standpipe which I observed near Washington Square Park in New York City.
I photographed the standpipe with my Canon 35mm f/1.4L lens at f/1.6, at ISO 100 for 1/1600 seconds. To capture this shot, I stood up on my toes and pointed the camera directly downward (I had to be careful not to get any portion of my shoes into the frame).
In post-processing, I did a number of transformations. First, to get the top banner aligned horizontally, I used the lens correction tool, and adjusted the horizontal shift. Then, I selected the entire image and used the warp tool to selectively drag the line at the center of the image. Finally, I selected the word “standpipe” and used the warp tool to make it align horizontally with the image. All of these post-processing steps were necessary since I couldn't nail a well-aligned image while capturing the shot (it was hard to stand on tiptoes for an extended period of time while thinking about excellent framing).
This standpipe looks sort of new, but then again, there are a number of scratches on it. With the small depth of field, I like how the reflection on the banner at the top is out of focus.
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