Randy Andre  

The Vessel Honeycomb by Randy Andre

May 2020 - The Vessel Honeycomb

May 2020 - Randy Andre

Original 1

May 2020 - Randy Andre

Original 2

About the Image(s)

"The Vessel Honeycomb" photo was taken in February of this year in NYC (just at the known start of Covid-19). The camera was a Sony A6000 with a 16-50mm lens set at 16mm 1/320 @f/9.0. The view is looking out at the Hudson River and New Jersey. The Vessel is an engineering marvel built over "The Hudson Yards" which is the major rail yard feeding Penn Station. Given the cost of land in NYC the view at some point in the near future will be obscured by another "high rise". My objective had been to wait for a lot of people to be at each level and try to envision them as bees in a honey comb. Unfortunately in was a cold and blustery day so no crowds but still a sight to see. The two included photos, either of which could have been the main photo, were included to give more perspective of The Vessel.

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6 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Randy, this is a fascinating architecture structure. I would call it "Stairs to Nowhere" You really did your "walk the image" giving us vantage points from different angles. I specially like the one looking down where you can see at the bottom the red light which really takes your eyes directly to it, and then you can explore all the details of the structure. The human presence complements the image giving you dimension. Great capture.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:06:43

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
The Vessel has become an iconic structure on the West Side which because of its size and scale is definitely a challenge to photograph.

I like your description of the bees in the honeycomb and that you had a goal in mind when setting up your shot - - - a good lesson for me.

Original 2 also really drew me into the photo, capturing the concentric levels and the focal point at the bottom.

B   Posted: 05/11/2020 19:22:04

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Randy thanks for including the other images of this structure. I looked up the word "Vessel" which means a hollow container; or a large boat / ship. I imagine standing anywhere on this structure would give an unobstructed 360 degree view of both sides and a different perspective from that of street level. As you mentioned "an engineering marvel" but even more so the mind of the architect that creates outside the box.   Posted: 05/16/2020 08:40:39

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
A fascinating architecture but also difficult to photograph so that it becomes detached from the surroundings and yet not overloaded. Randy you have succeeded   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:36:12

Jim Mayo   Jim Mayo
I think your image 2 is more in line with the inside of a honeycomb. It also avoids the distracting skyline and vehicles in your feature photo.   Posted: 05/28/2020 22:02:56

Hassan Sadek   Hassan Sadek
Attractive pattern and nice distribution of people there. The place looks unique and you have taken a nice angle. It is great to see a structural building like this. I like how we can see the river and the sky. I wished to a ship passing in the river and framed in one of the that we have.   Posted: 05/30/2020 06:44:09