Rodrigo's View, Long Island City, New York City

From the roof of a friend, looking down 44th Dr in Long Island City, Queens, toward Midtown Manhattan. On the left in the foreground is the Citi Building, aka the middle finger of Queens. Sometimes, when I've been using my Tokina a lot, I begin to think it is sharp. But my 70-300mm, used here, is by far the sharpest lens I have when I can keep it steady.

 

70mm (105mm=) / f/8.0 / ISO 200

 

2000-pixel-wide original.

Paul Pepera, Hoi and 72 more people faved this
  • Steven Kelley 5y

    perfect - nice depth and great exp throughout
  • Kevin Reilly 5y

    And you kept it steady here for sure. You can almost make out the items on the desks in that office building. Excellent view.
  • Brandon Godfrey 5y

    Wonderful perspective! This is amazing!

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  • Ivan Sohrakoff 5y

    Loving the view, Andrew! This is a bad ass photograph. The two buildings on the sides really block this shot well. The blacks could be a touch darker on my monitor, because they look like they almost have a blueish cast to them here. I like all the detail in the dark areas, so maybe that is why you kept the dark areas a little lighter. Regardless, a killer shot to be sure. Nice work, man.
  • Andrew Mace 5y

    Ivan Sohrakoff
    Thanks, Ivan. A slight bluish cast is intentional--a cross-processed look that I at the moment like for night city scenes (kind of sick of that orange glow). I also do like to have the mids up a little bit so that more detail is apparent. But my display isn't calibrated, so who knows how other people see it--the entire scene is pretty dark on my display.
  • Eric SOLER 5y

    Amazing shot !!!!
  • Kenny McCartney 5y

    I like the processing for sure. What I really like is the totally unique perspective and your use of the long FL to achieve this shot. Absolutely fantastic - probably one of the best NY landscapes I have seen in quite some time. Definitely a fave - keep quality like this coming!
  • David Thompson 5y

    great shot! love all the detail! your city shots are killer man. nice work.
  • Thomas Birke 5y

    amazing view, great colours!
  • Stanislao Polito 5y

    Great Shot!!

  • paolomix 5y

    Very nice shot and refreshing perspective!
  • Stefano Chiarelli 5y

    I love it!
  • jrfuentes2002 5y

    Wow -- it came out great! I can tell you're good at this, because I don't think the view looks that great from my rooftop... ;)
  • Andrew Mace 5y

    Haha, cool--thanks, man. It's just that the huge A/C units on your roof have the best view.
  • Eduardo 5y

    NYC at its best.
    SUPERB.
  • Photography by Bytegirl 5y

    that is my absolute go to lens.. use it more than any other for everything... I would love to have a little more length for the wildlife stuff.. but $$$$

    This is great.. your exposure is really cool.. I love the light and reflections on the windows

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  • Atif Saeed 5y

    beautiful........

  • L_#$#%ywofs5gin@#$ 5y

    Smokin'!
  • Ivan Sohrakoff 5y

    Andrew Mace andrew mace— - Ha! That is pretty funny, because I just calibrated my monitor. I dig the blue look in the processing. I know how that orange hue can get into your head!
  • Aldo Altamirano 5y

    Your pictures are always fantastic, but I'm also impressed for your talent to find fantastic spots for pictures like this one. Great shot!
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