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NYC in a cold November night



4 hours drive into New York City Friday evening rush hour, long walk on Manhattan Bridge in 40 degrees cold, all just just for this shot :)
D600 - 24-85mm...
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4 hours drive into New York City Friday evening rush hour, long walk on Manhattan Bridge in 40 degrees cold, all just just for this shot :)
D600 - 24-85mm - f16 - ISO640 - 8s
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64 Comments | Report
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco December 02, 2013
Excellent shot. ND filter?
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thanks TT :) I usually don`t use ND at night.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke December 04, 2013
Congrats!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you jleiweke :)
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan December 04, 2013
Fantastic detail, nice colours and night lighting. Great capture......congrats on the feature.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you akhtarkhan :)
victor13
 
victor13 December 04, 2013
wow! what a beauty !....great capture.....
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Victor :)
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan December 04, 2013
very nice !!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you gopalakrishnan :)
ybuhac
 
ybuhac December 04, 2013
Great shot and congrats on feature
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you ybuhac :)
johngreene
 
johngreene December 04, 2013
Congrats! Stunning!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you John :)
Douglas_Kelley PRO+
 
Douglas_Kelley December 04, 2013
Nice Shot Congrats on the feature
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Mr.Odd :)
Celtic
 
Celtic December 04, 2013
great work, congrats!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Celtic :)
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade December 04, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you blade :)
symesie04
 
symesie04 December 04, 2013
Really nice image. And an amusing quote on the building to boot.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you symesie :) I realized that billboard after people commented on 500px :) It`s true though what they said :)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 04, 2013
Terrific well-exposed evening shot with lovely colors. Congratulations.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Alan :)
jurmar
 
jurmar December 04, 2013
great quote on the building, amazing picture!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Jurmar :) yeah it`s a great quote :)
DawnAxcell PRO+
 
DawnAxcell December 04, 2013
Wow! Awesome shot! Love the colors and the detail! Congrats on your feature!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Dawn :)
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair December 04, 2013
Amazing!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Shukran Ali :)
AmrutaMachetty
 
AmrutaMachetty December 04, 2013
Awesome!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Amruta :)
K_C_P Premium
 
K_C_P December 04, 2013
Great Capture!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Philip :)
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma December 04, 2013
The things we do for love......
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Yeah exactly Frank :)
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 04, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thanks Iceman, I am still dangerous ;)
beturner PRO
 
beturner December 04, 2013
Great shot!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thanks Bruce :)
Aanestad-Bakke
 
Aanestad-Bakke December 04, 2013
Absolutely stunning!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Aanestad :)
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios December 04, 2013
Great Long Exposure, great DOF... Very nice shot!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Bowman :)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 04, 2013
Brilliant photograph, congratulations on your feature
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Snow :)
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages December 04, 2013
Congrats! Wonderful, striking image.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you debco :)
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock December 04, 2013
Well....all that effort paid off! Great shot produced....
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thanks Barbara, I guess you can say that :)
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages December 04, 2013
Well worth the effort I'd say! :)
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thanks debco :)
heathermcfw PRO+
 
heathermcfw December 04, 2013
great night scene.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you heather :)
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin December 04, 2013
Beautiful night capture!! Congrats!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Inge :)
Bevysue Premium
 
Bevysue December 04, 2013
Amazing shot, best cityscape I'v seen!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Bevy :) you should check my other NYC cityscapes too :)
jeancarlozuniga
 
jeancarlozuniga December 04, 2013
amazing shot. the details, the lighting everything was set for it. props for the featured
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Jean :)
becapics
 
becapics December 04, 2013
Great shot!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you beca :)
Inguliux
 
Inguliux December 04, 2013
Stunning view, amazing colors !!!!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Ingu :)
cycyak1 Premium
 
cycyak1 December 04, 2013
Fabulous!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you cycyak :)
Thimbee
 
Thimbee December 04, 2013
so much to look at. Beautiful. Even the parking lot is a lovely gold color and the added starburts are a nice touch. Love the warm and cool mix of color. Congrats
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you Thimbee :) yeah there is too much to look at in one frame. Because it`s NYC :)
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 December 04, 2013
Stunning!! Congrats!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 04, 2013
Thank you db :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 04, 2013
Fantastic nightscape! Wow - just gorgeous! Congrats on being Featured!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank you Ronda :)
charlena PRO+
 
charlena December 04, 2013
This is such an amazing shot!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank you Charlena :)
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid December 04, 2013
Really beautiful! congrats.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thanks David :)
NickyV
 
NickyV December 04, 2013
Outstanding!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank you Nicholas :)
sachinus2010 PRO+
 
sachinus2010 December 04, 2013
Excellent shot !
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank you Sachin :)
brockdestiny
 
brockdestiny December 05, 2013
Beautiful! Great shot! :-)
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank you Destiny :) Such a wonderful name
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter December 07, 2013
Beautiful night shot. Congrats. - Jake
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thank Jake :)
joergschlagheck
 
joergschlagheck December 08, 2013
Worth it!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
I guess it was worth it Joerg :)
WayneRoss
 
WayneRoss December 10, 2013
Well worth the effort !
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 12, 2013
Thanks Wayne :)
Nevine-Hadidi
 
Nevine-Hadidi December 13, 2013
Fantastic shot!!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 14, 2013
Thank you Nevine :)
lynetteray
 
lynetteray December 16, 2013
What a beautiful shot!! Congratulations....
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto December 16, 2013
Thank you Lynette :)
renesphotography
 
renesphotography January 17, 2014
awesome shot, nice work
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks
Kensworthy
 
Kensworthy February 21, 2014
love the light trail
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Me too :)
Beautiful-Breeze PRO+
 
Beautiful-Breeze April 10, 2014
Wow!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
kimberlypetersendanas PRO+
 
kimberlypetersendanas April 11, 2014
Gorgeous! You captured the heartbeat of the city, well done! Congrats!!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks Kimberly :)
peterfinnegan
 
peterfinnegan April 11, 2014
Congratulations on getting into the final Great shot I love the blue colours of lights on the buildings. I assumed they would be just more of a white colour. I'm from Scotland but might have the chance to go to New York this May. I hope to be able to get a few night shots of the skyline like this If I can get to any good locations for it get the time and don't bore my friends who are travelling with their child.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Night shots like these require time and patience which you can`t find with traveler friends especially with kids mate :) you gotta sail alone
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 12, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks ArtQ
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins April 15, 2014
Great shot. Well done
Mike
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks :)
distinctgenius
 
distinctgenius May 06, 2014
great job
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks genius :)
Arianthi PRO+
 
Arianthi December 19, 2014
Beautiful shot!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Sirdi
 
Sirdi February 02, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
aki23
 
aki23 February 05, 2015
I love it.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks aki
SFalagario_photos
 
SFalagario_photos February 07, 2015
Fantastic lighting and detail! I also really love the colours.
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
NYC has no shortage of colors at night :)
kellydavenport Premium
 
kellydavenport March 07, 2015
Beautiful work!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks Kelly
florfnewman
 
florfnewman April 02, 2015
Fantastic detailed! i love the different colors of the lights here!! Great shot! Congrats
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks Flor :)
roymacdonald
 
roymacdonald April 24, 2015
love it
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Susanann63
 
Susanann63 April 24, 2015
Brilliant shot, love it!
8thRulePhoto
8thRulePhoto April 24, 2015
Thanks Susann
Bobbyvision38 PRO+
 
Bobbyvision38 May 27, 2015
Cool shot! City scenes at night are some of my favorite landscape pictures!
Ayva23
 
Ayva23 June 26, 2015
Love this! Amazing shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
On Manhattan side of Manhattan Bridge, New York City
Time
09:30PM
Lighting
To make the car lights flowing like a light river, you need to use exposure at least 30 seconds. You can get results under 30 seconds too but in my experience over 30 seconds gives better looking result.
Equipment
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-85mm Lens, Cable release, tripod
Inspiration
I love taking photos in New York City especially after the sun goes down. My passion is to freeze moving lights. So when I passed by the same spot during day and see cars flowing down the road, I immediately know I must take picture at night from this point
Editing
I did post-processing on Adobe Lightroom 4
In my camera bag
I always carry my 24-85mm lens for city photography on New York City streets. Also I have 50mm f1.8G. One SB700 speedlight and one thing I never leave home without, cable release trigger.
Feedback
2 lines of subway cross Manhattan bridge. And they run both ways with very short time between them. I usually use exposure 1 minutes but every time subway train crosses, it shakes bridge very badly. I was getting blurry images. I was able to get 10 seconds window between trains. So to get proper exposure, I needed to boost up the ISO.

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