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I’m not sure what it is, but something about this photo makes it look like a model set to me. I find it hard to get a sense of the scale of everything. The processing is simple and realistic enough, yet the result seems somewhat artificial. Maybe the lack of clouds is part of it.  I still like the result, but there you are. Taken from a recreational pier in Jersey City on a Sunday morning.



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  • One DayJune 17, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Mark – I see what you mean! Do you think it is the size of the boat, which seems huge compared to the buildings?ReplyCancel

  • LensScaperJune 19, 2014 - 3:59 am

    I can see what you mean Mark. It is actually a superb image – pin sharp with almost unbelievable precision in the buildings. I think too the size of the boat in relation to the buildings confuses us as to whether it can be real. But let’s not detract from the beauty of the image – because it is a stunning shot. And I like the sky as it is – too much interest in the sky would be a distraction.ReplyCancel

  • […] Be My Guest You’ve Got Nothing To Lose – Mark Garbowski shares a terrific rendition of his perception of a cityscape captured in the early morning from a pier opposite the city. Mark’s anecdotal thoughts on this shot serve to enhance the feeling he has successfully created in this shot. […]ReplyCancel



This photo is about two years old: not just the raw unfinished image but the the edits and effects were all applied about 2.5 years ago. I remember getting the photo ready — I even uploaded it to the gallery — and at the last minute I substituted something elsefor that day. I then decided to keep this image “in the bank,” so to speak, for  a day when I was rushed and could afford the time. But I never did take advantage of it.

Moreover, as time has moved on, so has my style, and the type and amount of editing I do on images. I typically spend less time modifying images before publication than I used to, and they are more natural looking. But for one reason or another I never used up this “asset” and it was just time to do so. Although I would almost certainly create a different finished product today, I am not unhappy with this or embarrassed with it.

So here it is – 105 W.22nd Street taken early on a Sunday morning in the fall of 2011, edited and finished shortly thereafter, and shown to the world today.

“If you are what you should be you will set the whole world on fire.”

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  • Melinda Green HarveyJune 12, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    I am glad you waited until now to post this – I wasn’t following your blog 2.5 years ago, so I wouldn’t have seen it!ReplyCancel

  • LensScaperJune 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    I’m glad this has at last seen the light of day, Mark. A pattern image, but not quite a pattern image – and it’s all the variations on the pattern that makes this such an interesting image to look at and enjoy.ReplyCancel

WDW Boardwalk Resort


Early dawn before sunrise is my favorite time of day, and when you add a lingering moon to the mix it is just about perfect. Now if we could only move it to a time later in the day so I didn’t have to get up so early. This is a section of the Boardwalk Resort area in Walt Disney World’s Epcot Resort complex.

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I’m just going to keep going back to this cemetery and finding new angles on the Empire State Building  until I either run out or get tired of it, and I don’t expect either one to come soon.

Straight out of camera.

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Epcot Viking Statue at Night

I looked around to see if this guy has a name but found nothing. He is not any specific person, and to my surprise, he has to nickname, not Erik o Olaf or anything, even though he has been a fixture at Epcot’s Norway pavilion for years.

So now I think of him as “Bob.”Next time you’re in Epcot, say hi to Bob.

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