New York Central Library

by Mark McKnight
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)

New York Central Library

New York Central Library

This is a picture I took while visiting New York. I only had my compact camera with me, which fitted easily in my pocket. I used a Canon IXUS 40 set to auto-mode for the shot.

I think I captured the character of the library well, with all the hustle and bustle going on in the street around it. The sky was really overcast and grey. My compact camera didn't make a very good job of this, so I opted to make the picture black & white.

I think photos of old buildings and urban photography in general look better in greyscale. It adds to the character. What do you think?

It was quite difficult to get a shot of the library that was traffic free. As you probably know, New York traffic is mad. Everytime I took a shot, I got a taxi cab or the tail-end of a bus in the foreground.

Anyway, let me know what you think. Good or bad!

To find out more about me, you can view my website
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Mar 10, 2010
by: Mark McKnight

Thanks for your kind words Jenny. My website has really grown in the last 14 months. Maybe its time you had another look. Some greats digital photography tips, tutorials and advice on offer.


Jun 25, 2009
Looks Old And Full Of Character
by: Jenny Hilton

I see why you took the picture of the library in monochome. The sky would have looked plain and grey in colour. I think that this image of the library makes it look old. It looks like the type of shot that you would see in an old film of new york from the early 1900's. Something that you would expect to see in King Kong. I like it all the same. I took a look at your digital photography website. I got a few tips about how to take pictures of waterfalls from your newsletter page. Keep up the good work ;)

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