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High-resolution desktop wallpaper New York by spendavis
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New York

January 28th, 2010

Taken from the top of the Empire State Building, this picture shows the landscape over the East side of New York City.

Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED @ f/3.5, 15 seconds, ISO 200.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: sserschens
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I prefer city shots without the blur-focus, but i love night city shots and this one is no exception. great job!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: The Mad Mule
about 8 years, 8 months ago
While I do like the perspective that this picture gives, the hard blur line ruins it for me.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: spendavis
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Thanks for the comments! I was just browsing and decided to check-up on InterfaceLIFT to see if there were any new wallpapers, and was quite surprised to see my picture on the homepage! I might just submit some more... ;)
Posted By: nicepics
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Agreed with Mad Mule. I'd love to see it without the blur.
Posted By: Brandon
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Wow, nice job! Submit more PLEASE!
Maybe give a link or submit this one without the blur.
Posted By: LTD602
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Successful TILT-SHIFT photo is successful.

Nice work.

The blur is the whole point, people.
Posted By:       
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I like to see unusual pictures/wallpapers and I appreciate your intention, perhaps capturing a single region and to differentiate from other night shots - which would be great -. But what I can add is saying with sincerity (and I can not say more) is that I can not see in this picture the east side of New York City. Perhaps my weakness is night shots of big cities but this was not good for me. It's only my opinion. Still speaking of cities, architecture, 'Towards St. Paul's' seems interesting. Thanks for posting, spendavis.
Posted By: Stretix
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Fantastic shot, though I highly dislike the faked tilt-shift effect.

I think it would look much better without it :)
Posted By: John Horne
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I also would like to see the shot without the tilt-shift effect. It ruins it for me, sorry.
Posted By: PoopChef
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Hi new friend spendavis, excellent job, look forward to seeing more from you!
Posted By: MacPro
about 8 years, 8 months ago
not quite my cup of tea... however it is a nice shot
Posted By: fool
about 8 years, 8 months ago
-agrees with MacPro. good job tho. thx
Posted By: trout
about 8 years, 8 months ago
-agrees with foo.
Posted By: Beginning
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Excellent night shot... But not for me, the blur ruins it. Just my $0.02.
Posted By: niask
about 8 years, 8 months ago
The shot is nice but I don't like the blur neither.
Posted By: SaberClash
about 8 years, 8 months ago
The way those buildings seem to pop out in 3D in this picture really remind me of some type of video game, like a flight simulator. Interesting twist to a standard night cityscape.
Posted By: LTD602
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Posted By: Cliff
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Don't like the Blur either. But I really don't think that this is a til-shift shot. I'd rather say f/3.5 is the reason for the blur.
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 8 years, 8 months ago
A good shot .. thanks
Posted By: LTD602
about 8 years, 8 months ago
It's definitely tilt-shift; specifically, miniature faking.
Posted By: buck2825
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Nice Model ;)

come on people this is a good execution of a specific style of post-processing. If you never look at anything new you will never learn anything.
Posted By: Maleko
about 8 years, 8 months ago
As with all the other comments, great photo, but blur ruins it for me as well.
Posted By: spendavis
about 8 years, 8 months ago
So, I gather people would like to see the original picture with out the post-processed tilt-shift effect...

I'll add it to the loupe.

Thanks for all your comments too :)
Posted By: AnkurP992
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Awwww, i was so excited to see a nice picture of new york from a nice angle, but then i saw it was a tilt shift :(. And yes to your above post :)
Posted By: Gandee
about 8 years, 8 months ago
Bad depth of focus and tilted horizon. When taking night shots you should use a stand.
Posted By: AnkurP992
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I kinda like the tilt to it tho, it adds a little something to it
Posted By: spendavis
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I have added a higher resolution, non tilt-shift version of this picture to the loupe, so please vote for it if you'd like to have it!
Posted By: Myke
about 8 years, 8 months ago
I rather like the tilt-shift aspect of it because it's different. Plus it makes my screen seem bigger!
Posted By: deepdish7
about 8 years, 7 months ago
is there a version of this picture without blur? would be really great to have a look at it..
Posted By: riche
about 8 years, 5 months ago
nice photo especially since it's using the kit lens. my opinion on the tilt-shift effect is just that: an opinion.

however, tilt-shift effects usually work better if the area in focus is the subject of the photo rather than just a space.
Posted By: Analog
about 7 years ago
Bummer! Uploading it to the Loupe doesn't help me, a year later. :D

I really like the image (hey I can see my apartment) but like the others, I think the faked tiltshift is too heavy and really detracts from the image.


On the artist's deviantart page, he does provide it for download sans TS effect. The resolution is only 1920x1200. See that version too and decide what you think looks better!

Assuming we can post external links, I've never tried:
Posted By: khloe
about 7 years ago
This is my favorite of all my desktops. it seems like infinite, I never get bored with this one
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Please upload the non-tilted version again my friend. It is one of the best photos of NewYork City ever taken. And I've seen allot


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