Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2018

Wishing You A Prosperous New Year!





a photograph of restaurant orsay in new york city at night




Camera:    Sony a7R3
Lens:        Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS



Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2018 Daniel R. South
All Rights Reserved


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New York Diner On Christmas Day

Merry Christmas 2018!




a photo of a new york city diner decorated for christmas
3-Star Diner On Christmas Day




Obstructions are everywhere. Sometimes, we can work around them, but in many cases we have to include them in a way that doesn't detract from the subject. 


I couldn't move the light poles, so I created a frame by placing them at about the same distance from either side of the photo. I like the not-so-subtle effect of the One Way signs pointing toward the diner, as if to say, "Look this way!" 

The garbage cans are small in comparison to the poles, so their impact is minimal. It's New York. No one should be surprised that we have garbage here. It adds authenticity. ;-)

I did clone out an empty beverage cup that was rolling around in the street, and I used layers to erase a worker in the diner whose face was prominent in the original photo (luckily, I made multiple exposures). But the light poles, the garbage cans, the fire hydrant, and the delivery bike are all part of the composition, for better or for worse. There's a lot going on in the city. Sometimes, you have to work with what's in front of you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Camera:    Sony a7R III
Lens:        Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS



Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2018 Daniel R. South
All Rights Reserved



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bike Men - Union Square Park

Thrills On Wheels





a photo in black and white of two men performing stunts on bicycles in union square park
Bike Men - Union Square Park




Camera:    Sony a7R3
Lens:        Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2018 Daniel R. South
All Rights Reserved



Monday, December 3, 2018

Top Of The Flatiron Building (Black and White)

New York City in Black and White




a photo of the top of the flatiron building in new york city in black and white





Camera:    Sony a7Rii
Lens:        Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright 2018 Daniel R. South
All Rights Reserved