72nd and Amsterdam
This is a five exposure HDR image I took on the corner of 72nd and Amsterdam facing south east, in NYC. This was a tripod shot on my Olympus SP-350. I desaturated the image to give it a slightly more grungy feel of the city.
Looking up 8th Avenue
Three exposure HDRI looking up 8th. Ave. The building being constructed in the middle is the new New York Times building in Times Square. This photograph was taken on a window sill to stabilize the camera as there wasn't room for a tripod.
Manhattan Municipal Building
Three exposure HDRI looking east at the Manhattan Municipal Building, downtown, New York City. I wish I took one more exposure even darker as I'm still getting some blowout in the cloud highlights, but it was a really sunny day.
The Skyscraper Museum
This is a three exposure HDRI taken at the entry way to the Skyscraper Museum, located downtown New York City. It's a very small museum but the architecture is quite beautiful. When this image was taken there was an exhibit of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and their construction.
Three exposure HDRI of some apartments taken from a rooftop. This was taken with my Olympus SP-350 digital camera on a tripod
This is an HDRI of the newly opened 7 World Trade Center (WTC7). The new WTC7 building officially opened on May 23rd, 2006. The red sculpture seen further down in this collection is right outside of this building. WTC7 is (as of it's opening) considered the safest skyscraper in the USA and is NYC's first ‘Green’ building.
72nd Street Entrance
Three exposure HDRI of the southern subway building at 72nd St. on the 1, 2, 3 line. This is the older of the two buildings. The newer building can be seen in this collection as well.
Looking down 8th (tilt-shift)
Shot looking down (south) 8th Ave. in NYC. 8th Ave. is the long street to the right of the frame. Three exposure HDRI shot on my Olympus SP-350. This image has some post processing to simulate a tilt-shift lens. This type of effect gives the photograph the feeling that it is a picture of a small miniature model.
79th Street Uptown
This is a three exposure HDR image taken in the 79th St. subway station in Manhattan (NYC), looking uptown. I shot this on my tripod set really close to the ground to bring the eye much closer to the floor (as dirty as it is). You can see the downtown train leaving the station on the far left of the image.
1 2 3 at 72nd Street
This is a five exposure HDR image taken of the 72nd Street subway entrance on the 1, 2, 3 line in NYC. This was taken on a tripod on my Olympus SP-350 digital camera. I used a few more exposures to create this image to help blend the pedestrians as they walked by.
The Skyscraper Museum (2)
This is a three exposure HDRI taken at the Skyscraper Museum, located downtown New York City. It's a very small museum but the architecture is quite beautiful. When this image was taken there was an exhibit of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and their construction.
Three exposure HDRI of the water tower on the top of my apartment building. I saw that a storm was about an hour or so away, so I ran up onto the roof to take this picture. It started to rain about ten minutes after I took the photos. Turbulent clouds like these always make interesting subjects, especially with HDR/tone mapped images.
Three exposure HDRI of The Ansonia an Upper West-Side Beaux-Arts style building built in 1899-1904. The building was named after Anson Green Phelps and at one point Babe Ruth and Arturo Toscanini lived there. It has an interesting history.
Penn to Empire
This is one of my favorite photos of the NYC skyline. One Penn Plaza is on the left and the Empire State Building is on the right side of the image. The large building in the front is the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). This is a three exposure HDR. The building being constructed on the far left is the new New York Times building.
Boats in Lincoln Center
This is a shot of a boat sculpture that was in Lincoln Center in New York from July 5th through September 4th, 2006. Three exposure tripod shot. The artist is Nancy Rubins and the title of the sculpture is Big Pleasure Point.
This is a three exposure tripod HDR image of the support structure for the sculpture seen in the above image. Typically very reflective and glossy objects look very other worldly as the tone mapping process balances out all the bright and dark areas in the reflections.
Looking down 8th
Shot looking down (south) 8th Ave. in NYC. 8th Ave. is the long street to the right of the frame. Three exposure HDRI shot on my digital camera. This was another time that a storm was not too far away, and thus made it a great time to capture some stormy clouds.
City Hall Park
Five exposure HDRI of the fountain in City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. This is another image where I chose to use five exposures rather than the typical three exposures I use to get the moving people in the park to blend in more.
Three exposure HDRI with some post work done in Photoshop. The wall was on the side of a parking lot in SoHo. The HDR and tone-mapping process have a tendency to over saturate photos. I'm not really a huge fan of the images that are super saturated like that. In this image I left the graffiti fairly saturated but then I went in and desaturated the rest of the image.
Old Police Building
Three exposure HDRI of the Old Police Building Condos. This is a Edwardian Baroque style building built in 1909. The NYC Police moved out in 1973 and it was converted to luxury apartments in 1987. That's New York City for you!
African Burial Ground
Three exposure HDRI. This is the medallion marking the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan. The actual memorial was completed and can be found on the opposite corner less than a block away from the medallion. The text and the map on the medallion contain more informaion.
Missing our towers
Looking downtown, through Chelsea. Three exposure HDRI. This was during a day of rain showers. Two towers are missing in the distance in the photo, but not from our hearts.
Four exposure HDRI of a sculpture by Jeff Koons that was downtown in the Financial District of lower Manhattan, New York City in front of the new WTC7. You can see me taking the picture in a few of the 'bubble' areas. I actually desaturated this photo as the original sculpture was so saturated - and the tone-mapping made it even more so.