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  It is generally considered a poor idea to have a dominant out-of-focus foreground element in an image.  Our eyes naturally start with the closest elements in view. When we look at an image like this and see at that first blurry tulip just to the right off-center, it’s a bit disorienting. But I liked the way […]

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  A fine if uninspired photograph. I mostly enjoy it for two reasons: 1. I’m amused at how I was able to stand directly, dead center of the doors, and yet avoid having any part of me reflected; and 2. I also like how the door itself is in focus but the reflection of the […]

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  Gantry Plaza State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens is perhaps my favorite spot to view the Manhattan skyline. Part of the reason why are the gantries themselves, which dominate the left foreground of this shot.

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  This is a reasonably familiar photographic composition, featuring the Standard Hotel over the High Line park, framed by the cut-out of another building that straddles the park. Taken with Fuji GF670 medium format and Kodak Portra 400 film.

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  I am finding myself more intrigued by film photography right now than I have ever been — but this is not film.  This is in fact a 3-year old digital image made up to look like black and white film. The subject of course is the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.   […]

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