Grand Central Station Meet-Up

A Grand View

A Grand View ~ This vertical panorama shows a unique perspective of the main concourse of historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City.  This view shows the entire concourse from east to west including the beautiful depiction of the night sky painted across the ceiling, and the famous brass clock above the information booth.  Grand Central Terminal, rebuilt in 1913, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

 

Having visited Grand Central Terminal Station to photograph a number of times in the past, I wanted to capture something different during our recent GCS meet-up last Sunday.

I had been wanting to try and capture vertical panoramas for quite a while now. I specially got inspired when Roman Kurywzack and I ran an HDR contest a while ago and one of the winning images we selected was a Verto-Pano of Grand Central.

I have created 180º horizontal panoramas in the past as well as a few with a couple of vertical and horizontal rows, but this was my first serious attempt of this magnitude to capture vertical HDR panoramas.  I thought Grand Central Station would be a perfect venue since the panoramic views would show the grandeur of the terminal.

It was a good learning curve, specially because I used a  fish eye lens which makes the stitching process a lot more of a challenge.The Grand View image above consist of 7 HDR exposures along with 9 vertical rows for a total of 63 combined images. Needless to say my computer got a few hiccups while trying to stitch the big files together.

I used my tripod along with my Canon EOS 5D MIII full frame camera and my Canon 15mm Fish Eye Lens for the images in this post. To process the images I used Nik Hdr Efex Pro 2 to tonemap the exposures, Topaz Adjust 5 and the recently new released Topaz BW Effects 2 for the white and black conversions.

A Grand View BW ~ Black and white vertical panorama of the Main Concourse at Grand Central Station Terminal in New York City.

A Grand View BW ~ This vertical panorama shows a unique perspective of the main concourse of historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City.  This view shows the entire concourse from east to west including the beautiful depiction of the night sky painted across the ceiling, and the famous brass clock above the information booth.  Grand Central Terminal, rebuilt in 1913, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

 

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar ~ The Oyster Bar and Restaurant located at the Grand Central Terminal Station in New York City. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

Oyster Bar BW

Oyster Bar BW ~ A black and white photograph of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant located at the Grand Central Terminal Station in New York City. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

Grand Central Corridor

Grand Central Corridor ~ New York City’s Grand Central Terminal Station. This is one of the corridors at the station with beautiful luxurious big melon-shaped chandeliers made out of real gold. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

Grand Central Corridor BW

Grand Central Corridor BW ~ New York City’s Grand Central Terminal Station in black and white. This is one of the corridors at the station with beautiful luxurious big melon-shaped chandeliers made out of real gold. © 2013 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

We had a great group of photographers in our meet-up. If you would like to see some of the beautiful images that the other photographers captured you can do so by visiting the meet-up Grand Central Photo Gallery.

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  • Anthony - your panorama of GCS and other photo’s are simply fantastic.

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