Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Voice

Upper West Side, New York City

Free newspaper boxes and snow in New York City
"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience." Mohandas Gandhi
This picture was shot last winter in New York City. A few days before, a snow storm hit the city and as a result it knocked some things over. This free newspaper box is one of the unfortunate things that felt the wrath of the storm.

I think it's very appropriate that the one box that fell in this picture is called 'Voice.' It's like a subtle message. A message to tell us that the human voice is rarely heard nowadays. We are too lost in material things that we often overlook everything that really matters.

It was also the right picture for selective color. It was a rainy/snowy day and everything was looking sort of dull, but the bright red box made the area pop. I wanted to bring out the contrast so I converted the picture to black and white and left the red box as it is.

This black and white photograph was captured on my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. Some minor editing was done in PS CS4. Settings for Hipstamatic were BlacKeys B&W/Lucifer IV

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