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U… United States
Chrysler Building, NYC, New YorkPhoto by Rex Maxmilian
For the “United States” photo, I went with a biggie and also a photo I hadn’t come across before — a stunning shot!
Here’s the background of the shot (from Jan. 2013), as given by the photographer on Flickr:

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After 2500 photos (up to this point) in 4 days in New York City, and after walking several miles with several pounds of gear, I was exhausted, (to put it mildly). Having just had dinner with my cousin on our last night there around 11:30pm, we were headed back to the hotel. It was very cold and very foggy out and I was really looking forward to four or five hours of sleep in a warm, comfy bed before cabbing it to the airport at 6am. I glanced down 42nd Street from Times Square just to get one last glimpse from far away of my all-time favorite NYC building…
The Chrysler Building!
 The night, the lights, the fog… it was just too magical to pass up—even after having shot it on two separate occasions earlier in the trip. Right then I knew, I would get very little sleep. So, back to the room to get my gear and off into the night I went…
I took around 300 photos between 12:30-2:30am. This particular one was right across the street (on 42nd) from Grand Central Station. Aside from a slight saturation bump and tone level adjustments, this is pretty much what it looked like S.O.O.C. (straight out of camera).
To me, I could just imagine Batman perched atop the building in the lower-right of the frame overlooking the city… hence naming the photo —GOTHAM—
 More to come!
…oh, and, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2x III Extender, TripodSettings: 13 sec. exposure, f/11, ISO 50, 210mm, Mirror lockup, 2 sec. timer shutter releaseFile name: NYC 20130113-2629 (5D2_1122)Location: 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA

U… United States

Chrysler Building, NYC, New York
Photo by Rex Maxmilian

For the “United States” photo, I went with a biggie and also a photo I hadn’t come across before — a stunning shot!

Here’s the background of the shot (from Jan. 2013), as given by the photographer on Flickr:

- - G O T H A M - -

After 2500 photos (up to this point) in 4 days in New York City, and after walking several miles with several pounds of gear, I was exhausted, (to put it mildly). Having just had dinner with my cousin on our last night there around 11:30pm, we were headed back to the hotel. It was very cold and very foggy out and I was really looking forward to four or five hours of sleep in a warm, comfy bed before cabbing it to the airport at 6am. I glanced down 42nd Street from Times Square just to get one last glimpse from far away of my all-time favorite NYC building…

The Chrysler Building!

 The night, the lights, the fog… it was just too magical to pass up—even after having shot it on two separate occasions earlier in the trip. Right then I knew, I would get very little sleep. So, back to the room to get my gear and off into the night I went…

I took around 300 photos between 12:30-2:30am. This particular one was right across the street (on 42nd) from Grand Central Station. Aside from a slight saturation bump and tone level adjustments, this is pretty much what it looked like S.O.O.C. (straight out of camera).

To me, I could just imagine Batman perched atop the building in the lower-right of the frame overlooking the city… hence naming the photo —GOTHAM—

 More to come!

…oh, and, HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2x III Extender, Tripod
Settings: 13 sec. exposure, f/11, ISO 50, 210mm, Mirror lockup, 2 sec. timer shutter release
File name: NYC 20130113-2629 (5D2_1122)
Location: 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, USA

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Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New YorkPhoto by Wendy Darling
And now to put together the pieces of the frieze, a sort of a triptych. (Click high-res link to get a lot larger.)
From the Buffalo Arts Commission survey:

"The nine groups of figures located above the building’s main entrance emblem Buffalo. Depicted from left to right are three electricians and dynamo, two chemists and equipment, two iron/steel workers and riveted metal, two men with books and documents, a crowned figure on a thrown flanked by various symbols, a married couple with child, two dockworkers and gear, two scholars and books, and a locomotive engineer, ship captain, and aviator."

Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, New York
Photo by Wendy Darling

And now to put together the pieces of the frieze, a sort of a triptych. (Click high-res link to get a lot larger.)

From the Buffalo Arts Commission survey:

"The nine groups of figures located above the building’s main entrance emblem Buffalo. Depicted from left to right are three electricians and dynamo, two chemists and equipment, two iron/steel workers and riveted metal, two men with books and documents, a crowned figure on a thrown flanked by various symbols, a married couple with child, two dockworkers and gear, two scholars and books, and a locomotive engineer, ship captain, and aviator."

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