September 21, 2009 § 28 Comments
This post is a short follow up to It’s Raining in Midtown.
Everybody is fascinated with the Empire State building. Really. It was the tallest building in New York before the World Trade Center towers came up, and is back to being the tallest again. And although, I myself am in love with another (FlatIron), on that day, I came back with some surreal shots of the former. Its floodlights blazing in the rain.
The irony that I walked by this building almost everyday and never shot this phenomenon before, was at first, quite befuddling. Then it dawned on me: it’s because I never cared to notice. There are always hundreds of tourists clicking away around this block, and all I do is duck and dodge, attempt to get away from the mayhem as quickly as possible.
When shot for this post, the top of the building was lit up a blazing red. Clouds hung low about it, and as the light changed and rain shifted, a sort of a red halo formed in the sky.
The floodlights change color all the time, in celebration of various events in NYC as well as across the world. Imagine the possibilities!
And this, when I was shooting with my 18-105mm VR D90 kit lens. What would you have preferred to use if you could plan a shoot like this one? :)
– The juicer at work