A Life in the City

a NYC photoblog…mostly street….mostly Manhattan

Flat Iron Building

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 27, 2011

26 July 2011// 5th Avenue and 23rd Street  5:59pm  CMQ-0032

1/500th at F11  18mm lens  ISO 400

A New York City Landmark, said to be the first “skyscraper”.  It was made possible by Mr Otis’ invention of the safety brake for elevators.  Even with the 18mm lens it is hard to find a spot to get it all in without also including to many other things.  I waited for the light to be in my favor and stood in the street.  I love the light at this time of day.  The sky doesn’t overexpose and there is shadow detail.

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