Posted on Aug.06, 2011, under New York

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 14mm (2x crop factor), ISO 200, 1.3 sec @ f/20)

I’ve been rummaging though my archives looking for interesting images to post to Google+ and I came across this shot that I took in 2008. I was in New York on business and I was staying in Midtown. I had some free time so I took the opportunity to walk over to Rockefeller Center and take some pictures in that part of town. The GE Building, also known as 30 Rockefeller Plaza or just 30 Rock has a restaurant and club on the 65th floor called the ‘Rainbow Room’. On either side of the building there are entrances which are marked by these neon signs. I was feeling experimental so I took a few shots of the sign using a slower shutter speed and zooming my lens while the shutter was open. Of the ones that I took, this was my favorite.

I don’t have much to say about the processing of this image. About the only thing done to it was to remove just a bit of a stray light which was in the upper right, just above the ‘R’ in the word ‘Room’. I wanted that area to be black so I cloned it out. Other than that about the only other things done were a very minor contrast change and some sharpening.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts, comments or questions.

Copyright ©2008-2011 James W Howe – All rights reserved

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