Streets of New York

Streets of New York

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(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.

  • http://brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

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

  • http://www.hansrico.com Rick Louie

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

  • http://www.toadhollowphotography.com Toad Hollow Photography

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

  • http://chrisdmrf.wordpress.com/ Chris Maskell

    Great DoF really makes the subject

  • http://www.murphyz.co.uk murphyz

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

  • http://www.vinkojovanovac.com Vinko Jovanovac

    so empty street