Manhattan from the Empire State Building

Lower Manhattan from the Empire State building
Lower Manhattan from the Empire State building

I was going back through some old photos and processed a few shots that I previously passed over. For some reason they didn’t stand out to me at first, but now I think it’s one of my favorite images from that day in NYC. Shot this from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in February… it was so cold and windy I couldn’t stop my eyes from tearing up! Merged three exposures to HDR in Photomatix then used a few filters in Nik Color Efex Pro and some Lightroom processing to get this final image. Here is the original image from the camera:

Original image with no processing
Original image with no processing