Monday, July 25, 2011

"Things Are Looking Up In NYC"

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"Things Are Looking Up In NYC"
© David A. Ziser

I made this image as we were strolling NYC over the weekend.  And, this image was made in the heat of the day on Friday.  We were soaked with sweat on our two hour walk but the sights are always worth in when in New York City.

This image was made at 6th Avenue and 48th in front of the McGraw Hill offices and Del Frisco’s, one of the best steak restaurants in the city. The soaring buildings offered a imposing background to the street light in the foreground.  I was careful to position two of the lighting fixtures against the blue of the sky and between the two buildings.

I wanted the red banner to stand out from the scene and that took a little compositional doing.  It was slightly overexposed and lacking in detail and saturation but with a little help from Lightroom, I was able to bring the tonalities under control.

Mostly I like the strong lines contrasting with the rich color of the banner – a typical “looking up” NYC urban portrait.

Camera specs:  Canon 7D fitted with Sigma 8-16mm lens at 8mm, F11 @ 1/250 second, ISO 200.  Enjoy!  -David

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