New York is only 6 hour drive from Montreal and when I feel I need extra inspiration for my photography I simply drive down south for day or two.
I took this photo last summer while visiting New York and when I stayed not far from Staten Island. The Staten Island is not exactly the spectacular location with the regards to photography, but it gives you unique opportunity to use Staten Island Ferry when visiting Manhattan. During my short stay I got to ride Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan and back 14 times.
Every time I was on the ferry I saw couple of huge seagulls following the boat at very close distance, waiting for the food to be thrown at them by the tourists. This is when I got an idea to place the bird(s) into the composition of the Manhattan skyline at the sunset.
Only when I was ready to start shooting I realized how complex it was to execute my vision. [Read more...]