The Boston Skyline
It happened while I was romping along the crooked streets that thread its way through the skyline of Boston. An epiphany: I had moved on from just gazing at awe at the tall skyscrapers that dominated the skyline to the more interesting details that actually make up city life: the tiny corner shops that sell anything from newspapers to cupcakes, the parks that provide a green breathing space, the cemeteries that bring to visitors memories of folks noted in this country's history, the crooked narrow cobblestone streets thronging with pedestrians and the large avenues thronging with fast-moving traffic, the churches and the farmer's markets, the marina and beautiful houses that lined them and so much more, all arranged and working together like a large organism, ticking perfectly like the gears on a watch.
I could have spent an eternity admiring and breaking down those intricate details, but my camera would only let me capture the big picture. So I stepped away from the "old town" of Boston (Boston Commons) out onto the docs that provided this beautiful view of the Boston Skyline. I wish I could have been there at night-time to admire this view!
After processing it, I just paused my mouse over the BW preset on Lightroom and the preview just looked amazing. So I spent a few more minutes on the conversion of the orignal image which was shot at ISO 400, 1/60s at F11 with a Graduated ND filter to darken the sky a bit