Camera: Nikon D700
Focal Length: 14mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Note: Navid Baraty took this aerial shot of city life in New York City. This image shows how much the city relies on its taxi service. When you first glance at this photo, it almost seems there are two parallel streets. After you start to look at the detail, you notice the building of glass that is cutting through the buildings below. Very nice perspective and composition displaying the urban life in New York City. This shot definitely gives you the scope and size of the city.
Tip: The shutter speed (exposure) of 1/1000 of a second allowed for the traffic to be stopped. The film speed (ISO) was increased to 200 to increase the lighting and exposure in the photo. Navid could’ve leaned over any building and got a pretty interesting shot, but by leaning over the side of a reflective glass building, made for an interesting reflection and composition.