Without a doubt, one of my favorite things to photograph when visiting my family in New York City is the subway system. Each station offers its own character and has its own soul. They’re also so target rich and have such bold colors and textures. This shot was taken at the 59th & 5th Ave station, by Central Park and the 5th Ave Apple Store. It was kind of late on that Sunday evening and the station itself was fairly empty. It was easy to get my tripod set up and ready to bracket. I waited for a subway to come through on the opposing track to help break up the scene. I love the pattern that is made with subway cars in motion. Man, it’s good to visit home.
In terms of processing
This is a seven exposure tone-mapped HDR image using Photomatix Pro.
Stylization was achieved by combining custom Tone and Color Enhancers along with masking Cyperpunk onto the subway cars using Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.
Next, I sent the image to FocalPoint 2 to render the vanishing point slightly out of focus.
Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3