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