Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has always been one of my favorite locations to do High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. I was lucky to be allowed to go up into the upper level where the pipe organ once restored will reside which allowed me to capture the cathedral from high above the floor. Here are the HDR images I did using Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro 4. The third photo is from the alter area looking to the back and in this image you can see the balcony area I took the other two photos from.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

State Capital – Albany, New York

I have lived here in New York State all of my life (55 years) and until last week I have never been inside New York’s Capital building located here in Albany. I spent a few hours shoot images of the assembly chambers and the main staircase, commonly referred to as the “Million Dollar Staircase”. Below are a few of the images for my first visit to the New York State Capital Building.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Devil’s Kitchen Waterfalls

It has been some years since I have went out a shot cotton candy waterfall photos. A few weeks I had to go up on the mountain top area of the Catskills to document some of the damage from tropical storm Irene so I stopped by one of favorite locations. This is the Devil’s Kitchen that is at the top of the Platte Cove area, this small waterfall is just down in off the road, very easy to get into and grab a few quick shots.

These images are shot using a 2 stop neutral density filter to lengthen the exposure time resulting in the cotton candy water effect. After image capture I processed images with Adobe Lightroom and NIK Software Color Efex Pro Tonal Contrast filter.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salem Massachusetts Gallery

I have just uploaded an image gallery of the images from SPS trip over to Salem Massachusetts; you can access the gallery from link below.

Salem Massachusetts Gallery

Autumn in the Adirondacks

October 30th 2011 I took a drive up through the Adirondacks here in New York. Color was peaking but the reds had yet to appear this year, using NIK Software’s new Color Efex Pro 4 I was able to punch the images up. I have put together a image gallery of images I took from the trip and you can access the gallery from link below.

Monday, October 3, 2011

SPS Trip to Salem Massachusetts

This past Sunday, October 2nd 2011 a small group of Schenectady Photographic Society members went over to Salem Massachusetts for a day of shooting. We where very lucky since they were calling for a 60% chance of rain and the day ended up with only a light mist at the end of the day.

Here are few of my favorite images that I took this past Sunday. While in Salem I purchased a large clear glass marble and then used this to shot through by holding it out in front of the lens. Color images have been processed with NIK software’s new Color Efex Pro 4 and the B&W images processed with NIK’s Silver Efex Pro 2.