It was years before I moved to Connecticut, 1971 in fact. Here I was on my first trip to New York City and there were so many things I wanted to see and do, I hardly knew where to begin. But I knew that one of the things I wanted was to take the Staten Island Ferry, just to say I’d done it. I also thought it would be a great way to get a full view of lower Manhattan Island. It was a blustery day, with a low-hanging overcast, but in the distance I could easily make out the World Trade Towers that are just visible in the upper left of the photograph. This was long before the tragedy of 9/11, and before we lost the feeling that our country was indestructible. It will be a long, long time before we will feel that way again.
Pentax Spotmatic with 50mm lens and Tri-X. Scanned from a gelatin print and adjusted with curves in Photoshop CS4 to better match the original print.
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