92 Photos - Jul 27, 2011
Photo: I've been looking through some older images that I took in New York City in anticipation of a visit I'll be making there in about a week. This is a shot I took on an early morning walk around Manhattan back in 2007 showing the Empire State Building. I liked the look of the early morning sun on the building, but the sky was perfectly clear and the overall image was rather boring so I decided to play around in Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2 to come up with something different. The final image relied heavily on one of the Film Noir presets found in Silver Efex Pro 2.

I'm looking forward to my trip and hope to come back with some new images to share.

#SepiaSaturday curated by +Renee Stewart JacksonPhoto: This is one of my favorite shots from New York City. I was in New York on business and I was staying near by so I walked over early in the morning just before the morning rush hour was starting. I set my camera on the railing of the center staircase and took this shot. I was glad that the shutter speed was somewhat slow so that I could get a bit of motion in the shot.

As always, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome.Photo: Earlier today +David English posted a picture of 'Wisdom' one of three bas relief panels which span one of the entrances to 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The other two are 'Light' and 'Sound'. I've always liked the Art Deco details on all of the buildings at Rockefeller Plaza and David's image prompted me to look through some shots I had take a couple years ago. I came across this shot which I had previously overlooked. It doesn't really convey the strong colors of the piece, but I liked the perspective.Photo: I took this shot a couple of years ago when I was on a business trip to New York. It shows the neon sign above the entrance to the 'Rainbow Room' at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.Photo: A shot of Radio City Music Hall with 30 Rock in the background. I took this shot a couple of years ago and it is still one of my favorite shots from New York. I wish I'd had just a slightly wider angle lens to capture just a bit more of Radio City, but it is what it is.Photo: I've been combing through some older shots that I took in New York looking for ideas on what to shoot when I visit there this week. I took this shot of Atlas and St. Patrick's Cathedral about 4 years ago. I've always liked the juxtaposition of Atlas and St. Patrick's, but I've never been fond of the other buildings in the shot. I've played around with this image several times and this morning I decided to try a high contrast black and white. I used one of the Film Noir presets of Silver Efex Pro 2 and then made some further adjustments.

Olympus E-3
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1/2 sec at f/3.2Photo: Here's a shot of St. Patrick's Cathedral that I took a couple of years ago that I sort of liked. I shot this with my Olympus E-3 with the 7-14mm lens. When I took the shot I couldn't avoid a bright light which appeared near the bottom left. I ended up copying information from the right side to paste in to get rid of the offending spot.

If you are interested in seeing the before shot and how I processed it, check out: http://imagenotebook.jameshowephotography.com/2008/03/st-patricks-cathedral-nyc.htmlPhoto: Following up on my last posting, here is a more 'traditional' shot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Shot the same time as the other one, on a warm summer night a couple years ago.Photo: I took this shot during a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It's just a close-up of some of the cables used to support the bridge. Not your typical shot of the bridge, but I found it interesting.Photo: Earlier today +Brian Matiash posted an image of the Brooklyn Bridge in a posting he called 'Seeing Differently'. The picture showed a unique view of the bridge that isn't often seen. When I saw the picture I remembered that I had a similar (but different) view of the bridge that I had been sitting on for a while and his posting motivated me to see if I could 'finish' the image.

I took this shot a couple of years ago when I was in New York on business. When I took the shot, I fired off 3 quick brackets with the thought that I would create an HDR image from them. I tried a few different times but was never happy with the result. One of the issues was that Photomatix wasn't doing a great job of aligning the images. I decided to try the HDR in Photoshop because I think their alignment algorithms work better (at least some of the time).

The idea was to merge in Photoshop and then use some additional filters (mostly onOne's PhotoTools) to finish the image. I was pretty happy with the merging that Photoshop did and PhotoTools help me improve it from there. I debated about going with a black and white HDR using Silver Efex Pro 2, but decided for the time being to just go with the color version.

