Last weekend’s track and field shoot ended up as a bust (the athletics folks decided to cancel the meet without telling any of the photographers they had invited) so I was left scrambling to find images to use this week. Delving back into the archives, I realised, however, that I hadn’t finished editing the shots I took in New York back in October so here’s the first of these.
If you’re looking for an example of classic art deco, you’ll have trouble finding one as iconic as the Chrysler Building. The wonderful metal-clad spire design with curves and triangles is proof to me that at least some architects (William Van Alen in this case) are real artists. I shot this from the rooftop bar of the hotel we stayed in at 39th and Lexington as far as I can remember.
As far as processing is concerned, I decided that this was a shape picture so made it almost monochrome (there’s still a tiny bit of the original colour in there) then tinted it yellow/gold which seemed to fit the subject to me.
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