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Story of an image - Number 10

Times Square, New York City. The second most Instagrammed location in the world in 2017.

Just how do you go about getting a "different" view of one of the world's most recognisable locations? Well it ain't easy!

I'd been wandering around the place with a wide-angle lens on the camera capturing all the classic views of the neon-clad buildings. Incidentally, the place really is as amazing to see as you'd hoped it would be. So, after a while I had a collection of shots for my collection, but nothing really different.

For once rain came to the rescue. There had been a lot of rain in New York that day, and as I waited to cross the road I saw a large puddle. Now those that know me know I am a sucker for reflections. I just can't get enough of them. Standing water means reflections, reflections in photographs of Times Square aren't often seen, there's the opportunity I was looking for!

I didn't need to think twice. Camera on self-timer, small aperture to extend exposure time (to capture car light trails), camera on the floor next to the standing water, boom! There's the photo!

Just what a wanted, an "different" view of one of the world's most photographed places!

If you are interested in the settings, it was 1.6 seconds at ISO100 with aperture at f18.

Thank you for reading.

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