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.
This image was taken on my trip to New York last week. As i mentioned in my previous post, it rained almost the entire time I was there. This shot was taken around 10:00 at night and the clouds were lower than the tops of the buildings. This is a handheld HDR image.
Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building, which is now called One Times Square and is the site of the annual ball drop on New Years Eve. Times Square, nicknamed “The Crossroads of the World” and “The Great White Way,” has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States.
Tokina AF 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
3 exposures at 11mm, f8, ISO 200
Processing Notes: Photomatix 4 – HDR and tonemapping
Nik Color Efex Pro – Polarization, Tonal Contrast, Glamour Glow
Nik Sharpener Pro