Empire Light, NYC by Chris Lord

Night falls over Manhattan with the lights of the Empire State Building in the foreground. The new One Trade Center (Freedom Tower) can be seen under construction in the distance on the right and on the left is the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. New York City, USA

Canon 5D MKII, EF70-200 f2.8L IS USM Zoom Tabletop Tripod & Cable Release. Three shot HDR processed in Nik’s HDR Pro, Texture Vignette & Further Processing in Photoshop

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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at www.PixielatedPixels.com

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    The lights at night are the most intriguing sight in cities. NYC especially!!

  • Been out a couple of times lately with a local meetup group doing night shooting in NY. It’s been a lot of fun and something that I don’t usually do. Had to use a tripod and actually think about what I was doing instead of my usual shoot from the hip sort of thing! Capturing the twilight hour when the light is magical is always great. Unfortunately a good sunset is infrequent as the sun just usually fades out as it drops into the pollution over New Jersey as it did on this occasion. I guess that’s what Photoshop is for right? Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    JUST MAGIC, ALL Beautiful, MAGNIFICENT ……………..N.J.

  • Always grateful for your lovely comments Normaje, thanks very much.

    – Chris Lord

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Excellent work Chris!

  • That’s greatly appreciated Chris, thanks so much indeed.

    – Chris Lord

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    Magnificent!!! I visited NYC for the first time in May, and was captivated (isn’t everyone???)
    I really like the processing on this, it ‘disappears’ the rather crass red, white and blue lighting, but still leaves it unmistakeably the icon that it is:)

  • They only use the red, white and blue on certain holidays so it was a nasty green color on this occasion! It changes all the time. :-) This city captivated me 40 years ago and i don’t know if I will ever leave. Glad you like my rendition of this great building, thanks for the encouraging comment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks muchly.

    – Chris Lord

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago


  • That’s so nice of you Tammera, thanks so much for that and for the kind fave. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

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  • Marvelous news Audrey, thanks very much indeed, this makes my day for sure.

    – Chris Lord

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 3 years ago

    Wow. Great image & treatment Chris


  • Nice of you to stop by Dave, thanks so much for the great comment, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago
  • It’s the weekend and slow here today and I’ve found that the wifi works in this building (sometimes) so I’m slacking off a bit and look what I found! Thanks very much, you’ve brightened up my day again Kira.

    – Chris Lord

  • Alison Scotland
    Alison Scotlandover 3 years ago

    Absolutely love this!!!!

  • I absolutely love that! :-) Thanks very much indeed Alison, much appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

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