Ride the free Staten Island Ferry and get this fantastic view of Manhattan
I spent a few days in New York at the weekend. Love those towers of dreams and toil and consumption. I’ve only visited the city a few times but its energy is contagious.
So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out. Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year. It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime. I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.
Ever since I saw an image like this many years ago, I have been waiting for an opportunity where a number of ridges are lit showing each ridge slightly brighter to the horizon. I took this in Shenadoah NP in April.
I took this last year on a fantastic sunrise jeep ride.
During our visit to Washington, DC, we went downtown on a lovely warm sunny April morning. There was thousands of people out for the Cherry Blossom race – a running race that takes in much of the wonderful cherry blossom that is out this time of the year. It also brought out many photographers keen to get THE picture and couples with photographers getting “couples” pictures with blossom as their background.
Reflections of the Capital Building. There are some nice reflective tiles outside the building.
I struggled to get an reasonable dynamic range with this exposure. My processing software (Lightroom) has a new de-haze function and this has helped on the sky. Half Dome is now more visible in the distance and the treatment in shadows in the valley hopefully a little more subtle.
Early morning in Monument Valley and a perfectly still lake provides a mirror to the sandstone monoliths.
An awesome sunrise in Monument Valley where the light hits the escarpments and paints everything in the most amazing colour.