Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

ManhattanJune 13th, 2013

While in New York I had the opportunity of going to a really cool rooftop on the other side of the East River to shoot the busy skyline that Manhattan has to offer.

Although the view is not your typical water / skyline type of angle I really enjoyed photographing from there as I think it was a great location for showing how busy New York City is and how all these bridges connect Manhattan with the rest of the area. With that in mind, I decided to capture a couple of different images to photograph as many trains as possible and then blend these images into a single frame. This also helped with correcting the really bright lights in the centre which I blended from a darker exposure.

I’ve got a couple more images from the same location, but I think this is my favourite one. As always, I would love to hear what you think.

Shot with NIKON D800 | 24mm | ƒ/11


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