New York City – The Big Apple (2017)

This past week Audrey and I headed to New York City for memorial weekend. We had some air miles that we wanted to cash in. Although I have made a couple of trips to NYC recently, Audrey has not been here since she was in NYC to purchase her “going away” dress for our wedding. Key highlights included New York harbor, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero memorial, Central Park, National Art Gallery and Open street market.

Eagle Training

During the later part of January we were treated to a display of flight training by a large group of bald eagles. They stayed around our property for about a couple of weeks, (as Hay bay slowly froze over). Most of the pictures were taken at dusk one evening, when a group of 18-20 eagles flew overhead of our home. I took most of this pictures through my living room window. The pictures are grainy due to the fact that I had to push the ISO in the camera. They have to been Photoshoped other that tonal corrections. It really was an amazing display.

Fun Digital Processing Challenge

This month five members of the PEC photoclub were given the task to digitally process each others images. For this challenge I submitted a photo I took back in 2013 on a trip to the Czech Republic. I have included both the original “raw” image as well as the fixed B&W one. The other photos were taken my members of the photo club but have been fixed by my hands. I used DXO Image Pro, Lightroom, Google Nik Collection and Photoshop to manipulate the photos.