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After the snow has fallen
Made by 1982Chris911 (Thank you 100.000 Times)
Explored # 43 on 18-Jul-2011 Please view in large for all the nice details here :-) This was taken in the early morning just after one of the worst Blizzards of the 2010/2011 Period just look at streets with the cars in the bottom half :-) Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan is home to the city's tallest and most famous buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Midtown, along with Uptown and Downtown, is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan (though Uptown and Downtown can also be used as adjectives or adverbs, and can take on completely different meanings in the other boroughs, whereas the term Midtown cannot) and can be understood as those parts of Manhattan in neither of these two other regions - that is, all areas between 14th Street and 59th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River, about five square miles or 12 km2. The core of Midtown Manhattan is from about 31st Street to 59th Street between Third and Ninth avenues, about two square miles (this is the area most commonly referred to as Midtown.) The Plaza District, a term used by Manhattan real estate professionals to denote the most expensive area of midtown from a commercial real estate perspective, lies between 42nd Street and 59th Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, about a square kilometer or half a square mile. As New York's largest central business district, Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. More than 700,000 commuters work in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; the area also hosts many tourists, visiting residents, and students. Some areas, especially Times Square and Fifth Avenue, have massive clusters of retail establishments. Sixth Avenue in Midtown holds the headquarters of three of the four major television networks, and is one of a few global centers of news and entertainment. It is also a growing center of finance, second in importance within the United States only to Downtown Manhattan's Financial District. Times Square is also the epicenter of American theater.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine - New York
Made by anadelmann
Dear flickr friends, this might be the last post for a while as I have to prepare my move back to Germany (which will take place in the second half of September) and I wanted to thank you once again for all your support. Wasn't aware that I forgot to put this in: Please consider to view it Todays picture was taken last Sunday on our trip to Uptown Manhattan at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (The Western facade from the inside, including the Rose Window above) as I was testing my new 16-35mm lens on my Sony Alpha 900 (handheld shot at ISO1000). Two more pictures are down in my comments (taken at ISO 1000 and 1600). Some more info about the cathedral (from wikipedia): The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The cathedral is nicknamed St. John the Unfinished and The White Elephant Of The Upper West Side. Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest Cathedral and Anglican church and fourth largest Christian church in the world (although the title is disputed with Liverpool Anglican Cathedral).The inside covers more than half a city block, with 121,000 sq ft (1.12 ha), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and height 70.7 meters (232 ft). The cathedral, designed in 1888 and begun in 1892, has, in its history, undergone radical stylistic changes and the interruption of the two World Wars. Originally designed as Byzantine-Romanesque, the plan was changed after 1909 to a Gothic design. After a large fire on December 18, 2001, it was closed for repairs and reopened in November 2008. It remains unfinished, with construction and restoration a continuing process. The building as it appears today conforms primarily to a second design campaign from the prolific Gothic Revival architect Ralph Adams Cram of the Boston firm Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. Saint John the Divine is an example of the 13th century High Gothic style of northern France.
Made by wesbs
Aw hell, this one is the seventh pass at a crowd shot I took at the NY Giants Football game. I am very well aware that this needs to be viewed in the light box to experience appropriately and hope you choose to do view it that way, I am also aware that in thumbnail this photo looks a little bit like the Flickr produced unsafe mask they put on risque photos, I hope you click on it anyway! :-))) I am also well aware, because it happens to me, that staring at this photo might cause a headache but for reasons I cant explain, like a visual overload or something. I have tons of these crowd shots, and on this one I am posting my final processing pass. Now generally I usually progressively torture a photo through a number of processing turns, but often post one somewhere in the middle of the pixel destruction scale. But being this is Sliders Sunday and since I will not post in the group next week (will be away), I figured what the hell! Lastly, since the Giants have a big game today, a special shout out to my good flick friend and fellow Giant's fan , check his stream out (click his name) if you have not already he produces great images and in my opinion is one of the most intelligent people you will find out there in Flickland, you can tell when he favors us with a comment/observation on one of his posts. I know JD will be watching the game as I will, Go Giants!! JordyR (admin to Slider's Sunday) I have learned happens to be a fan of the Eagles, the team the Giants are playing today, Jordy, best of luck to you, but I really hope the Giants beat the hell out of the Eagles!
Made by Philipp Klinger Photography
A bit different than the one before: Technique/Processing Panorama of 2 pictures to have a better possibility of framing on the PC later on. Converted to bw using Silver Efex Pro and then added a bit of Glamour Glow (Yeah, i just love it, to make the light more intense) on the window. Info The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened its doors on October 21, 1959 and is one of the best-known museums in New York City and one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum––which is often called simply The Guggenheim––is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art, and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Located on the Upper East Side in New York City it is the second museum opened by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation which was founded in 1937. The 50th year anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright building will occur on October 21, 2009. The Museum recently underwent an extensive, three year renovation. In September, 2008, the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation confirmed the appointment of Richard Armstrong as its fifth director, effective November 4, 2008. He succeeds Thomas Krens, who served as Director from 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_R._Guggenheim_Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Made by anadelmann
For the past weekend I know why we lost our internet connection. The heavy rainfalls on Saturday found their way not only into our house but also into my modem - Brzzzz. Today I called our internet provider and they actually fixed the problem the same day. Sunday we spent in New York City. The weather was perfect and after a beautiful time in SoHo we moved to Central Park and I had the chance to take a few pictures of The Guggenheim. This museum, founded in 1937, is a modern art museum located on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is one of the best-known museums in New York City. The main part of the building is a very unusual shape, and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The distinctive building, Wright's last major work, instantly polarized architecture critics upon completion, though today it is widely revered. From the street, the building looks approximately like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack, slightly wider at the top than the bottom. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the more typically boxy Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” (Source: Wikipedia). The exterior and infrastructure of the museum are still under restoration but the process was thankfully far enough advanced to take some pictures. Suggest to view it
New Yankee Stadium - MLB - Happy Fourth of July
Made by anadelmann
Taken during the playing of the National Anthem of yesterdays Yankees Game in the new Yankee Stadium. Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in the The Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York, United States. It serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, replacing the previous Yankee Stadium, built in 1923. The new ballpark was constructed across the street, north-northeast of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, on the former site of Macombs Dam Park. The first game at the new Yankee Stadium was a preseason exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs played on April 3, 2009. The first regular season game was played on April 16, 2009. Much of the stadium incorporates design elements from the previous Yankee Stadium, paying homage to the Yankees' history. Although stadium construction began in August 2006, the project of building a new stadium for the Yankees is one that spanned many years and faced many controversies. Financing for the stadium has been a very divisive issue, with New York City residents criticizing the city's decision to use funds to build the sports venue, instead of using it for other pressing issues. The projected total cost of the stadium is $1.5 billion, making it the second most expensive stadium in the world. (from wikipedia)
Made by bikeracer
Erato Heliconian* - Dec. '05 - American Museum of Natural History Erato Heliconian (Heliconius erato) Common Names: Red Passion Flower Butterfly or Crimson-Patched Longwing Wing span: 2 5/8 - 3 1/8 inches (6.7 - 8 cm). Identification: Forewing black with pink-red band; hindwing black with yellow stripe. Life history: Males patrol during the day for females, and also mate with females as they emerge from the chrysalis. After mating, males place a repellant chemical on the female's abdomen to keep other males from mating with her. Eggs are laid singly on young tendrils and shoots, which the caterpillars eat. Flight: June and August-September in South Texas, all year in the tropics. Caterpillar hosts: Various passion-vines (Passiflora species). Adult food: Flower nectar and pollen. Habitat: Tropical and subtropical forests and edges. Range: Brazil north through Central America to Mexico; a rare stray to South Texas. * I'm pretty sure this is the right species. -- source: www.nearctica.com/butter/plate13/Herato.htm
Central Park NYC
Made by Ronaldo F Cabuhat
They simply call this The Pond. One of the several bodies of water in Central Park New York City. As lively as the city, people and nature truly co-exist in this one square mile wonder. In a year, 25 million visit this amazing urban park. Manual Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100) Aperture: f/10.0 Focal Length: 17 mm ISO Speed: 100 I cross processed this with my trial version of Photomatix and Picnik. I may do more HDR if I end up liking it. I need more practice. Bono ( U2 ) wrote this song : New York In New York freedom looks like too many choices In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices Voices on the cell phone Voices from home Voices of the hard sell Voices down the stairwell In New York, just got a place in New York In New York summers get hot well into the hundreds You can walk around the block without a change of clothing Hot as a hair dryer in your face Hot as handbag and a can of mace New York, I just got a place in New York New York, New York ....
