Yesterday I showed the threshold of a New York spring. As several people noticed I stopped by the Lighthouse on my walk.
I then headed off to get up to the bridge. I took a different route this time. It involves an underpass beneath the West Side Highway…
It is a charming place. From there you have several choices. I decided to go under the northbound off ramp…
but soon enough I was up on the bridge looking back on the way I had come and the way I would return home and wondering what kind of idiot would possibly ruin their political career by ordering the shutdown of three lanes leading on to a bridge that carried 102 million (102,000,000) vehicles in 2013.
The challenge this week is habit.
Lots of possibilities there but for today… It is my habit to take pictures. Then bring them home and edit them down. Then work on them. It is my habit to start with the original:
I bring the image into Lightroom and first check the White Balance, exposure and contrast
All of this is on an as needed basis of course. Then I adjust the shadows and highlights
Finally I fine tune and straighten as needed (many people would do that first but for some reason I hold off until the end.) Fine tuning is working with the detail curve, the saturation and luminance levels, and sharpening.
Not every image gets this treatment. Some get more and some less but this is my basic workflow habit.
Other views of habit:
If I Could, I Would Marry Food | True Stories
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (Herf) | Points of View
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Jinan Daily Photo
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Never clip my wings
A cuppa, my way | Kan Walk Will Travel
Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | PonderTheIrrelevant
Weekly Photo Challenge; Habit | terry1954
Weekly Photo Challenge: My Kitchen Table Farm | Light Words
Still Life With Tony Curtis and Whipped Cream – LJ Pic de Jour | piran café
What Makes Your Day? #nablopomo #poetry #photography | Moondustwriter’s Blog
Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit | Escape from Chao
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The other day I mentioned that at the end of the Boro Walk I saw a Banksy work on 24th and 10th Avenue. I thought I should show it to you.
Now Bansky got his start as a graffiti artist and that is what he primarily remains. A number of the pieces he has already done in NYC have been tagged or painted over by local graffiti artists since they don’t like him. In Brooklyn a man has placed armed guards in front of several pieces to protect them from vandals. There are deep levels of irony in that, I think.
This particular piece had the feel of a temporary site specific installation and when I went back Monday morning I found this.
On the north-west side of 10th and 24th we have another longer term installation. It is The Sheep Station, a work by Francois Xavier Lalanne. It goes something like this.
Always something to see in New York City.
Start from 43rd Street and take the F downtown. Andrew Lichenstein was the leader of the walk.
Tompkins Square Park
and then we begin…
I was in Queens yesterday and came across this graffiti under a train bridge that seemed very apropos given the date…
Ailsa’s theme this week is distance.
Yesterday I combined it with the weekly photo challenge: sea.
The image I am using is from the same shoot as the one I used for the Travel theme: big.
H’mm getting a bit self-referential here, aren’t I…
Ah well. This view is from the summit of Mt Beacon at the end of the old incline railroad, looking over Beacon, the Hudson River, Newburgh and on deep into the Hudson Valley and finally to The Catskill Mountains.
As always a few other views…
Distance | Berbagi Kisahk
Travel Theme: Distance | Patricia Sands’ Blog
Earth, Sea & Distance: Photo Challenges | Canadiantravelbugs’s Blog
Distance – Ailsa’s WTT… | Ouch!! My back hurts!!
Travel Theme: Distance | alien shores
“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”
I have been inside the computer for the last 5 hours and my eyeballs are spinning.
Seen on the wall of one of yesterday’s pathways…
and yes, in honor of the artists slogan…I did play with it a bit. Not much but enough to add to the mix.
I took a side trip to East Kingston today. While I was walking down a trail by the river -
I turned around. Behind me on my left I saw this.
and behind me on my right, I saw this.
“`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains.”