14
Apr
10

4/14/2010

Park Ave at 39th South

Though I still have a stock of recent Maine images to share, I am in NYC for three days. I am training staff at B&H Photo and Adorama in my real job. I was pleasantly surprised to see the full length of Park Avenue in bloom when we came up out of the tunnel and headed for Grand Central. It was a gloomy day, but still, the trees are beautiful, and somehow more beautiful in this setting. This is, as the title says, Park Avenue looking south from 39th Street.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/80th @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

Because of the distortions of the Canon zoom at 28mm setting, and the perspective of the shot….looking up….the first step in processing had to be opening the image in PhotoShop Elements and correcting for both perspective and distortion. Mostly perspective. The Correct Camera Distortions filter works wonders and is both quick and intuitive. Then, in Lightroom, I used Recovery for the sky, thou there was not significant detail there, and then Fill Light for the foreground, with added Clarity and Vibrance, and the Blackpoint to the right just slightly. Sharpen landscape preset. Finally I cropped slightly from the bottom to include as little pavement as was practical. Still had ot leave the man in the lower left room to stand. 🙂

From the so far brief set of NYC 2010.

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2 Responses to “4/14/2010”


  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    04/14/2010 at 8:52 am

    awesome shot!!

  2. 04/26/2010 at 9:01 am

    Lovely. I like the beautiful rich colors in this photo.


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