New York, the city with the millions of lights and people that never sleep. or so it seems. There is always activity in the streets of this wonderful city.
Happy Friday! With the July 4th Holiday in the middle of the week, it made for a really fast sprint to this weekend. Every week should be like this. ;-)
What? You are still working?
When you leave work, look over your shoulder and see an image similar to the one below, you most likely worked after hours. I guess most have been there at some point along the way. It depends on your station in life and what you want to accomplish.
Click image to enlarge or purchase
This could be an office building in most any major city but in fact, it's the beloved New York.
This is a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) processed with HDR Efex Pro. The image was then pulled into Photo FX Lab where I applied the "Portrait Drama" filter and a few slight global adjustments.
By the way, Topaz Labs is running a great introductory sale on Photo FX Lab until July 31st. Save $50 on this product by entering the discount code "FXlab" and get it for just $29.00. You can also try before you buy with Topaz's 30-day free trial.
Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for visiting!
Welcome to the weekend... again! Time flies when you're having fun, as they say. To close out the week I'll go to one of my favorite subjects, architecture. It's where we can follow the lines to the sky and enjoy the beauty and design of tall buildings. Photos of tall buildings and skyscraper art have always been a part of my collection, even when I knew nothing more than the fact that I liked them.
The image below was taken in New York City on one of my last two trips. Not sure where this is exactly but you can see the shadow of a rooftop crane cast upon the main building in the frame.
In post-processing this was one of those easy-as-pie images that simply needed a little cleaning up after the HDR Efex Pro routine. Afterward, it was time to call it a day and schedule this to post at midnight. ;-)
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
Photography of Interest on
When you think of skyscrapers of New York, one usually thinks of images like this one from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. But there are so many tall buildings in Manhattan that you could grab a nice photograph from practically any corner. Today's featured photo was taken somewhere in the city, likely in the Midtown Manhattan area since that's where I spent the majority of my time.
I can hardly wait to return to this magical, photographer's paradise. Although I stayed for a week on my last visit, I failed to get to all of the places I wanted to cover.
As provided in this previous Skyscraping post, a B&W version is offered below.
Until next time... enjoy the day and thank you for visiting!