Sharp Focus by tobyharriman

From an aerial flight in Denali Range of Alaska. Talkeetna Air Taxi.

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Modern Ridge by tobyharriman

Mount Huntington Ridge taken from Talkeetna Air Taxi in Denali National Park. 

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City of Dreams by JacksonCarvalho

Skyline of New York City, from Liberty State Park
Photo: Jackson Carvalho
© 2015, All Rights Reserved
better viewed in black

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Denali Aerial Modern by tobyharriman

Modern Alaska – Denali National Park Aerial

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Sit Down and Watch! by Marc_Hennige

The Manhattan Bridge in the Blue Hour as a Point of View shot. View this on black, press “H”. If you like it, please support me and hit the Like- and/or Fav-Button! 🙂
More New York stuff will follow. 🙂

Also have a look at my website, thank you!

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Time Square NYC by tobyharriman

Out of all the cities I fly over, New York is definitely something else! Amazing flight tonight with my buddies Nick Cahill and Austin DeWees with Wings Air Helicopters

Taken with the Ricoh Imaging Pentax 645z.
‪#‎newyorkcity‬ ‪#‎nyc‬

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Tribute by tobyharriman


Last year I was lucky enough to be in NYC working for 2 weeks during the Tribute Lights. Had an awesome time making new friends and roaming around the city. This may be one of my favorites. ‪

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Jane’s Winter Carousel by Marcel_Zizkat

Please look at a back blackground (press h) at maximised size (press m).
Thank you very much.

This is a repostprocessed image of my favorit New York shot I made this Winter.
Sharpend for a1920pixel Monitor.

About the Picture:
New York knocked me down… got kind of a vey short abdominal influenza… was staying in the hotel for 1 day and sleeping, sleeping, sleeping…. it helped. 🙂

After the snow today and some very nice snowscenes near the Times Square I decided to go to Brooklyn Bridge Park and around in order to catch a kind of special sunset in the snow…
Was not exactly what I expected.

This time i took my 17-70mm lens…
Had lots of problems by getting the right hyperfocal distance… dont know why. Actually I think something is not working right. Have to find out exactly what.
Dont have that problem with my lovely 10-20mm lens. 🙂
So trying and trying. 🙂

Feel free to comment.
thx for watching. Hope you enjoy at least some of my pictures.

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My thoughts about NYC:
Of all the cities on this planet, I can’t think of one which fascinates me like New York City. Pictured in a thousand movies, New York sparked my imagination ever since I was a kid. I’ve been thinking about photographing NYC for as long as I can remember. To finally stand in front of its colossal skyline, with my camera, was such an overwhelming feeling. I’ve photographed many wonderful skylines but NYC’s is truly special. Effortlessly, its architecture speaks of its glorious past, present and the promise of the future. NYC’s skyline is as perfect as it gets.
At least to me, New York City was and remains, the promised land.

tech: it was a perfect day for cityscape photography. Partially cloudy day presented constantly changing lighting conditions. Clouds helped to keep the sunlight in check. I was able to wait for the sun to hit just the right part of the city at the right time.
Shooting this 13-frames wide vertorama however wasn’t easy. I was on the boat ride around the lower Manhattan when I snapped this panorama. It was quite windy, boat was moving in a choppy sea and just standing on the boat’s deck was a challenge, let alone trying to balance the camera to remain as vertical and steady as possible.
I set my Canon 5D MK3 to Manual mode and programmed it to snap 3 bracketed shots from -2EV through +2EV in quick succession. It worked well, or so I thought.
When I imported the 3 bracketed shots into Oloneo PhotoEngine for HDR processing, I realized that the boat moved a bit too much between the 3 exposures. Oloneo’s ‘auto-align’ usually works very well but it can’t align photos which have parallax shift between them. It messes up its algorithm which is understandable. I realized that HDR vertorama wasn’t going to be possible so I opted for a conventional vertorama, using only the 13x mid (0EV) exposures. I was afraid at that point that Photoshop won’t be able to align the 13 photos into a panorama because it took approximately 12 seconds between the first and the last shot. Boat moved quite a lot during this period and parallax shift was noticeable. To my big relief however, Photoshop did a perfect job and no errors were reported during the automated panoramic assembly process.
Working on a panorama 21,200 x 5,700 pixels with multiple layers is no easy feat. It takes a lot of resources and my (outdated) computer was begging for mercy.
Anyway, after 6 hours of hard work on this panorama, my vision was fulfilled. I finally got the shot of NYC I always dreamed about and I’m extremely happy with the result.

Hardware: Canon 5D Mk3, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Software: Lightroom 4.4, Photoshop 5.1, Silver Efex Pro 2, Nik Output Sharpener

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