on film, but I haven't invested in a good scanner. If I did maybe I would shoot more film.
pastadog (13111) 2007-01-01 16:11
Love it, Ben! Maybe because that was precisely the view and the weather I had when stayed in NYC for a couple of months... The elements in foreground give a human dimension and the buildings wrapped in fog are great.. but overall is the choice of B&W that makes it! Congratulations, Daniel
ruisc_pt (10343) 2007-02-11 11:44
It's measy to realize you 're a B&W fan..
In this way I am too..
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-02-14 12:54
I hadn't seen this one.
It is a great POV over Lower East Side, I like the Woolworth shadow above the picture.
- Copyright: Ben WX (ben4321) (9875)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon f80, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D, Fuji Neopan 400CN
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Black and White Photos, Your favourites, New York in B&W [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 7:09
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