Exhaustion

I love street photography. I’d love to do more of it, but that means that I have to get out into the streets and take pictures. My normal life sort of precludes that since I’m homeschooling much of the day and we don’t live very close to great street action. It’s something that I hopeContinue reading “Exhaustion”

Straightening buildings

Another beautiful fall day in Central Park. One of the awesome things Lightroom can do is straighten buildings. ┬áMy 17-55mm lens can distort tall objects, and with buildings, that’s not a good thing. So, I went down to the “Lens Corrections” and clicked “vertical”. I had to crop after that because it distorts the photoContinue reading “Straightening buildings”

Liberty’s Torch

Visiting Ellis Island was a great history lesson. I don’t know that I have any direct ancestors who passed through here — so many families do. At first, I was working on editing the whole picture. Then I zoomed in to the torch for some reason and realized I wanted to focus on that. There’sContinue reading “Liberty’s Torch”

Macy’s Parade – Lady Liberty’s Torch

Spreading her light and liberty throughout the parade route! Hey there, sailors! By the way, everyone we were standing around was nice. Maybe they were all tourists, but everyone kind of let everyone be. I love the grittier look for urban photography. I cropped again to straighten and increased the contrast and clarity. Doing thatContinue reading “Macy’s Parade – Lady Liberty’s Torch”

Macy’s Parade – Snoopy

One year we were able to visit New York City for Thanksgiving and see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! We were there early to get a good spot. It was cold. We were packed like sardines. And it was totally worth it. The original was so wonky that the building behind him looked like itContinue reading “Macy’s Parade – Snoopy”

Fall in Central Park

Even New York City experiences the changing of the leaves. (These benches are one of my favorite parts of Central Park). I brightened up the original just a little and added some warmth to it. I increased the contrast but decreased the clarity just a bit. Lowered the highlights and lightened the shadows. I usedContinue reading “Fall in Central Park”