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Sky over Manhattan No.2

By James_G
Another shot of the Manhattan skyline taken from the Staten Island ferry. Decided that mono works better... The wide angle lens seems to have given the buildings on the right a bit of a tilt as you look up towards the Brooklyn Bridge. I suppose I could have straightened them. But I didn't. Thanks for looking.

Tags: Sky Photo journalism Manhattan New york Black and white Staten island Landscape and travel

Voters: DRicherby, jules41, DaveMead and 6 more

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DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 6:48PM
It's not the wide-angle lens, [i]per se[i] but because you were pointing the camera upwards. The effect occurs at any focal length but it's more pronounced on a wide-angle lens because the verticals lean more the farther from the centre they are and a wide-angle lens includes more stuff away from the centre.

The convergence on this shot is a bit much for me but that is just a matter of personal taste. I'd apply something of a perspective correction, leaving them leaning a bit but not quite this much. Having said that, the black and white conversion is excellent and I still like the photograph very much.
James_G 14 166 5
19 Apr 2010 6:58PM
Thanks, David. When I've got more time, I'll give it a go with less convergence... Appreciate your comment. James.
DaveMead 12 23 14 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 7:40PM
I agree with David that a bit of perspective correction is required but a fine shot nevertheless.

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