I'd like to thank Brian for giving me the motivation to work on this image. I don't know when I'll be back in New York and it is fun reviewing images that I shot in the past but perhaps overlooked.Photo: Today's image shows Federal Hall in New York City. I took this shot during a snow squall a couple of years ago when I was in New York on business. In a larger version you can see the snow streaking across the image.Photo: I took this shot 3 years ago when I was visiting New York on business. The building is the Equitable Building and this shot shows the entrance on Nassau Street. The Equitable Building has an interesting history. In particular, it was this building that started some of the first zoning laws in New York City regarding building heights and setback requirements. It was feared (probably rightly so) that tall buildings without adequate setbacks would make New York a city of dark canyons.

I posted this shot to Flickr and someone noticed it and wondered if they could use it for a book they were putting together on open source software architecture. They told me that they couldn't pay me for the image, but the proceeds from the book were going to be donated to Amnesty International. I told them they could go ahead and use the image. Recently the book was published and the image looks pretty good on the cover. Check it out here:

http://www.aosabook.org/en/index.html

Even though I didn't make any money off of the image, it's pretty cool having it on the cover of a book.Photo: Here's a shot of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City that I took a couple of years ago. It's actually a pano created from 3 shots. I used a combination of Topaz Detail and Topaz Simplify to alter the look of the area surrounding the museum, but I masked out the effects on the museum itself.

http://jameshowephotography.com/blog/2011/09/guggenheim-museum-new-york-city.html/Photo: An abstract look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York City.Photo: Here's another shot of the Guggenheim that I took a couple of years ago. The basic look of the shot was created using Silver Efex Pro2. I was trying to come up with something which minized the people waiting in line at the bottom of the shot. I also wanted to extract more of the texture of the building which is more visible in person than what shows up in a picture.Photo: A shot from inside the Wintergarden in the World Financial Center in New York City. This was taken a couple of years ago, the day was gray and I thought the glass ceiling looked interesting.

http://jameshowephotography.com/blog/2010/09/world-financial-center-winter-garden-new-york-city.html/Photo: This shot was taken a couple of years ago when my wife and I visited New York for our anniversary. We stopped in at Grand Central Terminal which just happened to have a new Maserati Quattroporte on display in the main concourse. Naturally I had to take a picture.

http://jameshowephotography.com/blog/2011/08/maserati-in-grand-central.html/Photo: Unless you look at this image in a larger size you might not be able to figure out what it is. I took this shot a couple of years ago when my wife and I visited the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. As we were walking through one of the galleries, I noticed this interesting pattern of light and shadow on the floor. The light was passing through a glass display case and I thought it made an interesting pattern on the floor. It made me think of something out of the 30's with search lights shining up in the sky.Photo: The Artist - Take 2Photo: The ArtistPhoto: This is one of my favorite shots from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This guy was just so smooth, he barely moved, almost like he was also a piece of art.

http://jameshowephotography.com/blog/2011/03/the-artist.html/Photo: Here's a random older shot taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Processing courtesy of Silver Efex Pro 2.Photo: Everyone's a critic. :-) Taken near Rockefeller Center in New York City.

I never did get to see what was on the front of the shirt.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: This shot was taken at Rockefeller Center. The main building in the middle is '30 Rock' or 30 Rockefeller Center. Great collection of Art Deco inspired buildings.Photo: I've been to New York a few times, but I've never visited St. Patrick's Cathedral until my latest visit. I must admit, it is a rather impressive space! The thing that really caught my eye was the ribs on the vaulted ceiling. The ribs start from pillars and continue on up to the ceiling in a very organic way. Really outstanding gothic architecture.Photo: A shot looking down toward Grand Central on Park Avenue (and 47th)Photo: This is a shot of the clock which sits above the Park Avenue entrance to the Grand Central Terminal area. The clock belongs to the old New York Central Building, now called the Helmsley Building. The final image was created by blending a sepia toned layer with a color layer in Photoshop, using about 75% of the sepia layer. I wanted to have just a hint of color, especially in the hands of the clock.Photo: A shot of the Flatiron Building and nearby area taken with the D800 and the Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. All processing done in Lightroom 4. For this shot, I pushed the clarity to 100 to give the image an HDR/tonemapped look and I also pushed the Luminance noise reduction slider to 100 to artificially smooth everything and give the image a sort of plastic look.

