Extraordinarily Common

In my home town of Christchurch, New Zealand, a building such as this would quite easily be the tallest in the city (in fact by a number of stories). It never ceases to amaze me how many towering buildings there are in the borough of Manhattan. So much so that a mid sized-building like this, although an epic feat of engineering, pales in comparison to it’s surrounding neighbors. I guess that’s why I spend a lot of my time looking up as I wander the city, marveling at all the famous (and not so famous) buildings on the skyline.

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  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    Great comp on this! I really like how the change in perspective forces you to notice the lines in this a lot more. Nice shot!
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  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    What a great perceptive. Both the image and the text.
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  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Like the perspective and processing Tobias! Very cool!
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  • http://www.brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

    Really love the angle on this Tobias – makes it into a very interesting shot from something “mundane” to the rest of us NYC-ers!
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  • http://theperfectsunset.net Jason Hines

    Great perspective. I love the b&w!
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  • http://www.ryoungfoto.com Rick

    Love the POV

  • http://chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Great shot, Tobias! Love the angle you took!

  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    Great shot Tobias. BTW, it appears your RSS feed has changed. I know I had to resubscribe as the old feed I was subscribed to didn’t notify me of this post or yesterday’s. You might want to make an announcement here, and on Twitter etc.
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  • bruce

    Coming from Earthquake Central, all I can see is a gazillion bricks, and then I think, geez, I hope that mortar is good and strong! Then I calm down and think it’s a great shot, and I love the perspective and also the B & W treatment. Nice work Tobe!

  • Chris Frailey

    Love the lines. Great shot.
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  • http://www.myuglyphotos.com/ Ryan Sexton

    Fantastic job, you took an ordinary photo and by changing the angle you made me look at it in a whole new way.
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