Cityscapes - nvaphoto

Tetris Blocks

New York City... perhaps the most famous city in the world. When I arrived here to premiere Virko Baley's modern opera "Holodomor: Red Earth-Hunger" I thought I would feel uncomfortable immersed in this mega metropolis.

I am generally uninspired by cities, compared to how I get inspired by beautiful landscapes. Probably because I'm so used to Las Vegas, which has its own unique energy. But I must admit, I find New York incredibly beautiful and fascinating. This city is a testament to the creative power of humans.

It's been years since I've been here (since high school), so this time, as an adult and established artist, I was able to independently explore and enjoy the city. Armed with my tripod, I sought out the typical and less well-known sights of the city during my down-time.

This view is from the top of the rock (30 Rockefeller Center). I captured numerous compositions from the top of the building, mostly of the beautiful sunset over the south part of the Island... but the density of buildings below really struck me, so I zoomed in to capture a bit of the tetric detail.

This is an HDR image created from 3-RAW images using Photomatix Pro and Photoshop CS4.

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