On the Top of the Rock

Before going to New York City, I read somewhere on the Internet that the Rockefeller Center would be a great alternative to the usually overcrowded Empire State Building. I wasn't on top of the ESB, but I can say the "Top of the Rock" definitely is a place to go! Few people, awesome view and, with some "tricking", you even get around security checks (... scarry?). And last but not least: You're far enough away from the ESB to take great pictures of it...

I decided to make a black and white picture out of this one with slight amounts of tone mapping applied, in order to locally enhance the image's contrast. Last but not least I darkened out the horizon to make the image focus even more on the people and the buildings.

Image added on Mon, August 3rd 2009, 10:23AM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L USM
Add. Equipment: -
Focal Length: 17mm (x1.6 = 27mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/320s
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Date & Time: Sat, July 1st 2006, 11:40AM

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