Here is an HDR of the Brooklyn Bridge after sunset made from 9 bracketed exposures shot at f/8 on my Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 @14mm. I love this lens! It is so sharp at all apertures and across the whole image. The HDR process creates some extremely interesting skies in this image.
The most difficult thing about photographing city skylines is the lights. They can be a variety of different color temperatures which can make the image look strange, especially the orange sodium vapor streetlights, which happened to be lighting the traffic lanes on the bridge. I corrected them using the HSL controls in Lightroom and also some masking in Photoshop CC. It makes the image look much more natural.
This was the last shot I took during this trip to NYC. I swear we walked the entire city! There are so many very interesting subjects. I wish I could live there for a while so I can learn where all the good angles are. A couple days each year is just not enough. If anyone has any suggestions for good locations, feel free to share.
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