For an interesting read on the history of the Flatiron Building (originally the Fuller Building) I highly recommend the book 'The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It' by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

#breakfastclub curated by +Stuart WilliamsPhoto: I've seen descriptions of the Flatiron Building in New York as this big ship coming up Broadway. I think that is an apt description given it's unique shape. This shot was an attempt to capture some of the interesting detail work on the underside of the roof. There really isn't a place on this building that doesn't have some unique design element. Definitely a favorite of mine.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: Got into New York before lunch and spent almost the entire day walking around (with some subway time in as well). Visited the 9-11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. The surroundings are a bit of mess because of all the construction, but I think the memorial is quite nice. The sound of the two fountains is quite calming. I feel a little strange because I don't have a personal connection to the site. I visited the World Trade Center years ago, but I don't know anybody who was killed. Still, seeing all the names is quite an experience and really brings home the tragedy of the event.

This picture was shot with the D800 and has had almost no processing. I like the level of detail, even if it does show off fingerprints and such.Photo: I took this shot looking 'uptown' in New York City from the 47th floor of the 7 World Trade Center building. The home office for the company I work for will be moving to 7 World Trade and I was able to get a tour of the building while I was visiting New York. I shot this with a D800 and the 28-300mm lens and processed it in Lightroom and Photoshop. I bumped the clarity filter in Lightroom and then used some filters in Color Efex Pro 4 to increase the contrast a bit more. In Color Efex Pro 4 I used a combination of the Detail Extractor, Reflector Efex and Levels & Curves. The end result is a bit noisier than I would like, but I do like the additional definition it gave the clouds and the buildings.Photo: What could be more New York than a yellow taxi cab? I was walking the High Line on a recent visit to New York and the sunlight on the paving bricks caught my eye. About that time this cab came down the road and I thought it looked nice against the pavers so I took this shot.

#breakfastclub curated by +Stuart WilliamsPhoto: With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic upon us, I thought it would be interesting to post a shot which has some connection with that event. When the Titanic sank, the Cunard Line ship Carpathia rescued those passengers who were lucky enough to get into a life boat. When the Carpathia arrived in New York, it docked at Pier 54. This shot shows the iron gateway to what was Pier 54. Had Titanic survived its maiden voyage, it would have docked down at Pier 59, which is now home to the Chelsea Piers complex.

I shot this from the Highline which is a terrific elevated linear park. If you look carefully, you can still see the lettering for Cunard and White Star (the two lines merged some time after the sinking of the Titanic). I used a couple different Nik tools (Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2) to try and bring out the lettering and I thought the sepia toning fit the subject.Photo: A shot taken during a walk on the High Line in New York City. This building is located between 22nd and 23rd. It was a pretty bright day but I processed it to create a darker, grittier look.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: Flatiron Building - New YorkPhoto: This shot shows the back of the World Financial Center in New York City. The glass atrium area was destroyed on 9/11 but was rebuilt. Just peeking out from behind one of the buildings on the left is the new One World Trade building, currently under construction.

#breakfastclub curated by +Stuart WilliamsPhoto: This shot was taken in Chinatown in New York City on a recent visit. I liked the look of the colored fire escapes and the buildings themselves especially in the late afternoon light.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: Just finished processing this image of the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City. I took this shot a few weeks ago and it's been sitting in my Lightroom catalog just waiting for me to do something with it. The shot was taken in early evening, just around sunset, and the raw image didn't really thrill me. However, I decided to do some playing around in Lightroom and Photoshop (primarily Color Efex Pro 4) and came up with something I liked.

Mostly I cranked the clarity in Lightroom 4 as a starting point. For some images it does a nice job creating a tonemapped looking image from a raw file (or at least it seems to do this with D800 raw files). I liked the extra detail it brought out in the stone work. I also did some additional work in Color Efex Pro 4 to bring out more detail. The other odd thing I did was cranked the luminance noise reduction in Lightroom to create an almost plastic look to the image. I think it came out all right.

