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Equitable Building - NYC

This is a shot of the Equitable Building in New York City. This building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978. The construction of the building was completed in 1915. It was a huge building for its time, and its construction prompted the creation of zoning rules in New York which limited the height and required setbacks to allow for sunlight to reach the street. It remained the largest building in New York until the Empire State Building was built in 1931. (source Wikipedia) This particular shot was taken from the Nassau side of the building (not the Broadway side)

 

I took this shot earlier this year and I've been playing with it off and on. I had been experimenting with toning in Lightroom and found that I liked the almost 'blueprint' blue look. I spent some more time working to isolate the building from its surrounding environment. Ultimately I took the image into Photoshop, blacked out other buildings and sky and then applied the toning using a curves layer.

 

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Taken on January 15, 2009