Long Island City
20 May 2012
The muddy construction site in the foreground sharply contrasts the tall buildings of midtown Manhattan in the background. That kind of contrast lends itself well to black & white photography.
This was one of those scenes that literally stopped me in my tracks and would not let me go until I photographed it. I pressed my 50mm lens against the fence and opened up the aperture to minimize the fence’s affect on the photo. The result is just enough of the fence shows in the foreground to let the viewer know the area around the bulldozer is very much off limits to the general public, while not keeping us from seeing the finished city on the other side of the East River. Don’t come here, yet. We are not finished. But if you look behind us, you can see what we can eventually be…
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