Friday, March 12, 2010

The Statue of Liberty

No album from a trip to New York City would be complete without stereotypical photos of the Statue of Liberty. While I refrained from posing friends in front of it, I did indulge in a little bit of predictability with this photo.

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/400
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 41 mm

Although this shot has probably been done thousands of times, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. The angle was forced, but it suits a statue like this perfectly. The day was mostly overcast, which made for really good lighting, but I did want to bring out the bit of blue in the sky and the color of the statue, so I boosted the saturation a bit. Other than that, I just did my standard brightness/contrast adjustments and sharpened a smidgen.


  1. Ah, the classic Statue of Liberty shot! Well done! Nice composition and color! Love her against the clouds and blue sky!

  2. Well done. The colors are perfect.


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