As photographers or artists, we find ourselves in a state of repetition more often then we would like to admit. For me, I often photograph a lot of Downtown Manhattan since it's easy for me to get around on my bike and I often fly over with FlyNYON. Since the Freedom Tower sticks out like a sore thumb, I'm constantly getting new perspectives on it.
A lot of NYC is always under construction, and this photo was taken from a newly opened overpass that crosses the Westside Highway. I always find it interesting to use things to "frame" my subjects and this location was perfect for that.
I shot this with my Canon 24mm tilt shift lens and tried many times with the tilt shift effect but none of them came out as cool as I would've imagined, so I stuck with not making any kinds of adjustments on the lens at all and I LOVED the way it came out. It's true what they say, sometimes less really is more.