as a follow up to the “ny faux” post i did the other day, today’s post is about the real thing.. this here’s the flatiron building.. as you can see, the empire & the chrysler are nowhere in sight.. that is because, they’re behind me.. so that my friends, are some of the buildings in manhattan.. here’s an interesting description about manhattan from a commenter @ gawker:
“It is a complex miasma of longstanding social and economic gentrification; of people, regular and celebrity, of various races and ethnicities choosing to remain sequestered from one another, except during the hours between 9am and 5pm, or when they get their Chinese food delivered; of hot dog carts parked next to falafel carts parked next to storefront Wendys and Starbucks, creating a wonderfully malodorous assault on one’s senses, and possibly killing them; of the media elite and the blogging underclass, and vice versa, of course; of traffic and pigeons and sometime smells of caramel or fudge or swamp gas wafting in from New Jersey; of layoffs at newspapers, TV anchors under layers of makeup and radio reporters acting like the days of the week are ‘dress-down Fridays’; of sidewalk vendors selling goods you’d rather not know, or acknowledge, weren’t and will never be ‘the real thing’; of tall buildings that spit debris onto unwitting pedestrians below, and pedestrians that spit; and, above all, of triumph in love, of love in triumph, of all things ever thought romantic and tragic, right and wrong in the affairs of the heart. That, my child, is Manhattan, a floe of schist in humanity’s complex sea, and never, my child, shall we tramp there.”
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I absolutely love the colours you gave this shot! And the building looks so tall and narrow from this point of view. Very well done!
Love the capture. Your vantage point makes it look so tall and perhaps it is…I’ve never seen it. I have another structure in Arkansas also called the Flatiron building, but it’s modeled after this one I’m certain and much, much smaller. Love the color in this.
That is one cool looking building! Good shot!
nice perspective. love the colors. 😉
love the composition, stunning capture!
Awesome wide angle and color processing!!
That marvelous viewpoint coupled with the great color make this a remarkable image of this landmark building. Fine work.
This is a great shot! The colors are really popping! I love this one!
Awesome viewpoint. I really like the warm tone of this shot too!
Love the looking up feeling.
So they are real now eh? Hmm.. ok if you say so 😛
like the golden sky and your title
Great perspective. Nicely done.
That is one cool looking building!Great perspective .:)
Lovely colors. The perspective gives the building in the middle a really interesting look.
Very cool perspective and I love the tones. Nice job!
nice prespective! I like colors in this photo, very well done!