Friday, October 10, 2008

Reflections in SoHo

The windows, fire escapes and trees in the photo are actually reflections on the window of a store in SoHo. The building you see is directly behind me and the chandelier is located inside the store. This photo was taken on a cloudy Saturday afternoon just before the sun began to set. Supposedly, this is the best time to take photos.

So what time of the day or day of the week do you usually go out and take your photos?

16 comments:

Paz said...

I love this photo! I almost posted a photo of fire escapes for Friday and then at the last minute, I changed my mind.

Paz

Wayne said...

You're getting pretty crafty Ming.

There is something to the dusk/sunset rule but I don't know if it's carved in stone.

USelaine said...

I thought, perhaps, that it was one of those Nobel Prize-winning jellyfish, all aglow and invading New York.

tigerfish said...

Oh, it's almost like halo over a tree! Awesome!

Virginia said...

OH I know there are rules, but I am always in panic mode for photos so I shoot whenever I can, regardless of the light and pray I can doctor them in photoshop.

Well that was a true confession if I ever heard it.

PS Your shot is great. No reflection. I bow down.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I have found that I get very lucky around this same time of day. I call it the magic hour.
cool shot Ming.

Sharon said...

It looks like a crown floating in the air!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

If this is your first photo under the last light then you only have to experience first light and should learn those times are for photographers. This is a remarkable photo.

That sort of reminds me that I just finished a story about my first theft and the price I paid for it. Your first late afternoon sun down and my first theft...

It is on http://gordonohio.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.

Shammickite said...

Ming, I adore this photo! At first I thought the lights were a verandah or balcony or covered entrance to the building, but when I read your explanation, it all made perfect sense, I really like this photo.

Rafe T said...

cool reflection.

Anonymous said...

Totally the creative one-Ming!
Very beautiful shot. Thanks for explaining how you got the image.

Doris

ken mac said...

i would love to take pics in the early am and at sunset...but it seems I never can....errrggg

Jay_ said...

That's a beautiful pic.

L.Shaw said...

That's so festive.... it reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Nice! It looks like a ghost chandelier in Phantom of the Opera. (you've got my brain on live performances now...)

Belinda said...

That is one awesome photo Ming - one of my favourites on your blog I think. The chandelier makes the image look very haunting. I need to take more photos :o(