Tuesday, April 04, 2006

City Symbols

I took this photo in New York last year. I set it up to include the three distinct symbols of a traffic cone, the American flag and the neon sign for Radio City Music Hall.
Although it isn't a 'traditional' composition I think the similar color of the elements within the rough city background makes it an interesting shot.

Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV f4.5
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger Chantal said...

I remember this street, been there myself.....

3:51 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Was the decision to blur the cone intentional? I was thinking that the picture would look better had teh cone been in focus. Good thinking though

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Glad you're back =)

8:02 AM  
Blogger Dustin said...

The composition might not be 'traditional', but who cares, I really like it! I like the other photos on here too, especially the 'Green Pepper'! Very original.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

As always, thanks for the comments,

Ali, the decision to blur the cone was more because of the lighting situation, if used a smaller aperature the shutter would have been too slow to hand hold.

Dustin, I've learned that traditional is often boring so I'm always looking for new ways to present things, glad you like my photos.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous suresh said...

Nice shot.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Caryn said...

Glad to see you're back! I like the reflection in this one.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. Glad to be back.

11:38 PM  

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