I visited New York City for the first time in 1986, when I was 31 years old. The city was every bit as amazing as I expected....
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New York City at Night

NY, NY

I visited New York City for the first time in 1986, when I was 31 years old. The city was every bit as amazing as I expected. I made this photograph exactly 30 years later, on what to-date was my last visit. In between, I have visited the city many times, resided in the metro area for a couple of years while commuting to work in one of the high-rises of Rockefeller Center, and renting an apartment on the Upper West Side for one summer in the late 90s. So I have some famililarity with the city, though not quite as much as I would like. I enjoy NY and for the most part love visiting, though I think I am done visiting during the month of August. I made this photograph on a typical hot, sweltering August night, between 10PM and midnight. Being a nighttime picture, the exposure necessary to record the image on my 100 ISO color positive 8x10 film was four minutes at f22 aperture. I was not allowed to use my tripod; against the rules. What to do? Impossible to hand-hold an 8x10 camera steady for four minutes. Scouting around, I found a parapet that was flat and just big enough to set my camera on. Composing was difficult, mainly because there was so much to include. I knew I wanted to highlight the Empire State Building, 15 blocks and three-quarters of a mile south of Rockefeller Center, and I knew I wanted this to be a grand scenic view of NYC, one I envisioned printing 6' x 10'. I wanted the print to have the same visual impact of what I was seeing and experiencing. Finishing composing the photograph, I inserted the film holder, pulled the darkslide, and pressed the cable release for the four minute exposure. I jealously guarded the camera, elbows out, from being jostled on the crowded deck. Standing 70 floors above street-level, I could feel the building sway slightly below me. Would the image be sharp or blurred? I wouldn't know until I saw the film. Days later, after returning home and developing the film, I was relieved and excited to see the result. Tack sharp. NYC at night in all her blaze of light glory. The Empire State, proud, front and center, Queens, Brooklyn and the bridges to the left, Freedom Tower at the tip of Lower Manhattan, and in the distance, the Statue of Liberty guarding the entrance to New York harbor. This is one of the most spectacular and satisfying photographs in my entire portfolio.

Photo © copyright by Michael Lynn Roberts.

Lumachrome TruLife Ultimate Acrylic Print

New York City at Night print

LUMACHROME TruLife Acrylic: The ULTIMATE in acrylic fine art prints.

Lumachrome luxury fine art prints face-mounted to TruLife Acrylic exceed the limitations of traditional printing processes. Lumachrome prints allow 3D-like details to emerge from the depths of the image. The transparency layer is infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between the TruLife Acrylic and the white poly surface base layer.

Qualities include: • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs • Superior Color Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints • Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality • Unsurpassed Detail and Ability to Hold Highlights • Superior Shadow Luminosity and Detail • Radiant Glowing Response Under Art Lighting

These are face-mounted, UV-protected acrylic prints, frameless, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Roma Framed Lumachrome TruLife Ultimate Acrylic Print

New York City at Night print

This is the same LUMACHROME TruLife Acrylic fine art print shown above PLUS framed in Hand-Crafted Italian Roma Moulding for an added, exceptional level of artistic presentation!

Choose your frame style from this page, then place your order below for the framed print. I will email you to confirm your order and to find out which frame style you want. Ordering the artwork YOU LOVE, framed YOUR WAY is as easy as that!

Lumachrome luxury fine art prints face-mounted to TruLife Acrylic exceed the limitations of traditional printing processes. Lumachrome prints allow 3D-like details to emerge from the depths of the image. The transparency layer is infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between the TruLife Acrylic and the white poly surface base layer.

Qualities include: • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs • Superior Color Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints • Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality • Unsurpassed Detail and Ability to Hold Highlights • Superior Shadow Luminosity and Detail • Radiant Glowing Response Under Art Lighting

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Print

New York City at Night print

These Giclee canvas prints are like nothing you have seen. They are created with 8 color OIL BASED PIGMENT INKS on the finest canvas using custom tone curves. You will be blown away by the oil like original quality of these Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints. These prints have incredible photographic resolution, clarity, vibrancy and Dmax, producing amazing photographic image quality. Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints are waterproof and don't crack like water based canvas.

Characteristics:

VIBRANT COLORS

OIL PAINTING QUALITIES

RICH DEEP BLACKS

These are Gallery-Wrapped, UV-protected canvas prints, unframed, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Roma Framed Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Print

New York City at Night print

This is the same Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Fine Art shown above PLUS framed in Hand-Crafted Italian Roma Moulding for an added, exceptional level of artistic presentation!

Choose your frame style from this page, then place your order below for the framed print. I will email you to confirm your order and to find out which frame style you want. Ordering the artwork YOU LOVE, framed YOUR WAY is as easy as that!

These Giclee canvas prints are like nothing you have seen. They are created with 8 color OIL BASED PIGMENT INKS on the finest canvas using custom tone curves. You will be blown away by the oil like original quality of these Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints. These prints have incredible photographic resolution, clarity, vibrancy and Dmax, producing amazing photographic image quality. Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints are waterproof and don't crack like water based canvas.

Characteristics:

VIBRANT COLORS

OIL PAINTING QUALITIES

RICH DEEP BLACKS

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Prints are delivered by FedEx and should arrive within 3-4 weeks or sooner. I will email you the tracking link once the print(s) have shipped out.

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