Monthly Archives: December 2015

Foggy Nights in NYC

Shot:
Last night I went out with a group of photographers for the NYC Glow Tour 2015 arranged by two IG users @paulgomango and @just_newyork. We shot around downtime NYC most concentrated on One WTC. This was my favorite shot of the night.

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: 3/10 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Up Close with Il Dumo

Shot:
After climbing up the many steps of both Il Duomo and the Bell Tower you get amazing views of the city of Florence. These buildings are so massive that you can pretty much see the entire city of Florence. This view of the Duomo is amazing becuase you can see the people of the top and they look so tine.

Camera Original:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 12mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

Il Duomo di Firenze

Shot:
Italy is a special place to me. It holds connections to my ancestors, was the first European Trip with my now wife and is the place where she became my wife to be. When planning this trip together I knew in my mind that I would propose to her while there and just need to find the right location, the perfect spot to make it happen. I picked Il Giardino Bardini as we both have a love of gardens and though this place would be great. We spend the whole morning there walking around and taking in the lovely sites and architecture throughout the gardens. I will put up some more shots oft the gardens soon, but first wanted to share the amazing view of Florence as a whole as well as the massive Duomo which takes up the entire center of the city.

Technique:
For this shot I took three images bracketed, brought them into Lightroom, made some small modifications and then exported them into HDR Efex Pro to create the blend and do a few more adjustments before exporting out to JPG.

Camera Original 1:
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Camera Original 2:
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Camera Original 3:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 57mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead



Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 57mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead



Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 57mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead

Ponte Vecchio

Shot:
It seems like only yesterday when in fact it was a few years back that we (the now wife and I) decided to take a trip to Italy to get away as we hadn’t gone away in a while. We choose Italy for the food, sites, history and culture… and for me the amazing photo opportunities. One this trip we flew through Ireland, landed in Rome and immediately hoped on a train to Florence to spend a few days there before heading back to Rome for a few days. This trip was truly one of the most amazing trips I have taken so far not only for all the reasons above because I had secretly planned to get engaged (if she said yes…. she did!!!). While walking about Florence and seeing the amazing sites I got a chance to see Ponte Vecchio on a magical day, the air was clear, the clouds had enough presence to add and the frame I was able to capture was just amazing and will help store that memory in my head for ever. This piece is also special to me as it is the first photo I ever sold in large format (36×24).

Technique:
For this image I decided to create an HDR image blending three exposures using HDR Efex Pro. I used the basic blend option to get initial photo and then modified some of the sliders to create water color painting effect for this image. The HDR helped the colors pop throughout as well.

Camera Original 1:
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Camera Original 2:
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Camera Original 3:
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Final:
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Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 35mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/640 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld



Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 35mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/2500 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld



Gear:
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 35mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/160 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Handheld

End of a Sunset

Shot:
This night I was out eating dinner with my wife and family, had the camera in hand and was shoving my dinner down quickly so I could run across the road to get to the river front and capture the sunset. I hadn’t had good luck getting one recently, just being at the right places, just wrong days. As soon as I saw the sky start to break I made a run for it from the restaurant to the river front to catch the end of this amazing sunset. Shot at the Navesink Marina in Sea Bright, NJ.

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/22.0
Shutter Speed: 1/2 of a second
ISO: 100
Tripod: Benro A2691T Travel Angel with BH1 Ballhead