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    The statue in the foreground of this shot sits in front of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House building at 1 Bowling Green in New York. I don't know what the building in the background is. This is not entirely an original composition. In fact, I intentionally set out to capture a color version of this famous statue.

    © Andy Marfia 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    lobstar28, 24gotham, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. scribe13 ~ Maureen 62 months ago | reply

      Wonderful composition!

    2. 24gotham 62 months ago | reply

      Amazing.... Absolutely amazing...

    3. Cycle the Ghost Round 62 months ago | reply

      Like the color contrasts here.

    4. adriannah 62 months ago | reply

      interesting - unusual

    5. IHP 62 months ago | reply

      Striking! Your exposure is spot on, and I really love the contrast between the round shapes and the crisp straight lines in the background. Did you have to do a lot of perspective correction?

    6. Andy Marfia 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone!

      @IHP: I corrected the perspective (and a bit of lens distortion) to get the straight lines. I was standing on the front steps of the Customs House when I took this shot, so it wasn't a drastic correction.

    7. todd- 62 months ago | reply

      excellent capture

    8. Naida Fabi 62 months ago | reply

      this rocks Andy!

    9. andreasgraemiger 62 months ago | reply

      Your photo is lovely, you are invited to add this to our groups pool:

      Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder

    10. s.smalling 62 months ago | reply

      I love the contrasting colors

    11. 8zil 62 months ago | reply

      I like it, the sterile and straight lined background against the very smooth and organic statue

    12. Andy Marfia 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks again, everyone, for both the comments and the faves! Much appreciated.

    13. Rita Crane Photography 60 months ago | reply

      I like it too, nonetheless. ;0)
      powerful shot!!

    14. Rita Crane Photography 60 months ago | reply

      ps. i just love this photo!!

    15. ben spiker 42 months ago | reply

      Yours is better than the original.

    16. Andy Marfia 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks ben! That's quite a compliment.

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