2 posts tagged times square at night
New York City - Night - Times Square from Above
while we soar
through the streets,
flying past buildings,
the city soars
along with us,
its neon lights
This is a 2.5 second long exposure taken with my Sony A7R while I was high above Times Square at midnight one night. Truly a breathtaking view.
Times Square. New York City.
Times Square is its own universe.
It’s New York City filtered through cinematic dreams and commercially-tinged aspirations wrapped up in flashing lights and colorful billboards. There is a familiarity to it that is tinged with a wild-eyed estranged quality that makes it all the more alluring.
And when a yellow New York City taxi cab drives by at the speed of light under all the flashing lights, it’s hard not to smile.
Taken with a Sony a99 using the Miniature setting creative style. The Sony a99 has around twenty different creative styles and while I usually shoot in RAW format and do my editing after the fact, I have to say that the Miniature setting was just way too fun to play with especially in Times Square! The results are similar to a Tilt Shift Lens (or I suppose a Lens Baby as well) and you can adjust where you want the focus and blur to end up.
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