Wednesday, January 05, 2011

"Evening Electra"

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"Evening Electra"
©David A. Ziser

I enjoy shooting cityscapes.  Hitting a big city and just looking up presents such cool looking designs. By selectively cropping the image and with a little enhancement in Lightroom, you can come up with some cool abstract designs.

That was the case in todays image.  This photograph was captured on a visit to New York City about 6 months ago. We were strolling up Lexington Avenue about 8:00 p.m. and the city lights were just beginning to turn on.  I really liked the lines in the scene – the interplay of the horizontals, verticals, and diagonals.  That’s really all my eye saw in this image.

The sky was just passing from dusk to dark so I was able to catch just a bit of the evening glow in the sky too.  I think that’s what gives the image that “electric” glow.  A little density/color manipulation in Lightroom didn’t hurt either.  A trip to Photoshop to crop with “Perspective” on allowed me to make the sides of the build perfectly parallel with the sides of the frame.  Hey it was all in good fun.

Camera specs; Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 140mm F5.6 @ 1/60 second, ISO 3200.  Enjoy!  -David

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