SOOC Sunday: NYC Night Photo

I was going to post this Friday but time got away from me.

You have seen this photo already

But would you like to know how it got here? From this zeroed out LR SOOC?

(First can I say that I am pretty impressed with myself for that SOOC? Especially never having done night shots like this before? I think it is pretty spot on.)

First basic edits
Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 7.07.58 PM
I played with the white balance a bit to mess with the light colors

Add some contrast
Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 7.08.05 PM

Add some more fun color
Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 7.08.11 PM

A little vignette
Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 7.09.28 PM

And don't forget the camera profile
Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 7.09.39 PM
I have this set to change on import

I didn't even need any noise reduction. Shooting at ISO 100, my shutter speed was only 30 seconds so that didn't add too much noise, the key I think was that I didn't need to adjust my exposure at all in post.

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