Fine Art Photography

After a Summer Hiatus

I took the summer off from my blog.  Actually, I just didn’t have anything to share or write about, and before I knew it I hadn’t posted anything in three months.  Nobody reads it anyway, so I don’t think I was missed.  And, the world doesn’t really need another blog post.  But I do want […]

The Last Snowy Saturday

Lonely in the Subway

Decided to share a few images from this past Saturday.   Hopefully it will be the last snowy Saturday.  Went to Central Park early and then down to Union Square Farmers Market with a friend.  The last image was shot in Midtown before a meeting.

A Dying Pigeon

A pigeon lies dying on the sidewalk in the early morning light of Winter.

I was out early a couple of mornings ago with my camera on my way to the 7 train through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  At the entrance to the park, and beneath the huge overpass of the Van Wyck Expressway,  I saw a pigeon lying on the ground.  It was an odd sight for two reasons: […]

Stuck With the Seagulls For the Holidays

Seagulls collect on the pavement at sunrise in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

I was planning to go home for a week to see my family over the Christmas holidays.  Unfortunately I had the bad timing of getting very ill the night before I was scheduled to fly home.  So, I stayed here in New York City in a bit of a melancholy mood.   I woke up […]

Through Strange Lenses

Sunset over Cabarete

A couple of months ago I came across the work of Jimmy McIntyre on YouTube.  It was an instructional video on how to apply luminosity masks to images through Photoshop.  It was impressive, but just watching that Youtube video ended up to be just the tip of the iceberg.  He has a great eye for […]

A Graveyard and a Cornfield


I was visiting family in August in Central Illinois – Corn Country.  I moved from Chicago – 180 miles north of where I grew up – to New York City almost 16 years ago, and there was a time when I rarely went back to the Midwest.  Now I try to get there at least […]

The Cloisters

Busts on an alter at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan.

An actress and I had an idea for a photo shoot.  We wanted a film noir feel to it and were looking for an other-worldly sense of place: something distinct but hard to place.  I thought of The Cloisters in upper Manhattan because unless you know of it you would not know it is in […]

2 Images of Elizabeth Street Garden

Diptych, Elizabeth Street Garden, Little Italy, New York

Two images taken at the Elizabeth Street Garden, a community space maintained by volunteers that provide a place to unwind and relax from the stress and strain of urban living.  The garden is filled with architectural and garden artifacts, antiques, or junk – depending on your mindset.   I especially like this two vignettes.  

New Image Added

I try to go through my images for a couple of hours whenever I think of it, which isn’t often enough, to organize and keyword, and to see what images I passed over that may now be of interest to me.  Lightroom is a great program for me to keep my images organized, and it […]

Forest Wrecks Gallery

Old Abandoned Panel Truck.

I had forgotten this gallery is on my website (but not listed, so no one can access it except me, my government, and probably some kid just about to begin boarding school). Anyway, I haven’t visited it in a long time.  I was a bit underwhelmed by it.  So I have decided to take a look […]

Chrysler Building

I spent some time on Sunday photographing a few of the Art Deco buildings in Midtown.  It was a bit past midday  so I was fighting the sun.  But the densely packed buildings provided me with an opportunity: to play the buildings off of one another, using the light to emphasize the different planes of […]

Train Picture — Hong Kong Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day

This is the sort of photograph that really connects with me viscerally. It is beautifully executed with a high degree of technical skill (f-stop, shutter speed,depth of field). It is also a wonderful example of what, for me, photography does best: photography can honestly portray the quotidian in a fresh way and elevate a moment. […]

An Evolving View of Animals by Tim Flach

An image by Tim Flach as seen on the LENS blog of the NY Times.

I find one of the most inspiring photography blogs to be the LENS blog in the NY Times.  A case in point is today’s blog on the beautiful and transportive work of Tim Flach .  In the LENS blog it discusses what informs and drives Mr. Flach to create his work.  He also happens to have […]

Sunrise Over Lake Jackson, Florida

I found myself in central Florida last week for a couple of days.  I was staying at a motel (I love motels) on Lake Jackson in Sebring, home of the Sebring International Raceway.  I woke up early so I thought I would see if I could find a place to shoot the sunrise.  This is […]

Chinatown Pedestrian

I was walking around a bit in Chinatown yesterday morning seeing what promising light and environments were around that may yield interesting images for my “Vague Recollections” series.  I was intrigued by a white wall lit directly by the already bright morning light at 9am.  I liked the bit of graffiti that was on the […]

iPhoneArt Gallery – WayneGreer – Goodbye to May

I am slowly – and at first very reluctantly – finding my way into the world of  photography apps for my iPhone that do some wonderful effects.  This first happened when I read an article somebody had posted on Linked In.  From there I have been exploring for the past couple of days.  There is […]

Young Man in Union Square

I took my camera with me as I ran out the door in a hurry last Saturday.  I decided at a spur of the moment to leave my apartment early so that I could take advantage of the sunny weather and spend time shooting in and around Union Square Park.  When I got there and […]

Times Square 1

I was in Times Square this morning seeing what the light was like.  It was beautiful.  I got there a little later than I wanted, around 8:30am.  But I still got some nice shots.  Here is one.  It was luck that I got the guy on the moped situated perfectly in the frame.  

2 Women at a Bus Stop

This scene caught my eye immediately.  The simplicity of it with a minimal number of elements and a basic composition.  The green really pops but doesn’t overwhelm the photograph, I think because of the weight of the shadow.  

New Image From Second Impressions

It is exciting to create an image that I love.  This is one such image.  The composition, simplicity, and mystery of it all speak to me.

Walking the Dog

Columbus Circle Crosswalk

This image was shot from the third floor looking down at a crosswalk.  I composed it so that a loop is visually implied that is cut off by the right edge of the frame, but one’s mind connects the dots, so to speak, and closes the loop.  I overexposed this in the camera to get […]

Subway Atrium 1

I appreciate the way the city has designed individual subway stations and integrated public art into the spaces.  Not all of them are home runs, but many are just wonderful.  The 74th Street/Broadway subway station in Queens, which connects several lines to one another, is a good example.   The station atrium is a very […]

Waiting In Line

This is one of the subway stations I pass on the train almost daily on my way into Manhattan.  I had not been into it because until recently I had no reason to.  I was immediately struck by the light that comes through the windows and colored glass of a 3 story atrium.  I took […]