The Old Customs House, Now the Museum of the American Indian from The New Jersey Shoreline

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Comments (3)

Daniela Brocca on May 15, 2012

The poor is suffocated by all those skyscrapers, Hank But it's standing courageously there. Cheers, Dany

Marilyn Whiteley on May 24, 2012

Hank, I was enjoying this photo because of the contrast of the modern buildings dwarfing the older. Then I noticed Pier A in front. I had just identified it a couple days ago when going through my recent scans. I have a picture that includes a good part of it, taken from the land in 1959, during the spring of my first year of studying in NYC!

Back to your picture - It's a fine one, not only because of the contrast in styles but because of the graphic interest caused by the "flattening" due to the telephoto. Good work!


Hank Waxman on October 16, 2012

Hi my friends. It has been so long since I've been in touch I'm embarrassed. So thanks for your patience with me, and for commenting on this shot. You comments are both right on. It was the flattening and the almost mosaic treatment of the scene that the light creates. notice even a shadow is fully represented as a form in this one. Best personal regards to you both, and thanks again. Hank

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2012/03/26 17:10:04
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash