Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
These children are playing on the same cement blocks I did with my friends many years ago. Although they now all have their all have smartphones now and dress just like American kids, these blocks remains. Their function is to protect the castle from rough waves. These photos were shot last Deember.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Nikon Capture NX-D-1.0.0 is here.
Nikon has just released their version 1.0.0 of Capture NX-D, introduced in beta form earlier this year. I was never able to like the NX version of Capture. Cannot stand the interface. The pre NX Capture was ideal for me. Using Lightroom I do not see what the big deal is. NX-D is the first version of Nikon's flagship Raw converter since previous developer Nik Software became part of Google's empire in 2012. The software has a new user interface, batch conversion and the usual non-destructive workflow that saves adjustments in parallell files along with the original images. You may like this if you like the interface.
Monday, July 14, 2014
What I mean is that photos are all over and a scene that normally can and really is not pretty, with the proper light, composition and post editing, can become acceptable or even pretty. Here we are again under the I 495 in Long Island City, Queens and this is the notorious Newtown Creek a polluted body of water that slowly is being cleaned up.