Sleepless In Manhattan


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50,393 views, 551 faves, 53 features, 121 sales – January 2017
New York City, USA
Canon EOS 100, EF 28-80 USM, Fuji Reala color negative film, converted to digital with Canon film scanner FS 2710. BW conversion in PS3.

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Taken from top of the Empire State Building, NYC, 10:00 PM… all that was missing was the Batman logo reflecting off the overcast sky, and strains of Gershwin melodies riding on the wind.
In fact it was so windy up there I had to jam my lightweight tripod against the wall with my knee to keep everything still. Out of 8 takes from 4 different views, this was the only one to come out sharp enough to use.

Originally shot on Fuji 100 ISO color print film with a Canon EOS-100 SLR and 28-80mm lens, scanned to digital on a Canon FS2710 negative scanner, then seriously edited in Photoshop. I decided to post the BW conversion as the inspiration from Batman and Gershwin was just too overwhelming to pass on when I saw what effect the monochrome had on the overall dynamic.

Aside from the BW conversion (simply destaurated the master), I have to admit this take has been seriously tweaked, mainly using level and contrast tools in PS2 in selected areas… kind of like the way a dark room technician would dodge and burn a BW print from a negative a gazillion years ago…

Here’s what came out of the scanner before the tweaks to give a before & after comparison:


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Thanx so much to everyone who dug this enough to let me know ♥

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