Jeff Smallwood Photography

"Alone in Times Square"

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Times light snow...17° person, all alone. Very odd feeling to stand in the absolute middle of Times Square, in the city that never sleeps, and be the only one there. Sure I saw a few cabs, a construction crew, and a couple officers on the beat, but as a tourist, I was literally the ONLY person there. The entire middle of Times Square all to myself. Made it easy to put the camera low to the ground and snag a bunch of shots, even if my fingers did just about freeze solid. We stayed up all night Friday night on the streets of NY waiting in line for Saturday Night Live tickets. While my line-mates held my place I took the opportunity to wandered down to Times Square and grab some photos. Processed this as a heavily baked HDR to try and bring all the lights and details of the city to life.