We have made several trips to The Big Apple, so this time I did not capture my usual architectural selection of dramatic skyscraper shots. I’ve done that and have a sizable library of NYC images as a result. This time we focused on showing my son around the City and chose the classics: Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal and of course, One World Trade Center – or Freedom Tower as most people seem to call it.
Several new dramatic images are in production, some of which are included in this blog.
I was fascinated by the myriad assortment of bicycles chained, locked, cabled and intertwined with various security anchors throughout the City. Some clearly had been in the same place for a decade or more. Others were obviously in current use – and then there were the in-between and indistinct relics.
I felt a Selective Color approach was perfect for this collection and am working on “Chained” – hopefully to be a coffee table book in the near future.
Top of my list so far is “Freedom”
Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center for those who want to be picky) wrapped in an American flag as viewed from Ellis Island.
The stainless steel wall in the foreground is inscribed on both sides with the names of those who came to this country in search of freedom and opportunity.
The flag is from a 2008 firefighters memorial in Denton, Texas.
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