While working on an assignment this past weekend for Ray Fusco Inc and The North Face, I had the opportunity to get access to Governors Island before sunrise, which is not normally possible to the general public.
A former Coast Guard installation, this small island is now a public park and sits just 1/2 mile from the southern tip of Manhattan, offering some very unique views of the NYC harbor. The light was beautiful that morning, but I struggled to find a composition that worked for me. I wanted to find a way to capture the contrast between the stillness and quiet solitude of the park, and the energy of the NYC skyline – this majestic tree provided the element I needed. Not only does it add depth, but I wanted to bring across the idea that mother nature will always reign supreme, no matter how we transform our planet.
It has been a very hectic few weeks for me with many projects, workshops, webinars, and end of school activity with the family. Not to worry – I have lots of new and interesting articles coming here soon, as well as a free Lightroom webinar scheduled for mid July – stay tuned! Thanks as always for reading.