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Gotham By Night - New York City
Mark E Tisdale
Photograph - Photo Art
I always have a hard time choosing favorites amongst my own work, but this one from New York City is definitely high on the list.
The photo this graphic piece of photo-art was based on was taken from the top of a night time tour bus in New York City. I couldn't begin to tell you where it was taken but if someone ever recognizes the place, I'd love to know! However, I know it's somewhere in Manhattan in the real world and Gotham in my heart.
The moment I saw the warm light from those windows and the dark shadows on the adjacent rooftop, I knew I had to take this image - thank goodness the bus stopped at a light! It reminded me very much of a frame from a graphic novel or comic, and I very much felt like I should be seeing Batman or a similar caped crusader standing silhouetted on that adjacent roof.
For a time, I even considered creating my own hero for that roof-line but in the end have left it to the viewer's imagination, and maybe for the better too as I've had numerous people who aren't into comics tell me that they appreciate this scene as well, so maybe my geeky side is influencing how I see this scene more than I realize! Either way it has a great illustrative urban feel to it that I think pleases many.
July 28th, 2012
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