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Central Park Scapes July 29, 2009

A little nature taken in Central Park from yesterday’s NYC visit with Mike Palmer.

 

NYCityscapes

Mike Palmer was in NYC this week so I made the trip to meet up with him for our very own photo walk around the city.  We intended to take a class at B&H Photo but when we got there we decided to “ditch class” (Shssssh!  Don’t tell Mom I skipped school!) and instead we shop around B&H.  I had to control myself from walking out with a new lens and instead settled for a very small purchase of an SD card holder.  🙂

We did a lot of sightseeing, stopped in Times Square and had lunch at Hard Rock, then headed over to the International Center for Photography for the Avedon Fashion Photography exhibit (amazing work!).  We ended the day wandering around Central Park.  Despite the sweltering heat I had a great time!!  Thanks Mike!

I edited all of the photos from today but I’m going to break up the posts throughout the week while I’m busy moving out, moving in and unpacking.  After tomorrow I won’t have internet until Saturday (if I even have my computer set up by then!)  Then Monday I’m off to NC so I’ll be pre-setting up some blog posts of our visit to NYC so stop back for more!

And a good ‘ol cell phone pic!  (Just ignore my sweaty red face…it felt like it was 110 degrees!!)

 

Emmy Award Winner Lee Grossman | New Jersey Photographer to the Stars! lol!!! July 9, 2009

The 52nd Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala
was held on Sunday, March 29, 2009
at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York, NY

And the Emmy for “PROMOTION: News Promo” went to:

Winter and Spring Weather Facts – December 15, 2007. (WCBS-TV). Bruce E. Brauer, Creative Services Director; Lee E. Grossman, Writer/Executive Producer; Jon Paul LoMonaco, Design Director; Lonnie Quinn, Weather Anchor.

 

New York City in a Lovely Shade of Tonemapped June 27, 2008

I had nothing new ready for tonight so I thought that I would post some of my favorite photos from new York City from December.

I tonemapped the single RAW image in Photomatrix.

This one is called : MUTED CITY

I call this one: I HEART NY

Let me explain why:

I got to this photo and and I stopped in my tracks when I saw the shot after tonemapping! Take a look at the skyscraper on the left! The sunlight shining on the building created a…..HEART! heart.gif! I couldn’t believe it and I felt it was really special. This was not manipulated.

This photo of Times Square has become another favorite of mine from that day mainly because I love how the sun is shining in the top left of the photo and then the light literally makes its way across the street like a spotlight.

LADY IN THE CITY

I hope you love them as much as I do!

When I get my new place I hope to blow some of these up to hang them.

If you’re interested in seeing my entire gallery of all of my HDR or Tonemapped RAW photos click here: http://www.jenrinaldiphotography.com/gallery/3868580_st8qe/1/312956580_pNjzs

 

Been Editing Away/NYC Pics/Why Use Layers in Photoshop? December 21, 2007

I haven’t taken anything new in a few days…haven’t had much energy for it. Instead I’ve been editing a lot of the New York City series I took last Saturday.

Tonemapping the single RAW file has produced unbelievable results. When I compare the before and after it’s an amazing difference!

This photo from Times Square has become another favorite of mine from the day mainly because I love how the sun is shining in the top left of the photo and then the light literally makes its way across the street like a spotlight.

Spotlight

Muted City

More of my Tonemapped and HDR photos can be found here: http://jenweaverphotography.smugmug.com/gallery/3868580/1/234754647

Lady??? Liberty

Lady in the City

I forgot to mention that when we were in the city we spotted ELVIS!

Yes, ladies & gents – ELVIS is alive & kicking in NYC! He was sporting a giant clock around his neck heading for McDonalds!

Santa also made an appearance at the Wall Street Journal in triplicate:

On another note have you ever wondered why you should use LAYERS in photoshop? I certainly have!

I found some links that help explain Photoshop Layers and I just realized I have a lot of reading to do!:

http://www.art.ncc.edu/courses/art130/unit3/layers.htm

http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/photoshop-basics/introduction-to-layers.10947.html

http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/layers/Layers.htm

http://www.theflyingparty.com/photoshop/layers.html

 

Hidden Treasures December 20, 2007

Tonight I edited some of the New York City photos I took last Saturday.

When it came to the architectural shots I tonemapped the single RAW image to get some great simulated HDR shots.

I got to this photo and and I stopped in my tracks when I saw the shot after tonemapping!!! Take a look at the skyscraper on the left! The sunlight shining on the building created a…..HEART! I couldn’t believe it!! This was not maipulated!!! I completely LOVE it!

I’m calling it: I HEART NY

Some other favorites from NYC from this editing session:

Some people shots I really liked:

THE BREAKER

PORTRAIT

NYPD

I couldn’t decide between the following 2 effects on this photo: