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Found this dark room full of file cabinets in the basement of an abandoned building we were exploring.  It had paperwork strewn all over the floor.  The papers and the mirror looked like interesting centerpieces in the foreground, so I took some photos.  Room was very dark but with the help of longer exposures, and
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Chair in a Stairwell

At the basement level of a stairwell in an old abandoned building, we found this chair sitting in the middle of the light that filtered down from above.  It provided the centerpiece to a strange, yet quite colorful scene.  Decided not to de-saturate the colors because they seemed to make a positive impact on this
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Exit Doors

After spending more than an hour in the creepy darkness of an abandoned building, sun light peeking through these exit doors provided a very welcome sight.

Two Chairs

Did some exploration in some abandoned buildings located up north along the Palisades.  Mid-day sun was really too harsh for outdoor photography but helped provide some lighting to the interiors of these creepy buildings.  Found these two chairs sitting in a dark hallway with sun light from a window just barely lighting them up.  HDR
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Snowing at Nubble Lighthouse

Snow started falling around noon near the Nubble Lighthouse in Ogunquit, ME.  Was able to grab this image as we drove through on our way back to New Jersey.  Used a flash to try and light up some falling snow.

Portland Head Light Long Exposure

Took an 84 second exposure of the Portland Head Light from down below in the little cove.  Image was taken about an hour after sunrise as the clouds moved in and it became overcast.  Used a 10-stopper.

Portland Head Sunrise

Went on a quick one-day trip to Portland during a break in some recent snow storms, and grabbed this image of a sunrise at the Portland Head Light in Portland, ME.

DPReview – “Daytime Outdoor… 15 Seconds” Challenge

Entered this image of the Portland Head Light into the “Day-time outdoors scene through any ND filter with a minimum exposure of 15 seconds” challenge on DPReview.  It’s a 60 second exposure taken mid-morning from the observation area.

Tarrytown Lighthouse

A closeup of the Tarrytown Lighthouse in Tarrytown, NY.   Looks like it is in need of repairs.  Added some HDR Tone mapping to try and bring out the details.  De-saturated the colors to try and create a darker mood.

More Ice Flow

Flowing ice on the Hudson River gives a nice display of the current.  This is an 85 second exposure using a 10-stop ND.  Image shows the Tappan Zee Bridge off in the distance.

DPReview – “Best Photo Challenge – Macro”

Entered the “My Best Photo Challenge #1: Macrophotography” on DPReview, with an image taken in 2012.  A focus-stacked image of an Ant, using a JML 21mm lens attached to my 40D.

Ice Flow on the Hudson

Long exposure image of moving ice near the Tarrytown Lighthouse on the Hudson River in New York.  Used a 10-stop filter to get exposures as long as 200 seconds.  This one was around 60 seconds long.

Decaying Trees

A set of decaying trees located in the Manasquan Reserve in NJ, just after a small snow storm.

Casino Building in Asbury Park

Grabbed this image of the old and abandoned Casino building, located on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ., during a recent snow storm.  Applied some HDR techniques to try and bring out more details.

DPReview – “I work Outdoors” Challenge

Entered this image of a pedicab driver, taken in Manhattan during a small photoshoot with Grace and Greg on Jan. 25th, into the “I work Outdoor” challenge on DPReview.

Timelapse – 1st attempt

Took about 157 timelapsed images of the sun setting behind the Tarrytown Lighthouse in New York.  One shot every 30 seconds over about 1.5 hours only provided enough footage for about a 4 second clip.  I slowed the video down to 15 FPS, resulting in a longer but choppier clip.   Some lessons learned:  Shoot
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DPReview – “My Best Photo of the Week” challenge

Submitted this photo of the Tarrytown Lighthouse into the latest “My Best Photo of the Week” challenge on DPReview.  Took the image on a re-visit to Tarrytown with Grace and Greg.  The Hudson River was frozen and the sunset was perfect.

Decaying Stairs

Found this old and abandoned staircase in Tarrytown.  Thought it would make an interesting image with HDR tone-mapping applied.

Tarrytown Lighthouse

Good timing at Tarrytown, NY with Greg and Grace.  The Hudson River was frozen and the sunset was spectacular.  Only had time to scratch the surface there and need to re-visit for more chances at the other locations.

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