15-03-05 Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge [Environment Reward]

Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.

One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.

As always…click the pic to make it full size.

Here was my first reward

Here are other environments and rewards:

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/05/travel-theme-environment/

https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/making-correct-change/

https://lailaturrahmi.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/camel-ride/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/for-lorne/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/50-shades-of-bay-the-environment-of-port-phillip-bay-victoria/

https://mutajalliphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wpc-reward/

https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/weekly-photography-challenge-reward/

15-03-02 Compare And Contrast – Studio and Lightroom

Between the snow and the icy roads I didn’t get back from the wedding until almost 2am. The driving was more tiring then the working.

I had planned a day of shooting but everything except my eyes and brain felt wiped so thought I would work on some images for presentation at my Friday workshop.

The first image of Derrick is the original. The second is with no change except white balance. The others show further work done. I have two favorites which will go unremarked upon.  Feel free to let me know if any resonate with you!

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15-02-28 Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

REWARD

I went to Staten Island yesterday to drop off one of my images of the Saugerties Lighthouse which was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Lighthouse Museum in March. That was pretty rewarding.

More rewarding (even though I lost a glove in the process) was the ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan and the view of The Hudson it afforded. I could see all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.

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Below is the information about the exhibit…reward #2 (but not my image)

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Other rewarding blogs:

http://www.nty6x.com/blog/photo-challenges/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wpc-reward/

https://vidurmithal.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/honeybee-on-flower/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/when-the-sun-breaks-through/

http://2812photography.com/2015/02/27/treat-it-like-a-reward/

https://anvicaphotos.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://petalumaspectatorphotoblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/reward/

https://rly242.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/orion/

15-02-25 The Oyster House

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer”

TOBIAS/BRADTKE/CARSTE

I’m in a summer mood today. This is probably because the temperature skyrocketed to above freezing. I actually found myself taking off my coat and walking in shirt sleeves (long sleeves but still). I also recently did an iPhone dump of photos, many of which were from last summer.

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