Posted on Sep.20, 2010, under Architecture

World Financial Center Winter Garden

(Olympus E-3, 7-14mm (2x crop factor) at 10mm, ISO 100, Exposure 1/160 sec @ f/6.3)

My wife and I spent some time in New York for our anniversary last year. One of the areas we visited was the financial district, particularly the area around the World Trade Center area. This shot was taken in the winter garden portion of the World Financial Center. The day outside was sort of cool and somewhat rainy, but the winter garden was quite nice. When I looked up at the ceiling, I knew I had to get a shot of it. I was really taken in by the pattern of glass agains the gray sky. The shot itself was taken with my Olympus E-3 and the 7-14mm lens (which has a 2x crop factor). I sat on some steps and leaned back to get as much of the glass area in the ceiling as possible, in particular I wanted to get the curved area.

My main goal for processing was to make sure that the pattern was the primary focus of the image, not the actual details of the structure. The main changes to the raw image were to convert to black and white and perform some minor perspective correction.

World Financial Center Winter Garden - as shot


Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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