Green-Wood Doors to Eternity

It’s a terrific place for doors. This 5th in the series of Green-Wood Cemetery posts is for Thursday Doors: For Dan at https://nofacilities.com/2021/09/23/superior-street-doors/

Green-Wood Monuments

Third in the Green-Wood series. I have a booklet I bought years ago with a map showing where the graves of some of the famous people are buried. Here is a List of burials at Green-Wood Cemetery – Wikipedia

Green-Wood Landscapes

I will be posting a series of images over the next few days created from the photographs that I made on September 16, 2021. Most will be in black and white. These are not straight conversions from color to black and white. I edited them to create the mood I was after.

Black and White from the Past

For most of the pandemic I have been taking courses at F64 Elite by Blake Rudis. April’s challenge is to submit 2 dramatic black and white images for a possible critique. I converted four in my archives, being sure to have some absolute black and white in each, and sent in the first two below. Blake also posts many free tutorials on YouTube. I am also enjoying PixImperfect tutorials by Unmesh Dinda on the YouTube.

NYBG B and W

I spent a day in the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY last weekend with the Sierra Photo NY group. We split up and went our own way and met up for lunch and dinner.

This first post in the series of four posts are photographs I either unsaturated parts of or made completely black and white.

Planting Fields Arboretum B and W

It was such a hot day on Saturday at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Long Island, NY that it subdued my mood. I came with a group of photgraphers and everyone split up, so I spent most of the day alone. I processed these to show how I felt.

For those who like to know. I took the image from Lightroom to Photoshop, applied a black and white filter or converted it to black and white using onOne Effects, then added a brown gradient map with blue in the mid tones in Photoshop. For the lavender and roses I masked out the flowers on an additional violet or pink gradient map.