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Hudson River, North of Poughkeepsie

Hudson River - Poughkeepsie, NY


Looking north from the Walkway Over The Hudson on the Eastern shore. The weather and sky had really turned against me by this point of my outing, but goodness gracious I love the Hudson Valley.

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Niagara Mohawk – Syracuse – Night – Black and White

Niagara Mohawk At Night

This is a black and white photograph of the Niagara Mohawk building in Syracuse, lit up with a dark night sky behind it.

Previously seen in color here and here, this image is actually a reworked black and white of one of those looks. The building is lit with multiple colors, which suggests a color treatment, but I’m still rather surprised that I never considered the black and white before I decided to do it last night. It really does sparkle and glow.

This art deco classic building is now owned by National Grid plc, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Niagara Hudson building. It was built in 1932 as the headquarters for what was then the world’s largest electric utility company.

By the way, I’m practicing my black and white conversion skills solely within Aperture at the moment, inspired and informed by this post at RB|Design

Do you have any images that you think work equally well in both color and black and white?  Please share with links in the comments.

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  • LensScaperFebruary 26, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    This looks fantastic in B&W. It has real glitz and beautyReplyCancel

Jamaica Bay and Manhattan Skyline

Jamaica Bay and Manhattan Skyline

I am always on the lookout for new ways to see and capture the New York Manhattan skyline.

I don’t believe I ever before was able to tag an image with 3 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.  This image was taken on the Rockaway Peninsula, which is part of Queens,  you can see the Manhattan skyline, and there is  just about the entirety of Brooklyn in between. It was taken this Saturday on a gorgeous clear day. I was out on Rockaway working on a project for a friend, and while driving along the inner shore I saw this view. It was very sunny, and windy as you can see from the water. I love the gorgeous blues in the water.

I never would have guessed that you could see the Manhattan skyline from this vantage point. I cannot believe I have never seen it before.



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Park, Night, Fog

Park, Night, Fog



Handheld, f/2.8, shutter 1/30s.  ISO 6400

With a tripod I could have used a smaller aperture and possibly avoided those blobby light balls glowing around the lamps, but otherwise I’m rather pleased with how this came out under the circumstances.

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  • Toad Hollow PhotographyFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Love the mood here, Mark, very ethereal!! The b&w really accents the overall feeling you’ve captured, this is definitely one great image!ReplyCancel

  • […] Park, Night, Fog – Mark Garbowski shares a deeply ethereal image in this post, taking us into a park at night in New York city.  Mark uses the pathway to create a natural leading line, gently guiding the viewer into a black-and-white image processed specifically to highlight the overall mood. […]ReplyCancel

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