Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sunset I Finally Got to Photo

Shot:
I work in Jersey City and get to witness many sunsets from my office but get to photo few this time of year as they occur while I am working. This past Friday I got to get out a little early and was able to catch the amazing sunset. I got a bit lucky that the boat in the frame actually bottomed out and didn’t move much during my long exposure.

Technique:
This photo required a few adjustments to bring out the color and clarity, the rest was pretty spot on. I worked with the vibrance and overall saturation to help bring out what I was able to see. I worked with clarity, exposure, contrast and highlights to bring out the clarity in the sykline.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 28mm
Aperture: f/22.0
Shutter Speed: 5.2 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Reflections of One World Trade Center

Shot:
Was walking by this memorial on my way down the Exchange Place boardwalk and noticed this awesome reflection. Had to stop and grab a photo of it.

Technique:
The adjusts used here were clarity, vibrance, shadows and highlights, nothing to complex.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 42mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 6 seconds
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Missed Sunset For Me Not The Birds

Shot:
I spend the afternoon walking the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park taking my sister-in-law around. It was an overall moody day with great clouds but not much of a sunset in site. While we decided to call it a day and walk back to Manhattan I saw these birds just hanging out walking that little glimpse of a sunset in the far distance. I think they knew something I didn’t, as I was driving down the West Side Highway headed home I had to stop and get out to not only photo but to see one of the most amazing sunsets that I have ever seen. Should have stayed with the birds.

Technique:
Here I just adjusted the shadows and blacks to darken the image and bring out the silhouette and use some saturation and vibrance adjustments to bring out the color in the far background.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 190mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 of a second
ISO: 800
Tripod: Handheld

Moody Manhattan Bridge

Shot:
A nice panoramic view of the Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Technique:
The adjustments used on this one are highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, contrast, vibrance, tone curves, exposure and clarity.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/500 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Symmetry

Shot:
The Brooklyn Bridge might be one of my favorite places to shoot, the cable lines make great frames and the symmetry of the bridge is amazing. The top of the tower…

Technique:
The adjustments used here to get the look I wanted were Clarity, Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, Whites, Tone Curve Adjustments and minor amounts of Shadow and Highlight Hue saturations.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 168mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/500 of a second
ISO: 800
Tripod: Handheld