The Concrete Jungle

New York City Skyline capturing both iconic and historic buildings and landmarks.

New York City Skyline capturing both iconic and historic buildings and landmarks.
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16 Comments | Report
JAGPHOTOGRAPHY January 19, 2014
interesting shot. Very.
janoogee January 19, 2014
splendid photograph. great shot, HDR, composition.
LCdutch January 19, 2014
excellent shot. Wonderful lighting and detail. Larry
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Marjoriesmithphotography January 19, 2014
Great shot of NYC...the city I have lived in my whole life...
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klukowski January 19, 2014
debkumarbanerjee January 19, 2014
great find !!!
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swagner January 20, 2014
Did you take this fri the top of the Empire State Building ? I took one very similar to this fro there. Btw nice shot :)
richbyham January 20, 2014
Impressive view.
UnkleFrank January 27, 2014
Great panoramic image. Nicely done.
bethansawo January 28, 2014
Fantastic detail..!
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pegleg April 04, 2014
is it HDR, love the shot great one
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onyanita July 06, 2014
rjchipelo January 19, 2015
Nice Shot! voted in Skyscrapers.
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texaaronpueschel June 03, 2015
So good.
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FazooLoo August 03, 2015
Nice idea, shoot and the work!
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doubleplay August 04, 2015
Beautiful shot, what a great city!
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York City.
The photo was taken around 4 or 5pm on a very blistering cold and windy winter's day. I recall actually struggling to get the shot as the winds were so fiercely strong that high up on that specific day that it would literally blow my camera in many different directions making it almost impossible to capture any images without experiencing some type of motion blur while trying to maintain the right shutter speed and iso.
The lighting was perfect with an overcast so there was no need to use flash or a high iso as the sun would slightly penetrate through the clouds with incredible golden rays of light.
Canon EOS 7D with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. No Flash. No Tripod.
The beautiful and mesmerizing scenery which was breathtaking to say the least of an incredible city built by men who helped shape America into what it is today.
To bring out a lot more of the intricate details of all the buildings, skyscrapers, bridges, etc I processed this image in HDR.
In my camera bag
I normally carry my Canon EOS 7D, Canon 18-135mm, Canon 50mm, Canon 70-300mm Zoom Lens, tripod, 600 ex-rt Flash, Canon st-e3 rt transmitter, several lens filters, extra lithium, batteries, battery grip, lens cleaning supplies, rechargeable batteries, rechargeable battery pack, several memory cards, many usb flash drives and a few other things. Yeah it's a pretty heavy backpack lol.
Trust what your eyes see and heart captures. Have patience no matter how difficult it gets as in the end it will all be worth it!

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