We spent the weekend upstate for the 25th anniversary of some dear friends. between the 12 hours of driving and the rain this weekend. I got no photos. Hopefully in the next day or two I will have something new to post.
I found this peaceful scene during a workshop in Harriman State Park a few years ago. I need to go out to that spot again on a foggy morning. Even if I don't get any photos the spot is as serene as the photo makes it look.
I have thought in terms of pure color since I started shooting digital a few years ago. Starting out with IR B&W this summer made realize I was truly missing something not thinking in B&W anymore. They are like two different languages and I find I have to shift gears while I am shooting now, to decide is this a color shot or a B&W one.... In the end it has strengthened my eye for design and composition and improved both my color and my B&W work.
This is from a project I am working on of windows and doors in black and white. They are moody and somewhat different from my other stuff. I'll post one of these every week or so and see what comes of it.
It is important to go back thru your edits and make sure you did not miss any great shots. Sometimes ones that did not work for you on the first pass call out to you after a second look. Both of these were rescued from my recycle bin.
I can be ruthless when it comes to editing after I have been out shooting. Some images need to age a little before they are ready.
On any given summer morning in the 1950's and 60's the parking lot of the "Red Apple Rest" would have been full of cars with families heading up Route 17 to the Catskills.... Now it stands in ruins as a reminder of a bygone age....
Well it happened... I crossed the seventy follower barrier on my blog. My thanks to everyone who joined over the months. This is my 474th post! I crack the 500 post ceiling this summer too. Thanks to all of my readers and followers.
You keep me going and help me to get out and photograph at 5am on the weekends instead of sleeping in.