New York | Dave Beckerman

Ah I had been waiting to shoot buildings with the modified infrared camera.  Sun low in the sky, just off to the left behind the bottom (brightest spot).

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  1. j

    Wow, like the new twist on the old standby…

    Aug 21, 2008 @ 9:08 pm


  2. Rory

    Nice view of the building Dave. I love this building, it’s great to see when I visit NY. However anytime I have pointed a camera at it I feel there’s no way I can do it justice, beyond taking another cliched tourist shot. Photographing it has been ruined for photographers for over a hundred years now - who can top the images Steichen and Stieglitz made back around 1904?!?
    Incidently has the building been cleaned? It’s looking sparkly in your shot. And I like the halo of light around it
    Rory

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 5:07 am


  3. charleigh

    this was one of the buildings on my must see list when i visited new york - i LOVE this angle & all the detail you’ve captured!

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 6:54 am


  4. Dave Beckerman

    Rory - the “clean effect” is due to the infrared I was using. It tends to clean up buildings nicely.

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 8:09 am


  5. bill emory

    Dave- Can’t think of words adequate to relate how much I am enjoying your digital infared work.

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 9:17 am


  6. Greg

    Spectacular! :-)

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:31 am


  7. Chris Klug

    You just make the desolate urban landscape in which I live harder to take. Thank you for this image.

    Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:45 am


  8. Mike

    Is the halo round the building an IR effect?

    Aug 26, 2008 @ 3:39 pm


  9. Dave Beckerman

    The sun is behind the building - and what would normally be a silhouette type shot - turns into this image as the building is not lost in shadow because of IR, and the halo of the sun is accentuated by the infrared effect.

    So to put it another way, if the sun had been behind me, there wouldn’t be any halo effect even with infrared.

    Aug 26, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

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