Friday, November 29, 2013

A Modern Coincidence? (Weekend Reflections # 218)

Manhattan, New York                                          (5TH AVE)


I was trying to get a shot of the gold building reflected on this polished stone when someone set down their Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) bag. At first I was a little annoyed but then I remembered that I'm not the only one in NYC and I had to adapt quickly to changing photo opportunities. So I decided that the MoMA bag would be part of the photo. At the time, I didn't know the name of the reflected building but after a little research I discovered that it is called The Crown Building formerly the Heckscher Building and coincidentally in  1929 it  became the first home of The Museum of Modern Art. :-) The Museum moved to its current location in 1939.

I hope you (Americans) had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


32 comments:

Laura said...

fantastic image James, wow!

Sylvia K said...

Another amazing reflection, James! I still cannot sign in, so I'll stop bugging everyone else to sign me in. I'll miss the fun, but will continue to visit.

TexWisGirl said...

quite serendipitous!

orvokki said...

What a wonderful reflection.
Greetings

Jan said...

Great shot, James. I'm glad you decided to leave the bag in, with the history, it's a good design element.

Ileana said...

Fantastic shot!
Have a nice Weekend!

Andrea said...

Actually, the bag helped put things into perspective, size wise anyway. The overall reflection is wonderful and love that you added the information. It makes it more meaningful. Beautiful shot ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think the bag and its reflection are an added bonus to an already fab image. happy weekend to you also James.

Regina said...

Awesome!

Enjoy the weekend.

Regina

Halcyon said...

Very creative reflection! I like the bag. It doesn't detract at all. :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Gorgeous NYC reflection shot ~ Moma was suppose to be there ~ no coincidences ~ Versatility a knack for a great photographer ~ you did it! ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Valerie said...

I love it! It adds to the photo. Fabulous reflection of the building too.

Kay L. Davies said...

Love the serendipity here, James. Beautiful photo.
K

Minoru Saito said...

Nice reflection. I went to Moma a few years ago. Thanks for hosting.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My eyes were immediately drawn to the building, I though the bag was was some type of street advertisement. Cool photo!

Ed said...

I had to look hard for the bag. Great reflection!

Ed said...

I had to look hard for the bag. Great reflection!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...Annoyance turned to serendipity!
What a fine shot, James!

jeannettestgermain said...

Sorry James - couldn't crop the pic like I wanted to - trying to get the hang of my Ipad!
Beautiful capture!

Jim said...

It's all happening in this shot.

HansHB said...

Lovely reflections in your photo, well done!

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful photo of NY, and the bag suits very well to the composition.

s.c said...

You always seems to find the right spot. Great reflection again James.

Victoria said...

Il est beau ce bâtiment jaune, quasiment or, dans la nuit. Un beau cliché !
bon week end

Ava
http://monbeaumanoir.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/weekend-reflections-heaven-a-ufo/

Terri Buster said...

Very cool shot!

Norma Ruttan said...

outstanding reflection! the klutz in me asks, "Is this polished stone slippery when it rains or snows?"

Viera said...

what a great photo...excellent reflection...

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shot!

Jo said...

James, as always you top everything I've ever seen or tried myself. I like the MoMa bag in the photo. Brilliant image. Hope you're having a great day. Greetings, Jo

'Tsuki said...

I'm like you, I like to take opportunity to take a great shot, even when hazard make it complicated... Your reflection of the golden building is amazing, and the moma bag enhace the composition...

Happy thanksgiving to you !

Powell River Books said...

Life is art, art is life. - Margy

edenhills said...

Beautiful shot. What a great coincidence that the building used to be the MoMA.