Hudson at Sunset

Sunset at the end of my street in Manhattan, October 22, 2015. Some of these I stitched together in Photoshop.

Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015
Hudson at Sunset, October 2015

Birds in Autumn

I photographed these in my favorite place, Central Park, this September and October, 2015. I have been trying out the new Sigma 150-600 mm lens on my Nikon D750 — not bad at all. Then I processed them in Lightroom, Photoshop. And in some, using onOne, I added textures, shading and other tricks to create the mood I wanted. This is my creative outlet.

Doing these things to my photos means I will never be able to sell them as stock images. I hope someone will like one of my photographs well enough to want to buy one or two.

Autumn Plants

I have been making photographs since our return to NYC in September and part of October, 2015. These were made at three locations: The Hudson River Greenway, The High Line, and Central Park, New York City. I enhanced the autumnal colors and shading in Lightroom and Photoshop. Softening or graying the greens and darkening the background puts the focus on the flowers and reds.

Watt Park Sydney

15th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015
This is the last in the Sydney series. On August 14 my second cousin Warren took us sightseeing around the north shore of Sydney Bay. We stopped at a gorgeous little shady, romantic park Wendy’s Secret Garden near called Watt Park. The land was restored and landscaped by a Wendy Whiteley;”, local artist, and has some lovely sculptures. Here is a bit about the Bay Parklands by NSW Gov

Taronga Zoo and Centennial Park

14th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 201

It was a treat to visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney again with my sister and nephew. The animals and the birds are stunning, as is the scenery. The zoo overlooks the harbor, so the giraffes have the Sydney Bridge behind them. The bird show is amazing. It was charming to see the gorilla with her baby. One gorilla took an interest in the Australian Wood Duck. Unfortunately, I dropped my 80-400 Nikon lens off the picnic table but it didn’t break, only the hood threads ripped off. I had it fixed under warranty on my return to NYC.

We also went to Centennial Park a couple of times. The wetland area is my favorite part. The gate to the tiny bird less bird sanctuary is a lovely work of art. However, I think it is too small to harbor any birds, and I did not see any in it.

Sydney Trees and Rocks

13th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 2015

Rocks thrill me and I love trees. I studied geology and worked as an environmental educator so when I travel I always pay attention to the inorganic as well as organic features in the environment. Here are some of the sandstone formations, eucalyptus trees, and fig trees of Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Wrought Iron

12th posting of photographs of Sydney taken in August, 2015

It has been a while since my last post. I’d been meaning to play with the photos of Sydney’s wrought iron railings and create a couple of collages with them. I used 36 photographs in all and then did some fancy processing in Photoshop in the two collages, Sydney Houses Wrought Iron and Sydney Wrought Iron. I meant to do this weeks ago but….

I decided to try Windows 10 on my main computer, a gamer, after having had success with upgrading my laptop from Windows 7 to 10. I replacing the Video card to run a new NEC monitor, flashed my Bios, wiped my hard drive and installed Windows 10. 10 didn’t sit nicely on windows 7. So half a dozen calls to Microsoft later I did a clean install which meant I spent all week installing hardware and applications.

House with Wrought Iron, August 12, 2015
House with Wrought Iron, August 12, 2015
House with Wrought Iron, August 14, 2015
House with Wrought Iron, August 14, 2015
Wrought iron Gate in to Bird Sanctuary in Centennial Park, August 2, 2015
Wrought iron Gate in to Bird Sanctuary in Centennial Park, August 2, 2015
Sydney Houses with Wrought Iron Balconies
Sydney Houses with Wrought Iron Balconies
Sydney Wrought Iron Balconies
Sydney Wrought Iron Balconies