Bridges at Sunset

I have been super busy lately and it took me a long time to prepare these. The light changed as the sun set so I made a lot of pictures.

The evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo was very dramatic with a storm and lots of atmosphere.

I added a bolt of lightning that I saw strike the Freedom Tower to the first photograph.

Young Wet Robin

I photographed this young bird in Central Park yesterday. Many birds were taking baths in the Loch. I’ve read they don’t do bathe to cool off, but it looked like that to me—it was a hot day.

Scotney Castle Process

My version of Old Scotney Castle by Ryan Photography for June’s Before and After Challenge.

First, I brought Ryan’s picture into Photoshop and filled in the people and a few branches at the top of the image. Next, I opened the image in OnOne Effects and added an HDR evening metal effect, which I altered to suit. I brought it back into Photoshop and imported a sky. I masked out the original sky to let the new one show through. To tone down some of the color and make it less Disney like I added a black and white filter layer and masked out some of it to let the color show through in places. For fun I imported two eagles, masked them out and placed them in the sky.

Jay’s End

Even in death the refracted blue light of the Blue Jays’ feahers is still there. I was inspired by some old photographs seen at the Photography Show at Pier 94 yesterday.

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Blue Jay, Central Park, 07-sf2, 3/24/2019

I used Lightroom, Photoshop, OnOne, and some brushwork in Corel Painter with the Emergence Brush System for Corel Painter