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Thirteenth and Meatpacking

I pulled this one from the archives. It’s about 2 years old and I don’t know what to say about it. The scene pretty much speaks for itself and I don’t have anything to add in the way of history or insight. The partially destroyed mural is a mystery to me.

Processing was straightforward, except that I increased the contrast more than I usually do because I liked the darker shadows and the empty black windows on the top floor. I also did a partial desaturation of everything except the sky.

Oh, and it’s really 13th Street and Ninth Avenue.

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  • Jimi JonesApril 10, 2012 - 9:17 am

    Nice street scene, Mark. I like the contrast of that deep blue sky.ReplyCancel

  • Chris NitzApril 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

    I am diggin that mural. All I keep thinking is the Raven by Poe.ReplyCancel

  • Mark NealApril 10, 2012 - 9:23 am

    Nice image, Mark. The contrast of deep color in the sky with the subdued tones of everything else really works well.ReplyCancel

  • Dave DiCelloApril 10, 2012 - 9:55 am

    This is great Mark, I love all the decay hereReplyCancel

  • Jim DenhamApril 10, 2012 - 11:29 am

    I like the darker shadows, too. Looks kind of desolate, even with the trucks hanging around. Nice one bud!ReplyCancel

  • Mike CriswellApril 10, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Nice details and a great sky Mark!ReplyCancel

  • LizApril 11, 2012 - 4:28 am

    Liked it. The scenery shows imperfection. Thanks for posting, please keep it up.ReplyCancel

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