Empire

August 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

EmpireEmpireMonumental tower
Ascending to the heavens -
A beacon for all
This image, titled "Empire", represents my interpretation of the Empire State Building. The caption is:

Monumental tower
Ascending to the heavens -
A beacon for all

The image is part of my Urbane series and was made during the recent Julia Anna Gospodarou workshop in New York. I'm looking forward to attending her workshop on the Oregon coast in November, and I see that there are still 2 openings available if that interests you.  

The goal was to represent the massive and monumental nature of the structure, emphasizing the architectural setbacks. 

The image was made from the 34th street side using a tripod. I used a tripod intending to make a long exposure, but due to an impending thunderstorm and downpour I chose to not take the time for that.

Construction of the Empire State Building began in 1930 and was completed in 1931. It's an art deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, which was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970. The site was the home of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel prior to construction of the building. 

It would have been interesting to visit the observation deck on the 102nd floor but neither professional cameras nor tripods are allowed so I chose to not pay the fee to visit.


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