Brightening the urban night

The city that never sleeps.

There’s an energy in NYC that I feed off of when we visit. Being there makes me feel youthful and full of potential. Like when you just graduate from college and your whole life is before you. I wonder if the magic would fade if I were to live there. Would the energy sustain me or wear me out?

A street photo of NYC and Radio City at night. Not So SAHM

Brightening the urban night – ProjectEdit365 – 25 Nov

The original photo was pretty dark. Technically, there’s not a lot of great things about this photo. I know I was walking when I took it. It does have energy though, and it’s easier to see after running the HDR preset in Lightroom. I lightened the blacks just a touch because I felt the preset made them a little to dark for what I wanted. I also reduced the noise a little. Here’s the original:

25nov

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Light Painting – Orb

This pic is actually from tonight. My photography group practiced with light painting. It was so much fun! This was tutorial I read before going out tonight: Chris Bray Photography

An orb created by light painting photography NotSoSAHM

Light Painting – ProjectEdit365 – 07 May

The original was still cool but I thought the contrast and clarity needed enhancing. I upped the saturation just a bit in the sky.

07May

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Nighttime at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina NotSoSAHM