An Empire for Everyone

By: Kitty

Aug 03 2011

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Black and white, photo, photography, Travel


Focal Length:22.21875mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

I shot this photo out of a car window with my first digital camera the week I got it. This has always been one of my favorite shots but I’ve never had to guts to edit it and be happy with the result. Seems like I give it a shot every year.

Problem with this is it’s too busy, so much so that you might not notice the guys eating lunch on the roof of a diner. I can’t really crop it because I don’t want to lose the word “Eat” in the upper left corner, or the word “Diner” to lower right.

So here it is, pretty much as is, a wild shot out of a car window while cruising the streets of New York City.

Camera Canon PowerShot S400
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/4.9
Focal Length 22.2 mm
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Auto, Did not fire

20 comments on “An Empire for Everyone”

  1. I saw the guys immediately. That’s a fabulous pic.

  2. I’ve been there!! Love this photo, great shot.

  3. Kitty, it’s great just the way it is. I saw the guys on the roof before I read your note, and I agree, you have to keep the “EAT” and the “DINER.” I like the Christmas wreaths, too.

    • Thanks Cathy. Yeah, I just couldn’t crop out those two words. Great catch on the Christmas wreaths, they aren’t very easy to see.

  4. That’s a pretty timeless image. If it weren’t for the fact that you said you took it digital, I would have thought maybe you took it when you were a little girl. Or maybe your Mom took it!

  5. Me too. Thanks Michael.

  6. I saw the men immediately – my eye was drawn to them through your composition. This is an awesome ‘point in history’ shot. There’s something magical about it – something superbly spontaneous. The kind of photo I would stare at for hours in a museum or art gallery.

  7. fantastic shot Kitty

  8. It’s a classic New York scene… poster worthy even. I like how the two one-way signs tell a story, with one pointing at the guys who can’t eat inside, and the other pointing (pretty much) at the door as the suits walk in. Very impressive for a drive-by shot.

  9. I Like the pic as it is.

  10. It’s not too busy, I do notice the guys eating on the roof.

  11. Can you message me with some tips about how you made this blog look this good, I would be thankful.

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