John Roach  

New York, New York by John Roach

October 2019 - New York, New York

About the Image(s)

Captured with Fuji X-Pro2 with 18-55mm f2.8-4 lens at 55mm, 3 image HDR, f/14, ISO 400, Processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, DxO PhotoLab and DxO Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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8 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I think this is an excellent monochrome. It is interesting that it does not have the contrast and range of zones that one might think is required. Does that sound like a rule to break? I really like the tones you have used. I am wondering if it would be even better if you cropped the tall building on the left and ended that side with the low area. In any case, looks like a "wall hanger".   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:29:00
John Roach   John Roach
Stan, it is definitely a good alternative image to crop out the building on the left.   Posted: 10/08/2019 12:06:14

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The sharpness in the window patterns greatly add to the enjoyment of this image. I agree with the previous comment about cropping the partial building from the left side. What was the shutter speed? Was the camera tripod-mounted?   Posted: 10/08/2019 11:00:15

John Roach   John Roach
Jerry, it was hand held on the Ellis Island to Statue of Liberty ferry and I didn't put the shutter speed down since it was an HDR image. However, the three exposures at f14 were 1/850, 1/420s, 1/210s. You and Stan offer a reasonable alternative to have the building on the left removed but, I wanted a more panoramic view and thought it balanced the image nicely. However, it is a very good alternate consideration and I will certainly put that in the package of possible prints.   Posted: 10/08/2019 12:05:30

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I find this a very pleasing image, but I'm surprised that it required more than one image to archive. Perhaps the processing led to the uneven exposure in the sky around some of the buildings.   Posted: 10/09/2019 17:19:17

Don York   Don York
I like the panorama and the tonal range. You might try for a little more contrast in the sky. I agree with the crop suggestion for building on the left.   Posted: 10/11/2019 15:03:27
John Roach   John Roach
Don, I like your comment about the sky. I perhaps wrestled with that and decided I want to not add more contrast so that it was not competing with the skyline which is what needs to be strong for this as a print.   Posted: 10/13/2019 12:15:58

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Oh well, I'm always in the minority - I prefer it uncropped. The reason is that the building on the right is high and incomplete. so I like that on the left too. Maybe even crop it by cutting the tall thin building on the left in two to remove the low point! But I agree, I like the panorama, and had you not been on a boat then a panorama of a couple of photos might have been good....but I don't know what was beyond the edges of this photo.
I would agree with keeping the sky interesting but not competing for attention.   Posted: 10/15/2019 06:02:55