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Category Archives: Photography (as subject)

Citibikes in Snow at Night

  It seems like every photographer in town has a photo of the newish Citibikes lined up like this in their portfolios. I resisted until a few nights ago when the sight of them covered in snow, at night, wore down my resistance. By the way, this is a good example of the problem I […]

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Why I Shoot Fuji – The Minolta SRT-202

I suppose this post title makes as much sense as my “Why I Shoot Nikon” post from two-and-a-half years ago. In that post I explained that I shoot Nikons because of Simon and Garfunkel. It is one of my longest, rambling and I hope most amusing posts on this blog. In that post, I mention […]

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Analog Efex Pro Test Run – Eastern State Penitentiary

  This week Google rolled out an update to the Nik Software suite, including a completely new module – Analof Efex Pro. I’ve barely scratched the surface of its capabilities, but it allows you to recreate a multitude of traditional film photography effects that goes way beyond most existing film effects, which simply try to […]

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Quick, Unscientific Black and White Plugin Comparison

The good folks at Topaz Labs were kind enough to gift me a free license to their Black and White plugin, B&W Effects. The image above is my first attempt at using it, and I can report that it is a solid program. I need to spend some more time using it before I can […]

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Midtown Landmarks, Polaroid, Black and White, Impossible Project

    Random Question: Does it make more sense to say a metaphor is like a simile, or a metaphor is a simile? Last night after work I took my first few shots using the Impossible Project black and white film. First, it has one big disadvantage and one big favorable advantage over the color […]

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