15-04-27 Playing With Pano

Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 was just released last week. One of the key upgrades is a significantly better, faster panorama feature. I spent some time playing with it today and I do have to say that I am impressed both with the speed and ease of the function but also with its ability to stitch together multiple shots that were not really intended to be one.

This is from five shots taken from the Staten Island Ferry.

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11-3-14 I’m Stooping Again (Weekly Photo Challenge)

And at last here I
Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosa’s cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Marty Robbins

The Challenge: Descent

The response:

Descent #1

Descent #2

I had decided to leave the challenge alone but as a friend said to me: Damn you like looking down, don’t you. Yup, I do. I like looking up too.

Election Day tomorrow in the States and who knows to what depths we may have descended by Wednesday?

I thought a National Park would be appropriate. Can you see the people descending “The Bright Angel Trail”?

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Other Descents:

http://smalltowngirlsmidnighttrains.com/2014/11/04/bukid-cebu-mountains/

http://davelaberge.me/2014/11/03/weekly-photo-challenge-descent/

http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/concrete-ending/

http://anowaday.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/pressure-increase/

http://thisismycorn.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/into-the-showroom/

http://indahs.com/2014/11/03/descent-to-the-ocean/

http://luciledegodoy.com/2014/11/03/descent-to-self/

http://imayagination.com/2014/11/03/the-gentle-descent-of-tons-of-snow/

http://mackey6.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/descent/

http://miaphotolio.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/stairway-to-heaven/

4-17-14 It’s A Gray Gray World

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” 
Ansel Adams

 

I took a walk along the river early today from 23rd to 42nd Street. I decided that I was going to play and decided to shoot with the intention of going black and white with the images.

Once I imported them I decided to play a bit with the Lightroom effect filters.

Selenium

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 Sepia

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reality

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Once upon a time this is how we “looked” at the world. For too long, in my opinion, photographers thought something along the lines of:

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” 
Ted Grant