I agree the light is beautiful but you should see the light in Santa Fe, New Mexico where I live. I have a photograph that looks much like this taken on the downtown plaza! I love her outfit but, like other comments, the 2 hats throw me a bit…
This sunset/morning picture reflects a vision of the city with a “young” woman who looks like a plus element , an ornament of a city who sometimes with its greatness swallows everything!.
Great elegance to catch the light…
She looks lovely–great mix of pieces here. The short sweater over the dress creates an interesting proportion. (I hope she’s holding someone else’s hat, though; the one she’s wearing is a much better choice–and I say that as a non-fan of toboggan hats.) And the light is just superb!
I like beanies but not in black as they make you look sad. This girl looks interesting but her outfit is too dark and oversized for my taste. I think heavy clothes have a way to make people look sad sometimes. http://madrilicious.com
The hat she is carrying looks quite large, perhaps she has collected it and is taking it to a friend (!?) Also, no one has commented on the boots – which I like a lot – overall I’d say she looks pretty cool. Good photo.
It’s amazing how Scott has the eyes to find these well-dressed people on the streets. And for some reason, nobody is ever behind them to ruin the picture! It’s like everyone knows not to get in the way… Love it.
The light and the play with the shadows, the composition, love it! And the woman is very beautiful too, I imagine her being from an other time, the future, trying to conceal this with her look, traveling through the streets of New York, knowing more than anyone of us, knowing what tomorrow will bring….
There are many possible explanations for the two hats, but my guess is that she was wearing the one that she is photographed carrying, but it was windy or she was too cold, so she pulled the trusty beanie out of her bag and switched for her walk. Happens to me all the time.
Great shot! I love the low light across the building and the shadow doesn’t bisect her, and the way her form repeats in the hydrant and juliette balcony. Plus it’s such a quintessential NYC shot somehow.