If you'd like to comment/vote on it, I also posted it to my 500px.com account: http://500px.com/photo/8134045Photo: I've always had a fascination with this Atlas statue in Rockefeller Center. The statue shows Atlas holding up the world and was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with help from Rene Paul Chambellan. The statue was installed in 1937. I've always admired this statue for it's strong Art Deco style. When I was in New York this time, I wanted to make sure I got a close up of the statue, In close you can really appreciate the detail work that makes the statue so stunning.Photo: Food vendors are everywhere in New York City. This guy was set up on 5th Avenue right in front of Rockefeller Center. I used a combination of the clarity slider and the luminance slider in Lightroom to give the image more of a painted look.Photo: This is another shot that I took during a mid-morning walk along Central Park West in New York City. I don't remember exactly where I was, but I liked the brick pattern and the decorative elements of this building.Photo: Following up on my previous post concerning 'Strawberry Fields' in Central Park, I offer this image of the 'Imagine' mosaic. This is the thing that most of the tourists crowd around when the visit the site. I shot this mid-morning on a Friday and at that time the only thing on the mosaic was this single candle. I had read that every year Yoko puts a candle at this location, but I suspect this was put there by someone else. The next day the candle was gone, replaced by a bunch of flowers arranged in the shape of a peace sign.Photo: I took this shot of one of the park benches in the 'Strawberry Fields' area of Central Park. Since the area is a memorial to John Lennon, I thought the sentiment on the plaque was appropriate even if the reference is to KISS and not the Beatles or John Lennon.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: This shot was taken at 'Strawberry Fields', a "living memorial" to John Lennon who was shot and killed at the nearby Dakota Apartment building. The site was officially dedicated on October 9th, 1985. What I find somewhat ironic is that the site is a designated "Quiet Zone" in the park, and yet the couple of times I visited here, there was just wave after wave of tourist groups. I'm not against people visiting, it just struck me as funny that a "Quiet Zone" should be filled with noisy tourists.Photo: When I was in New York a few days ago I had the opportunity to walk up Central Park West in the morning. The sun was coming in at an angle which created some interesting shadows on some of the buildings. I don't remember exactly where this one was, but I liked the combination of the extended bricks combined with the air conditioning units to create an interesting texture.Photo: What, another photo from New York City? Yes, indeed. This shot was taken from the balcony of the Time Warner Center looking toward 5th Avenue along Central Park.Photo: Here's a shot of Times Square in New York City that's hot off the presses. I took this shot a couple of hours ago and just finished up the processing. I'm in town for a couple of days to see my son's hight school band and jazz band play a couple of concerts, the biggest one being at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. Earlier tonight the entire crew was herded down to Times Square for a quick group photo and then it was off to see Spiderman. I'm not officially attached to the tour so I didn't get tickets, so instead I spent some time wandering around Times Square taking pictures. For some reason I find the fisheye works well in this space. Perhaps the funky nature of the lens compliments the bright lights and big signage of the area. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.Photo: This image of Times Square in New York is sort of a happy accident. After watching a couple of the onOne Perfect Inspiration videos by +Brian Matiash I decided to try using Perfect Photo Suite directly from Lightroom 4. I haven't done much with the new 6.1 version and I've never used it from Lightroom, but after watching the videos I thought I should give it a try. I didn't really have anything in mind for this particular image, I just thought I would play around with some filters just to see what I might be able to come up with. I wasn't planning on spending a lot of time with the image and after some unproductive noodling, I clicked on the 'Frame' option and by default this 'Acid Burn' frame was selected. I thought it looked sort of cool so I saved it. I definitely need to spend some more time with the new version of Perfect Photo Suite, lots of cool stuff to play with.Photo: Took this shot of Manhattan during a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge a couple of weeks ago.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: On a recent trip to New York City with my son's high school band we took a driving tour of the city. As we were driving through town (I want to say Canal St. but I couldn't find buildings that looked like these in Google Maps street view) I snapped this shot out of the window of the bus. The finished image is the result of work in Lightroom (adding clarity), Color Efex Pro 4 (more details) and Silver Efex Pro 2. I created a black and white version using the Pinhole preset (which looked kind of cool) and then I used a Luminosity layer in Photoshop to give the strong vignette and a slight color change.

(If anyone recognizes this exact location I would like to hear about it and I'll fix the geotagging on the image. All I can tell you is that we were heading up from the west side going east, definitely along Canal St. or something close by.)

