Two examples of before and after processing in Lightroom. The first in each row is straight out of the camera and unprocessed; the second black and white, with attention paid to color and detail; and the third is my version of the color image. The last two in each row were originally posted on 9/21/2017.
I create images that I see and not what the camera sees.
We started the day early when it was still foggy this Sunday, September 17, in Central Park. I hoped for Fall warblers but didn’t see many today. If I take the time to look I can always find some interesting things to photograph.
Misty Central Park 9/17/2017
Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata), Central Park 7/19/2017
Morning Glory, Central Park 9/17/2017
Chinese Anemone (Anemone × hybrida), Central Park 7/19/2017
Nightshade Family (Solanaceae), Central Park 7/19/2017
A short trip to Central Park netted these insects. I spotted these at the south end of the lake where there is a wildflower patch and nature trail. The excellent entomologists at www.bugguide.net helped me identify the Drone Fly. The rest I figured out on my own.
When you head into regions unknown in search of a special bird, you may think you can rely on your cell phone’s map and compass apps—but batteries die and GPS signals fade. This is why finding one’s way using a traditional compass and understanding how to read topographic maps is still vital. Join former urban park ranger and Audubon environmental educator Sherry Felix in the Ramble as she reviews map scales, symbols, and contours as well as basic compass bearings—plus a few ways to navigate without any aids at all.