Atlas Arrives at St. Pat's

Yesterday's pic was inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Today we are outside. This shot is from behind the Atlas statue across Fifth Avenue in Rockefeller Center. I like the way this looks like he is walking with the weight of the world on his shoulders towards St. Pat's. (*Looks Best Large for Details*).
Very nice! I was downtown today I think I was trying to channel your city shooting mojo! ;)
posted May 4th, 2012  
A classic! (Is this the tilt effect?)
posted May 4th, 2012  
LOVE!!!!
posted May 4th, 2012  
@karenann - thx Karenann no tiltshift.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@tamsg4 - Thx Tams hope you had fun.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@cheyrebecca - Thank you CR much appreciated :-D
posted May 4th, 2012  
There is so much in this shot Michael. The cathedral, the sculpture, the other buildings and the reflection. Just wonderful!!
posted May 4th, 2012  
@bdb3471 - Thx Brian this was always one of my favorite views.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great perspective
posted May 4th, 2012  
One of my favorite places since day 1. Love it. FAV
posted May 4th, 2012  
@anazad511 - thank you so much for the Fav! Glad I was able to post it.
posted May 4th, 2012  
soooooo delicious! +fav
posted May 4th, 2012  
@jsw0109 - thx Jeff I really appreciate that you dig it and the Fav!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Wow! Fantastic composition. I've never seen these landmarks photographed like this. Your eye is amazing!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Just love it! Fav
posted May 4th, 2012  
I love this POV and the reflecs on the left building, very nice shot, I love New York and all of your New-York pictures are fabulous.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@cmc1200 - Thx very much Caryn I always look to put a different spin on these landmarks.
posted May 4th, 2012  
@ulpiphotos - Ulpi thx for the Fav much appreciate :)
posted May 4th, 2012  
@sanfil - Thank you very much Sandra :-)
posted May 4th, 2012  
What a refreshing perspective and as always technically perfect capture. FAV
posted May 4th, 2012  
I spoke too soon. Voila, here is the outside. I love this statue outside that does look like it is walking towards St. Patrick's Cathedral. The outside of the cathedral is breathtaking. I love the detail and beauty of this Cathedral, Michael. FAV
posted May 4th, 2012  
Cool perspective! This is beautiful!
posted May 4th, 2012  
what a great perspective! love gothic architecture!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Amazing! You've captured so much in one shot. It's beautiful!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great angle and composition and detail!!, I can't imagine this being built or even how? This architecture is amazing and a definite FAV!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Very dramatic and moody feel, Michael! Great POV!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Just Incredible Michael!!! : )
posted May 4th, 2012  
great composition, very well done as always!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great POV!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Fabulous pov!
posted May 4th, 2012  
So amazing!
posted May 4th, 2012  
This is one fun and awesome perspective Michael!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love the POV and depth of colours achieved Michael!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Breathtaking! Just awesome architectural detail!
posted May 4th, 2012  
this is lovely Michael, I love the shapes
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great perspective and another fabulous shot.
posted May 4th, 2012  
great pov you got pretty low for this one
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love this view! I've taken this shot myself a few times.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love your POV! There is so much to look at!
posted May 4th, 2012  
fantastic!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Fav. Such a famous image
posted May 4th, 2012  
Fantastic perspective! He does appear as though he's headed for the cathedral!
posted May 4th, 2012  
This is fantastic!!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Fav! One of the most fabulous areas of the City and wonderful perspective. Brilliant shot!
posted May 4th, 2012  
@cimes1 - thank you Carole very much :)
posted May 4th, 2012  
Really nice shot.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Amazing view
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love Atlas walking toward the church with the weight of the world on this shoulders. Terrific shot!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love this Michael.....much in this shot - fav !!!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Love everything about it! FAV!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Terrific shot.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Wonderful POV. Gorgeous shot.
posted May 4th, 2012  
what a great perspective
posted May 4th, 2012  
Outstanding!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Cool :)
posted May 4th, 2012  
So many great things in this shot, wonderful!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Wonderful shot. Lovely.
posted May 4th, 2012  
All your submissions are great - Im learning alot about the cities that U visit.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous.
posted May 4th, 2012  
Ah, I love your point of view and this interpretation of carrying the weight of the world to the Cathedral.
posted May 4th, 2012  
love the pov!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Very appropriate Michael for all of us. What better place to go when we feel as though we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders?
posted May 4th, 2012  
Great shot and composition!!
posted May 4th, 2012  
Very nice.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous architecture!!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
field trip!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Excellent!!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
I may have stood in that spot more than once and never took that shot... how dumb am I? Beautiful Michael, also one for the book.
Also, how do i find the meetup thread of which you speak?
posted May 5th, 2012  
@hown - thx and I will reply on your pic.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Love the silhouette, details and POV. Great shot!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Stunning perspective and composition!
posted May 5th, 2012  
This is fabulous photo!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Classic! Love it!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Beautiful! How is it that all of the buildings are tilted in slightly? Is that due to a wide anglee lens? love this!!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Wow, you framed this so gorgeously! Really lovely photo, Michael. You have such a great eye.
posted May 5th, 2012  
@elizabeth264 - no its a reg lens (though I did get a wide angle for my B'Day today). I think the effect was achieved because I was positioned recessed back in an alcove between the bldgs so the sight lines were drawing in. I wanted that look to frame up and angle in towards the church.
posted May 5th, 2012  
@michaelelliott Thank you!! and Happy Birthday!! So, would a wide lens achieve that effect as well?
posted May 5th, 2012  
@elizabeth264 - thx very much. I think yes but probably more of the side bldgs would be present and need to be cropped to keep focus on church. Again though it was mainly due to being crouched low and angling camera up and the lines were running that way to begin with that really brought out that effect.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Hi Michael! hope all's well with you! I love the angle on this shot - very clever and unusual.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Oh Michael you have outdid yourself with this one!! Love the Composition..I have a similar shot but not as Beautiful as this!! The Detail is Brilliant!! So much a FAVE!!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Great perspective
posted May 6th, 2012  
Wonderful...you are showing us great perspectives of NYC that I have not viewed before!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Tough to get the light right in a scene like that...a fine job.
posted May 6th, 2012  
love this POV
posted May 6th, 2012  
Beautiful detail, another fav for me..................think I am becoming a groupie lol
posted May 6th, 2012  
I like the old new combination and the prespective.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Absolutely awesome. You are surrounded by such beautiful buildings.
posted May 8th, 2012  
Great composition! :-)
posted May 8th, 2012  
Over 11 years ago I used to work in the building behind Atlas, and I know this view well. Nice shot and pov.
posted May 9th, 2012  
Great composition, Micheal! I enjoy your New York City photos, they are amazing. Great work!!!
posted May 9th, 2012  
@portereliz1958 - Thx so much I appreciate that :)
posted May 9th, 2012  
@melorac - haha thats ok by me carole thx!!
posted May 9th, 2012  
@skipt07 - I thought so too and was drawn to the shot for that reason.
posted May 9th, 2012  
@stepheesue - Hi Stephanie thx all good hope same by you :)
posted May 9th, 2012  
@ellimae - Thx Ellen very much I appreciate the Fav!
posted May 9th, 2012  
@tonyjsisti - thank you Tony!
posted May 9th, 2012  
LOVE this! Older churches really intrigue me. Great pov and composition!! FAV!
posted May 11th, 2012  
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