The Mall at Central Park

By January 15, 2009Blog

The Mall at Central ParkShot with Canon 5D, 300mm f/4L IS
@ 300mm, f/4, ISO 3200, 1/60s

After a long day of taking photos in and around Central Park, I finished up with a stroll through the Mall at Central Park (not a shopping mall, the Mall). There was a couple holding hands, walking in the lamplight that looked like a scene straight out of a romance flick, so I couldn’t help but wait for them to pass. It’s not a perfect shot, and it may even be a little noisy (it was getting dark!), but I think it’s iconic.

Processing took a lot of steps, all in Lightroom, getting the tone curve just right, using the dust-spot removal tool to get rid of distractions, using gradient masks to alter exposure levels on the sides of the photo, slight cropping, color temperature adjustments, black clipping adjustments, etc…

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