Reflections of New York

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

It has been a long time since I went back to New York. A very long time indeed. It was a work trip with some pockets of free time, so I took my camera with me — hoping to see New York differently. While those photos still sit on the camera’s memory card, waiting to be edited, I had enough time on my flight back to edit my photos made with my iPhone 14 Pro Max on my M2-powered iPad using the latest beta version of Adobe Lightroom.

The “RAW” files are rich enough in detail and allow me to apply my custom B&W presets to give the effect I want to these photos. Lightroom’s new enhanced “masking” capabilities make breathing life into the images easier by using slight contrast variations. Most of these images were composed and captured using iPhone’s telephoto lens, allowing me to isolate subjects and create a feeling of minimalism.

I have arranged photos in four categories — planes flying overhead, reflections of buildings in other buildings, skyline, and a handful of photos of tall buildings seen when taking a walk in Central Park. Image number 6 is my favorite. Which one is yours?

May 29, 2023. San Francisco

#6: Diamond’s Edge!