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Manhattan - 54th and Citi | by Visionheart
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Manhattan - 54th and Citi

I've always been fascinated with the Citibank building in Midtown. Such a huge and distinctive building sitting on top of architectural "stilts" is a feat of incredible engineering. It's hard to imagine the inconceivable weight of the tower sitting, very strategically, on what seems like proportionally small supports. This view is off 54th Street, behind the main facade of the tower.

 

After "tumbling" the image, those supports are not very distinct from the rest of the cascading volumes. Because of all the varying shapes, shadows, lit planes and volumes, I thought this location could use a good "tumbling" as an image.

 

With the preceding Times Square imagery being so complex and busy in terms of minute detailing ( lots of people and lots of fragmented planes ) I wanted the next image in the "Manhattan" series to be simpler, softer and more 'sculptural'. A softer less 'exciting' palette was called for too, I think. Some calm after the storm.

 

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Music Link: "New Gods" - Jon Hassell, from his album "Maarifa Street". A wonderful piece in itself, with a broad audio picture, "New Gods" is a re-visiting of an older piece that Hassell did with Bluescreen, a techno/funk/jazz band, called "The Gods Must Be Crazy". That title, to follow the tread through the associative maze, is from the famous older film of the same title. The gentle loping pace of "New Gods" seemed to fit the mood I was seeking with this image ..... Laid back, big city cool, with just a whisper of the mystical.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_louX06Pnk

 

 

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© Richard S Warner ( Visionheart ) - 2015. All Rights Reserved. This image is not for use in any form without explicit, express, written permission.

 

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Taken on June 11, 2015