Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New York explorations: L for Late-afternoon Light

"I found myself agape, admiring a skyscraper -- the prow of the Flatiron Building, to be particular, ploughing up through the traffic of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in the late-afternoon light." --H.G. Wells, 1906

These long lean lines have been shot so much and far better (see Carraol), and probably never on such low-resolution (my mistake in camera setting!), but seemed fit for "L." More at ABC Wednesday!

29 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Yes, the light is beautiful, so warm! Second day in a row that I want to be in NYC!

Peter said...

Amazing structure the flatiron. Makes you look up. And look at those buds.

capturedalive said...

"L"arge and imposing indeed. "L"ovely angle

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team
http://capturedalive.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/leap-of-faith/

llandudnopictures said...

I love the shape of the Flatiron Building, the late afternoon reflections look fantastic. Used to enjoy sitting in Madison Square Park just in front of it too, watching the dogs play in Jemmy's Dog Run!

Leslie D. said...

That building is a marvel-- and great shot of it by the way. Now I'll have to go Google the architect...

LOLfromPasa said...

Such an iconic building. I like the light you captured here. A super 'L', Lulu!!

Reader Wil said...

This is the best skyscraper I have ever seen!
Have a great day!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Andy said...

The golden hour was your friend in this photo.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A great shot, no matter what alphabet day it is.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh HG Wells said that in 1906 and I bet people say the same thing many times each day even now Lulu, I definitely would be excited to see this sight.

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, I've been there, and I think it's a cool capture.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

BaysideLife said...

I love this building. In Providence, RI I used to work in a building that was modeled on the Flatiron. It was called Turks Head Building and sported a large sculpture of a fierce looking Turk at its corner. (There is a story here, but not all that interesting.)

a.s.m. said...

Es estupendo que hagas fotos urbanas, en este caso de arquitectura, al margen de la configuración de la cámara, la composición de la foto es muy buena y me gusta.
Berenice Abbott hizo una foto hacia 1934 de este edificio, espléndida.
Un saludo, Ángel

Kaya said...

And the late afternoon light is wonderful!! I admire also your skyscraper. I probably could never take a decent picture of it. And your picture is spectacular!!!

I still wondering how you did it. You showed people, the trees and a building. That is a mystery for me.

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you everyone (and for being forgiving about the shot)! It really is an amazing building. llandudnopictures - love those wonderful memories you have from the Flatiron district! Bayside - I'm intrigued now and am off to find out more about that building:) a.s.m. - I love her photography! One of the early documentarians of New York in all its urbanity:) Kaya - you are too kind, I think I stood on a small step to get this - the building is so high and unusually angled - I wanted to try more shots but my battery was dying:)

Jesh St Germain said...

Love this building! Let us know if you find out more about this building. It looks like it has a story...

Joy said...

Iconic building, your photo of the afternoon sunlight shows it off nicely.
Joy - ABC Team

William Kendall said...

I have heard of the building before... great shot of it!

Beverley Baird said...

Great shot! Love the shadows.

Carver said...

I think you did a good job capturing this iconic building. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous golden light.

Randy said...

My favorite building in NYC.

bettyl said...

Great result, no matter your intentions.

Marie said...

Really cool shot.

Adele said...

What a beautiful photo of a wonderful building. I read once that the term twenty-three skidoo originated here. Women's skirts would fly up in the wind between the buildings, so men would hover on 23rd street, and police would have to tell them to "skidoo"!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Great angle!

Las Vegas
Catching up (again) for L entries, oh Lord, I am always LATE!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografia....
Cumprimentos

Meghan said...

Love the flatiron buildings. We have a much smaller one here. Yours is gorgeous in this light.

Joe said...

I saw this building in real life 4 years ago. An icon in design and architecture. Love your quote from the great H.G.Wells.