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New York Night

Queensboro BridgeI haven’t had much chance to edit or go over the images from my recent trip to New York and Spain last month. My final night in New York, I spent an hour or so working on night shots along the East River photographing Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge (59th Street Bridge). The location was only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment I stayed at on Roosevelt Island.

After taking several shots of the bridge and various compositions with the buildings in Manhattan, I decided to try a panorama. My efforts were frustrated by the passing of barges along the East River, which ruined the reflections in the water. But eventually I got several series of images completed. The one above is a HDR panorama created from 6 vertical shots (with each vertical shot created by 3 different exposures). Thus the complete image represents 18 different shots. Exposure times were 4, 15, and 30 seconds. The HDR work was done with Photomatix and the panorama was stitched in Photoshop. I’m not totally happy with the result, and it needs a bit more work, but I thought I’d post it to see what you thought.

5 responses

  1. Joe: Tremendous capture…beautiful color…nice work…it was worth the wait for us to see such a fine production.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:19 am

    • Thanks Dan. It’s always an adventure for me to see how HDR shots will turn out when I plan them in the field. This was my first attempt at an HDR panorama. I think it turned out well.

      December 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

  2. Hey! I’ve nominated you for Shine on and Reality blog awards! I really enjoy your blog! 🙂

    December 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    • Thanks for the nomination!

      December 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  3. ab1391

    Reblogged this on 91cam.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

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