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The City of Lights

May 20th, 2009

Actually, Paris is called "The city of lights" - however, I simply can't think of a more suitable title for this awesome city!

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architecture » black » city » cityscape » lights » new york » new york city » night » photography » sky » sunset »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Mateo1041
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Really pretty. Love the colorful horizon and blue buildings.
Posted By: Windinrite
about 5 years, 2 months ago
awesome city, awesome photo!

but i wonder if the middle part was over exposed.
Posted By: Khashiguana
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Awesome, as always.
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Great photo. Sad that a huge waste of energy can be so pretty.
Posted By: NanoGeek
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Amazing picture, but is the city really that bright at night?
Posted By: Orion_Kenneth
about 5 years, 2 months ago
the angle is not good
Posted By: Tdot
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Oops sorry for the double post, but let me correct myself. there is plenty of detail it is just all blown out and over saturated.
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Posted By: DjRag$
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Just wondering where this is shot from? I'm gonna be in NY in about a month and it would be awesome to shoot from this height
Posted By: Geosim
about 5 years, 2 months ago
My apologies, but I'm going to be really critical here and say that the colours are quite over saturated (although I know this is your style), particularly the yellows noticeable in the top right corner. I also agree with Tdot that the PP effects, both in the centre of the image and the stars in the corners, are a bit overdone which gives the overall image an unnatural look that, although it doesn't suit my taste, some may like.

Still, it's an interesting image nonetheless, and I'd love to see the original. Keep them coming! ;)
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Thanks for the critics! Maybe some of you can sympathize with this situation, so I'll tell you a little bg info about this shot. Sometimes I go through my old stuff and think, hey this shot is not that bad. That's what I thought about this one, so I fired up Photoshop and started editing. First you edit only a little, then a little more...and all of a sudden you end up having this here and you're not sure whether you love it or hate it. Well, to be honest, I wasn't sure about this one either and in the end I think you're right. It's oversaturated and looks too photoshopped. Promise, the next submissions will be more natural! ;-)
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Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I won't be repetitive, because every comment here reflects my opinion..i think it's too much saturated, but I love the sky and cityscape are always fascinating for me..I love your works so keep them coming!
Posted By: magere-hein
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Very nice picture, the colors are beautifull.
Posted By: RED.BULL
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Finally!!! I saw this one on your site....i couldnt wait for you to post it! AMAZING!!
Posted By: Genocide
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I love it.
Posted By: Haldir
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Best Building/City wallpaper I have seen so far. Amazing men! On my desktop in 3 min. ;-)
Posted By: w0022799
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Бля... нихуя это не Париж... Где Эйфелева башня?
Posted By: cren_06
about 5 years, 2 months ago
AH GREAT!!! You always give us beautiful pics thamks any way!!!
Posted By: animeinme
about 5 years, 2 months ago
The bright eye popping colors is what he wanted in this photo. It looks really cool. There are plenty of other plain aerial city shots on IFL. This one is a bit more unique. Nice work!
Posted By: Bojan Marsetich
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Colours of this city are GREY! Woody Allen said this. However, this is a beautiful photo of yours.
Posted By: Aldous
about 5 years, 2 months ago
THIS IS SOOOO SWEEEEET!!!!
Posted By: Bong0bong
about 5 years, 2 months ago
This photo just makes me think how irresponsible humans are as caretakers of our planet. It's not beautiful in my eyes.
Posted By: Canada
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I fail to see how someone could think humans are irresponsible by seeing this picture. All I see is a few lights, and these lights enable humans to work and do great stuff even during the night. You wanna see wasted energy ? Take a look at religion.
Posted By: n3lly
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I love the sky, agree with all the opinions above. Also couldn't agree more with Canada's statement.
Posted By: mikej
about 5 years, 2 months ago
@animeinme, there are no degrees of uniqueness. Something is unique or it's not. Given that this is similar to his previous submissions (Colors of New York, Rockefeller's View), it's safe to say it's not unique.
Posted By: chogan
about 5 years, 2 months ago
holy %&*#ing $#@! that is awesome!!!
Posted By: knaim2
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I have to say I enjoy your work Macindows but this piece wasn't one of your best. I love everything about this piece, the site, where you decided to shoot it from, and the way you decided to represent NYC, but the colors are a little too much. I can't argue because I can't do better, but I still believe you're one of the best.
Posted By: Ezoxu
about 5 years, 2 months ago
@ w0022799.. Hui evo znaet... nu vserabno ahuetilina kartinka!!


Its maybe not real, but its beautiful! Thanks
Posted By: Sage
about 5 years, 2 months ago
Macindows your critique of your own work is a fascinating perspective. I love the not knowing whether to love or hate it. Thank you for posting that, it makes me look at the photo in a new light (excuse the pun).... Honestly it makes it look like a sci-fi city to me, with an advanced area booming in the middle of a 21st century city.
Posted By: Victor Song
about 5 years, 2 months ago
I really like the stars in the top corners!
Posted By: Flames
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Are they really stars in the corners, or the flight paths for JFK, Newark and LaGuardia?

BTW, I have your Rock picture as my wallpaper and I found it interesting that there weren't any planes in that shot. Did you take them out, or just get lucky? Keep them coming, I like your work.

thanks,

To whomever asked... it was taken from the Empire State Building.
Posted By: radiofree
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Know what? I understand criticism but at the end of the day art is art, and is always subject to various opinions, favorable or not. And in my opinion, i like this one a lot, i don't think you over or under did anything, you do what you feel. Its certainly on my desktop. Thanks!
Posted By: RyanTV
about 1 year, 10 months ago
I really don't mind the over saturated colors - the center is slightly blown out, but it gives the image some character.

The only thing I'm really not a fan of on this image is the horizon is off by about .8 degrees. Doesn't sound like much, but on really long landscapes like this, it makes a lot of difference. Otherwise, I like the shot quite a bit :)

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