Times Square at Dusk (New York City)

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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/

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  1. cbfarrell2003 56 months ago | reply

    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***" (?)

  2. Nayef2 56 months ago | reply

    great shot

  3. pselle2010 54 months ago | reply


  4. thanks for 450.000 views 52 months ago | reply

    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!

  5. iclickmo_bro 52 months ago | reply

    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!

  6. murphyz 51 months ago | reply

    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!

  7. tom.bielecki 50 months ago | reply

    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.

  8. stefan.frerichs 50 months ago | reply

    nice work!!! respect!!!

    Skyline Bremerhaven

  9. Emotioned.com 50 months ago | reply

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  10. Tim Parkin 49 months ago | reply

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


  11. Marcel Tuit 48 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot, wonderfull colors!

  12. Schutzengel_85 [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    I LOVE IT!
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  13. Adrian Derian 47 months ago | reply

    This is a FAMOUS pic for me!

  14. papirazziindonesia 47 months ago | reply

    wow very interesting shot. really surreal feel to it

  15. dbmcbb 45 months ago | reply

    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!

  16. arline11 43 months ago | reply

    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!!

  17. Ivan . 35 months ago | reply

    Impresionant work.. Great example to follow.

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