This week, it’s the challenger’s choice for the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. I’ve done a bit of traveling recently, so I decided to play around with a shot of the Metropolitan Museum of Art taken one night last month. It’s one of my favorite spots in New York City, and has wonderful memories of the times when we lived nearby. On rainy days, I’d go there with my son when he was still in a stroller and he’d have fun visiting the Egyptian mummies and throwing coins in the fountain near the American Wing. As I was walking north on 5th Avenue, I caught sight of the museum from a side angle. The façade, lit by many spotlights, was stunning.
The shot was a bit fuzzy, so I experimented a bit by sharpening the image and adding a film grain filter.
And then cropping the shot.
The film grain adds a bit of drama to the shot. And the close up lets the viewer focus on the details–like the façade of the building and the silhouettes of the people walking up the stairs. But what do you think? Which shot do you prefer and why? Thanks as always for your comments, which help me improve my photographs!
This week’s challengers include: