Manhattan’s East Side seen from Central Park at night. Six exposure (3) HDR (2) pano, shot with a Canon 5D MKII on a tripod while out with my favorite NY photo meetup group. Several members saw a meteor during the shoot although I missed it but two of us including me saw a shooting star later. Who knew you could even see stars in Manhattan? Anyway I just had to add a shooting star to this image!

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    I like the added shooting star here. Awesome capture!!!

  • I was out with my photo meetup group again. This time we hit Central Park at night! It was great. We started off by the Guggenheim on Fifth before we went into the park and got some cool shots of that and we walked right through the park (lots more pics to come!) and ended up on the West Side for burgers and beer. All together a pretty cool evening. It was damned cold though – where is SPRING??? Glad you liked my shooting star, wish I had seen the meteor that several of our group saw but it was too fast and I was looking in the wrong direction. Thanks very much JR, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewover 1 year ago

    Beautiful. i like the shooting star, too. Way too cold and snowy here to get out much…Mother Nature decided to start spring off by dumping a foot of snow on Edmonton. Yuck. Can’t wait to put my snow shovel away and get the cameras dirty again!

  • We really haven’t had much snow since “Nemo” but it was bloody cold in the park and I truly regretted not having taken gloves. But it was such a great shoot that eventually I just forgot how cold my hands were! I certainly have had enough of Winter, can’t wait for some warmer weather and I’m so so sick of gray sky! Thank you for that great comment Lou, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • MissFrosty
    MissFrostyover 1 year ago

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture, Chris,,,love the stars in the sky!

  • I saw a shooting star on that night along with one of the other members of our group but missed the meteor that several saw and everyone was talking about. Anyway I just had to add one to this image! Artistic license :-) Thanks very much Dorothy, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful piece of work Chris

  • That’s much appreciated Barry, thank you kindly. I’m truly pleased that you think so, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 1 year ago

    Has an interesting peacefulness. Really love how you caught the lights.

  • Lately I have been combining my three exposures for HDR in Photoshop but not doing any changes there. I simply save the unmodified 32 bit file back to Lightroom where now you can actually process the 32 bit file. The results are cleaner than using any of the HDR programs (I have NIk’s and Photomatix} Lightroom’s sliders are great for the highlights and shadows without getting halos. I’m pleased that you liked my results Rodney, thank you.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrneover 1 year ago

    Stars gather in Manhattan Chris so naturally any special time exposure would capture one. And this is special enough to prove that sometimes an idea’s so large that we simply can’t back away far enough to get close enogh to all of it. Which, of course, is what a lot of life is about, eh

  • eh, yup! It is indeed. Glad you thought it was special Ted, I’m much obliged. Thanks very much for the eloquent comment, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much Graham, I’m honored indeed and most humbly grateful, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 1 year ago

    great night city scape Chris

  • I’m very thrilled to see this banner here Di, thank you so much. This is truly appreciated for sure.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 1 year ago

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