Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The Empire State Building photos were taken when my husband and I visited our son, who lives in New York City. Though it was several years after 9/11, that event was large in our consciousness.
After we had gone to Ground Zero, we were all in a taxi, heading off to a museum. We were quiet, looking out, taking in the vistas. I looked inside the taxi, and saw this incredible tableau. Multiple reflections, reflected meaning everywhere.
I created this piece for an assignment in a digital imaging class. We had to write a poem about a photograph on the photograph itself. The lower portion of the windowed partition between the driver and passengers served as the backdrop for the text. I used Photoshop to bring more light to the driver's name (top left).
This is my favorite photograph.
(If you click on the photo, it will come up in another screen large enough so you can read the poem.)