Across the way

By February 18, 2009Blog

Across the wayShot with Canon 5D, 200mm f/2.8L II
@ 200mm, f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/2500s

You always hear about people in NYC owning telescopes so they can [creepily] look in the windows of buildings across the way. So just for kicks, one of the shots I was constantly on the lookout for was a through-the-window ‘gotcha’ moment. Nothing dirty… I mean, I don’t really know what I was expecting to catch, but every once in a while I had to remind myself to look up into the windows as I walked in the streets of NYC. Here’s one such moment. About half a second later, he closed the curtain. I don’t think he wanted to be my friend.

Processing doesn’t get much simpler than this one. My custom Lightroom preset, Grayscale, Punchy started things off, upped the exposure by about half a stop, and played with the tone curve a little.

(I love shooting with Canon’s 200mm f/2.8L by the way… wish I had more reasons to use it day-to-day.)

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