Metropolitan Museum of Art
Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo
During the past several months I have been very busy photographically: a trip to Japan, two workshops at ICP and a complete redesign of my web site. The first work shop in the fall “An Interior View” was taught by architectural photographer Bryan Whitney www.bryanwhitney.com and the second this spring (ongoing)”The Amazing Bridges of New York City” is taught by Elliott Kaufman www.ekaufmanfineart.com Both are excellent teachers and photographers and I encourage all who are interested to visit their web sites. As you can see from my “Recent Work” gallery and a portion of the “Japan” gallery, I have returned to my first love in photography-Black & White so please check out the new web site and give me some feed back.
I recently completed a workshop on basic portrait lighting taught by a friend, excellent teacher and photographer Carol Dragon. This was my initial attempt to utilize some of the techniques we learned and I look forward to learning more advanced techniques. If you’re in New York I highly recommend Carol’s workshops in Photoshop, Lightroom, digital photography and lighting as well as her wonderful images at caroldragon.com. I recruited as several family members who would be patient enough to sit for me and I am generally pleased with the results. The pictures were lit with a single flash (umbrella or grid) and a flat white reflector. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
Time, our most precious asset, hence our fascination with clocks. Here are four examples of clocks I have photographed. The first from the interior of the Musée d’Orsay overlooking Sacré Coeur, the second in downtown Dallas, the third from the movie Hugo taken at an exhibit at MOMA and the last a clock tower from San Gimignano in Tuscany.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Clock from the movie Hugo
Clock Tower, San Gimignano, Tuscany
Big Ben 2012
Big Ben 2012, a 3 exposure HDR imaged processed in Nik’s HRD Efex Pro 2, LR 5 and CS 6, was taken on an afternoon walk along the Thames in October. It will be displayed along with several other images from my “Glass and Steel” gallery above at an exhibit entitled “The Doctor as an Artist”. The exhibit will take place in the Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art. The exhibit opens Sunday, September 8, 1-5pm and runs through Sunday, September 29, 2013. The museum is located at 280 High Street, Closter, N.J. (Adjacent to the Closter Library) 201-768-0286 www.belskiemuseum.com. The exhibit includes the works of other physicians and dentists in OIl, Watercolor, Prints and Sculpture as well as Photography.
Caernarfon Castle in northwest WalesExamples of the rugged countryside and coast of northwest Wales are represented in the gallery above.
Josie Diana 7/27/2013
Canon 5DMkIII, ISO 1600, Canon 24-70mm f/4 @ 70mm, f/6.3 at 1/125 sec., processed in Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2
This image was taken during a week in July when all our grandchildren were with us in Stockbridge. Have a look at some other images from that week in the gallery “Summer Week 2013” above.