Who’s Jane?

HDR, Landmarks, Landscapes, Local History

If you’ve ever been to the DUMBO section of Brooklyn you’ve inevidably taken a gander across the river at the Brooklyn Bridge. Within that frame is a glass enclosure. That glass enclosure houses a carousel which was built in 1922.

The carousel was to be broken down and sold for parts in the early part of the 1980’s. She was saved when a woman, Jane Walenta, who submitted a bid for the carousel as a whole. In 1984 Jane purchased the historic piece and subsequently restored the ride to it’s original specs and now it sits beneath the Brooklyn Bridge….

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If you’d like to read about it’s history further go here.

Twirling? Yes, twirling…

Abstract, Digital Art

I got introduced to this photoshop wonder called twirling. I don’t know where it came from or where it’s going but here is this thing called twirling.

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I see this kind of thing as graphics on a t-shirt, you?

 

Setting Sail… in NYC

Landscapes, Shots After Dark, Travel

So, awhile back I took a ride over to Brooklyn to do a bit of shooting. Having never been there I relied on my partner in photog crime, Dave Gardiner, to get me to this iconic spot.

We arrived, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, just before sunset and managed to scope out a vantage point and got a few keepers…

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Processed this in LR and applied the “Embrace the Color” preset which is part of a night photography series of presets for LR.

Hey, Quick… Pull Over!

Landscapes, Lighting, Nature

So we were returning home from a July 4th weekend party when suddenly the skies started to light up. We were making our way through Allaire State Park and I remembered a favorite spot that might have some foreground interest to further enhance this emerging sky. Sure enough the horses were out grazing and all I had to do was position one or some of them firmly in the scene.

After several attempts I came up with this….

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A beautiful shot, a result of being in the right place at the right time!

As always, prints are for sale!

A Bit of New York City History…

HDR, Local History

Just east of the World Trade Center Memorial in lower Manhattan lies the Chapel of St. Paul’s. It’s been in existence since 1766 and, in fact, George Washington visited this parish, to pray just after his inauguration in 1789. It made history again in 2001 after the terrorist attacks for hosting rescue workers for weeks of clean up activities.

Grave stones are evidence of the early inhabitants of this part of the city with dates as far back as the early 1700’s.

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Thanks, as always, for visiting!

The Lure of Iconic Places…

Street Photography, Travel

Last weekend I went on another trek of downtown Manhattan and although I’ve taken a few shots of the Brooklyn Bridge I’ve never been on it.

My photog partner, Dave Gardiner, endured the walk with me to have my chance at seeing this  iconic lower Manhattan landmark. I was a bit hesitant because I’ve seen thousands of shots from there and was wondering “does the world need another shot of the BB”? Well, we went anyway and I’m glad we did…..

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So, I’m wondering how you all feel about landmarks such as this….. do you go anyway? Do you shot it and do you really try to get “the shot” completely different than seen before? Let us know!