Streets of New York

Streets of New York


(click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 35 mm 1.4 l, f/2 iso 100 1/160 // buy print)

When we were in New York back in October, my wife and I took a day to wander the city. We started off in the West Village by grabbing a quiet little breakfast and then wandering down random streets, taking pictures of anything we thought was interesting.

There is something quite beautiful about an empty road. I loved the slight sprinkling of leaves, the bike, the shadows and the trees.

I focused on the manhole cover at f/2 to drop off focus in the background quickly.

  • Brian Furbush

    DIG. Love the solitude in this image, usually very hard to find in NYC!

  • Rick Louie

    I think I need to walk around the West village next time I’m in the city. Love the DOF.

  • Toad Hollow Photography

    What a wonderful, wonderful shot here Mike! LOVE your composition and shallow DoF… it really creates strong drama here!

  • Chris Maskell

    Great DoF really makes the subject

  • murphyz

    Awesome. I think I would have difficulty shooting such an empty scene and finding something nice to focus on, you nailed it.

  • Vinko Jovanovac

    so empty street