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It was a lousy day. Cold and wet, and I didn’t get any sleep last night because of all the fire alarms. Why did it have to rain on my only day in NYC. Did I mention the smog? – Flat green and urcky; the very colour of 2 week old pea & ham soup that has been left out in the sun. The light was dull and lifeless.

To make matters worse I am on the top deck of the Ferry and its rocking back and forth, back and forth, I really wanna sit down now, but its my only chance to see THE statue.

Damn, why wont the Ferry get closer? Now I have to change to my long lens while its raining and there is salty sea-spray in the air. Crank the polariser and turn on image stabilisation. 3, 2, 1 fire…. shooting in multiframe I run off about 200 boring colourless frames of crap. Maybe I can get something out of them in post-production.

When you have lemons, you really should make lemonade!

This is my lemonade. I hope you enjoy it!

Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D DSLR
ISO / ASA: 400
Aperture: f3.5
Shutter: 1/250sec
Lens: Minolta 75-300mm
Focal Length: 200mm
Internal Image Stabilisation Active

-Convert to Black & White (Desaturated)
-Adjust Levels (Contrast)

Brisbane-based artist with a passion for grainy B&W photography and digital post-production work. I also teach photography online at The Photography Critique & Advice Group

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  • kathywaldron
    kathywaldronalmost 7 years ago

    very atmospheric

  • grimbomid
    grimbomidalmost 7 years ago

    I’m a bit scared of that – good skills!

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 7 years ago

    Again, your use of space is awesome. Masterful work!

  • franzi
    franzialmost 7 years ago

    i love this, the title adds so much meaning, really great what you did! (i think it’s not just lemonade, it’s very good wine :))

  • Plexus04
    Plexus04over 6 years ago

    best statue of lib. pic i’ve seen, hands down.

  • Mikhail Palinchak
    Mikhail Palinchakover 6 years ago

    Absolutely greate photo!!!! SUPER!!! I like it very much.

    MIGHTY TEMPLE ...about 6 years ago

    bwahaha – i can appreciate this Byron , I really can ! good outcome . I managed a fairly ordinary shot of Lady Lib in similar conditions myself !

  • The9thGoblin
    The9thGoblinabout 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudalmost 6 years ago

    hey you took the moment and went for it! Great shot!

  • Disenchanted
    Disenchantedalmost 6 years ago

    This is one hellva photo!

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