One World Trade Center – Theme Week: New York City (5/7)

One World Trade Center

I have always loved skyscrapers, as I have mentioned before. With such an amazing skyline, driving into NYC was always a highlight for me. Seeing the colossal twin towers peek over the horizon was always the sign that we were approaching NYC and I would always get butterflies in my stomach from the excitement. I never liked the actual look of the buildings, but I loved how dominate and massive they were. Returning to NYC after a long time and seeing the whole in the skyline partially replaced is healing and refreshing. I like the design of the the new One World Trade Center. I find it simple and elegant. Looking up from the ground, you really get an appreciation for the size of the building.

I intended the composition to be exactly like this, I only had to straighten the picture somewhat in lightroom. What surprised me was that the top of the picture came out so bright and how the tower seemed to fade into the brightness. There were low clouds the day I took this, but the building was not obscured. In fact, I don’t feel like it looks as if the building is going into the clouds, but rather into light. I lowered the contrast on the top half of the photograph to highlight this effect.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 18mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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