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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Staten Island Driftwood

Driftwood on the beach at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island.  Tonemapped and edited using Topaz Adjust and Detail.  Verrazano Bridge in the background. I haven’t seen many HDR photos with a small depth of field, putting most of the photo out of focus.  The 2 effects are somewhat at cross purposes, as the point of HDR […]

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Warm Summer Sunset 2

It was 16º Fahrenheit  this morning, and won’t go as high as freezing all day.  Accordingly, I thought it a good time to publish the second in my warm summer sunset series.  Taken in Ferry Point Park, August 2009, on a Nikon D40 with the Nikkor 18-200 VR lens, processed through Topaz Adjust and Topaz […]

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Thoughts on the Twitter “Stuck in Customs” Community

Back in late October 2009, Trey Ratclff at Stuck in Customs used the power of his website to create a Twitter community.  His post explains it better than I can summarize, but in short, he invited all of his fans to leave a comment with their Twitter, website and/or Facebook addresses so we could connect […]

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Columbus Circle at Night

Wide Angle HDR of Columbus Circle at night, taken across from the Time Warner Center. Lucis Pro mixed in at the end.  I processed 3 versions of this, with the main difference being the status of the automobile light trails of the cars passing through the traffic circle in front of me.  I decided to […]

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Roar, Lion, Roar

The lion is the mascot of Columbia University sports teams.  I attended both the undergraduate Columbia College and the School of Law in the early through mid-late 80s.  When I visited the campus a few weeks ago, I saw this statute called the “Scholar’s Lion,” and was a bit befuddled because I did not remember […]

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Some Kind of Bird

The problem with shooting photos of animals at the zoo, is that if you don’t take notes as you go along, you have no idea exactly what type of animal is in each shot. Keeping track of the animals in an exhibit such as the Aquatic Birds is particularly hard, as each window often has […]

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St. Mary’s, Yonkers NY

This one took a lot of work, but it was a labor of love.  This is the altar of the church of my youth, Immaculate Conception Church in Yonkers, NY.  Unofficially but universally, the Church is known as St. Mary’s.  It is a large, beautiful church. The photo took a lot of work for a […]

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