I was in New York recently on business and managed to find a little time to wander around. I walked up to Rockefeller Center and took some shots. Unfortunately I didn’t have a tripod so the night shots were a little difficult, but I did manage to get this one of Radio City Music Hall. I really like the Deco feeling of this shot. I wish there had been just a bit more steam or fog.
The shot was originally in color, and while the signage looked nice I think the black & white makes a better image. I did some minor dodging and burning to darken some of the darker areas a little more and lighten some of the lighter areas. I added a platinum tint and some film grain.
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