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Bookends – The Color Version

Bookends #2 - New York City - 2010

I’ve got two photos of mine hanging in my home office. One is a wide image shot at Sparks Lake near Bend, Oregon this summer. The other is a monochrome version of this “Bookends” image. Both are Sizzlpix images – and they’re magnificent. No frames, they just stand out from the wall as if they’re floating there. Beautiful.

I’ve been wanting to go back to “Bookends” for a while – to try a color version. The monochrome is very powerful – but there are some beautiful colors in the original shot taken with my Canon PowerShop S90 (since sold!).

This version was re-edited in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC. A subtle use of Topaz Simplify 4 was applied before using the Camera Raw filter to make some final tweaks. A bit of sharpening and a vignette applied back in Lightroom finished it off.

Brings back such great memories of our visit to New York!…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On the Move - New York City - 2013

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This image is from a visit to New York last week – walking up Madison Avenue heading to an early dinner. Shot with my Fujifilm X-E2 while on the move.

iPhone 5s Photography

Oh MoMA!

MoMA - New York City - 2013

While we were in New York City last week, we headed to dinner at The Modern – a great restaurant adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art. We got there a bit early – and spent some time looking around the MoMA Store which is open a bit later than the museum itself.

I’m not much of a shopper – so I headed outside with my cameras – and pulled out my iPhone 5s to make this shot from across the street.

In photography, it helps to be lucky – and this shot demonstrates that – with the two guys heading into each other at the lighted tree. I had my iPhone 5s camera in HDR mode – this was the first shot the camera took. The second – HDR – shot had them in line together with the tree and was much less interesting! My photo buddy Doug Kaye commented how his eye was immediately drawn to those two guys. Great fun!

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A Special Sunrise along New York’s Central Park West

Central Park West - New York City - 2013

Here’s an image overlooking Central Park shot early in the morning last week with my Fujifilm X-E2.

The glow of the sun along the buildings was perfect – and the late fall muted colors in the trees added a nice touch of contrast.

iPhone 5s Photography

Leading Lines in Gotham!

Leading Lines in Gotham!

I was on my way to meet with Superman last weekend – just kidding! – here’s a shot taken with my iPhone 5s of Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Christmas tree was still under wraps but otherwise everything was quite holiday festive.

Post-processed in the iPhone 5s using the Painteresque and Perfectly Clear applications.