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This bird’s-eye view of a bright yellow New York City taxi was shot from the top deck of an open-air tourist double-decker bus.

Strangely enough, I shot a similar image the previous day, with almost the same composition, but slightly tighter. This one gets my vote, however, because of the advertising slogan on the roof of the cab, providing an extra perspective.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/250 sec, ISO 200, focal length 50mm.

Featured in EXTRA-ORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHY, July 2010.

Featured in HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHY, August 2010.

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cab, david mcmahon, double decker, my fare lady, new york city, roof, taxi, tourist bus, usa, yellow

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  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 4 years ago

    taking this to Broadway!! lol great catch of the yellow cab!!

  • Thanks, Linda. On our first evening in Manhattan, we really did take a yellow cab to Broadway! (Saw Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises)

    – David McMahon

  • photoloi
    photoloialmost 4 years ago

    Great angle

  • Thank you, Photoloi. I was lucky to be able to shoot downwards on this familiar NYC sight!

    – David McMahon

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Stunning Color!

  • Thanks so much. That yellow is so rich, and the red tail light had to highlight the main colour!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 4 years ago

    quick! a couple of hours left for a public transport challenge at TTFF!! psssstttt!

  • Thank you for the heads-up!

    – David McMahon

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago

    8-27-10

    CONGRATULATIONS!
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  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowalmost 2 years ago

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