Times Square at Dusk (New York City)

If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!


Many people ask about my technique, and all the details are in the tutorial above. Others just come for the Photomatix discount code that they gave me since I am such a big believer in their product - that Photomatix discount code is "stuckincustoms".


You can visit the tutorial for this picture in the HDR Tutorial on www.StuckInCustoms.com


The biggest problem was people walking in front of the tripod, totally aloof to my HDR quest. Since it takes five minutes to explain HDR to people, it was not efficient to stop everyone in the area and give them a short dissertation on why it is important for them not to get in front of my tripod...


Also, there is a nice gal that wrote a dissertation about this photo at Washington University - you can read it here: stuckincustoms.com/a-dissertation-on-my-times-square-photo/


  • Colleen Farrell 5y

    Fantastic! But I doubt this small size really does it justice. Would love to see it wall-size!

    Seen in the group"Total Photoshop ***POST 1 - Award 1***" (?)
  • Nayef sh 5y

    great shot
  • pselle2010 5y

  • Thanks for 500.000 views 5y

    i've to admid, most of your work is great to me, just can't comment on al of it... love the colours and compo!
  • iclickmo_bro 5y

    I have always dreamed of celebrating my New Year's Eve at this very place. I am afraid it will remain a dream...forever...This place is just so magnificent!
  • Marco Dajethy 4y

  • murphyz 4y

    Obviously not quite as good, but this image inspired me to get out there and shoot in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, London on a busy Friday night - thanks for the inspiration Trey!
  • Tom Bielecki 4y

    wow. I just looked at your tutorial, and the process involved in creating this image... and you did so many small things poorly. Overall, it's a cool shot, and you obviously have a lot of praise, so I'm going to leave some criticism.

    The sharpening isn't great. At full size, it's apparently that highlights are more or less destroyed by this process. Mask that kind of stuff!!

    Your noise reduction was too strong. And you obviously masked some of it. Poorly, I might add. The sky, in particular, is terrible at full size. Noise never appears in photographs as gradients, so seeing it like that makes it look incredibly unnatural. Tone down the noise reduction and be more careful with the masking.

    Also, if you feel the need to align images when masking in photoshop... why didn't you align the shots in photomatix? If you think aligning is necessary when masking, then surely you'd have a better final result if you also did it when tone-mapping in photomatix.
  • SF HB 4y

    nice work!!! respect!!!

    Skyline Bremerhaven
  • Ian Cremona 4y

    We are working on a monthly travel and adventure sport competition, all winning entries will be published in an online magazine. Judge panel will selected from Flickr.

    There are 3 parts of the competition, 2 parts are currently under development:

    A Flick group called : www.flickr.com/groups/emotioned/
  • Tim Parkin 4y

    Just noticed your work being used on Peter Lik's blog. Hope he paid you well for it.. nice image

  • Marcel Tuit 4y

    Amazing shot, wonderfull colors!
  • Carina Auditore 4y

    I LOVE IT!
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
  • Adrian Derian 4y

    This is a FAMOUS pic for me!
  • Michael Ruru 4y

    wow very interesting shot. really surreal feel to it
  • David McBride 4y

    This is the photo that turned me onto HDR. It set me down a path to take similar pictures. So I bought a new camera and have taught myself photography over the past year. I finally bought Photomatixs (using your 15% discount code) and went about turning some of my exposure sets into HDR. I'm pretty impressed with my results and wanted to thank you for being my inspiration!

    Please stop by and check out my HDR set and give me some feedback!
  • arline11 4y

    I just wanted to let you know the your photos are all beautiful, Don't stop doing what you love!! cause it makes the world love you!!
  • Ivan 3y

    Impresionant work.. Great example to follow.
  • William Toti 3y

  • Lenabem-Anna J. 2y

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