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3 thoughts on “A View From the Past”
Fantastic photo. For a 30 year old photo the resolution seems quite high. I’m betting a large format camera was used. The light metering is spot on, being perfectly lit over a depth of several miles.
The visual cues are text book. Notice how the bridge on the right (the Brooklyn Bridge?) and piers on the left both draw your eye to the center. Notice how the triangular, sail-shape of the bridge is echoed by the overall shape of the skyline. Your eye is drawn both inwards and upwards in the photo, giving an uplifting, majestic feel. The photo is well balanced without being centered or symmetrical, which would make it contrived looking and boring.
If this was not taken by a professional, then an amatuer took an exceptional photograph. Outstanding both in composition and technique.
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