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: Here's a shot for #monochromemonday and shows the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. I've been a fan of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright for many years and it's always nice to see his work in person.

#breakfastclub curated by +Stuart WilliamsPhoto: While waiting for the Times Square Shuttle to take me to Grand Central I noticed this colorful tile mosaic over the entrance to the N/Q/R subway lines in the Times Square subway station in New York City. I tried a couple different shots of the tilework, but I decided I liked this shot which was less about the tiles and more about the interesting colors.

(BTW, I hate the black bars that G+ want's to put around narrower images)Photo: I took this shot of the Chrysler Building in New York City on a brief late morning walk shortly before I had to head to the airport. I really love the deco details of the Chrysler Building but they can be a challenge to photograph. This was shot just outside of the Lexington Avenue entrance to Grand Central Terminal.Photo: This is another shot of the Chrysler Building that I took on a recent trip to New York City. This would have been a good opportunity to either do an HDR or a long exposure but I didn't have my tripod with me at the time. The light was such that it made the decorative figures extremely dark, such that you really couldn't see any of the nice detail. I ended up double processing the image to bring out some of the dark areas. I did some initial processing of the image in Lightroom 4 and then created a virtual copy. I brightened that version considerably and then exported to Photoshop as two separate layers. In Photoshop, I used a layer mask to selectively brighten areas of the image that needed it. I finished things off with a couple of filters in Color Efex Pro 4 and added a bit of vignette back in Lightroom.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: This was a shot I took on my last day in New York. I took a quick subway trip up to Grand Central and proceeded to walk up 42nd street taking pictures of the Chrysler Building along the way. This shot was taken from about a block away using my 28-300mm lens, but at that distance I wasn't able to really get the shot that I wanted. I ended up getting a reasonable shot of the entire crown but the image didn't really grab me. Once again, the pixel density of the D800 came in handy. I was able to do a substantial crop to get a composition more in line with what I wanted to take originally. I used Silver Efex Pro 2 to do much of the processing. I ended up using the 'Pinhole' preset and tweaking the settings to create the final image. I liked the smoky look it gave to the sky. Kind of funny, however, using a simulation of a primitive camera to create a final image shot with a very expensive digital camera. I say, use whatever tools you need to get the image you want.

#breakfastclub curated by +Stuart WilliamsPhoto: This image was created from a grab shot that I took looking up 42nd Street in New York as I crossed from one side to the other. The image is a square crop of a wide shot, but had I been thinking, I would have shot this as a vertical. However, like I said, it was a grab shot.

Processing consisted of some initial work in Lightroom 4 and then loading into Photoshop to do some additional work including some perspective correction. I also used a combination of Color Efex Pro 4 and Topaz Simplify to finish off the image. Finally, in an effort to thwart the ugly black borders used on Google+ I added a bit of a white border just to create some separation. :-)Photo: A simple shot of 42nd Street taken from the Tudor Street overpass. Not much special about this shot except that I thought it was cool that I could see a house on the Jersey side of the Hudson. Not surprising since Manhattan isn't that wide, but it was still an unexpected element of this shot.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: I don't normally shoot people but when I saw this gentleman standing outside Grand Central in New York I just had to take a picture. I just really liked his look, so many lines and patterns. Normally I might convert this type of image to black and white, but I think in this case the color of his pinstripes, headphones, tie, etc. add to the interest. In black and white this information wouldn't stand out as much.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: This shot shows the clock on the Metropolitan Life Tower in New York City.

(stupid black bars)Photo: I love the Art Deco details of the Chrysler Building.Photo: Just a simple shot taken from the High Line in New York City on a recent trip. Processing courtesy of Lightroom, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2. The more I visit New York, the more I like it.

#BreakfastClub curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: Another shot take from the High Line in New York. This shot shows a bit of Chelsea Market, looking back at the main section of the High Line.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: This shot is a bit of a work in progress. I used Lightroom to create two copies of the original image with different exposures and then combined them using HDR Efex Pro 2. I've been wanting a dramatic look to go with the dramatic angle and this comes closest so far.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: A shot of the Guggenheim Museum taken on a recent trip to New York City.Photo: +Jordana Wright recently posted a photo she took in Chicago showing the Wrigley/Tribune buildings in the background with a stand of tulips in the foreground. When I saw that shot I was reminded of a very similar shot I took in New York this past April. Instead of the Wrigley Building, my shot has the iconic Flatiron Building in the background.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: A shot taken on New York's 'High Line' linear park during a visit in April.

