February 28, 2014

Through a Glass, Colorfully

Photograph by Ivan Lesica, National Geographic Your Shot

"I love walking around my beloved New York City armed with my camera, looking for different and interesting subjects to photograph," says Your Shot member Ivan Lesica. "On this day, I was walking over the Williamsburg Bridge that connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. Halfway over the bridge I noticed a handmade wooden box painted in bright yellow, with openings in the front and back. I looked through it and noticed that the inside walls were covered with pieces of white, orange, and blue glass." Lesica noticed the reflection of the Empire State Building in some of the pieces and took the picture through the opening in the box. "It's my favorite shot of New York City to date."

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42 comments
li li
li li

great and love it!

Shannon T
Shannon T

One of the many things I love about this website is how it shows different ideas for amazing photographs. I feel inspired. Thank you Ivan.

Silvana Muzzopappa
Silvana Muzzopappa

There is a Bradbury short story around this concept. Does anyone remember its name?

Paul Martens
Paul Martens

Congratulations  on your POTD, Ivan. Loved it before and still love it now !! Great job !!

Gioachino Gruttadauria
Gioachino Gruttadauria

Well done Ivan! I always liked the way you find everywhere the photo. Congratulations!

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

The talent to create the shot is obvious. The creativity to 'see' the shot is something special. Well done Ivan, inspirational.

Lorenzo Cassina
Lorenzo Cassina

Hello Ivan!

Congrats on your POTD. Great eye to see and create unique photography as your work shows so well.

All the best!

Lorenzo

Lisa Foster
Lisa Foster

W o W ,from University /BFA freelancer concept really so GOOD!

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

This photo exemplifies the wonderful serendipity of finding a fresh perception of what we've become conditioned to not really seeing due to familiarity.   Reflecting surfaces and visual distortions can help 'cleanse the doors of perception'.  The fragments of coloured glass are refracting light at different angles here, and the image of the Empire State Building appears twice, on opposite sides of the photo, in different hues.  I only noticed the slightly out of focus image of this building in the blue fragment on the left after scanning around the refraction planes in the photo several times.  I found the visual disorientation I experienced looking at this photo to be engaging and interesting.


Congratulations to you, Ivan, in having your excellent photo appear here as the Photo of the Day, and also be published in the March issue of the National Geographic magazine!

Yoram Israel
Yoram Israel

YOU CAN DO BETTER..DONT GO AFTER NEW - BAD DOINGS / STAY WITH THE TREW ART .

Juan Osorio
Juan Osorio

Congratulations Ivan. Very well deserved. It is clever, beautiful and current. Keep up the outstanding work!

Patricia Przybylinski
Patricia Przybylinski

Wow! Finding such a box is amazing! Right place, right time and talented photographer at the ready! Congratulations Ivan! Patti P.

Ginger Parish
Ginger Parish

Wonderful shot, Ivan!! I love the colors. Such a creative idea. I'm so happy to see it as Photo of the Day! Congrats!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

A really interesting shot, with that famous buildings reflection caught so well. With the blurred all over image it is certainly different, but well liked by me. But whats with the box thing, and why was it in the middle of the bridge? Whatever, it gave you an unusual shot j.e.s.    

Victor A Mirontschuk
Victor A Mirontschuk

Fantastic shot my friend.  Congratulations on the Picture of The Day selection.  You have a true talent to see ordinary objects in life and turn them to beautiful images.  Keep shooting Ivan and let the the world see your beautiful images. 

Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

A very well deserved PoD! As always EXCEPTIONAL WORK! You have the ability to find and reproduce scenes most people wouldn't even see, let alone take a photograph of.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Absolutely brilliant shot. This is very creative and excellent work.

Azura Abu
Azura Abu

Congratulations Ivan! You deserved for it. =)

Johnny Fermanides
Johnny Fermanides

Congratulations Ivan! It is good seeing your camera talent getting recognition.

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

Thank you all....,truly appreciated...

Susan Breau
Susan Breau

Congratulations Ivan, what an accomplishment!  

heather levingstone
heather levingstone

Congratulations Ivan!  What a wonderful achievement........This photo really shows your unique take on the World!  

divya rawat
divya rawat

u really have a cool imagination ivan

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

@Kandias Overton  No idea but the creativity is great .....Thanks....I will take a better look when am around next time....

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