Sunday, March 14, 2010

Walking Around Manhattan

Red Coat Recently I was able to spend a couple of days in New York and spare some time for photography.  New York is a photographers playground.  At every step there is an interesting view, interesting people, and a constantly changing landscape of light.
The photographs in this post share a couple of characteristics; a) they are black and white (ok…a little exception in the first photograph), b) they are high dynamic range (HDR), c) they generally focus on things rather than people (another post focusing on people is forthcoming), and d) the subject matter is NY landmarks.
While taking these photographs, I was blessed with an overcast sky for most of the shooting.  Without direct and intense mid-day sunlight, hard shadows are minimized and details are not lost to the shadows or blown out by the bright light.  Of course, using HDR techniques we can overcome a great deal of this, but the soft light of an overcast sky is mostly preferable.
Flat Iron Building
I was very happy to get the next photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Only during the winter, while the leaves have left the trees, is this view possible.
Brooklyn Bridge
Come back soon to see more of my walk around Manhattan.  I will be posting more images of NY icons and likely a couple focusing on the people of New York.
Have fun, and go make some great photography!

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