Foto Friday

Foto Friday

Foto Friday is a feature on Get Busy Livin’ and will run regularly, you guessed it,  every Friday.  This will be my opportunity to display some of my photography, as well as a short story to go with the photograph.

Usually in this space I like to share a story behind the photo, the trip I was on, the composition of the shot or something to make the photo relatable.  This update will be a little different in light of the recent events of the past week.

Today’s photo comes from New York’s Grand Central Terminal from a trip I took a few years back.

The events of this past Sunday, the location and killing of Osama Bin Laden, have had a profound effect on this country, and even more so on this state.  New York has been in the spotlight again, 10 years after the attacks on 9/11/01 and the World Trade Centers.  President Obama was at Ground Zero yesterday for a ceremony and chatting with local firefighters and policemen, thanking them for their service and dedication.

For today’s photo, I wanted to post one of the ones I had taken at Ground Zero, however none were to my standards to publish, so my focus then changed to something uniquely New York.  I had a few great photos of the Statue of Liberty, the fire station at Ground Zero, Times Square, but this photo spoke to me with the American flag hanging high overhead, our symbol of freedom.

Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Tamron 11-17mm | Exposure –  1/50 – F/4.5

Justin Hamlin

Justin Hamlin is the founder of <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, a blog founded on collaboration and story telling, dedicated to inspiring himself and others to get busy living their lives. He is a writer, photographer, computer nerd, story teller and world traveler. He calls New York home when him and his wife are not hunting down adventure, exploring the east coast or jet setting around the world. You can follow Justin on <a href="">Get Busy Livin'</a>, <a href="">Twitter</a> or <a href="">Facebook</a>.

  • As soon as I saw this I knew it was Grand Central Station in NYC. Ive been there and seen that same flag. That station is one of the most stunning I’ve ever been too. Great shot, love it takes me back to my few days in NYC!!!

    • Glad you liked it Jaime!! Time to come back to NYC to explore! 🙂

  • Great shot, I like how you have the photo in black and white but the flag is colored. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the tragedy already…. and New York is so resilient!

    • Glad you liked it! A little photoshop action to make the flag stand out, but I think it adds to the effect and the message.