Spring Has Sprung…..

Digital Art, Themed 365 Project, Weather

…sort of.

Warm on Thursday, freezing on Sunday.

We want it to be here and it’s here,  sort of…

It’s showing all over.

Abstract or not we know what it is.

Just a few weeks and we’ll be in shorts on a regular basis.

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Vintage Jersey Shore…

Architecture, Beach Scenes, Local History

Believe it or not there’s quite a bit of history regarding the “Jersey Shore” besides the infamous reality show of the same name.

Below is a picture(on right) of Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. It was built in 1929 by the same architects of Grand Central Station, as an exhibition center and still provides the same services today.

The Hall has hosted events such as the first NY Friars Club meeting in 1930 to concerts featuring Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones, in the 70’s.

In this shot I’ve tried to present a “vintage” look commemorating the halls iconic history here at the “Jersey Shore”.

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You’re always invited to check out my website, Attanasio Imagery, for other pieces of history…

Possiblities Are Endless….

Composite

I finally decided to upgrade to Photoshop CC after 8 or so years of using Photoshop Elements. I don’t know why I waited so long to do so.

Elements is a great program and usable in every way. But there’s something about the vast array of features in the full version that I feel like the skies the limit. No workarounds, a plethora of how to youtube videos and bam you’ve quickly spent 4 hours on the computer.

This is a shot that I could have accomplished in Elements but for some reason it felt easier in PSCC. Filters, plugins and actions were used to work this simple composite….

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As is in many cases the second I feel like I’m finished with a composite there’s ideas that pop in to my head. This is only beginning of endless possibilities with this composite.  So stay tuned.

Come On, Get Up and Out!

Beach Scenes, Black and White, Coastal Scenes

Yeah, that’s right… you’re getting an extra hour of darkness in the mornings and with that you can capture some serious sunrises.

A favorite spot of mine, Ocean Grove pier, is a wonderful spot to catch the early morning splendor of the sun breaking the horizon.

On this given morning I was the only soul around. It was calm, quiet and the sound of the ocean breaking near the shore was music to my ears.

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Here’s another shot from this morning in black and white…

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Well, it would be great to see you out there in the wee hours of the morn but if you decide to stay under the covers…. I’m okay with that too.

More From My Personal Project….

Personal Project

… Cars, Music and Photography.

A hard hitting song from a relatively unknown(to me anyway) musician from Scotland, Paolo Nutini belts out the moving lyrics in the song Iron Sky. I can’t help but relate this song to the political scene here in the US.

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The video, from Abbey Road, can be seen here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKbtFljucQ

A Personal Project…

CarsMusicPhotographyProject

Over at my website I have been posting some fun shots about a little personal project I have going on, it’s called Cars, Music and Photography. It’s a casual project that lets you into a bit of the things I enjoy in my life…. outside of the usual, of course.

Here is my latest entry into the project….

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BTW, if you’d like to hear something along the lines of CSNY and Pink Floyd check out this tune by Israel Nash. If you’d like to see more of my series click here.

Personal Project…. Framed

Personal Project

A last minute addition to my photo shoot included a simple black frame. I visualized our dancers including this simple frame in a series of shots in which the straight lines of the frame would mesh with the curves of individual or group poses.

I asked them to brainstorm some ideas and the result is what you see below…

There are a few more to the series that I will post soon. I’m quite excited about this concept as I believe the creative possibilities are endless and quite simple to execute so stay tuned.