Early in June I took these photos at the Hudson River Park near us. There was a family of Canada Geese on the walkway. A man gave the goslings a dish of water. They didn’t mind all the people passing by.
Seeing the shops boarded up and few people around it feels almost deserted. I thought it strange to see the cellist returned to his usual spot pre-pandemic.
Westbeth for artists is also in the Village. Part of the old High Line is shown here. Check out the link for history.
Charles lane is near the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. “Only one tangible remnant of the Newgate Prison still exists today, the narrow, sidewalk-absented Charles Lane, which marked the northern boundary of the prison property. It appears on this 1885 map, but the City officially mapped it on official records beginning in 1893, when it gained its unusual brick paving.
Charles and Christopher Streets are named for the same man, Charles Christopher Amos, a landowner who had inherited part of Sir Peter warren’s massive Greenwich Village estate in the colonial era. Unusually, the streets were named Christopher, Amos, Charles going north; Amos was renamed West 10th Street as far back as the 1840s.” (source: Forgotten NY) See the old photos and details in Forgotten NY.
I’ve been entertaining myself with tutorials on two Photoshop Panels, The Zone System and Palette Effects by Blake Rudis at the F64 Elite Academy.
The first two images are the results of my first dabble with it. Three and four are before editing. I like the rich and colorful results.
Riverside Drive in New York City is full of elegant turn of the century mansions and doors. Here are three. The Hendrik Hudson, River Mansion and The Buddhist Church doesn’t have a very nice building, but I like the statue.
I love the annual Optic Conference. This year Optic 2020, organized by David Brommer, is digital and anyone can join to watch the presentations or enter images for critiques and prizes starting on June 7. I highly recommend it to all you photographers out there.
Here are my entries for possible critiques in 9 categories: