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The Pier.jpg
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Sony DSC-S50
Location: New York City, New York
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2003

Viewed: 1273
Comments: 7
Favorites: 17 (view)

This is a picture of the World Trade Center taken about 3 weeks before the attacks on 9/11.

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11/12/2005 08:45:36 PM
an obviously an effective and poignant shot..well done..
07/15/2004 11:04:39 AM
Awesome shot, K-Rob...very emotive and well done.
09/11/2003 06:31:07 PM
See my note on Time In Memorial.
09/11/2003 08:21:39 AM
It is an awesome shot. Life truly is a mistery... Let's hope a good one.
09/11/2003 01:17:04 AM
(wiping away a couple of tears and swallowing hard twice) This is the hardest comment I have ever tried to leave on a picture and also the third (maybe fourth) time I've made this attempt. Please don't think I'm a troll if you don't agree, I'm trying to be as objective as possible considering the emotion that this shot brings to many viewers!

This is an awesome shot. I love the cityscape background (which incidently includes the WTC)! The DOF is IMHO brilliant. You got the birds on the dock, the dock and (once again IMHO the best part) two gulls in the air coming in for a landing!

Your choice of using B/W is again brilliant. I don't know what it is about NYC pics and B/W. They just seem to go together!!!

You did an AWESOME job of capturing a moment in time from a MUCH more innocent time in American history (some might dispute this...the innocent part that is but oh well)

I do have a problem with your discription of this shot though. It really isn't a picture of the WTC. It is an awesome shot with WTC in the background! (can't type when I can't see from the tears!) This doesn't detract from the shot though. (I feel like this anytime I see a shot of the towers. Has anyone seen 'Searching for Bobby Fischer'??? I tear up every time I see the park scene with the towers in the background.) Rather it captures what everyone in the world thought of as an ICON of NYC, and thus USA, pre 9/11! How many shots have you REALLY seen that were REALLY about the Towers???

If I was scoring this shot (without a theme involved [and trying not to think about 9/11]) I would give this shot a 9! And I don't give out 9's frequently!

OK...I gotta find some tissues now!

Added PS in an edit: You have become my wall paper of the day...don't know if I can stand to leave it any longer than that...and I just added this to my favorites!

Message edited by author 2003-09-11 01:23:45.
09/07/2003 12:24:46 AM
This is an excellent shot, no words to describe the emotion of it. Very well done! I like the use of black and white.
07/28/2003 06:08:54 PM
This is exceptionally poignant - with just the two gulls in the air too. This must be a valuable shot for you and it's a great composition too. Brilliant.
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