November 6, 2012

New York City before Sandy—Part 2

Again, looking over photographs of New York City that I took over the past two years, this one struck me as “typical NYC.”
Today’s photo shows the main reading room of the public library.  When I worked in Deloitte’s executive office during the mid-1970s, I would often walk across the street and spend my lunch hour reading in this room.  It is a beautiful room and always full of people.
Camera settings:  Nikon D4, 28-300mm f/3.5~5.6 at 28mm, ISO 1600, f/3.5 at 1/30th of a seconds with camera braced on top of bookcase.
Post Processing:
Lightroom 4—applied Standard preset during import, set white,  black points and added vibrance and added clarity, sharpness and contrast to lower portion of photo with an adjustment brush to bring out detail.


  1. Nothing but cool. Great look of Ne York.

  2. Looks like a cool place to sit and read.

  3. I have also spent many hours in the reading room. Good photo of what is special about NYC.