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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Until the night I happened upon it and took this photo, I had no idea that a skating rink had been set up in Bryant Park, together with all of these shop stalls near the fountain.  At the time I did it, this was my most involved processing job.  A woman walked straight across the […]

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It was 16 degrees F yesterday, and today we’re expecting our first big snow storm of the winter.  So it’s time to start a series of 6-7 I took one August evening in Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.  I took even more than that, but processed that many to a level I like.  They […]

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Skulking about SoHo after the Trey Ratcliff book party for “A World in HDR,” I walked several blocks down Lafayette Street.  Years ago this was a regular haunt for me.  I often had meetings and business nearby, and just liked spending time in the neighborhood.   But when you live in New York for 2-3 Decades […]

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Long Island City (LIC) is the westernmost neighborhood in Queens.  It consists of aportion of a former city that once comprised other current Queens neighborhoods, including Astoria and Woodside, among others.  LIC, and all of Queens, surrendered their political independence when together they joined New York City in 1898 to become the borough and county […]

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UPDATE: March 18, 2010: I am proud to announce that this photo won Honorable Mention in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest first round. Trey Ratcliff’s famous HDR tutorial uses a photo of Times Square at night as its example.  So it is very tempting, when one starts working through the tutorial and making your […]

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It was just this summer that I started working seriously on my photography.  One thing I decided to do — in addition to going on planned photowalks —  would be to occasionally take my camera with me all day.  Since I spend most day sin an office, that mostly meant looking for chance photo opportunities […]

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This is Water Street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, looking towards lower Manhattan, taken between 9 and 10 on a recent morning.   I lived in this neighborhood about 15 years ago and haven’t been back since.  It was even less developed and more industrial then.   Now the contrast between the old and new is […]

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HDR shot of lower Manhattan, with emphasis on the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (the one on the left) and the Governors Island Ferry Terminal (on the right, with the orange/pink arches).  The latter is also known as the Battery Maritime Building.  This was taken from the Brooklyn Heights promenade. UPDATE: At the suggestion of some […]

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Most likely the most famous cathedral in the United States.  I am fortunate to work about 2 blocks away, so during the week it is my church, for Holy Days and occasional visits.

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