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Old Aug 24, 2011, 9:53 PM   #1
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Default In and Around Times Square, NYC

I have been taking pictures, just haven't been posting them. I was starting to think that maybe everyone's already seen all that I'm taking so with these I'm banking on the idea that maybe I just need to don my tourist hat in my own habitat and shoot some shots of the same old same old that some might find appealing. I took these pictures this morning. As always, C&C welcome.

#1) Times Square. This area was cordoned perhaps in preparation for a street show later today so I took the opportunity of taking a picture of a totally crowd-free scene in Times Square.


#2) Hershey's Chocolate Store.


#3) M&M World.


#4) Radio City Music Hall.


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Old Aug 25, 2011, 5:43 AM   #2
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Radio City Music Hall...YEAHHH !
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 9:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, Marawder. Radio City is "home of the Rockettes". When I saw the Nutcracker there years ago, I was actually disenchanted when I realized those Santa Clauses and Toy Soldiers on stage were the same girls that made up the Rockettes only in different costumes. I was watching girls all night long. Not that there should be anything wrong with it but at the time I felt like, sheesh, can't they have guys up there, too? I guess I just didn't get it.

#5) Lexington Avenue with a view of the Chrysler Building.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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Keep them coming. I still peruse the postings for your shots. perhaps if i ever get my skills together, i could do the same for my town. i've tried but not hard enough.
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awesome! I want to do the same for my current city!
Can you advise what exposure you used?
Did you use neutral density filters, and if so, what was the value of the ones you used( how many stops down did it allow you to go)?

Really nice work!
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 7:50 AM   #6
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Thank you, Frank, schmintan.

schmintan, I am not using an ND filter -- I actually bought a Cokin P holder and an ND filter but the holder edges show in the corners of my ultrawide angle shots. I'm thinking of getting a screw-on ND filter, though, for bright noontime sunny days.

I'm using DPHDR software so my exposure varies. For #5, for example, at F/22, the slowest frame was 1/3 sec and the fastest was 1/1600 sec. Also, I only do HDR on the foreground. For the sky, I pick the best exposed sky from the several shots that I took (tripod-mounted) and do a composite with the HDR-edited foreground.

#6) A cornucopia of architectural styles.


#7) Bewildered.
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All are awesome, as usual, vv! I like #5 the best, though... I think it's the drama of the sun and clouds...
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Thank you, JeannieBug. Yes, I think clouds in the sky and flowers on the ground (if present) make for a perfect picture-taking opportunity.

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God, how I fucking love NY !

Your pics really capture the energy of this fabulous city...
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Thanks, Marawder.

#9) These clouds taken last Friday morning are probably on the outermost rim of tropical storm Irene which we're in the thick of right now.
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