After the whimper that ended my largely aborted #project365 effort (I have some thoughts on why that failed for me), I’m getting back to just posting pictures for the fun of it.
The was taken at the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park in New York City over Thanksgiving weekend in 2013. As a color image, it wasn’t particularly noteworthy. But the contrasts and tones just screamed black and white. And I think I was right.
Every Thanksgiving for the past 8 years, we’ve gone into New York City for the long holiday weekend. This time—along with all the other things—one of my goals was to make it over to the New Jersey side of the Hudson River and shoot the lower Manhattan skyline from over there. All I needed was a free window and some cooperation from the weather and skies.
Mission accomplished. This was taken from Exchange Place in Jersey City (the first stop on the PATH train once you leave World Trade Center). I ended up taking a series of shots starting just before sunset and lasting well into the so-called blue hour before calling it an evening; this was my favorite of the set.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with Tamron SP AF Di 17-35 f/2.8-4 @ 17mm, 1/4s @ f/11. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom CC.
The so-called “supermoon” full lunar eclipse of 2015, as seen from the middle of my driveway. This is a seven-shot composite taken over the span of about two hours, then stitched together in post-processing.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS @ 250mm, multiple exposures @ f/16. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC.
Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS @ 250mm, 1/400s @ f/5.6. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.
Sunset in Benson, VT after a frog-strangler of a thunderstorm.
Specs: Canon EOS 7D with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS @ 65mm, 1/400s @ f/5.6. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 5.