New York or France?

We left Central Park, wandering around and heading towards FAO Schwarz (when it was still open). This building took our breath away. It’s at the corner of 58th and 7th. I had to google it tonight to get info on it. It’s called the Alwyn Court, and it was built in the early 1900s using various French styles. Check out the wikipedia article if you’re interested. But for now, take as long as you need to stare at all the various detail!

An intricately carved building, the Alwyn, stands in the midst of modernity in NYC. Not So SAHM
NYC or France? – ProjectEdit365 – 18 Nov

I cropped in and straightened the picture just a little. I also reduced the saturation of blue to take away the distraction of the awnings and increased the contrast and clarity. I used an adjustment brush on the windows to warm the temperature and make them more golden, and a different brush on the brick to the left to increase the contrast. Here’s the original:


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I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

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