Tag : New York
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests. Photowalk Date: Sunday ~ May 19th ~ 10AM [...]
First off, let me say, this is the most difficult story I have worked on to date. Asylums are notoriously difficult to write about due to their sordid and often clouded histories. Truth is, most asylums are closed due to atrocities of some nature. And because of those horrors and in the best interest of [...]
Welcome to the final part in my five part series called “Going West 2012″. This five part blog has chronicled my 12 day trip to Kanab, UT, it’s surrounding adventures and back. Once every couple of years, hopefully more often as I do more of these blogs, I meticulously plan a trip somewhere with the [...]
In June of this year (2012), I organized and held my first Photowalk. It was a huge success with some familiar faces and a lot of new faces showing up to attend the two part walk. To educate and network was the goal and we achieved that perfectly. One of my long time Flickr acquaintances [...]
As some of you know, I am also the guitarist for Wendy Owens and her band Renegade which besides photography, is what I do for a living. This past year has been rough with the band having 57+ dates on the books and me trying to schedule shoots around those dates. Sometimes, the stars align, [...]
August 2nd, my band “Wendy Owens and Renegade” got to share a concert bill with Lee Brice. Here are a couple of vids that I shot from the event. Just using my a77 handheld with a 70-200mm APO and 10-20mm Sigma lens. Just for fun! Enjoy some great music. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like them..
This video demonstrates a new blending technique that I am developing. I am combining live HD video with still HDR photographs resulting in a “Living HDR” effect. A nod to Ken Burns for the inspiration. This particular video was shot in upstate New York and features waterfalls from the Finger Lakes region a music by one of my favorite artists Jace Everett (Of True Blood Theme fame). Any comments and/or questions are always welcomed.
List of “participants”
- Waterfalls courtesy of the finger lakes region of New York State.
- Lenses exclusively used on this shoot by Sigma Corporation. SigmaPhoto.com
- Camera used: Sony a77v
- “Slip Away” used with permission in this video. Please check out Jace Everett @ JaceEverett.com
- Software utilized for production: HDRSoft Photomatix, Sony Vegas, Adobe Lightroom, Premiere, and Photoshop, Nik Software Plugins.
The effect I use in the video I have dubbed “Living HDR/Faucet Effect” because I am using my HDR photos, overlaying and blending live HD video with them. The technique uses no special plug-ins or masks. As you will see in the video, it has the effect of a moving HDR and then freezes as if someone is turning off time with a faucet. Motion is achieved by painstakingly aligning and synchronized simultaneous panning of both the live footage and the HDR still.
If you are interested in using the “living HDR” or “Faucet Effect” technique, please contact me. I will have a short tutorial out soon as well on how you can achieve the effect.
Photos from this shoot can be purchased from the gallery link on the menu above.
Well, it’s spring and an un-seasonable one here in New York. Today’s forecast was for a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms and as of late, I have not let the weather forecast deter me from heading out to shoot. I have found that generally the most atmospheric landscape photo opportunities make themselves available when [...]
If you live in the Pennsylvania, Upstate New York area and you are a photographer, you have probably spent some time shooting in many of wonderful state parks in the area. With that, many of us have become fair weather photographers. Whether it be to protect your equipment or your rear end from freezing, [...]
Harris Hill, NY is a well-known to the Elmira, Corning, Horseheads residents as a small amusement park with a family picnic area, swimming pool, but it is also home to the National Soaring Museum. The Soaring Museum is one of only two museums in the United States focused on motor-less flight. In its heyday Elmira was thrust [...]
Special pieces from A.D.’s “Castles of New York” and “The Art of Decay” collections are on permanent display at The Independent Artist Gallery. The well-known gallery is owned by proprietor and painter Lisa McLean and is located at 46 East Market Street in Corning, New York, at the heart of the Gaffer District. Currently the [...]
In May of this year (2011) I saddled up my trusty camera and shot photos at the Glassfest in Corning, NY. For those of you who do not know, Glassfest is an incredible event spread over 4 days including artisans and vendors encompassing many areas of “fire arts”, music, food, and even a glass [...]
Wow, what a trip. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. It was big, expansive, cozy, personal, spiritual, uplifting and more! So grab yourself a cup of joe and settle in for the trip of a lifetime. What started out as a casual conversation about “what if’s” and “why for’s”, [...]