I took this picture last week in the park by my apartment in New Brunswick. I took a few different pictures of this tree but I liked the editing on this one the best because I was able to really bring out the blues of the sky, create a strong silhouette of the tree and have a sharp horizon line in the background.
Arcade - Seaside, New Jersey
Here is another photo from my walk through Seaside. I saw Lucky Leo’s Arcade, a favorite of mine as a kid, and knew that it would translate well to black and white because of the contrast between the white and dark paint. I threw on my wide angle lens because I did not have a lot of space to get the picture unless I wanted telephone poles and parked cars to ruin the shot. Using the wide angle lens also increases the feeling of actually being there by creating more perspective in the picture.
Took this photo a few weeks ago in Seaside Heights, NJ. When I took the image I knew I wanted it to be a black and white and focus on having a strong contrast between the shadows and the light. It came out interesting as a black and white because even though it was bright out, the sky had a strong overcast which made it look like dark storm clouds in this picture.
Seaside Boardwalk Kid - New Jersey
This is another photo I took at Seaside. As previously mentioned, it was a very foggy day at the board walk, but I was lucky enough for a few moments of sun to capture this image where the kid was framed right in the light. Unfortunately I was further away than I would have like to of been and had to crop the image to get the composition I wanted. I also only had moments to get the image so I did not have enough time to adjust my settings and get less detail on the background to put emphasis on the kid.
Seaside Boardwalk - New Jersey
I took this photo on Sunday, which was a beautiful day and I thought it would be great to shoot at the beach on such a nice day. All the way down the parkway the weather was great until I approached the bridge to crossover into Seaside, there was just this incredibly dense fog covering the entire town. I have never shot in fog before, so it created a very interesting shooting situation. The lighting and the fog created a lot of very high key images which I haven’t work with before.
It snowed last night here in New Jersey so I decided to take advantage of the conditions and take some photos today since I have never shot in the snow before. The biggest challenge was taking the picture so the snow did not look gray.
I know have I been posting all of there wonderful pictures of warm weather in the Caribbean, but I thought I would break out of that trend for a little bit. This picture is a bit macabre since it is of a cemetery, and it is not really my thing to be hanging out in one, but I thought the detail and the colors present made for a really nice picture.
Taken on my Nikon D3000 with the 35mm 1.8G lens.
Another picture I took while in Dominica during a sunset, which caused some weird things to happen with the color so I made it a black and white to fix those issues. I’ll probably revisit it at a later time and do a color version when I feel like putting more effort into it. Shot this as an extended exposure for 20 or 25 seconds I think at f/22 and used an ND filter combined with a polarizing filter to bring the exposure down a couple more stops. I do not usually do black and white photos, but I really like this one.