I've never been in Hi Life on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 83rd Street even though it's only a block from my home. Its lighting certainly makes it look inviting though. Once again I used the Nik Duplex filter from Color Efex Pro4 to add warmth.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Shot yesterday at the outdoor market at Columbus Circle. I was curious to see what the atmosphere would be like there so shortly after the Berlin market bombing, but everyone seemed to be relaxed and enjoying the Christmas season. There was a police presence, but it was low profile and none of the officers on duty appeared armed with assault weapons. Across the street, there was a much larger contingent of police providing security for Trump Hotel.
Monday, December 19, 2016
This derelict structure is in the Hudson River alongside the new extension to Riverside Park. A plaque nearby tells how it was once used in the transfer of trains from New Jersey to New York City. I doubt the original builders had any thought that so utilitarian a structure would one day become a scenic attraction.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Simply by photographing into a mirror outdoors, such as these on display at the local flea market, it's possible to get a new perspective on a familiar cityscape. A good photograph is one that allows the viewer to see its subject in a new manner.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The scene shown above - a building on New York's Upper East Side - is familiar to every New Yorker who's ever walked along Fifth Avenue. But when photographed as a reflection in Central Park's sailboat pond, it takes on a totally new look. It's like a glimpse of some alien city never before visited. The buildings shown in the photo below were photographed in Lincoln Center's pool behind David Geffen Hall. They look familiar but somehow subtly distorted.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
On Monday evening, I took my Nikon Df to the Winter's Eve Festival at Lincoln Square. This is an annual event that features food samples and live music as well as other forms of entertainment. I was hoping to get some low light photographs of the crowd, but the small area was too packed for me to be able to move freely about. There were dancers in wonderfully grotesque costumes who moved about on stilts, but I was only able to get a few blurred shots of them. I had slightly better luck with the band onstage, but again the lighting was problematical.