Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Posing Pigeon And Another Look At The Lady

While visiting the top of the Empire State Building with my former Valley College classmate Kristen who was in town for the day from Washington D.C. to cancel her bank account which was established in Los Angeles (don't ask ... ), we found this lone pigeon who was very comfortable with tourists snapping its picture and offering it whatever snacks available. We're 86 floors up and this was the only bird in sight and high-flyer has figured out how to command the attention of visitors from all over the world.

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And here's another attempt to show a familiar subject in a different way. It was about 4:30 p.m. when I took this shot of the Statue of Liberty while on the one-hour tour in the waters off of lower Manhattan. The brightness of the sky - and the white, puffy clouds helped - easily overpowered the landmark and made it possible to render her in silhouette.

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