Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eastern States Penn Barber Chair Rework

If you search the Internet for Eastern States Penitentiary (ESP) images you find hundreds of images of the ESP’s barbers chair. I made to trips down to ESP to shoot photographs there back in 2010, here is the two chairs you will find at ESP. The red chair is in the area that you go during normal visitor pass and the other chair is in a remote area only available to groups paying for special access for photo sessions.

These photos I when back and did a complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) rework. The first image I did the HDR work using NIK Software’s HDR Efex Pro. Then using NIK Software Color Efex Pro 3 I applied Tonal Contrast, Glamour Glow and Darken Lighten Center filters. The second photo was the same process but after I applied the three Color Efex Pro 3 filters I then processed image thru NIK Software Silver Efex Pro 2 to produce a B&W image.

Catskill Mountain Top Wedding

On October 27th 2011 the day before Tropical Storm Irene hit the Mountain Top area I shot Jennifer and Ottis’s wedding. This was the first Wedding I shot at All Souls Church, a small stone church built in 1894 located in the Onteora Park near Tannersville NY. This beautiful Church set the stage for a beautiful wedding of Jennifer and Otis. From the church we ventured back to Windham Country Club for the reception, This the second time I have done a wedding at the Windham Country Club and if you are looking for a great place to hold a event in the Windham take a look at the Windham Country Club, beautiful venue with wonderful food.

Thank you to Ottis and Jennifer for selecting me to document your special day, your families made me feel so welcome as if I was part of the family. Weddings like this one make my job easy as I feel I am another wedding guest part of the special day. May the two of you have a long and happy life together.

Here area a few of the images out of the 535 proofs from the wedding, if you are having a wedding or event and you are looking for a photographer let me know and I can go over the services I can provide you for your special day.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

June, July, & August Image Gallery

I did not get out and do that much shooting over the Summer, but what I did shoot is in a small image gallery containing images that I did during June July and August. You can access gallery from link below.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene, Greene County NY

Tropical Storm Irene hit Greene County NY hard a few weeks ago. This past weekend and the weekend before I ventured out to see the damage Irene left behind in Greene County, New York. Here in the Hudson Valley we had some bad flooding but nothing like what the damage it left behind in the Catskill Mountain region.

People are now in the recovery/rebuilding stage but based on what I saw it is going to take many helping hands and donations.I have created two images galleries of photos I took in my travels thru the mountain top region of Greene County, NY.