POTD: Flatiron Revisited

Flatiron Revisited
New York City, New York
2017

On our living room wall at home we have a photogravure printed from Edward Steichen’s original negative of an image of the Flatiron building that he took in 1904. On the spur of the moment while walking by, I thought I’d attempt to position myself to duplicate his image as closely as possible without looking up his image on my smartphone. Above is what I came up with after a little cropping and some treatment to make the daytime shot look more like Steichen’s nighttime shot. His original image is shown below. My guess as to the angle and position from which he took his photo was pretty close I think. I still like his better!

The Flatiron Building
Edward Steichen
1904