Monday, March 10, 2008

New Images - Brooklyn Bridge 2



See the image in my B&W gallery. I captured these images on my trip to NYC last year. But I just now got around to processing them to my liking. The same is true for the banner pict of the NYC skyline. The original color images was dreadful, but a bit of post-processing work made the B&W conversion quite nice. See the NYC skyline image here.

6 comments:

Lori Shaffer said...

Jeff, these images are stunning! I would be curious to know what the "unprocessed" images look like, but these are amazing. The "Bent Grass" is one of my favorites.

Jeff Meyers said...

A number of people have asked me about that. I'll post some in a separate gallery so you can get an idea of how post-processing in Photoshop is all about art and not just reproducing what the camera "sees." In fact, the camera never comes close to seeing what we see. Our ability to process light is so very much better than any camera sensor. Check back later and I'll link the unprocessed images.

Lloyd said...

Is the curving of the boards in the foreground an optical illusion from the camera lens?

Jeff Meyers said...

Camera lens. It's a 10.5mm fisheye lens.

Bobber said...

What kind of fish?

Jeff Meyers said...

You have to use whatever is available. Sometimes Cod or even a large Grouper. The fish head eventually rots and smells. So I keep fresh fish around, cut off their heads when I need them, and position them carefully on the body of the camera to get these shots. It can be messy, but it's worth it.