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Tall City by gilad Tall City by gilad

Life in the tall city made me feel small
Growing under a roof of iron, glass and concrete
Above the buildings there is only god
And down here, there is only me
Nothing but me

I want to break through the walls of this city
Say goodbye to the statues of these modern times
But the city is too tall to let me see the future ahead
It's only in my dreams that I see myself under a roof of
Nothing. Nothing at all



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I took this at One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York City (Financial District).
I had that view in mind, showing how tall NY is.
This kind of shot cannot be found in Israel, so it was on my "To do" list when I was traveling in New York.
It did a semi HDR, mixing two images of this. One over exposed, and the second measured from the sky. I ended up using more of the darker image, because it brought more of the effect than the full HDR

Canon 5D
Canon 17-40mm
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:iconrembo78:
rembo78 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
good picture and good poem too!!!
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Nicholas31 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Can i use this photo for my book
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DrDasha Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
hello can i use your art for a project? You will bw given the rights
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guyarican497 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
if you pay attention it looks kind of like the bat signal when looking up in gotham.
Batman fan <33333
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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MartyART88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ware you on the ground when you took that photograph?

way im asking is becouse im qureouse to do somthing like it?

can you tall me how i get it starting how do i do i meen? :P
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BlueWolf1339 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hi im drawing a pic and i realy want to use this picture for my background!!!!sure ill give u credit!
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:icond1e7el:
D1e7el Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Stunning!! My GOD - What an amazing shot!
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Shoayb Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great perspective
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:iconnowsmile:
NowSmile Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the blue sky contrasts the buildings amazingly!
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:iconmrs-drwho:
mrs-drwho Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Writer
tht's just so cool!
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BusyBeePhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Aeme NYC shot!
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:iconrngg-dipa:
rngg-dipa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
nice shoot!
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:iconsusybabe:
Susybabe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
So cool. You certainly captured the immense height in an interesting & impressive way.
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:iconsoralove:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing picture!
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:iconkendriv:
kendriv Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work, everything is amazing and each one say a history
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Jenkeys Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Love the unique perspective!
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:iconzsoly:
zsoly Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Hello! Featured here: [link]
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Anessaaa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
OMG Gream Photo :D
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:iconxosammijane:
xosammijane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
I really love this, it's surreal...
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RGXSuperSonic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Filmographer
I swear i thought I saw pikachu in the sky area....
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macdonaldcreations Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool shot!
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DarkDescending Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Awesome photo!
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AlldrawnOut Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
This shot is amazing! The buildings seem to disappear into space and give the feeling of being trapped in this city of tall towers.
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BuBBLe-tr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
like a piece of puzzle
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diamondj Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
That really is a wonderful picture :)
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MothmanmenueverJon Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
aaah, new york.
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VeeMonster Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I love New York. This is a great photograph.
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:iconcdmh:
CDMH Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Awesome shot. I love it.
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:iconmetalmann:
Metalmann Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Photographer
one of my favourite photos of all time!
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Evil-Eric Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
just going through my favorites gallery.
i still like this alot.
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theblindalley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
:#1: Excellent work!:D
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flyawaywiththewind Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
awesome :D
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klaug Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Amazing!
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Animefeiry2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG exelent photo!!!!!!

amazing I must say o.o
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your-user Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
I've never been in New York, but I know this city,I just knew it's New York! New York is my dream.
Beautiful picture!
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123-melanie Featured By Owner May 6, 2009   Photographer
woah. good job getting all of that in the one photo
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DropdeadHedda Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
The sky makes an awsome pattern.
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:icongenetixs:
Genetixs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
CoolPicture I like the way it almost sems to frame the sky, NYC I s so fun isn't it, did you see a broadway show?
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BellaSeroni1990 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
very nice spot for a picture. :]
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Spirit50 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Whoaaaaaaaaa...makes me giddy just looking at it.....fantastic!! :)
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blackrose993 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Digital Artist
I love this! I feel the same way you feel. You feel so small compared to the large and extravagant tall buildings of the city. You just want to stay there forever because it reels you in like a fish out of water and you never want to leave.
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AbbieAbreaction Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
I absolutely ADORE this pic
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:iconchinese-maiden:
Chinese-Maiden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Wow, it's different. Usually people take pictures of cities from a high lookout point. I'm glad that you decided to do the exact opposite.
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Sol-Gatito Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Pic!
Coud I use it, please =)
here: [link]
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squirrelxo5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Beautiful!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Tall city... But a young spirit. Who else to raise the eyes and see the sky? :)
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JordanEatsPrada Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008   Photographer
so for my graphic art & design class we are creating yearbook covers. i was wondering if we could use your picture as the cover. we would give full credit to you obviously. get back to me when you can.
thanks.
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Maysiiu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
featured this in my gallery, hope you dont mind :D
its gorgeous <3
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