Posts Tagged ‘color’

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 […]


The Perfect Urban Bike?

I saw this image in my archives when I was playing around in Lightroom (I love what Adobe has done with Lightroom) and it tickled me.  This bicycle seems like it would be the perfect urban bike:  rugged; old enough and beat up enough that nobody would steal it; a serious lock; and a rack […]


Times Square Color

I went to Times Square to see what I could render and interpret using the artificial light of Times Square as well as the bright colors. It was too much in the middle of the day to do anything with the artificial lights but I was able to get a sense of color through this […]


Man Running in the Light

I went to the park across the street from my apartment to see what I could find in the late afternoon light of Spring.  Some potential scenarios that I thought may work for this body of images, like shooting soccer players during a game, didn’t pan out.  Once I got the images back and processed […]


Tennis Courts

After a short hiatus from writing a blog post I am back with a newly minted image I took earlier today looking down on the tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  I took quite a few around that area, most of them even more graphic than this one.  This image is more literal than most […]


Times Square at 42nd St.

I am trying to find areas in NYC that may have potential to create imagery for my Second Impressions body of work that I am currently working on.  I think Times Square is one of those places because of the crowds, the lights, and the colors.  I will go back quite a few times to […]


Open Door Series

This is one of the images I have submitted for a juried exhibition next week.  It is also part of a workshop I will be attending this weekend, the Open Door Series, sponsored by the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.  It’s being taught by Brainard Carey, author of “Making it in the Art World” and […]


Blonde in Blue

Very simple graphic elements make for a pretty simple composition.  


Man In Blue

This is one of the most abstract shots so far.  I brightened up the spectral highlight in the top left and cropped it just a bit so that the horizontal lines were parallel to the image edges.  Otherwise I did not do much with this image – it was nearly perfect.  


MoMA Lobby 2

This is one of the few images so far in the “Visual Whispers” series that I have not cropped.  This is because I typically have not been able to fully anticipate how the image will look once I have a chance to see an enlarged image closer to what it will look like as a […]


Father and Child With Taxi

Serendipity plays a lot into these soft-focus images, and I love that.  It’s exciting to get back to my computer, download the images, and then see how they’ve turned out.  It reminds me of the days of shooting film when I’d have to wait until I got the negs back to see if I got […]


Girl With Hoodie

I’m obsessed with rendering scenes out of focus.  I love how – in the absence of detail – emphasis is placed on motion, light, color, and the body language and gesture of the figures.  Because the viewer has to fill in the blanks a bit I feel like the image is more engaging as we […]


Follow the Light

Another new image from the evolving series, “Visual Whispers”    All of the images presented in the series have a minimal amount of Photoshop except for the same controls one would use in an analog image; contrast, color, value, etc.  Some images I will clone out distracting aspects of an image that I could not […]


Pedestrians at Orlando Airport

This image was shot at Orlando International Airport.  I had a couple of hours to kill so I walked around with my 5D trying to find interesting tableaus.  I found the sun enveloping a large glass vestibule where the train comes in from other terminals and thought I would catch something when people exited the […]


Going To Or Coming From

Another image from what is tentatively being called “Visual Whisper”, but only because I haven’t yet tried thinking of anything else to call it.  ”Visual Whispers” just doesn’t adequately reflect the work in total as it stands now.   This image was created by putting two images together.  I’m going to experiment with combing elements […]


Ascending to the Light

I have been shooting a bit more for my “Visual Whispers” body of work and I am getting excited about where it is going visually. I am figuring out what I want to explore as it relates to color, form, composition, light, and how much I can abstract the figures and environment before the picture […]


Thanks to LinkedIn Feedback

I have been getting some great feedback regarding a body of work I have begun that I am tentatively calling “Visual Whispers” I posted on LinkedIn asking for feedback in the group Fine Art Photographers and got some intelligent comments and critiques, which I am taking to heart.  One of the hardest parts for me is […]


Updated Gallery of Soft Focus Imagery

I have updated my gallery of soft focus work, including a different title to better reflect what I am going after with the work. It will continue to evolve. But I love what I have done over the last week and the direction in which it is going.


Fuzzy People Picture

Until I have come up with a different name for this gallery and a better description of the body of work that I am trying to create I will continue to call it “Fuzzy People”, although that is a bit too flippant. This image was taken a few days ago early in the morning down […]


Fuzzy People at the Fruit Market

I am playing around with a series I am calling “Fuzzy People”. Let me know what you think, good or bad. Here is the latest image I created for it. I went down to Main St. in Flushing (Queens, New York) around 6am to see if I could get some good light and get some […]


Smiling Man on Bus

I have to share this image.  I was taking the bus back from downtown Flushing, a short 5 minute ride, and this man got on the bus and sat across from me.  I was attracted to the early morning light that was striking his face and his big childlike smile (or, demonic, depending on your […]


Sean in White Shirt

I enjoy photographing Sean.  He knows how to pose his lithe frame for the camera.  I’ve photographed him quite a bit and we always get something good.  This was done at my apartment using a paper globe on a torchiere.  I loved the quality of the light.


Ordering Take Away in Flushing, Queens

I went over to Main Street before sunrise this morning to find something to photograph.  I didn’t know when I left that it was only 19 degrees out and windy, so I stayed out as long as I could stand.  I got this shot, which I like as an accompanying image to what will be […]


Bucket of Heads

This image is a good example of why you should always have your camera. I had just left my apartment when I decided I should go back for my camera. It was early morning, and that is some of the best light for shooting on the street. I was going swimming. I didn’t suspect I’d […]