Guggenheim Museum - New York
Made by DiGitALGoLD
Hello Everyone, This has been on my priority list of places in NYC to photograph and I'm glad I finally made it there. I have to give credit when credit is due so this photo has been inspired by Philipp Klinger. I love visiting his photostream just to see what he's up to. By the amount of views he has I'd say most of you have been checking out his stream too :) I was looking forward to the bright light in this museum and was hoping to take a multiple shot HDR. I was slightly dissapointed when I arrived because the window on top of the building had been covered and the lighting was dim at best. I set up in a corner, sat on the floor, held my breath and made like a tripod for 10 seconds to get this shot. What a challenge! I asked one of the employees if they were planning on removing the window tarp but he said it comes on and off to support the mood of the exhibits they display. I guess they were going for a dim/gloom feeling ? Camera Data from this shot: Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm Shutter: 10 Seconds F Stop: f/16 ISO: 200
Made by bikeracer
Waxy Monkey Frog - Dec. '04 - American Museum of Natural History, NY Most frogs like cool, moist places. Waxy monkey frogs (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) like it hot. They seal in moisture by giving themselves a rubdown with a waxy substance secreted through skin glands. Climbing to an exposed perch, they draw in their arms and legs and sleep in the sun. They awaken and hunt at night when the air temperature and the rate of water loss are lower. Class: Amphibia Family: Hylidae Size: 2 to 3 inches Food: Insects Range: Chaco Desert of Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia Habitat: Dry scrub forest Life Cycle: Females lay eggs on vegetation overhanging water. The tadpoles hatch and drop into the water below. Tadpoles metamorphose in 35 to 70 days depending on food and temperature. -- source: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/frogs/featured/waxon.php Shot with Canon 300D @ 200mm
Lemonade out of Lemons
Made by Ryan Brenizer
Cathy and Glenn had a gorgeous wedding at the Central Park Boathouse on Saturday. But there was just one little problem -- the only way to easily get to the Boathouse is on foot, normally a lovely little jaunt through the park. But right as they reached the edge of the park, right when guests would be trickling in, the skies opened and it began to pour. The timing couldn't have been worse for them, as the logistical problems piled up, but they handled things calmly and efficiently. Hey guys, I said. I know you've been handed a tough situation. If you come about five feet to the left, we can use this terrible weather to take some great photos. This will pass soon and you'll just have a great story to tell. And so we did. The next night, Cathy sent me a gracious message: Thank you for making lemonade out of lemons. I love this job. --- Ryan Brenizer Photography Blog. Photography tips, wedding photos, events and portraits from New York City and beyond
Bethesda Terrace Arcade in Central Park, NY
Made by debashis_pradhan
The Arcade is a richly decorated component of Bethesda Terrace in Central, NY. The Arcade’s ceiling is made up of 15,876 elaborately patterned handmade encaustic tiles, by Minton and Company, a 19th century ceramic manufacturer in England. My previous post is the entrance to this arcade. [Photo Specs] Unlike cathedrals and churches which are well-lighted, textured and so more amenable to HDR, this passageway was very dark. My monitor is not calibrated so I am not sure whether this picture appears too dark or bright to you. - HDR from 3 RAW shots (+2, 0, -2 EV) tonemapped in Photomatix. - Masking and cloning to eliminate ghosting from people walking by. - 2 layers of PS contrast adjustment, one for the floor, other for the walls and ceiling. - Blended in the -2 EV exposure for the fountain at the far end. - A layer of unsharp mask in Photoshop. Explore highest position # 129 on Jan 14, 2009. Thanks friends for your comments, faves and critiques.
The 24-inch iAltar
Made by Ryan Brenizer
I've had the new 24-inch iMac for about two weeks now. I just needed to have the time and patience to showcase it in a non-boring way. Big is not the word for this. The 20-inch iMac is big. I would use scares small children. It's bright enough that when I have it on and the lights off, I can comfortably read across the room. It's also extremely fast, especially with the high-end graphics card I had installed. I'm not a gamer, but I've been playing a couple games just because I feel it would be wrong not to. My old PowerBook almost feels broken in comparison, especially the dim screen. I keep jabbing at the brightness button to no avail. It even makes a great, full HD-ready entertainment system ... if you live in an NYC apartment. 24 inches is ludicrous from working distance, but less overwhelming from 30 feet away. Strobist: iMac logo illuminated by carefully activated SB-600. Rest of light is ambient.
