Flatiron Building

This is the Flatiron Building in New York City.  It was one of the first sky scrapers in New York City and iconic due to the triangular shape of the building.  It’s a steel-framed building clad with white terra-cotta.   It looks like the hull of a ship plowing through the water and at the apex of the building is only six ft. wide.  It was uniquely fit into a plot of land at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue.

There is a great view of the Flatiron Building from the Madison Square Park.  If you visit Madison Square Park, there is a fantastic burger place, called the Shake Shack.  They have an awesome “Orange Creamsicle” shake called the Vitamin Shake and if you are vegetarian, the ‘Shroom Burger is awesome!

Flatiron Building - New York City

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Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Photographer’s, this is my first HDR!  I can’t believe it.  I used Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro to process this image and then ran it through with Color Efex Pro 4 and then Viveza 2 to bring out details and highlight certain areas. Overall I’m very happy with the results allowing me to bring out the details of the building.

 Capture Notes:
  • http://lensscaper.wordpress.com LensScaper

    What an iconic building – but I’m still seeing new views of it – and this is yet another new take on it. I presume this was dusk or thereabouts. The colours are subdued but very apt and the starbursts around the lights are so effective. Great image, Rick

    • http://www.hansrico.com Hansrico

      Andy, this was actually taken about 8:30pm at night. The sky was actually kind of grey and it was just getting ready to rain that evening. Normally that type of sky would be bland, but it worked for this building.

  • http://catchthejiffy.com Adam Allegro

    I hope they never tear that thing down. Wonderful capture and thanks for the bit of history!

  • http://www.lensaltiel.com/ Len Saltiel

    Great view of this icon Rick. Love the tones and the starry lights.

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    Nice shot and comp for this landmark. Well done Rick.

  • http://JimiJonesVisuals.com Jimi Jones

    Excellent shot of this unique building, Rick. Love the starburst on the lights. Your processing on this is fantastic, man.

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    I love this building. Wonderful job on the POV and the processing.

  • http://www.adamolsonphotography.com Adam Olson

    Awesome job Rick! Is this really your first HDR? Awesome job for your first. The processing is fantastic.

    • http://www.hansrico.com Hansrico

      Actually it’s my 2nd. I had forgotten I used it on my Jones Pass image with Photoshop’s HDR tool. My mistake.

  • http://www.curtfleenor.com Curt Fleenor

    Classic shot Rick, really dig the light flares!

  • http://hdrexposedphotography.com Dave DiCello

    Wow, first HDR? You’ve done a great job man! Stunning lights!

    • http://www.hansrico.com Hansrico

      Sorry, Actually it’s my 2nd. I had forgotten I used it on my Jones Pass image with Photoshop’s HDR tool. My mistake.

  • http://www.nomadicpursuits.com Jim Nix

    wow Rick what a great shot! well done!

  • http://leadinlines.com/ Marc Collins

    You’ve really captured the beauty of this amazing structure!

  • http://www.kriskoeller.com Kris Koeller

    Great long exposure. I walk by this building every day, and at times I have to remind myself to look up at it. Its so amazing.