A lot of the time I travel or visit locations that thousands of others have so I'm always on the look out for an unique take or alternative perspective. I've found this to be a rather difficult task but often a rewarding one if I ever manage to pull it off.
It's pretty hard to find a different way to photograph the New York skyline from the top of the Empire State Building. Being limited to the same space and with thousands of visitors a day I reckon every angle must shot many times over. I guess the only variable would be the weather so visiting on a lovely clear cloudless spring day I wasn't in for any spectacular meteorological formations.
Photography, as I've come to realise, is about being in the right place at the right time. The best landscape or travel photographers plan so far ahead they minimise any chance of missing the shot, however for me, in this instance nothing was planed (to be honest I don't really plan that much - should probably change that..). The pigeon landed right in front of me as I was looking towards the Chrysler Building so I quickly changed my focus and took the picture.
Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 - 5.6; 50mm, f32, 1/25, ISO 200