Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Back from NYC, with Photos!

I took just under 400 photos in NYC. Most of them are more documentary in nature, but a few had some real photographic value.

Here's one I took in Brooklyn, while we were on our way to sing at a retirement home. There were numerous swans in this little bay area, and an enormous number of seagulls. The seagulls became very friendly with us once some bread appeared, so even though my maximum focal length with the lens I have is 55 mm, I got some very good shots of them using servo AF and burst mode. The best picture from that day though, is of a swan.

click to enlarge, or see it on Flickr
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 55 mm

Not a whole lot else to say about this shot. But for the next while, the great majority of the photos I post here will be from New York.


  1. Great photo. I like the reflection of the neck and head in the water.

    Welcome back. I hope it was a great trip.

  2. Welcome back! Awesome shot - I love the satiny look of the water behind the swan!

  3. Love this shot - the sun reflection off the swan's head makes him seem very heavenly and ethereal. Great reflection of the head and neck in the water too. Is it selective color b/w conversion? Or just desaturated?

  4. Neither, I didn't play with the colors on this. I boosted the contrast just a touch, and cropped for composition. That's all.


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