Since I live in a short city (D.C., with building height limits of 130 ft.), I find the upwards vistas in New York to be fascinatingly beautiful.
One of the things I love about New York is the creativity of the store windows. Barneys has some of the best displays. This is the Barneys 500 – a race course for shoes that ran across windows in the front and side of the store.
Fiesta DC parade went down Pennsylvania Avenue this afternoon. I have taken photos of a number of parades along this route – and it remains a challenge to get good shots – crowds in the way, strong light and heavy shadows, usually costumes with hats that shade the faces, busy backgrounds, etc. So I took … Continue reading Fiesta DC 2012
At the 2012 Adams Morgan Day festival
This month has been fun trying new things. I’m glad to be done, and glad I actually managed to stick to something for 31 days in a row. It’s been a useful way to become less hesitant about experimenting – with the daily task of trying a new technique, I haven’t worried about waiting to … Continue reading Photo experiment – day 31 of 31
Today’s experiment is a image made into a half-tone, with dots somewhere between newpaper-sized and Lichtenstein-sized, using Photoshop’s filters.
You could wait forever to catch two trains absolutely simultaneous in the Metro, or use Photoshop to create a mirror image like this –
Today’s experiment (actually, from last night): out-of-focus lights. Done by setting the camera focus to up close, and the aperture wide open (50mm 1.4 lens) while photographing lights at a distance – here, on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Today’s experiment is taking a new photo and making it look old, by applying texture layers, experimenting with the blend modes and opacity until it looks good.
Today’s experiment is turning a photo into the look of a pencil sketch. The sketch was created with the Tiffen Dfx plugin for Photoshop. I tried a couple of other things first – the Photoshop sketch and other artistic filters, and Topaz Simplify, but none of them gave the look I wanted. I ended … Continue reading Photo experiment – day 26 of 31