Posted on Feb.19, 2013, under New York
(Nikon D800, Sigma 15mm fisheye, Exposure 1/500 sec @ f/11, ISO 400)
One of my favorite places to visit and subjects to shoot in New York City is the Guggenheim Museum. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and opened in 1959, it is a unique structure and makes for some interesting photography. This shot was taken across the street using the Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. What I find interesting about shooting with a fisheye in a ‘street’ situation is the way it can incorporate elements that you weren’t expecting. I composed the shot for the museum. I thought the cars moving through the shot added another level of interest. I didn’t expect the cyclist, but I’m glad he popped into the frame as I took the shot.
Processing was fairly simple and was done completely in Lightroom 4. I converted to black and white and used the brush tools to lighten the lines in the crosswalk to help lead your eye toward the museum. I also brightened the cyclist so that he became more of a part of the image.
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