#newyorkcityphotography  Photo: This is a shot taken from a balcony overlooking the 'Shops at Columbus' in the Time Warner Center in New York City. My son was attending a jazz clinic at Jazz  @ Lincoln Center with his high school jazz band and I took this shot as my wife and I headed out to wander through Central Park.

For processing, I primarily made some tweaks to the exposure and bumped the clarity. I wanted to bring out the variety of lines in the shot. I debated about created a black and white version, but the image is mostly monochromatic and I liked the little bits of color added by the people.


#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: A shot taken somewhere along Central Park West.

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#architecturePhoto: Took this shot in Chinatown a couple of months ago. You could tell the crabs were fresh, they were still moving.

#worldsmarketfriday (+At the World's Markets Friday ) curated by +Ken Ilio  (for now).Photo: A shot taken at a market in New York's Chinatown. Posted for #worldmarketsfriday  curated by +Ken Ilio and +Lauri Novak Photo: A fisheye view of the Wintergarden inside the World Financial Center in New York City. My understanding is that this area was severely damaged after 9/11 and the palm trees all had to be replaced. It's a very pleasant place to visit.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: This shot shows part of the Manhattan Bridge, taken from the Brooklyn Bridge. I took this shot back in April when I was visiting New York with my family. When I took the shot I was thinking that I wanted a high-contrast black and which final image. I've been playing around off an on with this shot trying to get the look that I wanted. I'm still not sure this is quite what I want, but it is coming closer. Certainly happy to hear your comments on this one.Photo: Something a little different for #TransportTuesday  curated by +Gene Bowker +Michael Earley +Steve Boyko and +Joe Paul. The shot was taken in the crosswalk at 54th and 6th Avenue in New York. Plenty of transportation at this location!

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: Just a simple shot taken in New York's Central Park.Photo: When in New York I like to visit the Guggenheim Museum. I've been a fan of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright for years and this building is one of my favorites. In this image I wanted to create more of an abstract image based on the shadows, lines and curves of the structure. The final image was created by doing some work in Silver Efex Pro 2 to bring out some of the fine details in the surface of the structure and sky. I used a Luminosity blending mode to keep the color.Photo: The image shows the Guggenheim Museum in New York City taken on a recent trip to the city. The final image is quite a bit different than the raw image. More details can be found on my blog at: http://jameshowephotography.com/blog/2012/09/guggenheim-museum-new-york-city-2.html/

Submitted for #monochromemonday  curated by +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz +Charles Lupica +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson and +Manuel Votta

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#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: Another one for #windowwednesday curated by +Cheryl Cooper +Jason Kowing +J.J. Bentley +Catherine Furet and +Jules Falk Hunter. I liked the contrast of the smoothness of the Guggenheim Museum in New York with the building next door. I also liked the different reflections in each of the windows.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: It's all about the people...

#september11th  Photo: Some fun with a fisheye in New York City.Photo: Just a simple shot of some taxi cabs in New York City, taken somewhere in Midtown. Looks better when viewed large.

#BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa Photo: A shot of New York's Grand Central Terminal in busier times. I imagine it's pretty quiet there this morning.

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#monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson  +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz Photo: The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, taken in drier times.Photo: After seeing some wonderful black and white architectural photos today I was inspired to work on a few images of my own. This is a shot of the Flatiron Building (originally the Fuller Building) in New York City that I took a few months ago. I shot this with a rented D800 and I'm still amazed at the amount of detail that camera can capture. View the image large and you can see all the great details that went into this building.

#monochromemonday with +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz Photo: God's PerspectivePhoto: Atlas at Rockefeller CenterPhoto: View from Time Warner CenterPhoto: Spice NavigatorPhoto: Guggenheim Museum - New York CityPhoto: Chrysler Building - New York CityPhoto: NQR Line - Times SquarePhoto: Morning Lights - New York CityPhoto: Madison Square Park - New York City