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A maze brightly organized !

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SylveryFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
impressionnant ... :wow:
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
he he, merci ! :D
New York y est pour quelque chose :p
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Cromosoma123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Photographer
Increible!
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, New York is indeed incredible  !! :hug:
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La-Tete-Ailleurs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Très beau !
Merci pour les explications données plus haut, au sujet du traitement de l'image.
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci , et de rien bien sûr !!! :)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint:
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, now I almost can't believe I've been there ! :)
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lomatic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just astounding.. shit.. yeah . amazing work Wojtek!
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Shit, I am so glad you like it! :lol:
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bubastis2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! This is amazing! Which city is this? 
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a view of New York from the top of the Empire State building.
And I do agree, what a view! :)
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HAZARDOS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing :o oh my GOD
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, felt the same being there ! :)
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tidiburr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing shot!
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ! :)
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moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is fantastic! :omfg: Oh my goodness! What a great photograph!
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot  ! :hug:
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moroninlove2008 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You're welcome :aww:
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is incredible!!
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed ! :)
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RHARIZONA Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
One of the best pictures of cities i've seen so far. It almost reminds me of this comic: Batman: Death by Design.

Would you be as kind as to give a quick overview on how you managed to bring out that light and contrast? Thank you so much! :)
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :worship:

Well, not that easy to explain, and it is a technique I am still working on.

:bulletgreen: Black & White conversion obviously. With a B&W picture it is always possible to go much further in contrast manipulation before the picture really starts to look odd.

Then, the whole "game" is about lowering the global contrast of a picture without loosing micro contrast (fast transitions between dark and light areas).

:bulletgreen: Darken bright areas, espacially the very bright highlights.
:bulletgreen: Brighten dark areas, but without loosing the black point, this is very important in order to keep some picture dynamic.
:bulletgreen: Use quite strong sharpening, again, to bring back some micro contrast
:bulletgreen: Applying strong noise reduction helps also I guess, it creates solid tones areas, giving a nice clean effect.

In this picture, it is all done in Lightroom, using mainly tone curves and the basic sliders

Here is how the raw picture looked like to begin with : sta.sh/01hghqvbh28m

Hope it helps ! :)
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RHARIZONA Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow - thank you so much for the detailed answer - it actually does help a lot!
I was wondering what the reason for that special look was but I couldn't figure it out - but now i can comprehend what you wrote.

So thanks again :)
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, glad it helped !
And you're always welcome of course :wave:
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Dylou-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Vertigineux ...
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci ! C'est vrai que ça l'est :nod:
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Timetosaybye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Photographer
I do think it's a awesome photo!  =) I never seen anything like this. What city is it? I have been to smaller cities, But never been to a big city like this. I think I would feel small and suffocate down there with out my space.
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot my dear, glad you like it.

It is a view of New York from the top of the Empire State building.

When I made that trip this summer, I think I was just like you : afraid of what would be the impact of the size of that city, the crowd, etc. Actually it has been a great surprise : a beautiful city, immense, but where I really felt at ease. If you've never been there, you should plan it someday. It is like being inside a movie all day long :p

Thanks for passing by :wave: :sun:
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Dreaming-Thoughts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Magnificent indeed... There's such balance in the chaos and the light feels perfect. Beautiful! :)
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ! :wave:

I am glad you enjoyed the light ! :hug:
I struggled quite much to get a satisfying balance of dark and bright in this one :nod:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This

Is

Magnificent


:faint:
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WTek79 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's too kind of you ! :iconsweethugplz:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well, i didn't say this because i'm kind... I said this because i am amazed! :clap:
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