Monday, October 26, 2009

"City Reflections"

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 "City Reflections" 
©David A. Ziser

I captured this image while relaxing in the middle of Times Square about 3 weeks ago. LaDawn and I decided to take a few minutes and just people watch. The clouds blocking the sun moved out of the way for just a few minutes allowing the suns rays to glance off the building to the right. I liked the sharp dramatic shapes of the building and the strong reflection off it's smooth surfaces. The clear blue sky added to this simple visual urban statement. Camera specs; Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 50mm, F16 @ 1/640 second, ISO 250.  Post processing of the Canon 7D's RAW file done in Lightroom 3 BETA and PS4.  Enjoy!  -David


  1. Amazing photo! Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, an event co-produced by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year's Day was first dropped at Times Square, and the Square has held the main New Year's celebration in New York City ever since. On that night, hundreds of thousands of people congregate to watch the Waterford crystal ball being lowered on a pole atop the building (though not to the street, as is a common misconception), marking the new year. It replaced a lavish fireworks display from the top of the building that was held from 1904 to 1906, only to be outlawed by city officials.