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midtown Manhattan skyline at sunset
Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in an undated (Jan 2010) Sellpower-dot-net. blog, presumably to illustrate the awesome photographic capabilities of the Nikon D700 camera. It was published as an illustration in an undated (Jan 2010) Squidoo blog titled "How To Fight Winter Depression."
Note: A large percentage of my "landscape" photos (including the ones in this set) are now copyright-protected, and are not available for downloads and free use. You can view them here in Flickr, but if you would like prints, enlargements, framed copies, and other variations, please visit my SmugMug "NYC HDR" gallery by clicking here.
As I pointed out in the comments for an earlier sunset photo (see "A mediocre sunset is better than no sunset at all"), the weather here in New York has been really frigid most of the entire month of January 2010. Partly because of that, and partly because the sun is way far south on the horizon, we’ve had some spectacular sunsets in recent days. Unfortunately, they only last for a few minutes; you’re either out there, ready to photograph, or you’re not.
If I were leading the life of leisure that I’d prefer, then I’d set aside an hour each afternoon, and just watch the progress of the sun and sky — or better yet, I would mount my camera on a tripod, and haul it up to the roof of our apartment building to watch the sun set across the entire panorama of the southward-facing view that I’ve got of Manhattan and the Hudson River (here’s an example of what that panorama looks like). But it doesn’t usually work that way; instead, I’m usually in my office, staring at boring, work-related trivia on my computer screen, and my wife yells at me from the kitchen, "… wow, that’s a really great sunset tonight!"
On a couple of recent occasions, I’ve been able to go up to the roof of our apartment building with my tripod, to see what I could capture. Unfortunately, the wind has been blowing so hard that the camera shakes even when it’s on the tripod. And it’s so bitter cold that I can only manage to stay outside for a few minutes ..
Only a few of the resulting HDR composites were worth keeping at all, along with the earlier "mediocre sunset attempt). Hopefully I’ll get some better ones as the year goes on…
Night in the kitchen
Image by kevin dooley
Night in the kitchen