Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Must be tanks-giving day
I shot this late on a summer evening in New York City this year. We were with a friend in the area known as Little Italy, sampling the food and taking in the sights. Shortly after a meal, we emerged to wander down the vibrant streets, soaking up the pre-Fourth of July atmosphere when I noticed these silhouettes against the late-evening sky.
The rooftop water tanks really "made" this image for me. Earlier that day, a tour guide had explained to us how crucial they had been in the city's early history, especially in terms of fire-fighting regulations.
The strong silhouettes worked so well against that sulphuric sky. All I had to do was stand in the middle of a street to take the shot!
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