Observation Deck, High Line

Observation Deck, High Line - New York, New York

Observation Deck, High Line – New York, New York

One of the more distinctive architectural features of the High Line is this seating area that hovers over the street. Known as the Observation Deck, it looks north on 10th Avenue. I didn’t have time to sit, but I would’ve enjoyed looking down on the streetscape and taking in the eclectic architecture.

Though not symmetrical, I saw a balance in the composition. The background buildings and the people seemed to have similar weights on the left and on the right. Thus, I explicitly tried to use the couple up front to further balance the composition.

I rarely mentioned it before, but I often look at balance as a defining feature of my photography. I made several frames of this scene while tweaking the positioning. This approach is not classic street photography, though the picture may look like it. However, there’s much architecture in this image that requires precise framing.

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