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Manhattan - New York - HDR
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Published: December 17, 2010
This is the great view out of the highest point in New York - the Empire State Building!

Download it for max details & wallpaper

I tried something new for me, this is the first "tilt shift" photo.
And it's a HDR... ;)

Technical data:
Model: Canon EOS 1000D + EF-S 18-55
ExposureTime:1/500 seconds +1 / 0 / -1 EV
FNumber: 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings: 400
FocalLength: 18 mm
HDR software: Luminance HDR, Mantiuk
Tripod used: No, I wasn't allowed to take it up there

Feel free to fav and comment :)

:bulletblue:Edit: Remastered the tilt shift effect and optimized colours
:bulletblue: Featured by Brian-B-Photography in this "Caught my Eye" news article!
:bulletblue: Featured by iLwA in her journal entry
:bulletblue: (vozzz requested this photo as a wallpaper --> See download for 1920px resolution.) Download now for full resolution.

2011-12-25 Thanks to Chip-Online.de team and the voting community, this shot became the number 15 of the top 100 HDR shots!! I'm really suprized, because I never expected this result. Many thanks!!! :la:
:new: 2014-11-01 Well, I still do not get it but somehow this shot got DD'd. Many thanks to ihamo for suggesting and Kaz-D for featuring! I am a dummy!

:new: 2014-11-13 I received some requests to upload this one in higher resolution -> some user want to print it for their home. Well, you can download it (for free), print it by yourself (that's often expensive), or you buy it here as a print on DeviantArt. Please respect the copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
I just uploaded it at the maxium resolution I can offer.

Want more HDR? watch this awesome panorama:
Niagara Falls HDR Panorama by TiKy2010 & Hamburg Airport - HDR Panorama by TiKy2010 & Hamburg Sunset HDR Panorama by TiKy2010
Light Pillar of NY by TiKy2010

More, more, more!!!
take a look at this wallpaper pack ;)
NY-top of the rock - Wallpaper by TiKy2010
Image size
3888x1959px 4.95 MB
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 27, 2010, 2:59:21 PM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Digital Photo Professional
Sensor Size
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FunkyBah's avatar
FunkyBahHobbyist Photographer
Great ! :)
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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KarintaStudent General Artist
WHOAAAAA No kidding!
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
This is NY - just impressive :la:
nelson-net's avatar
Doesn't look like a real cityscape, but a city miniature in scale. Even so, it looks amazing!
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it this way :)
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AgonizingSwordfishHobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :aww:
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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AgonizingSwordfishHobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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NAVeX-SniperHobbyist Digital Artist
I can see Goliath National Bank from this.
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I don't ;)
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thefadedpandaHobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this for myself, this is an interesting view!
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
There are many ways to recreate a scenery like this. But tilt-shift is the only one using the depth of the motive ;)
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TheGalleryOfEveProfessional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
I did not expect that this "old" shot gets a DD.
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
So true... NY is a paradise for awesome shots ;)
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NH5CompanyStudent Photographer
Perfect men Clap Clap Clap 
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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I love tilt shift! 
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TiKy2010Hobbyist Photographer
This effect is edited. I can't affort a tilt-shift-lens...
But anyway I'm glad you like it :)
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Amazing photo!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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