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Modern Office Buildings

An exercise in line, angle, planes, curve: Interesting though essentially spiritless geometries in modern office buildings. The treatment of the images in infrared emphasizes the rather ominous and impersonal Рlifeless Рnature of this architecture. Click each image for a larger view.

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Lakeside Wind

Lakeside Grass. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 400. 1/600 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2016.

Lakeside Grass. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 400. 1/600 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2016.

This grass is growing at the shore of the lake. I find it interesting and attractive how the wind (even a steady breeze) shapes the growth and display of the grass.

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Grace Farms at Sunrise 3

Here are three more images from the weekends photo shoot at Grace Farms. Because of the season – although late winter, no foliage had begun to fill in the scenery – and the dynamic angles and curves to be found throughout the Grace Farms “River,” I have done these in B&W. There’s been a minimum of processing, mostly exposure and contrast.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100, 26 mm on 17-55mm zoom. ISO 800. 1/3 sec at f/8.0.

Grace Farms, New Canaan CT. Nikon 7100, 24 mm on 12024mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/800 sec at f/16.

Grace Farms, New Canaan CT. Nikon 7100, 24 mm on 12024mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/800 sec at f/16.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100. 244 mm on 12-24mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/320 sec at f/16.0.

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT. Nikon D7100. 244 mm on 12-24mm wide zoom. ISO 1600. 1/320 sec at f/16.0.

 

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NYC 1069 5th Ave

1069 5th Ave. New York. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 200. 1/110 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

1069 5th Ave. New York. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 200. 1/110 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

The afternoon sun on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Fifth Ave mansions¬†have always seemed to me both intimidating and appealing, in part because of their strong geometry – here emphasized by the strong contrasts cast by the afternoon sun.

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Spiral

Spiral. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 200. 1/400 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Spiral. Fuji X100. 23 mm. ISO 200. 1/400 sec at f/11. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

For a change of pace, this is the Guggenheim Museum in New York. It’s a somewhat iconic image; I wanted to do it a little differently, thus the double exposure blur. (Click image for larger.)

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Egret – One Four Challenge Week Three September

Egret - 3. One Four Challenge Week Three. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

Egret – 3. One Four Challenge Week Three. Copyright Joanne Mason 2015.

This is week three of the One Four Challenge for September. I’m working with the egret image. This week features a black and white image as well as a significant crop. Both the monochrome and the crop focus attention more on the egret than the trees with their intense color. Besides the black and white conversion here (done with Nik Silver Efex), I’ve done some color adjustment, roughly equivalent to a red filter; some burning at the top to reduce the shore and the trees; some grain and film emulation; and selenium toning. Comments welcome.

If you’re unfamiliar with the One Four Challenge, this is an exercise curated by Robyn K at Captivate Me. One image, four different edits on successive weeks. It’s great fun and good exercise.

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