1. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/750th   ||  


    Aged Photo - Second Version

    Different software, attempt to make an old time look to a modern photo.

    West Fjords, Iceland

     
  2. #Iceland #Landscape #Black and White #Wet Process #Vintage #Photographers On Tumblr #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Nik Analog Efex Pro #Breiðavík #West Fjords

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  3. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/750th   ||  


    West Fjords, Iceland

    A shot from 2012 made to look like it was from 1912.  

     
  4. #Iceland #west fjords #Landscape #Black and White #Vintage #Breiðavík #Nik Silver Efex Pro #Pentax #Pentax K5

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  5. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/1000th   ||  


    Fried Egg Flower - Matilija Poppy

    We have one of these plants in our front yard, but this field of them in Berkeley was quite impressive. The plant is native to Southern California and Mexico, but seems to do well up here in Northern California, too.

     
  6. #Fried Egg Flower #Matilija Poppy #Romneya #UC Berkeley Botanical Garden #Photographers On Tumblr #Pentax #Pentax K5 #California Native Plant

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  7. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||   Exposure: 1/125th   ||  


    San Francisco as viewed from the top of the world (or 2,500 feet if you need a number)

     
  8. #Marin County #Landscape #Photographers On Tumblr #San Francisco #View from Mt. Tamalpais #Pentax #Pentax K5 #Wide Angle #California

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  9. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/4.5   ||   ISO: 400   ||   Focal Length: 21mm


    Muir Woods

     
  10. #Landscape #Pentax #California #Redwood Tree #Muir Woods National Monument #HDR #Photographers On Tumblr #Pentax K5

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  11. Camera: "PENTAX" "PENTAX K-5"   ||  


    Reaching for the Star

    As I pulled in my driveway the other day and looked to my side, this sunflower appeared “eclipsing” the sun.  It inspired this photo and its title.

     
  12. #Sunflower #Landscape #Sun #Eclipse #Summer #HDR

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  13. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Exposure: 1/30th   ||   ISO: 3200   ||   Focal Length: 31mm


    I have to say I was a bit surprised to find this painting in the MOMA.  I suppose I’m a bit ignorant, but I figured impressionism was a bit too old to be “modern”, AND, I figured this painting was more likely to be found somewhere like the Louvre or in the Netherlands or somewhere.

    Anyway, upon seeing it, I snapped a shot and am sharing with everyone here now. 

    I’ve always loved this painting. 

     
  14. #Art #Painting #Impressionism #van Gogh #Starry Night #New York City #MOMA #Museum of Modern Art #NYNJ14

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  15. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Exposure: 1/30th   ||   ISO: 1600   ||   Focal Length: 24mm


     
  16. #Art #Painting #Matisse #The Red Studio #New York City #NYNJ14 #MOMA #Museum of Modern Art #Abstract

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  17. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/4.5   ||   Exposure: 1/10th   ||   ISO: 3200   ||   Focal Length: 28mm


    Despite the feelings on my previous post, I find the new Freedom Tower quite beautiful and away from the memorial and fountains that make the ghosts of the past real, the new structure is something to be proud of and makes for a wonderful view from a lot of places, especially from New Jersey and Brooklyn where it enhances the Lower Manhattan skyline quite well.

    This image is similar to an earlier one I posted before, but I learned how to use a different noise removal program and a sharpener to really make this image sharp and clean.  Something that is tough to do with an ISO 3200 shot that is hand held at night.

     
  18. #New York #NYC #Manhattan #Lower Manhattan #NYNJ14 #Hudson River #World Trade Center #Freedom Tower #Lightroom #Topaz Denoise #Sharpener Pro 3 #Landscape #Cityscape #Night #Skyline

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  19. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Aperture: f/11   ||   Exposure: 1/750th   ||   ISO: 400   ||   Focal Length: 10mm


    A wide-angled view of the World Trade Center site and the memorial and the nearly completed Freedom Tower (all 1776 feet of it)

    This was a very emotional place for me to visit as I was here at this place in 1992 when one building stood at this spot and another stood over near the new tower spot.  I was in high school then, knowing I wanted to be an engineer or architect, and I remember when the 1993 bombing happened how thrilled I was that the building(s) remained standing.

    As a graduate Civil Engineering student in 2001, I remember even thinking how remarkable it was that these large planes hit the two buildings and they remained standing for some time, which certainly saved a lot of lives. 

    As an earthquake engineer, I know that the building code strives to keep a building functional enough to evacuate people before it collapses.  This wasn’t an earthquake, but the buildings did perform well. 

    Taking the photo here (and others I took here) is bittersweet.  The beauty of this site is remarkable but the lives that were paid for what is now here brings up mixed emotions, most of them sad.

     
  20. #NYC #New York City #NYNJ14 #World Trade Center #One World Trade Center #Freedom Tower #911 Memorial #Manhattan #Lightroom 5 #Engineering #Architecture #Skyscraper #Structure

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  21. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Exposure: 1/350th   ||   ISO: 100   ||   Focal Length: 18mm


    The view towards Park and 5th Avenue at the lower edge of the park and “The Pond” along this side of the park.  The older styled building on the right is The Plaza Hotel.

    Hopefully more New York photos will come along this week.

     
  22. #Landscape #Central Park #New York City #New York #NYNJ14 #The Pond

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  23. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Exposure: 1/500th   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 60mm


    The Bow Bridge and “The Lake” in its frozen winter glory.

     
  24. #NYC #New York City #New York #Central Park #NYNJ14 #Landscape #Winter #Bridge

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  25. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   Exposure: 1/250th   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 21mm


    Besides the many photos I’ve taken without us in it, here’s some proof that Julia and I were in New York during this cold winter season.

     
  26. #Brooklyn Bridge #NYNJ14 #New York City #Manhattan #World Trade Center #Us

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  27. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   ISO: 200   ||   Focal Length: 18mm


    Image is from Brooklyn Bridge Park, just east of the Brooklyn Bridge itself towards the Wall Street area of Manhattan from the vacation back in March.  Hopefully, I’ll get back to posting more photos from this trip.  There are a lot of great shots left to process.

     
  28. #NYC #New York City #Lower Manhattan #Manhattan #View from Brooklyn Bridge Park #Brooklyn #Piers #HDR #Heavy Post Processing #Landscape #East River #New York #NYNJ14 #NIK HDR Efex Pro #Topaz Denoise #Photoshop

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  29. Camera: PENTAX K-5   ||   ISO: 3200   ||   Focal Length: 18mm


    Bethesda Terrace - Lower Arcade

    This is my first posting from Central Park.  This passage way under Bethesda Terrace was fantastic.  It was very colorful and difficult to capture an image of. 

    The HDR works wonders in getting the color out of the image and providing a view as our eyes basically saw it. Getting the image required five shots and without a tripod, I had to shoot at 3200 ISO, which brings in a lot of noise through the HDR process.  The slower shutter speeds and people also added to the challenge.  The image here took about 2 hours to process, and that was mostly because I have up on the noise issue.  On screen, the image doesn’t look bad at all, and perhaps it print it won’t either.

     
  30. #NYC #New York #New York City #Central Park #Bethesda Terrace #Architecture #Mosaic #Art #Tiles #Arcade #Lower Passage #HDR #Nik HDR Efex Pro #Topaz Denoise #Photoshop

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