Posted on March 13, 2014
The gorgeous morning sun flare reflecting into the East River is the obvious subject of this photo, but it’s not my favorite part of the image… the silhouette of the Queens skyline is! I’m also in love with the composition… the oblique cloud at the top left balanced with the railing extending into the image form the bottom right, and the city silhouette surrounded by the sun flare and it’s reflection. One of my favorites in my collection. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 85mm f1.4 manual focus lens at f/2, 1/8000.
The sun flare collection includes two additional images to complement the B&W. One is the ‘warm’ version (shot with a very warm white balance of 7200K) and the second is the ‘cool’ version (shot with a cool white balance of 2800K) Otherwise, the images are identical, and would make a wonderful triptych stretched on canvas or printed and framed.
Posted on March 9, 2014
This is one of my all time favorite sunrise photos because of the unusual and striking color palette that, even after shooting hundred of sunrises, I still haven’t seen before. The soft muted reds, oranges, blues and greys really look like winter to me, which is perfect since this is one of the last February sunrises I shot. Normally I would recommend printing sunrises on canvas and mounting them stretched to display, but this palette is so elegant that I think I would prefer a standard, simple gallery frame for this one. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens on February 25th, 2014.
Please feel free to check out the February Sunrise Collection as well. The palettes in this triptych display incredibly well together even though the photos were all taken at completely different times of the year, and two of the photos are actually sunsets, not sunrises.
Posted on February 26, 2014
The intensity and warmth of the sun shining through the harsh winter thunderstorm clouds onto the steeple of this Asheville cathedral struck a very spiritual cord with me, and I tried to capture this beautiful moment as purely as possible without altering anything after the photo was taken. This scene was only visible for a few seconds before the fast moving clouds passed and shielded out the sun. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar manual focus lens.
Posted on February 20, 2014
Wonderfully detailed B&W photo of a summertime marina full of docked boats in Noank, CT. This is a great nautical scene that would make a stunning gallery-style print to display in the home of anyone who treasures boating. I would recommend a medium size print for this particular image, perhaps 16×20, and a simple white frame, white mat for best display. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens and a Canon 5D Mark III camera.
Posted on February 17, 2014
Stunningly detailed black and white photograph taken from the High Line Park in the MeatPacking District of NYC. This view is almost as interesting in color as it is in B&W with the exception of all of the tremendous fine details that your eye misses when the image is viewed in color. Shooting this image in B&W gives it a classic old-world look that makes it a truly timeless photograph and a familiar scene to native New Yorkers everywhere. Fine detail like this is perfect for a professional Pearl print… you’ll notice twice as much detail as you do on your computer monitor!