Posted on Apr.07, 2009, under New York

(Olympus E-3, 7-14mm at 7mm (2x crop factor), ISO 160, exposure 1/40 sec @ f/6.3)

This shot shows Federal Hall in New York City. The site of Federal Hall, located on Wall Street, is where George Washington took the oath of office as the first President in 1789 and was also the site of the first Congress, Supreme Court and Executive Branch offices. The original building was torn down in 1812 and ultimately replaced with the current structure in 1842. The new structure served as the country’s first customs house. This picture was taken during a gray, snowy day, and my processing attempted to keep that feeling. The image was originally in color, but the color image and the final image aren’t really that much different in tonality. The other thing I did was to pump up the grain. If you look carefully, you can see streaks of snow in the image as well.

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Image and text Copyright © 2009 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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