Nikkor 10-200mm

Pier Post

Welcome back! Today we have another HDR waterfront scene, looking across the creek as the eyes navigate through a series of pier posts where once a dock stood strong. Perhaps there are plans to rebuild the decking portion but I found this to be an interesting look for some reason. ;-)

Pier Post
Pier Post

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To arrive at the result above I started with another 3-shot bracket (-2 to +2), run through HDR Efex Pro, then imported into Photoshop. Once there the overall image was desaturated to make the colors softer.

With the house in the background being partially shaded, it rendered those areas as dark and lacking of detail. For instance, you could not see anything on that screened-in porch, including the screening itself. To remedy this situation I pulled in a +2 exposure layer and masked some of the shaded elements into view, including the stonework on each side of the patio doors.

Pier Post Masking Example
Pier Post Masking Example

Those small changes provide big results visually, so taking the time to find small details in an image are well worth the effort. Look for items that provide a subtle contrast.

Thanks for visiting!

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Broadway & 35th Street NY

In midtown Manhattan, located at the corner of Broadway and 35th street you'll find a place called Herald Square, named for the long gone New York Herald newspaper which once operated there. This historic area is a major retail hub where practically all of the major retail giants once operated. Today there is still the world famous R. H. Macy & Company. Yes, that Macy of Thanksgiving Day Parade fame. Herald Square is used as a staging area for this annual event. The Square lies between west 34th and west 35th and was the site of the old Herald newspaper building. In my opinion, this is one of the best parts of town because you can walk to so many wonderful places. I stayed right off of Broadway and west 40th so this was little more than a leg stretch. :-) Just a block away from this location is the 102-story Empire State Building, once one of the tallest in the world. I'll have some images from there in a future post, but on to today's photo.

The image below was taken just after 6:30 am, looking north up Broadway. I am standing on the edge of Herald Square (Broadway & 35th) and the building to the left is the side of Macy's. One of the attractions of New York is the endless buildings and architectural styles. It's a tremendous playground for photographers and when you couple that with all of the history, what more can you ask for?

Broadway & 35th Street NY
Broadway & 35th Street NY

Hope you enjoyed the photo and I wish you a great day.

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