Freedom, by Sharad Patel

While cruising with few of my friends, I climbed up to the second level of the boat. Seeing this mesmerizing view, I was compelled to capture it. This picture was taken in November 2008 from Battery Park, New York, USA.

Freedom, by Sharad Patel

Canon EOS 30D with 18-250mm | Exposure 1/640sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 42mm
Freedom, by Sharad Patel

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 02
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: Battery Park, New York | The United States

Photographer: Sharad Patel (New York, USA )
Sharad Patel, an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, is passionate about photography. After spending his childhood growing up in Mumbai, India, he moved to New York, America during the summer of 2007. Even though always had a keen interest in photography, it was only after his friends introduced him to Flickr, that his interest escalated. He regularly uploaded pictures he took and received comments from his peers on Flickr. This allowed him to fine tune his vision and motivated him to develop his skills. He hopes that one day, when he is a successful graphic designer, he continues to capture the moments which make life special through photography.


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  1. Alice Matthew
    Alice Matthew says:

    This picture is truely and sincerly breath taking. The angle that the picture was taking helps to increase its beauty. I especailly love the fact that the statue itself and its surrounds came out shaded and the sky is ful of light not only does it create a flawless look to the picture but it also helps to create a mood. By bright sky and shaded area and statue creates a sense of hope as this country does for many people when the first arrive here im sure. Compliments to the photographer =) keep up the good work

  2. Reza Prad
    Reza Prad says:

    Visited the statue of liberty countless times but never seen a picture like this. Professionally captured and hope you have a good career in Graphic Design and Photography.

  3. Allen Walker
    Allen Walker says:

    Absolutely Mesmerizing.

    The gradient of light going horizontally across the picture, and the saturation gradient from bottom to top produces a magnificent contrast differential. And the placement of the Statue of Liberty, although small, gives it a very prominent presence. The warm dusk colors give it a very outward perspective and gives the feeling of the future to come. Excellent in my book.


  4. SR Khan
    SR Khan says:

    It would be my honor and pleasure if I would get chance to meet the genius mind behind this unique and an extra ordinary picture… what an amazing picture he has taken! mind blowing and keep it up bro.

  5. Yugg Patel
    Yugg Patel says:

    Wow, amazing shot!! I’ve seen a million shots of the Statue of Liberty, but never in this glory. Your on your way to success if this keeps up. =D

  6. Swatang Patel
    Swatang Patel says:

    This picture brings me into the “Empire state of mind”! Amazing job! Your the best photographer I know of. Even better than the guy who commented above me!

  7. TJ
    TJ says:

    I think this pic describes more then a book can about NEW YORK CITY…I would want to meet this photographer…He seems like a PROFESSIONAL GENIUS….

  8. kb
    kb says:

    Absolutely stunning! Wonderfully named! Not only does it highlight the beauty of NY it’s also an homage to the essence of what is the United States of America.

  9. Akshar
    Akshar says:

    You have created a painting to represent New york through just a single shot! New york and USA in original and true spirit which we should strive for.

    God too painted gorgeous skies for you

  10. pravin patel ( Mayor)
    pravin patel ( Mayor) says:

    P.B. Sharad patel

    The photograph is very impressive..It brings peace to our mind and heart and is soothing to our vision.
    Keep up the good work keeping Maharaj and Swami in center of all activities. With your hard work and faith in Bhagwan Swaminarayan Pramukh Swami Maharaj will help you achieve your goal.
    pravin mayor na jai swaimanarayan

  11. Yash Gupta
    Yash Gupta says:

    This is one of the best pictures i have ever seen! As soon as I saw this picture, my mind was amazed! Keep rocking with more speechless pictures just like this! God bless

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