Do-it-Yourself Tungsten OmniBounce
Made by Ryan Brenizer
I had to shoot a giant gala tonight -- close to 500 people. I knew most of the action would be happening in a place with very little light and a ceiling far too high to allow bounce flash. Furthermore, whatever ambient light there was would be VERY warm, about 2500K. And all I had was my no-frills SB-600. So I went all McGuyver. I took the back of a reporter's notebook (which would provide nice, warm bounce light to match the ambient), cut it down and fastened it to my flash with a sturdy rubber band. This is basically an industrial-strength, warm-light version of the old index card trick. But I wanted a broad flash that would cover the frame, so I needed the top to fan out. I ran down to the coffee shop and got a few wooden coffee stirrers. I cut them to match the notebook and fastened them to each end with clips. It looks silly, but worked marvelously.
Merry Freaking Christmas!
Made by Ryan Brenizer
Or whatever your holiday needs. You should see this bigger on the (newly redesigned!) blog The only Photoshop on this was high-pass sharpening for that contrasty look -- that glowing door doesn't lead anywhere, it was closed and only about four inches deep. The light was entirely accomplished by two SB-900s parked behind Brendan. This has been the wildest year of my life by a very, very wide margin, and I have been blessed by being able to see and photograph so many great things. I'm already excited about the places 2010 is going to take me. Hope to see you along for the ride! --------- Ryan Brenizer Photography Blog. Photography tips, wedding photos, events and portraits from New York City and beyond
Made by musicmuse_ca
The Angel of the Waters at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Manhattan during the blizzard of 2003. This fountain was designed by Emma Stebbins, and was part of the original design of the park. Sculpted in 1868, it symbolizes the purification of the city's water supply by the Croton Aqueduct which brought fresh water to all New Yorkers starting in 1842. The fountain was inspired by the Angel of the Waters which comes from the Gospel of Saint John, Chapter 5. It is the story of an angel bestowing healing powers on the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. I grew up near here, and this fountain was part of my backyard, so to speak. I had all of this section of Central Park as a playground when I was a child. It remains one of my favorite places to visit whenever I return to my hometown.
A Fresh Start
Made by Ryan Brenizer
Goodbye, summer; it's move-in day here. Having been in an educational institution for most of my life, September always feels liike a new year to me much more than January does. Big things are afoot this time around. This shot shows the limits of pre-visualization. I set out to get the moving-in shots with a picture of what I wanted already in my mind -- a wide-angle shot, fill flash against a slightly underexposed background, of students and their families dragging their stuff around against the backdrop of the school. I got a lot of those that turned out well, but my favorite ended up being a flash-free telephoto shot. The biggest danger of digital for assigmments, in my mind, is that it's very easy to get what you wanted, verify that you got it, and then stop shooting.
George Washington Span
Made by midweekpost
An evening perspective of the George Washington Bridge as seen from a walkway along the Hudson River. The GW Bridge spans the Hudson at around 179th street of Manhattan taking drivers along I-95. Taken around 9:30pm with the sun having set about an hour before. This shot was taken using a pretty long exposure for an evening shot. 'The George Washington Span' best viewed Large and on Black or on my photoblog This is going to be 1 in a multiple shot set I am putting together as time allows. * color rendering is in sRGB, different browsers may render color differently than originally intended.
Upper Lake in New York Central Park
Made by Werner Kunz
The Central Park is really a fascinating green in the middle of a loud and hectic city. I personally like very much the northern more calm part of it. This photo is of the upper lake towards the upper east side. You can see parts of the Guggenheim. Technique: 2*3ex+-2EV HDR panorama, photomatix, f6.7, 1/180, 2*18mm, topaz adjust, glamour glow. For the story & technique behind this shot, please visit my blog: world.werner-kunz.com !!! creative commons: Feel free to use photos with credits and links. For commercial use, please contact me and we will find an agreement for the permission!!! watch in black
A Proposal In the Park
Made by Ryan Brenizer
I got to act like a ninja on Saturday, pretending to be a random passerby in Central Park and taking photos on the sly while Chris dropped to one knee in front of Chauntey, asking her to marry him. She said yes, and after some time to get her wits about her, we went off for a quick photo session. See the proposal and portraits here! To get enough light to nuke all the ambient in the daytime, I put three SB-900s behind them on the stairs like so, all set to full power.
Nearest places of interest:
|Bath Beach (Brooklyn, NY)|
Brighton Beach (Brooklyn, NY)
Peartree Square Mall
Co-Op City neighborhood/ former site of Freedomland USA theme park
Prospect Park South Historic District