Atlas – Rockefeller Center

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This is a handheld HDR of the famous sculpture in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Atlas is a bronze statue (Nunzio Pontorno was the model) in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown ManhattanNew York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.  The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, as is the entire Rockefeller Center. Atlas in the sculpture is 15 feet tall, while the entire statue is 45 feet tall, as high as a four-story building. It weighs seven tons, and is the largest sculpture at Rockefeller Center. The North-South axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City. from wikipedia.

Capture Notes: Nikon D90

Tokina AF 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
3 exposures at 11mm, f13, ISO 200 Handheld

Processing Notes: Photomatix 4 – HDR and tonemapping
Photoshop CS5
Nik Color Efex Pro –  Pro Contrast, Tonal Contrast, Glamour Glow
Viveza 2


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2 responses

  1. sweet shot Todd, great POV too!

    October 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  2. Great handheld HDR. Great angle.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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