Posts tagged “city

Carver Biomedical Research Facility – U. of Iowa



Times Square – New York City



































This is a 3 exposure handheld HDR shot of Times Square in New York on a really cloudy, overcast night.  It really is an amazing place to witness at night.  So much flashing before your eyes and so many people rushing around.  When I left my car earlier in the day, it was raining, and was supposed to continue all night.  I decided not to lug my tripod around all day if I was not going to be able to use it.  I guess I learned my lesson, I will always have it with me in the future.  But I think this turned out OK for a handheld shot.  Let me know what you think.

Atlas – Rockefeller Center
































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

Grand Central Terminal – New York City


This is a 3 exposure HDR taken in Grand Central Station. I tried to use my tripod since I saw somewhere that a person had been able to use his here. However, security quickly stopped me so I had to set the camera on a ledge to get this shot.  Grand Central Terminal (GCT) — often incorrectly called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central — is a terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms:[3] 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.  from Wikipedia.

Capture Notes: Nikon D90

Tokina AF 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
3 exposures at 11mm, f11, ISO 200

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


Lower Manhattan at Sunset


Another shot from my recent trip to New York.  This is a 3 exposure HDR taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral – New York

Another shot from my recent trip to New York.  Due to all of the rain, I had to find indoor spaces to photograph.  Of course, so did everyone else, so the church was packed with people, and no tripods were allowed.  This is a 3 exposure HDR handheld.  Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York. It faces Rockefeller Center.

Government Center – Boston, MA

Another shot of the Government Center in Boston, looking the opposite direction from my earlier post.  This shot is looking over the vast City Hall Plaza.  City Hall Plaza is not a well-loved space. As Bill Wasik wrote in 2006, “It is as if the space were calibrated to render futile any gathering, large or small, attempted anywhere on its arid expanse. All the nearby buildings seem to be facing away, making the plaza’s 11 acres (45,000 m2) of concrete and brick feel like the world’s largest back alley. … [It is] so devoid of benches, greenery, and other signposts of human hospitality that even on the loveliest fall weekend, when the Common and Esplanade and other public spaces teem with Bostonians at leisure, the plaza stands utterly empty save for the occasional skateboarder…” (Wasik 2006, 61) The plaza is often colloquially referred to as “the brick desert.” from wikipedia.