Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark

Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark

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After years of photography, I finally got my chance to visit New York City. The first location I wanted to shoot was the overshot and cliché image of Times Square. Except I didn't want to contribute to the endless stream of identical tourist shots of Times Square, that gets taken thousands of times a day 365 days a year on cellphones. I wanted to make something unique. Therein lay my challenge. How do I take one of the most iconic scenes in modern history and create something unique?

I decided to tackle it head on. I googled for days to see what others had done, to try and get some inspiration. After sifting through hundreds of photos on different photo-sharing sites, I concluded cynically that there was no originality and there was no possible way to shoot this that hadn't been done before. But I went anyway. As I rode the underground towards Times Square, armed with my camera gear, I recalled a physics paper I read many years ago. It covered “time”. It theorized that the three dimensions (length, width and depth) made up the universe, but that “time” as a seemingly 4th dimension, made every view of the world completely unique, as it is never the same as the second by second, as it was only a few minutes ago.

I decided to experiment with this concept of time to help me create a unique take on this world-famous landmark. But as it turned out, it was an act of pure chance that created this end result, independent from my original plan. After half an hour of fruitless attempts at originality, I decided to get bold, and place my tripod on in the middle of the street where the cars flew by, but I'd plan it in between the red lights to give myself the time and space I needed. So I ran into the road right in front of a very curious looking taxi driver with a huge mustache, staring at me wondering what the heck I was up to. I set up the shot and started the 5 second timer. I did this as the light was low but also to capture the blur of motion in front of me, contrasting with the static buildings behind it. No such luck.

As the 4 second mark arrived, the light turned and an almighty horn rattled my skull. I jumped and knocked the tripod over. Everything went into slow-motion, and I caught the camera right before it hit the ground. At the same time, my finger accidentally turned the camera off. I rushed back to the sidewalk safely and looked at the screen in shock. 4 and a half seconds had caught Times Square at night, and half a second had captured the falling camera sweeping in a perfect arc, crashing to the ground. I had somehow “stumbled” upon a completely unique picture of Times Square. What are the odds of that?

SHIPPING DETAILS
There are 3 ways to print these images, glossy paper printing, metallic style printing and canvas printing.

1) Glossy Paper Prints are professional quality glossy paper prints. They have a nice sharp and glossy finish and are only available in 8 in x 10 in. They are designed to be placed in a frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local dollar store or Walmart).

2) Metallic Paper Prints are much sharper, more vivid and the colors more intense than any other printing method I've ever seen. These are bigger. They start at 12inx18in and go all the way up to 30x45!

The official description states the following.

Warning: Technical jargon.

Kodak Metallic paper features an increased color gamut for stronger, brighter, more vibrant colors. It allows bright whites and rich deep blacks. This is not a cheap substitute to a metal print. It is genuine Kodak silver halide photographic paper, exposed digitally on our Noritsu or $150,000 Chromira printer, in sizes all the way up to 30”x45”.

I recommend getting the biggest piece you can fit on your wall, as the printing price only goes up gradually as you double, triple or quadruple the size of the print.

Note: This special metallic-paper printing, ships unframed in a box or cardboard tube, to ensure safe delivery.

The delivery time for printing, packaging and shipping on a customized metallic paper print is around 3-5 business days.

3) Canvas Printing is a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs. This also has the advantage of not needing a frame. They come "gallery wrapped". This is a high quality canvas, stretched and stapled onto a set of 1.2 inch deep wooden stretcherbars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is typical stretched. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important). It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall. Once the stretched canvas print arrives and is in your hands, you then have the option of framing it locally if you decide you want that look, instead of the no-frame "gallery wrap" look.
Even $5 million homes commonly have unframed work on their walls, depending on the decor style in that home.
The delivery time for printing, packing and shipping on a customized canvas print is around 14 business days.


*UNMOUNTED*

Any canvas print bigger than 2ftx4ft is shipped unmounted. This is because shipping large mounted artwork is extremely expensive as it needs to have a special wooden crate built for it, put on a shipping palet, go through a special cargo trucking service etc. This can cost $200-$500 dollars to ship just one piece, depending on size.

So for bigger pieces the canvas is rolled up in a tube and securely sent in the mail. When you receive it, you then take it to a local frame shop and you can get them to mount it, called "stretching a canvas".
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark
Times Square Midtown Manhattan New York City Cityscape Canvas Photography Metal Print Wall Art Picture Home Decor Poster Landmark