February 2, 2013

Columbus Circle, New York City

Photograph by Chris Fleisch, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

The line to see the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The composition and bold colors work for me—the curve of the circle, the yellow of the taxicabs, the black of the pedestrians' clothing. What could very easily be a scene with too much going on comes together thanks to the thoughtful framing. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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9 comments
ALLEN SMITH
ALLEN SMITH

FOR ME THIS PHOTO IS JUST TOO BUSY. ALTHOUGH THE CABS AND THE TINGE OF FALL COLOR OF THE TREE TOPS MIGHT SAVE THE DAY. THAT'S WHERE MY EYE WENT.

Mark J.
Mark J.

I feel busy and in a rush just looking at it! 

Phil Fox Rose
Phil Fox Rose

One of my not-so-secret sacred spaces of New York -- I've written and talked about it many times. This was obv taken while that art installation was (still is?) happening in the middle (thus the line of people on the right and this photo taken from it) but when that's not on and there are no skater kids racing around, it can be very calming to walk through the wall of fountain sound into the circle and sit -- especially BECAUSE of the contrast with how hectic it is just outside the circle. I meditate here sometimes, facing the fountain, situated so the park is beyond it -- in other words, to the right of the section of bench included in this picture. It's not quiet, but the falling water is like white noise. 

Tatum Wulff
Tatum Wulff

What a clever image with plenty to look at.  Very well composed with great vibrant colors and activity.  A kind of, 'organized chaos'.  Well done!

macro polo
macro polo

A bunch of racists lining up to see their hero racist.  Disgusting.

Myra Linara
Myra Linara

I would like to add the yellow of the trees too, Alexa Keefe.
The contrast in the colours and lines  somehow produces a picture of harmony.  That was what I thought, anyway.

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