New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark

New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark

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I have a nicely dramatic story for this one!


Early that day, I had met up with good friend of mine from Russia. She was visiting the city for a few days and we set out together to try and capture some of the best sights New York had to offer. After getting lost a few times, we finally made it out to the Statue of Liberty. We had caught the second-last ferry of the day, so we only had a half an hour until the final boat came to empty the island of its daily visitors. It was both of our first time to the island and we walked around the whole perimeter taking in the occasion and enjoying the obligatory 'tourist shots' of posing in front of the statue.

Time got away form us and before I knew it we were being corralled by the security force to head back towards the dock in preparation to board the last ferry of the day, back to the city. We ran to the dock and saw the ship coming, a dot in the distance only half way here from Lower Manhattan. I reckoned I had about 4 minutes to get my shot of the southern tip of New York City, from the statue. I set up my tripod, as I always do, to get a long exposure and blur out the water to give an almost surreal, dream-like impression.

I hadn't even gotten my camera on, when the closest security guard barked at me saying I couldn't be in the the grass, and that I had to be on the pavement and get in line for the ferry, I desperately explained my situation, how important it was and that I only had a few minutes to get the shot I needed. He gave me 1 minute. I jumped the dock railing and got up to the sea wall. I turned my camera on, framed the scene and started the exposure.

About 10 seconds had gone by, when I heard the churning of sea and the rumble of a large engine. I looked up in horror and realized my shot would be cut off prematurely and I would never get my opportunity to take this picture of lower Manhattan that I wanted so badly.

As the timer ticked by on a 30 second exposure, the ship got closer and closer. I knew if I cut off the shot too early it would turn out black – underexposed. A sudden flash of bright light from my left side caught me off guard. It was the reflection of the bright setting sun off the ship's metal side that shone so brightly into my eyes.

With seconds to spare, before the ship cut into the camera's sight and ruined the picture, the 30 second timer ended with a loud 'click'. I had done it! I had gotten the shot, and just as I shouted this with joy, the large ferry cut across in front of me and completely obscured my view of the City. But it was over, all we had gotten was one try; but the gods of light must have been smiling down on us that day, as one try was all it took.

This was my 4th and final shot of the New York skyline from the South, and thus completing my North, South, East and West series.

SHIPPING DETAILS
There are 3 ways to print these images, glossy paper printing, metallic style printing and canvas printing.

1) Glossy Paper Prints are professional quality glossy paper prints. They have a nice sharp and glossy finish and are only available in 8 in x 10 in. They are designed to be placed in a frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local dollar store or Walmart).

2) Metallic Paper Prints are much sharper, more vivid and the colors more intense than any other printing method I've ever seen. These are bigger. They start at 12inx18in and go all the way up to 30x45!

The official description states the following.

Warning: Technical jargon.

Kodak Metallic paper features an increased color gamut for stronger, brighter, more vibrant colors. It allows bright whites and rich deep blacks. This is not a cheap substitute to a metal print. It is genuine Kodak silver halide photographic paper, exposed digitally on our Noritsu or $150,000 Chromira printer, in sizes all the way up to 30”x45”.

I recommend getting the biggest piece you can fit on your wall, as the printing price only goes up gradually as you double, triple or quadruple the size of the print.

Note: This special metallic-paper printing, ships unframed in a box or cardboard tube, to ensure safe delivery.

The delivery time for printing, packaging and shipping on a customized metallic paper print is around 3-5 business days.

3) Canvas Printing is a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs. This also has the advantage of not needing a frame. They come "gallery wrapped". This is a high quality canvas, stretched and stapled onto a set of 1.2 inch deep wooden stretcherbars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is typical stretched. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important). It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall. Once the stretched canvas print arrives and is in your hands, you then have the option of framing it locally if you decide you want that look, instead of the no-frame "gallery wrap" look.
Even $5 million homes commonly have unframed work on their walls, depending on the decor style in that home.
The delivery time for printing, packing and shipping on a customized canvas print is around 14 business days.


*UNMOUNTED*

Any canvas print bigger than 2ftx4ft is shipped unmounted. This is because shipping large mounted artwork is extremely expensive as it needs to have a special wooden crate built for it, put on a shipping palet, go through a special cargo trucking service etc. This can cost $200-$500 dollars to ship just one piece, depending on size.

So for bigger pieces the canvas is rolled up in a tube and securely sent in the mail. When you receive it, you then take it to a local frame shop and you can get them to mount it, called "stretching a canvas".
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark
New York City Downtown Skyline Black and White Skyscraper Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Landmark