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Photo of the Week #246

September 22, 2015

I took this photo from the rooftop of New York City’s Hudson Hotel while covering an event for Better Homes and Gardens magazine last Thursday evening. Even though it doesn’t showcase any iconic NYC landmarks to speak of (is that the Empire State Building I see peeking out of the middle of the photo?), the image still feels very New York to me. Why? Maybe it’s 9th Avenue, straight as an arrow, shooting off into the distance? And that enormous 1920’s era apartment building in the foreground?

On a technical note, I used a fisheye lens to get this expansive view and corrected the distortion using Image Trends’ Fisheye-Hemi plug-in for Photoshop. It’s a very simple and old plug-in, but it really does the trick when even my 14mm lens isn’t wide enough.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens @ f3.5, 1/15th, ISO 1600.

Manhattan at dusk

September 17, 2015: Manhattan at dusk.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael Scott permalink
    September 22, 2015 6:44 pm

    Great shot, I envy your opportunity

  2. hpdz147 permalink
    September 22, 2015 8:52 pm

    It’s a beautiful photo. Makes me feel the buzz of NYC !

  3. September 22, 2015 11:52 pm

    Amazing! ^_^

  4. streetphotographysite permalink
    September 23, 2015 7:31 am

    Landscape ….. Top

  5. A Cambridge Student permalink
    September 23, 2015 8:59 am

    this is an incredible photo!

  6. September 23, 2015 8:49 pm

    Thanks all!

  7. Debbie Gerver permalink
    September 24, 2015 2:38 am

    Gorgeous shot!


  8. September 26, 2015 1:36 am

    thats my dream to go to NY. but i really get amazed by this kind of NY pictures. thanks for one :)

  9. September 29, 2015 6:28 pm

    I’m headed to NYC for my third time in my life this December….I’m so excited I’m bursting, especially when looking at photography as alive as this

  10. October 23, 2015 7:46 pm

    Very nice pictures!

  11. November 17, 2015 9:52 pm

    so cool :)

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