Chinese for take out

Chinese for take out · Fri, 20 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Tonight we had chinese food for dinner.

Doorbell

Doorbell · Thu, 19 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Details, details, details, another fun topic. Sometimes the most interesting things are very close, just look around…

Big Daddy’s

Big Daddy’s · Wed, 18 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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This is such an iconic place, I was dying to capture it. This time I used a tripod to get the subject (restaurant) perfectly focused and then waited for some cars to get their lights to accentuate the scene. With a long exposure of 1 sec, the is no trace of the cars, but the lights are kept.

Tram

Tram · Tue, 17 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Part of the transportation system, the Tram is not well known by many New Yorkers. I have the privilege to have it as part of my commute every other day. The lights right behind the tram are from the Queensboro Bridge.

Four chimneys

Four chimneys · Mon, 16 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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I wasn’t looking for an HDR today, but came to get another one. I was trying to get an environment type portrait from this electricity company in Queens. And thought some of the more traditional photos came quite well, I decided to upload this HDR one, since this blog is actually short of HDRs. This time the processing was a bit more involved. I started correcting the light in Lightroom to bring the pink sky back, then I moved the three images to Photomatix, and did some minor corrections in Lightroom.

Lamps shop

Lamps shop · Sun, 15 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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A new HDR image was long due. This one was shot on Houston St. at dawn using three shot, each 1 stop apart and processed with Photomatix.

1st Ave at night

1st Ave at night · Sat, 14 Feb 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2015 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved
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Returning to night, cars, movement and back to repetitions. 1st Avenue is always packed with cars, be it day or night, and tonight was not an exception.