Posts Tagged ‘soft focus’

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]