Friday, February 24, 2012

Logging Remnants

Logging Remnants

Left behind bits and pieces from a recent culling of lumber trees...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tire & Dead Weed

Tire & Weeds

I've been in and out of commission the last few days, once out of town and once just distracted by life. Upstate again this week walking around on a cloudy dull gray day doing some "studies." I like the composition & subject here but the focus is not sharp and the deep shadow is completely lacking in detail, even in the RAW file. A lot of my shots from here have the same problem, I had to much faith in my ability to hand hold at 400 iso late in the day on a cloudy afternoon. The second picture below would normally be my first choice, but I've been trying to get more context into my shots (with a little nudging from Gerry).

Tire Detail

Monday, February 20, 2012

An Early Evening Stroll




Ft. Tryon Park, Cloisters Museum. The sun has set but the sky to the west is still casting enough light to hand-hold with some concentration...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mustard Building

Mustard Building

Not the official name, of course, just the color of it. A new construction going up just off Broadway in the 170's (Manhattan).

Saturday, February 11, 2012



Nice to see photography celebrated in the NYC subway system, elevator. I loved this photo (Harry Ettling) the first time I saw it.

Read Dis If Ur Idiot

Read Dis if Ur Idiot


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Afternoon Color

Afternoon Color

A splash of color today encountered on the way home. Looks like recently painted, not sure what that architectural element is called. Bill? S.C.?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sir Duke

Sir Duke

Taken on assignment - for an article in the school newspaper on Black History Month/Harlem Renaissance. Statue at the corner of Central Park North (110th St) & 5th Ave.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge Barrier

This bridge passes over an Amtrak line down by the GWB/Hudson River. My last posting from Sunday and probably the last of these perspective shots with the rather extreme converging parallel lines - I think I'm done playing with that for now - I've shot a lot of them that never got posted :-)

I would have liked a little less extreme angle, but I wanted the light to hit the structure in the way it does here, and this was the only way to get that effect. A horizontal orientation that takes in more of the pathway might have been nice except for the ugly metal police barricades placed along the length of either side of the walkway - in hindsight that might have been an interesting shot as well. Next time.

Rust & Char

Char & Rust

I don't normally like to change the aspect ratio of my shots (except for printing where standard sizes demand), but in this case the only format that worked for me was square. Taken Sunday by the river. It's probably been picked up by the tide and floated out to sea by now.