Posted on Oct.01, 2012, under New York

(Nikon D800, 28-300mm at 32mm, Exposure 1/4000th @ f/5.6, ISO 500)

For those who don’t know, the High Line in New York City is a wonderful linear park created out of an abandoned rail line. The elevated tracks that used to service the various warehouses and industries in the Meatpacking and West Chelsea neighborhoods now offer a wonderful view of New York for pedestrians. If you ever get to New York, I highly recommend spending some time visiting this park. The shot above was taken during my visit to New York this past April. I don’t have any particulars on this building, other than it was one of many warehouses in the area.

When I processed the image I knew that I wanted to create a final image which have a bit of ‘grit’ to it, to bring out the age and character of the building. The original image, show below, was way too bright. I was able to do most of the processing of this image in Lightroom 4. Much of the look comes from the increase in Contrast (+70) and Clarity (+100). I also decreased the Highlights (-81), Blacks (-90) and Whites (-48). The picture was taken with a Nikon D800 which provided plenty of pixels and dynamic range which allowed me to make these changes without sacrificing image quality.

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Copyright ©2012 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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