New York is Alive and Well, and Cali Lewis learning HDR

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I had a great time in New York!

I just got back from NYC, where I went out to get ready for the book launch party. While there, I shot a secret video with Steve Simon, which may not be secret for long… stay tuned for that.

Also, I went out with Cali Lewis to shoot some HDRs in Times Square! This was a bit of an in-person version of the HDR Tutorial here on the site. Cali is the host of Geekbrief.TV – a show you should watch for sure if you like tech and spunkiness (plus, you can see she uses my photos on her backgrounds!). Anyway, after shooting some HDRs, we went and had Italian food with Cali, Neil (her hubby), and my friend June Arunga. I handed Neil my camera and he shot this pic of us together…

Cali Dinner

Daily Photo – New York is Alive and Well

It’s been a few years since I have been to New York, and Times Square is better than before! I was actually in New York on 9/11, so it’s always good to go back to the city and see everything is still awesome. Maybe next time I come, we can all do a flash mob and hit B&H Photo for a while – that would be fun!

New York is Alive and Well

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 15:07:31
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  • Aperturef/11.0
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • Fantastic Shot Trey

  • Thats a lot of action, like the focus on the “7 av” sign

  • Nice shot Trey. I love the colors.

  • Facebook User

    it looks great! And it makes me want to pack my bags and go. I haven’t been to NYC in 7 years or so now and I would really like to go back for a trip!

  • Love your blog! And love this shot. It’s so hyper real. That cartoon face in the left really helps to give it a slightly odd feel. Going to go on a few photography holidays next year and will definitely be using this image as inspiration

  • Great photo, Trey. Very colorful!!!! I have the facebook fan badge, but no place to put it, lol.

  • Hi Trey,

    Quick question? I’m presuming you use tripods for all your HDR shoots, so I’m wondering if you did in NY and if you had any problems with people passing by… or Did you need a permit?

    I’ll be visiting NY in a couple of weeks.


  • I love the color of the city and how alive everything looks.

  • Perfect shot Trey… I love the way you project the clouds. Awesome 🙂

  • Thanks!

    Batgeek – yes – the NYC security guards are not fans of Tripods…. I just shoot fast and move on! 🙂

  • PJ

    Excellent eye Trey, you’re very talented. I like this HDR a lot, although I feel it could use some more highlights, especially in the sign of the fashion model in the bottom left third.

    Cheers, keep up the great work!

  • BH

    Would love to see some of your other NYC images.

  • casusan

    Wow!! Love this shot – so colorful and vibrant – looks great with the sky too!

  • Max

    This is ace!

  • Can you tell us which lens and camera settings you used? Is there a way to figure that out without asking? Great photo love the stoplight hanging in space…

  • radha

    wonderful !!!


  • Seriously great image. Concept, execution, post. Wow, way to go. This is one to be proud of.

  • That photo is awesome.

  • Thanks!

    Jason – yes I used a 12-24 mm — if you click through to the Flickr site, you can see the EXIF info

  • Beautiful site, great inspiration and amazing pictures!
    Thanks a lot for the link at 😉

  • Jack Rice

    Really nice photo, all the busy movement and vibrancy. The lens distortion is both quite prominent, but I think it works well in giving that overshadowing effect that you get in cities. Really atmospheric.

    Bit late and gone now, courtesy of mylatency in posting, but was the Topaz tag for the New York shot or for the one of you and Mrs Lewis?

  • Love the photo with you and Cali Lewis! What a cute and SMART geek.

  • Superbly managed colours vibrant and alive
    Keep them coming

  • Wow.

  • Kristin

    Oh how I miss B &H!! I am so down for that field trip!

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