I really enjoyed my photo class and I wish it was not over. Great teacher (thanks Brad) and great TA ,(thanks Amanda), good people, serious about their work, as fellow students, at a facility that really does care about photography. For the Continuing Ed student I highly recommend International Center of Photography. I hope to take another class come fall.
Several people asked me to report on which pictures got the best feedback from the class. It was varied but these three drew more attention then the rest…
Unfortunately, I had no time to print the following picture which I just love…This is worked harder than most of my pictures. Just as a note everything I do is in Lightroom. Many of my blogger buddies like Kieran over at sumpix are experts at Photoshop but I have never learned it. Too bad for me but you work with the tools you know and I really like Lightroom.
But what has been going on with the river? Well GE has started Phase 2 of their dredging project to remove 40 miles of PCBs …Hudson River Cleanup. (Disclosure – for a brief time in the late 90′s or early oo’s I worked for a company GE bought and then discarded when they realized that they had no idea how to deal with a Hospitality/Tech company).
It is sad what we have done to our water. The thing we truly cannot exist without (other than air and we haven’t exactly been kind to that) is the thing we have most screwed up. When you realize that the Hudson is one of the most (or the most) successful reclamation projects in the history of the world, and yet, even after GE finishes we will still have many miles of PCB infested water and sewage running into the river every time it rains in NYC, … really what exactly are we thinking?