Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Smoke Stack

While on a job Tuesday,  I came across this and had to photograph it. 
This window is dressed with some sort of mechanical shade that darkens the room to allow you to view projections. The best part is that it also allows you to still look out the window. (Built special for day dreamers like me?)
How cool is that! I see the old smoke stack and the years of billowing smoke that darkened the atmosphere.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blue Thursday

Same scene as yesterday. 
Yesterday's image was processed from a RAW file, this came from a jepg. Since I still don't know how to get the color I want from the RAW image, I converted it to a grey scale image. For the color version I followed the basic instructions and proceeded from there.
I know there's more inferred light in the summer months and that my results will look different then, I just need to fool around with it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting there...

This is an inferred photo the Peconic River that almost there! Looks ok this size but it's lacking sharpness and there's more noise that I'm comfortable with. But I'm getting there. Tomorrow I'll post the color version.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The old mill

This is my second attempt at inferred photography. 
I converted this to grey scale. 
I'm not happy with it at all. 
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. 
Back to the drawing board camera!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Curled up

Sasha say's it's the best way to spend a cold day! I have to agree it's in the top five, but someone has to shovel the driveway. 
Hope everyone is staying warm.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First real snow

It's snowing. 
It started sometime in the night.  
I'm not looking forward to clearing it.
My post today is a scene from an East Quogue beach club I made last week. 
Nice view!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter on Shinnecock Bay

A bayman emptying pots in Shinnecock Bay. 
It was a beautiful day Monday, maybe in the forties. Still there's no place to get out of the wind.
My interest in baymen go back a number of years. I started documenting them and everything about them one cold November day when I saw a scene similar to this in Captree Bay. It was frigid that day and I couldn't stand being out on the car for as long as it took to expose eight or so frames of film. He was  long raking for clams, probably for the holiday season.
I sent the collection around to publishers, but there was no interest. I still think there's a niche market, I did alright with print sales at shows, and a book would sell for a lot less that the price of a hand printed fiber print.
I should give self publishing a serious consideration. 
Here's two photos I've posted before, scanned from the series.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Crushed on the side of the road.

Whenever I go for a walk, I have my camera.  I'm amazed at how much litter I come across. I am a little embarrassed to say that Long Island is about the worst place I've ever seen when it comes to litter. We have a five cent deposit law on carbonated drink, beer and water containers. It doesn't seem to help. Go figure. Sometime last year I decided to put together a collage of cans that I found. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stick in the Sand

Came across this stick in the sand. 
Looks like it's sticking in a heart.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Beach Dune

This is a beach dune photographed with an old Canon 20D that's been converted to an inferred camera. I was too cold to take a walk down the beach, so I exposed 6 or 8 frames and went off to work. I'm still learning how to adjust the files to make something interesting.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Looking East

The past two days have been frigid. I was at the ocean today, but only was able to walk along the shore line for a short period of time. I made some images with a Canon 20D that was converted to an inferred camera. Maybe I'll post one of those photos tomorrow. I'm still learning how to process the image. This  photo was made earlier in the week, when the temperature was a bit more friendly.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You can't see me!

Sasha sunning herself on the window sill.  
She hates being photographed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Not now, I'm eating...

A doe in the evening sun at 
Smiths Point County Park. 
She only looked my way to see if I had anything better to offer.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vapor Trails 2

I made this photo yesterday right before yesterday's post. This view looking north, made me pull off the highway to get the shot. 
But after I saw the foreground and moon, I liked yesterday's post photo better. I worked both images in Photoshop and Photomatix Pro to enhance the color and make the trails pop!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Vapor Trails

The cold sky is great for vapor trails.

Sorry about my absence, 
I've been busy with work, and the weather and temperature has kept me from venturing out doors.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Agawam Beach

Morning breaks at Agawam Beach, Southampton Friday.  
This is the beach that appeared on my very first blog post. It's a great place to walk in the morning.