Times Square in New York, photographed last October. Does this city inspire me? In more than one way.
Captured with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 8-15mm f/4 fish-eye lens from the top of the city tour bus. When we stopped at the red light, I quickly snapped a few exposures in succession until I found the one with the best and cleanest composition. Say what you want, but a bus tour is still the best way to see the whole city from the ground, second only to a chopper session.
Image was ‘de-fished’ with the latest RAW Camera Import module in Photoshop CC 2015 which works phenomenally well. Image was then converted into BW with Silver Efex Pro 2 and fused with a colour version with selective colour correction for that Marvel Noir look which I love so much.
It was just luck, i took a couple photos and tried to get some cars in a good position. Than i saw this toddler “coming”. The mother parked the buggy right in front of me and first i thought, “seriously ?!?! I´m taking pictures right now” – at home i found this great momemt. It looks like, this young boy? is totally relaxed watching the cars driving at this unbelievable loud place!
This is a color version of an image I posted several months ago. I went back to it today and I realized I also liked it in color.
Its Times Square. The shot was a long exposure to obtain a blur/sense of motion effect on the cars and some of the people. I decided I wanted that same sense of motion throughout the image so I used motion blur in photoshop to produce the effect on the buildings.
While in NYC I went up several of the skyscrapers at night. The observation platform at the Rockefeller Center is far from being the highest, but it wins for allowing you to view many of the best buildings in NYC in one view. Buildings like the Empire State building, One World Trade Center in the distance, the Bank of America tower (right), the Chysler building on the right. The light pollution on the ride side of the image is Times Square. The New York skyline is changing, with the massively tall (but very thin) 432 Park Avenue condo building now dominating the skyline over Central Park (I’ll share some shots of it in my upcoming article). There are another five towers taller than the Empire State in the works right now. It is fantastic to see the Big Apple so fully recovered from the devastation of 9/11. This is a four shot pano, stitched and processed in Lightroom.
Technical Information: Canon EOS M3, Canon EF-M 22mm STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC
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