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New York is a great place for walkin-around photography. I always suggest using a wide-angle lens to shoot buildings and architecture. Now, many people complain that it can distort lines and change the angles. This does not really bother me so much, because I think many people can take this wide-angle view in their mind and then re-calibrate everything to make sense. For example, that black building is obviously a square building with right angles, even though the top of it seems to have a 110 degree corner. Honestly, I don't think 95% of viewers even think about it. They just see the photo and it "feels good" to them. I often have professional photographers come comment on my wide-angle architecture shots when the walls are not 90 degrees perpendicular to other objects. My response is, I'm sure to them, quite childish, since I usually say, "Who cares?"

Besides, using a wide-angle lens is usually the only way to get the whole scene inside of a rectangle, which, itself, is an arbitrary viewing shape.

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  1. Amy Dunn 62 months ago | reply

    I see this thing everyday, and it has NEVER looked this beautiful! I had to fave this image. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  2. the art of Suzanne Kraus Mancuso [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    my son works right there it looks cool from the top down

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  5. bladerunner2012 57 months ago | reply

    great photogrph!

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  11. ED HAZE 40 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot

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  16. Gijs Joost Brouwer 40 months ago | reply

    Ha! I've seen that piece of art many times, but never considered walking behind it!
    Great shot! I also agree with your 'perspective' on shooting wide-angle.

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  19. CALTD 33 months ago | reply

    RAW isn't necessary for HDR - bracketed shots in JPG will work fine. Just mount up on a steady tripod and take about 5-7 exposures at constant exposure level intervals. (I.E. -4/-3/-2/-1/0/+1/+2/+3/+4 or -6/-4/-2/0/+2/+4/+6)

    Lots of tutorials out there about this.

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