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Happy New Year - 2015

Happy New Year - 2015

Just a word of thanks for your support throughout the year, it is very much appreciated. The comments, likes, pluses and shares have really been inspiring throughout this past year. I will do my best to keep things interesting in 2015. :-)

Christmastime in New York

Christmastime in New York

Tis the season, the holidays are in full swing and Christmas lights are decorating many homes and businesses. Its a wonderful time of year and I love to be out photographing the lights during this time of year.

A Night at the Museum

Today we swing by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for what I have titled "A Night at the Museum". It was getting late in the day on this visit and the crowds were thinning out, which is a great time to drift about and go where the people are not for some clear shots. I found myself alone and with tripod in hand (by permit) so I quickly setup and grabbed a few bracketed shots of the scene. This exhibit is part of the Greek and Roman Art gallery where there are all sorts of really interesting artifacts. One cannot help but marvel at what's on display when you consider the history surrounding this display.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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I felt that this image would make a fairly nice monochrome with all of the marble and stone work. Since this type of photography involves a wide range of gray tones some dodging and burning was required to keep the image from looking too drab with dingy gray color dominating the scene. One of my 2013 goals in to do more of this style of imagery so I am still feeling my way a bit. :-)

Below we have the color version of this 3-bracket shot (+2 to -2). This is the result of being processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. The image above was converted from the one below.

Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photograph: A Night at the Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Should you ever find yourself in NYC with a day (8 hours) to spare, take a trip to The Met, you will be so happy that you did.

Thanks for clicking by. :-)

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

After Hours

Happy Friday! With the July 4th Holiday in the middle of the week, it made for a really fast sprint to this weekend. Every week should be like this. ;-)

What? You are still working?

When you leave work, look over your shoulder and see an image similar to the one below, you most likely worked after hours. I guess most have been there at some point along the way. It depends on your station in life and what you want to accomplish.

After Hours
After Hours

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This could be an office building in most any major city but in fact, it's the beloved New York.

This is a 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2) processed with HDR Efex Pro. The image was then pulled into Photo FX Lab where I applied the "Portrait Drama" filter and a few slight global adjustments.

By the way, Topaz Labs is running a great introductory sale on Photo FX Lab until July 31st. Save $50 on this product by entering the discount code "FXlab" and get it for just $29.00. You can also try before you buy with Topaz's 30-day free trial.

Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM