Fifth Avenue Doors

I was told that my parents had their honeymoon at the Sherry Netherlands at 781 5th  Avenue while my father was on leave during WWII (first two pictures). During WWII some hotels offered free stays to soldiers on leave. Coincidentally, Sherry is my name. My mother says my name wasn’t chosen because of the hotel. It may have been a subliminal choice.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors January 5, 2017

History of The Sherry.

Sherry Netherlands, 12/31/2016
Sherry Netherlands, 12/31/2016
Sherry Netherlands, 12/31/2016
Sherry Netherlands, 12/31/2016

The old Plaza Hotel, famed for the children’s books about Eloise, is across the street at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. Next to the Plaza is Bergdorf Goodman.

Plaza, 12/31/2016
Plaza, 12/31/2016
Plaza, 12/31/2016
Plaza, 12/31/2016
Bergdorf Goodman, 12/31/2016
Bergdorf Goodman, 12/31/2016

December Ducks

OK, so the first two are not ducks. I photographed these on December 31, 2016 at the Pond at the south end of Central Park. I added some effects in Photoshop and OnOne.

The Mallards are in mating mode. They splashed around and chased each other making a ruckus.

Three Brown Creepers

I started with three images of a Brown Creeper photographed near the point in the Rambles of Central Park and made a composite using masks. The birds were not the sharpest, so I duplicated the layers, merged them, and used shake reduction on the birds. I also added a few adjustment layers in Photoshop.

Brown Creepers, Central Park 2/25/2016
Three Brown Creepers, Central Park 2/25/2016

Autumn Plants

I have been making photographs since our return to NYC in September and part of October, 2015. These were made at three locations: The Hudson River Greenway, The High Line, and Central Park, New York City. I enhanced the autumnal colors and shading in Lightroom and Photoshop. Softening or graying the greens and darkening the background puts the focus on the flowers and reds.