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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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Contest Finalist in Skyscrapers Photo Contest
Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Peer Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Jaw Dropping
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Superior Skill
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All Star
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Exceptional Contrast
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Genius
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Submitted to Photo Contests

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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
HDR Only Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
New York City Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
New York City Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Skyscrapers Photo ContestTop 20 class
Skyscrapers Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
HDR Photography ContestTop 30 class week 1
HDRSoft Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Rooftops Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

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JAGPHOTOGRAPHY PRO
 
JAGPHOTOGRAPHY January 19, 2014
interesting shot. Very.
LynnsPhoto
 
LynnsPhoto January 19, 2014
Great HDR work!
janoogee
 
janoogee January 19, 2014
splendid photograph. great shot, HDR, composition.
LCdutch PRO
 
LCdutch January 19, 2014
excellent shot. Wonderful lighting and detail. Larry
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO+
 
Marjoriesmithphotography January 19, 2014
Great shot of NYC...the city I have lived in my whole life...
klukowski Premium
 
klukowski January 19, 2014
Nice!!
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee January 19, 2014
great find !!!
swagner PRO+
 
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
 
richbyham January 20, 2014
Impressive view.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank January 27, 2014
Great panoramic image. Nicely done.
bethansawo
 
bethansawo January 28, 2014
Fantastic detail..!
pegleg PRO+
 
pegleg April 04, 2014
is it HDR, love the shot great one
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 06, 2014
superb!
rjchipelo PRO
 
rjchipelo January 19, 2015
Nice Shot! voted in Skyscrapers.
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel June 03, 2015
So good.
FazooLoo
 
FazooLoo August 03, 2015
Nice idea, shoot and the work!
doubleplay PRO+
 
doubleplay August 04, 2015
Beautiful shot, what a great city!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York City.
Time
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.
Lighting
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.
Equipment
Canon EOS 7D with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. No Flash. No Tripod.
Inspiration
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.
Editing
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.
Feedback
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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