The Making of "Mirror City"

How the winning photo of the "Urban Landscape" contest was made

By miklog in Photo Contests on Jun 3, 2022

"Mirror City"

I am honored that “Mirror City” won the Pentaxforums “Urban Landscape” contest in April 2022. Thank You very much for the votes and congratulations to all finalists!

The picture was taken on June 22, 2016 during one of my many photo walks through New York City. On the sidewalk next to the intersection of East 47th Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan I walked along a greenbelt lined with medium-sized trees bordered by a stone wall. I spotted the words JPMorgan Chase & Co on the wall and paused to look at Google Maps on my phone. So, the building next to me was the New York headquarters of the largest bank in the US?! As far as I could see other tall towers of steel, glass, and concrete lined along Park Avenue.The wall's polished stone surface, made of black granite, struck me as an elegantly matching vanishing line.

The Making of "Smokey Coat"

How the winning photo of the "Boats" contest was made

By miklog in Photo Contests on Jul 6, 2018

"Smokey Coat"

I am honored and thankful to see Smokey Coat Man on the Pentaxforums Homepage! Congratulations to the other finalists and thanks to everyone who participated and voted in the "People, Candid or Street" Contest 2018!

Candid Street Photography is not new to me. After moving from Germany to New York City (NYC) in summer 2015 I began photographing in public almost exclusively. I trained in various ICP photo workshops and got involved with the local street photo community NYC-SPC. During the years I made a couple of pleasing photos in the capital of Street Photography. One of them is Smokey Coat.

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