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.

PFA Sunflower

Despite the heat I took loads of photographs at the Planting Fields Aroboretum. This is one of many (more to come). I feel it looks better on its own. I often like to desaturate green.

Sunflower, Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019

Koi Tales

When I photographed three Koi swimming in a small pond at the Planting Fields Arboretum yesterday I envisioned making this composite of swirling tails. This is four photographs rearranged. It is digital art.

Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019 composit by Sherry Felix
Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019

Conception Door

My husband, Marc Felix, was conceived in an apartment in this building in 1945. Soon after that his family moved to Horatio Street.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors, 6/27/2019

I included a hidden door for fun.

The Spotted Pig, 11 Street and Greenwich Street, NYC, 6/17/2019