William_Doyle
William_Doyle

Manhattan Skyline At Night



Freedom Tower from Liberty State Park.

Freedom Tower from Liberty State Park.
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birdlover54
 
birdlover54 November 30, 2013
Awesome capture! Fantastic color! Absolutely love it, nicely done!
William_Doyle
William_Doyle November 30, 2013
Thank you sir!
SteveFstop
 
SteveFstop December 06, 2013
its a great picture wish i had taken it....
William_Doyle
William_Doyle December 06, 2013
Just there are the right time Steve! Thanks!
rose7
 
rose7 December 06, 2013
Stunning shot. Lovely colours :)
William_Doyle
William_Doyle January 03, 2014
Thank you Rose!
Shadowcatcher
 
Shadowcatcher January 23, 2014
Beautiful shot Bill! Takes your breath away ♥
jchurch
 
jchurch January 23, 2014
Wow just beautiful
William_Doyle
William_Doyle January 23, 2014
I appreciate that, thank you.

Behind The Lens

Location
Liberty State Park
Time
Evening
Lighting
What can I say about the lighting. I got there before Dark to set up and I watched a bank of low clouds roll in. I was initially annoyed by this, thinking it would ruin the mood of the photo. However, the darker it got the prettier the scene became. Eventually everything turned gold and everyone there taking photographs was commenting on how pretty it was. I hated to leave. I have been there a few times since then and I have never seen lighting quite like this. I guess it was just a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Equipment
I had an old tripod which I was not a big fan of but it did the job here. A canon 5d Mark ii and the Canon 5d Mark ii.
Inspiration
I set up before dark for to get this photo so I could get the camera leveled up using the dots in the view finder. Pretty hard to do that in total darkness. It wasn't cloudy when I got there, they rolled in as it got dark. First every turned a champagne color then pure gold. As a person that enjoys photography, this is something that you wish for. Unique and beautiful lighting conditions. The clouds were low enough so the light from the buildings bounced back and turned everything this gorgeous gold color. I had gone here twice previously and nothing compared to this lighting.
Editing
I used color curves, Topaz Adjust and High pass filter.
In my camera bag
Not much believe it or not. Batteries for the camera and flash as well as a cloth and lens pen.
Feedback
It took me three visits to get this image. I learned a cloudy sky can be a good thing for taking an image of a skyline. I would however have liked to have used a longer lens than I did to capture this, I just didn't have anything worthy other than the one I used which was the 16-35mm. I would have liked to have gotten a little closer. However, this image was all about the lighting. I will go back again in the future keeping in mind what I learned with this image.

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