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The World is a playground

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On recent revisit to the park of my childhood, I rediscovered it's beauty.

The Unisphere is a 12-story high, spherical stainless steel representation of the Earth. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City. It was conceived and constructed as the theme symbol of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair.

And yes, this is the same Unisphere which is in movies of aliens trying to flee, iron heroes fighting the enemy and of a King in Queens.
Image details
Image size
3008x2000px 527.54 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 23, 2011, 5:18:17 PM
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QCC-Art's avatar
nice shot...ever get out to Bayside, Queens?
morbiusx33's avatar
A magnificent world's fair that will always remain in my memory.
rainycloudywindy's avatar
Fantastic shot, wonderful composition.
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Royworx's avatar
Thank You very much
boot-cheese-3000's avatar
not to mention where the Beastie Boys posed in front of a photo in the 1st "License To Ill" album way back when. RIP MCA.......

1nce again this photo is TOO HYPE.
Royworx's avatar
thank you once again
boot-cheese-3000's avatar
fuggetaboutit. i can't believe i forgot to fave and comment on this one.
crestmultimeadia's avatar
Stunning photo. Great work!
Royworx's avatar
thank you very much
aldie47's avatar
Reminds me of the world"s fair
Royworx's avatar
It is from the World's Fair
aldie47's avatar
I know what did yu add to the pic?
Royworx's avatar
just the vignette around the edge of the picture
shiosVIP's avatar
Phenomenal composition! The silhouettes of people riding/walking contrasted against the fountains surrounding the globe really makes this spectacular! The only way I could really see this being better is if there were less clouds in the sky, but you can't really control that can you :P

Keep it up!
Royworx's avatar
Thank you very much for the wonderful comment and for adding the image to your favorites.
MinnesotaMom83's avatar
Could I use this for a photo manipulation? I would maKe sure to credit you for it.
Royworx's avatar
I would be very honored, please make sure you share with me the end result & credit me, hank you
MariaFeliciano's avatar
Excellent work!!!
Royworx's avatar
thank you very much, Maria
QZYXYA's avatar
No doubt about it.
The world IS a playground, at least for me.
I get to ski on it, take pictures of it, skateboard on it, run around on it.

But nice shot. Love how it's a silhouette on the dark blue-ish sky. Looks way better than it would have with properly exposed globe and blown out sky.


I really do wish that I could give a critique, but alas i am too poor to pay for the premium accoount.
MistressSlytherin's avatar
This is excellent! A beautiful capture, and the lighting makes it very dramatic. I especially love the sky :)
Royworx's avatar
thank you, thank you
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