Sunday, March 17, 2013

Taking Liberty

Statue Of Liberty Under A Golden Cloud

On my very first trip to New York City, I was struck by how small and distant the Statue of Liberty seemed out there in the harbor on its own little island.

The statue is actually quite large, but unless you're on a boat, it will seem small from your vantage point.

Most photos of the Statue of Liberty are taken up close with telephoto lenses.  It highlights the statue's features and crops out all traces of Staten Island and New Jersey.

a photo of the statue of liberty at sunset
New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty at Sunset

When I saw this cloud hovering over Lady Liberty I recognized a chance to shoot the statue in context while still coming away with a pleasing composition.

I tried to place the main cloud in the center of the frame while capturing some of his smaller friends around the edges.  I made certain that the camera focused on the statue and managed to pull the shot off handheld.

Camera: Nikon D800

Lens: Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G

Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

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