Sparklite

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photoblog image A New York Night - I

A New York Night - I

This shot has been somewhat of a nightmare for me to process. The original, was shot on film and was somewhat underdeveloped. Nor, in my rush to take it, was it level. This meant I had to rotate and then rebuild some of the skyline since I was in no position to crop as it would have taken out the top of the building. So that was the easy part. The hard part was getting contrast right and recovering the underexposed details without dragging in too much film grain. I made a print of this photo recently and was very happy with it. Other PP included curves, levels, shadow detail, and piles of other stuff.

This is an older photo as i have not gotten out shooting around town in a few days. Busy Busy Busy! This shot was taken in September 2004.

-sL

A New York Night - I

This shot has been somewhat of a nightmare for me to process. The original, was shot on film and was somewhat underdeveloped. Nor, in my rush to take it, was it level. This meant I had to rotate and then rebuild some of the skyline since I was in no position to crop as it would have taken out the top of the building. So that was the easy part. The hard part was getting contrast right and recovering the underexposed details without dragging in too much film grain. I made a print of this photo recently and was very happy with it. Other PP included curves, levels, shadow detail, and piles of other stuff.

This is an older photo as i have not gotten out shooting around town in a few days. Busy Busy Busy! This shot was taken in September 2004.

-sL

comments (6)

Lovely shot Iain. While the Chrysler Building is prominently featured I realize that the true subject of this photo is the "3" smokestacks just behind and to the right of the building. While some might see this as representative of the "Holy Trinity" I believe you just have a fondness for the number 3.grin
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 1 Jul 2006, 03:25
So many lights... I like the way you went for a telephoto shot and didn't include any sky, but composing that building in the middle just seems a bit boring to me... Apart from that, good shot.
Sparklite,

You have once again captured our thoughts perfectly with this image, the bright yet still city. The triad of smokestacks, and even the three larger buildings in the foreground (one on either side of the image, and the third right in the centre. You are confirming the long held mystic belief that 3's are sacred and holy, and present us with markers in our spiritual journey through life. Following these more obvious triads in this image reminds us to search for other markers around us in our daily lives. For example today I was walking home from work and three pigeons flew past me, I simply knew this must be a sign from the universe that something good was going to happen. I am still waiting for something other than the three bills that showed up in my mailbox, but we must give the universe time. After all, it does know what is best for us all......

-V V-
Hey folks. It's the Canada Day Long Weekend. Not sure i'll be posting anything for a day or two!
AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!threedayswithoutaphotofromsparklite.whatwillIdomylifeisover!!!Sorrymyspaceardied
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2006, 17:14
ah I see Sparklite's alter ego VV has explained it all..

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sensitivity ISO200
focal length 35.0mm
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