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August 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Daily Photo: 6th Avenue at Dusk

Daily Photo, HDR, New York City

This past week the sunsets in New York have been fantastic. The City has experienced record amounts of rain, but each evening the clouds have been breaking up just around dusk, making for very interesting skies. On Monday night, Jessica and I went to the roof around 8:30 and took several photos west, north and south.

This photo is looking up 6th Avenue toward Central Park. I used a really small aperture, f/22, thus the long shutter speed. This single RAW frame was process in PhotoMatix to produce an HDR image, which was later masked in Acorn with the original to bring out the detail. If you click to enlarge you can scroll forward to see a few other versions and the original, unprocessed image.

A few other filters were applied in Acorn:
- A yellow neon filter to produce a bit more luminescence on the yellow
- Unsharpen mask
- High-pass noise reduction

6th Avenue at Dusk (HDR photo, click to enlarge)

Click here to see the first process attempt
Click here to see the original



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