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Submitted on
October 4, 2012
Image Size
6.6 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2012, 3:20:00 AM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 (Macintosh)
NY Blue Blues by nigel3 NY Blue Blues by nigel3
NY city intersection.
So many people have asked about this photo, I thought I should answer some of the questions.
No, its not done in photoshop and the blue is not added. Basically I took the photo and dropped all of the colors to black and white and then pulled back blue, I also brought back a hint of yellow to highlight the yellow cab. Ironically even the blue is lower than recorded by the camera, there is just so much blue neon lighting on this street that it just punches up like that compared to the other colors which have been dropped.
I took the picture from the middle of the intersection when the light was red, handheld... I had to watch for the light to change. I walked out 3 times and got about 8 or 9 shots in total, this one I liked the best... I actually wanted the two cars leaving and entering the scene, I felt it represented what I felt as I stood there...
Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback.
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Given 2013-09-12
Suggester Says: "I feel as though the hustle & bustle of New York city is being drowned out by the vibrant, neon blue lighting. Creating a calm, ambient atmosphere to help portray the true beauty New York city at night."
NY Blue Blues by *nigel3 ( Suggested by LostFallenHero and Featured by Kaz-D )
Aarrd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Outstanding work and congrats on the well deserved DD! :clap:
nigel3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
Aarrd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Really, my pleasure.
BigLeb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Nice shot and suggestive color treatment.
adamjamescooper Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This heavily reminds me of BladeRunner haha great job! Want to try something like this in Manchester (UK)
nigel3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, that's true.. it does remind me of bladerunner as well.  would be great to get manchester...
Kano101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Never seen photos of New York done like this with the blue! Brilliant! 

What is the highest quality/resolution you have of this photo? I would be interested in getting a large print made for my house if that would be ok with yourself?
nigel3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. 

I believe that it is 20.4 mb.  Yes, I am completely ok with that. 
Kano101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Ahhh I understand now. Sorry I am new to the site and not quite sure how everything works! When I seen that the downloadable file of the picture was only around 6.5mb I was worried that that would be the file used if I order the picture from the website! 

Do you have any opinions on what you personally feel looks best in regards to the finish that is chosen for prints of this picture? Is this site the only place where I am able to purchase it?
nigel3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. 

It is on this other site as well.    Not sure which one is best, I do know that people that I personally know have bought prints off of deviantart and they are always happy with the quality and the shipping.  But I think both sites do a quality job.

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