Traveling in and around the City, you occasionally come across these vistas that seem to lead directly to the Empire State Building. This is from the Bowery, just south of Houston. I had many options involving the birds. They were scattered all over different exposures. The ghost versions actually looked kind of neat when they came out of HDR processing, but I decided to erase them in Photomatix; then I swapped in the sky from the -2 exposure bracket which had this fellow nicely framed and that was that.
Tags: D700, Glamour Glow, Manhattan, New York, Nik Color Efex, NYC, OnOne Photo Tools, Photomatix, Tamron 28-300, Tonal Contrast