Olevar
Olevar

MODERN ARCHITECTURE



Times Square at night.
Full of life , lights, colors & Architecture.

Times Square at night.
Full of life , lights, colors & Architecture.
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25 Comments | Report
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 17, 2014
nice work, congrats
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 March 17, 2014
Superb! I stayed in a hotel on this street & I never thought to take this shot.
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington March 18, 2014
Fantastic HDR work.Congrats
Olevar
Olevar March 18, 2014
This image is not HDR Phillip.
It's a single capture image , and it was not processed
on a HDR software.
Thanks.
Olevar
 
Olevar March 18, 2014
Thanks everybody for your comments and support of my work.
Have a wonderful day guys.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 24, 2014
Congrats on your Peoples Choice Award
Jacc
 
Jacc April 03, 2014
very nice shot
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 April 03, 2014
congrats on people's choice
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 03, 2014
Wonderful shot with beautiful colors. Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 04, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats on People's Choice!
Olevar
 
Olevar April 05, 2014
Thanks again everybody !
DuffyDoherty PRO
 
DuffyDoherty June 23, 2014
Love the negative space! :)
stwongphotography
 
stwongphotography June 23, 2014
great depth of color range.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 10, 2014
superb!
danangp
 
danangp October 27, 2014
absolutely excellent!!
stuarthill
 
stuarthill January 09, 2015
great depth and sharpness
Bannekh
 
Bannekh January 10, 2015
Nice shot
tricianicolescott PRO
 
tricianicolescott February 05, 2015
Feels like you could just walk right into the picture! nice
bethany66
 
bethany66 March 29, 2015
Gorgeous! I just did a puzzle that looked like this. Times Square Rocks and you captured it's life!
Olevar
 
Olevar May 03, 2015
Thanks everybody for your likes , awards & comments.
BryanTilghman Premium
 
BryanTilghman June 30, 2015
I love this! You've done a great job of finishing and sharpening...on top of a really interesting composition of course. Congrats
ann11
 
ann11 June 30, 2015
Amazing! It makes me feel like I'm standing right there! I love how you included people/objects to help me visualize the height of those buildings. Kudos!!
kimlevy
 
kimlevy July 24, 2015
awesome
JessicaLa37
 
JessicaLa37 July 05, 2016
I love your work
Olevar
 
Olevar July 06, 2016
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS !
markseanorr
 
markseanorr September 01, 2016
Wonderful high dynamic range!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on my way back home to new jersey at the east side crosswalk of 42nd street and 8th avenue in NYC around the Times Square area.
Time
I remember that it was already dark and cold , because it was around the winter time , actually as I write this I went and got the metadata from LR for you guys and it says : 1/15/14 @ 6:51pm.
Lighting
I have been taking pictures on the streets of New York for the last 10 years , and I can tell you that there's no better lighting you could get than the one provided by the neon lights around Times Square ; you just have to learn to correct it with the right white balance.
Equipment
I shot this hand held { as I was crossing the street ) with my Fuji X-E1 and it's kit lens 18-55mm. I had been testing all day a great 100mm filter system from a really good filter company from Spain named LUCROIT , and since I had it on with a 1 or 2 stops ND grad filter , because I wanted to see if it may help me reduce the intensity of the Neon signs and lights. As I was crossing the street I saw this scene and could not resist but to take a shot at it.
Inspiration
I have been taking this kind of pictures for a very long time in the NYC streets , and to be honest most of the time it comes as second nature , that is probably the main reason why I changed from DSLR's to a mirrorless system camera , so I could wander the streets all day with my camera and a couple of lenses without hurting my back.
Editing
All of the PP was done in LR. First I corrected the white balance , increased the exposure and contrast , adjusted highlights and shadows and gave it a bit of clarity and vibrance. I shot this picture at F/4 and 1/30th sec. I used a relatively high ISO @ 640 and as mentioned previously I hand hold it. Due to the high ISO used I utilized a more noise reduction than usual. Finally I corrected the verticals and gave it a little vignette to direct the view to the center of the frame.
In my camera bag
I used to carry a lot of gear with me when I shoot with DSLR's , but lately I'm only carrying a small bag with my camera Fuji X-E1 , the Fujinon 18-55 mm kit lens , a Bower 8mm Fish eye lens and a few filters. I also carry a small Mefoto tripod but I don't use it as much anymore.
Feedback
The only advice I like to give is that you should shoot what you like , and not what others before you have done. When I started photography that was very hard for me to understand , because I live in the NJ/NYC area and I was influenced by a lot of great photographers that pretty much had already captured everything worth shooting in NYC in terms of Architectural and street photography , which is what I mostly shoot. So my advice is to just go out and shoot whatever you like , and eventually you will find your way and your own style in photography. Even if is just for the fun of it , as it is in my case. Thanks Viewbug for the opportunity and thanks to the Viewbug community for their support of my work. Olevar.

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