Ghosts of the Interim - Fujifilm XT-3, 1/250 @ f/16, ISO 200, 84mm. After converting this photograph to black and white, I processed the image in Topaz Impressions 2 by backing down the Georgia O’keefe preset just enough to give it a slight painterly look with deep shadows. I also brought out the highlights along the hull and the pilothouse. You can make out the name of the ship (Interim) on the bow although three of the letters are missing. It wasn’t until I processed the image that I noticed the reflection of some bystanders in the pilothouse window. Thus, the title of the photograph! This was shot in Hoonah, Alaska.
Vancouver - Fujifilm XT-3, 1/500 @ f/11, ISO 160, 16mm. This a shot of the Vancouver skyline as our cruise ship pulled away from the port facility in the center foreground. I used a wide-angle lens with a polarizer and I was rewarded with a fabulous sky! I added the star effect in post.
Gettysburg Dream - Fujifilm XT-3, 1/500 @ f/8.0, ISO 160, 56mm. An early morning shot of the McPherson Barn on the 1st day’s battlefield at Gettysburg. The light and shadow called for a black and white toning. The cannon, fence and barn make for a strong composition. This pic is one of my favorites from a recent visit. I have been to Gettysburg more times than I can remember and I encourage all to visit. It is truly “a vision place of souls.” See the poem by the same title in the Poetry Section.
Lucky Peak - Fujifilm X-T3, 1/125 @ f/16, ISO160, 35mm. The Lucky Peak Recreational Area is an outdoorsman’s paradise just outside of Boise, Idaho. It’s also a great location for landscape photography. We had to do a little hiking to get to this vantage point but it was worth the effort. I like the black and white version of this one.
Ghost Train - D750, ISO 400, Converted to black and white in Nix Silver Efex Pro, Processed in Topaz Impressions 2 - This photo was shot at Steamtown in Pennsylvania.
Lighthouse on the Hudson - Nikon D750, 1/800 @ f/10, ISO 200, 120mm - Converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro. This is the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse on the Hudson River about 30 miles south of Albany.
The Fisherman - Nikon D750, 1/320 @ f/11, ISO200, 120mm - Silver Efex Pro - A lake in Ohio on an early Fall morning.
Dunker Church - Nikon D7000, 1/160 @f/11, ISO 100, 28mm - Antietam National Battlefield - See the poem, Antietam Creek in the Poetry Blog!
El Escorial - D750, 1/640 @f/9.0, ISO 200, 24mm - Spain's Royal Palace outside of Madrid and headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition. One of the most foreboding structures I have ever visited. Thus, my decision to portray it in black and white with sharp contrast.
Down by the River - Nikon D750 , 1/250 @ f/8, -2EV, ISO 100, 24mm - A local shot of the Athens waterfront on a foggy morning along the Hudson River. One of my personal favorites. See the poem of the same title in the Poetry section.
Alida - Nikon D7000, 1/320 @ f/5.0, ISO 200, 34mm - This is an old cemetery in a churchyard in my former hometown, but these scenes are so ubiquitous it could be any small town in America. See my poem, Alida, in the Poetry section.
Come Sit for Awhile - Fujifilm X100T, 1/250 @ f/11, ISO200,23mm - Shot at Glimmerglass Lake in Cooperstown, NY - See my poem of the same title in the Poetry Section
Water Weeds - Fujifilm X-T3, 1/640 @ f/8, ISO200, 35mm. Shot along the banks of the Hudson River. Processed in Silver Efex Pro. See the poem The Fine Art of Weeding in the Poetry Section.
Despair - Nikon D750, 1/100 @ f/4.0, ISO200, 120mm. Processed in Silver Efex Pro. This photograph was taken along one of the many canals in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was an early morning shot, so I’m guessing this guy had a tough night. See the poem “I Often Think of the Color Black” in the Poetry Section.
Snow in the Trees - Nikon D750, 1/50 @ f/8.0, ISO320, 98mm. Processed with a high-key tone in Topaz Silver Efex Pro. See the poem of the same title in the Poetry Section.
An Empty Head - Fujifilm X 100T, 1/125 @ f/8.0, ISO200, 23mm. Photographed on a recent tour of central Europe. This sculpture can be found in the town square in Krakow, Poland. See the poem of the same title in the Poetry Section.
Walking the Dog - Nikon D750, 1/640 @ f/7.1, ISO320, 70mm. This was shot on a cold winter day in the Catskill Mountains at the site of the former Catskill Mountain House.
Two Towers - Nikon D7100, 1/320 @ f/11, ISO200, 85mm. Shot from a rooftop in Greenwich Village, the juxtaposition of the old water tower with One World Trade Center was striking to say the least. Iconic New York!
What is it (about the rain)? - Nikon D7100, 1/30 @ f/5.6, ISO 1600, 46mm. See the poem of the same title in the Poetry Section.
The Machine - Fujifilm X-T3, 1/125 @ f/8.0, ISO 400, 16mm. A prison laundry facility turned museum. Shot at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary. I particularly like how the light emanating from the upper left corner illuminated the machinery.
Summer at Olana - Nikon D750, 1/200 @ f/13, ISO 100, 42mm. The home of Frederic Church, one of the foremost painters of the Hudson River School. I have shot here many times but this is the first black and white that works for me. Nice puffy clouds and an unobstructed view from a lower elevation, adds to the majesty of the home. I added a red filter in post to increase the contrast between the clouds and the sky.