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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In this case, I took a color photo of the Former Jewish Hospital up on Central Park West about 104th Street as  I remember , which has now been turned into luxury condos-- very posh-- with an elegant courtyard and a fountain and Lamborghinis parked near it.

I tried to re-imagine it as an old sepia photo of the Hospital as it might have been when it was fairly new. This meant getting rid of anything in the photo that would distract from the impression that it came from an earlier  time. The whiting out around the hospital happened naturally because of the position of sun, but there is a modern tall condo building directly behind the Hospital which I eliminated, as well as modern  street signs of various kinds.

Oh, here is a shot from a different angle of the Hospital now-


Photography in a Different Light- More Impressionist technique

Another example of going for an impressionist/oil painting look is this photo of Central Park way up at about 100th Street and Central Park West...

Photography in a different light- Blurring instead of sharpness.

As a member of a photo club ( Park West camera club of Manhattan) I am learning more and more what conventional ideas of "what makes a good photograph" are, and getting feedback on my efforts.


I have been experimenting for some time with creating images that go against the grain and am showing some here.

For instance, the current vogue is to have images as sharp and clear as possible. I wondered what it would be like if you tried to blur an image and use Photoshop to pull it together-- did this for an online Photo contest where they wanted photos based on the theme "Red" - a shot taken in Upper Central Park near the Pond  (on some maps called the Loch). Fog and rain...inspired by French Impressionists..

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Help Police Find Group Of Men Involved In Rash Of Drug Store Robberies
By Pamela Wong on Feb 13, 2017 03:38 pm

Police are looking for a group of men involved in a series of city-wide grand larceny thefts targeting drug stores throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. In 10 incidents dating from October 28 – December 8, 2016, the suspects entered  pharmacies and stuffed over-the-counter medications and cosmetics into plastic bags before fleeing. Duane Reade, CVS […]

Best Chocolate In Brooklyn
By BKLYNER Staff on Feb 13, 2017 01:51 pm

All these folks based in Brooklyn make and sell their own chocolate. Some are small, some are large, some are new, and some battle for the title of the oldest in the borough. Of the many chocolatiers in Brooklyn, here are our favorites – for last minute orders tonight or any night: South of the […]

Cops Searching For 2 Men Posing As Officers
By Pamela Wong on Feb 13, 2017 12:28 pm

Video via NYPD The two men shown in the above surveillance video are being sought by police for questioning in 3 incidents of police impersonation and robbery. The first incident occurred on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at approximately 8:20pm in front of 2331 West 11th Street in Gravesend. A 16-year-old male victim was approached by […]

This Week in BKLYNER: Snow Day Fun, Purse Snatchings, Chocolate Tour & More
By Pamela Wong on Feb 12, 2017 09:00 am

Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter. And if you ever have any news tips, story ideas, questions, or anything, email us at editor@bklyner.com. Park Slope: Park Slope Jazz Pianist Closes ‘Infinite Distances’ Bensonhurst: Four Candidates Ramp Up Campaigns To Replace […]

The Down-Low: No Smooch For Tip-Jar Thief & Other Stories You Shouldn’t Miss
By Pamela Wong on Feb 10, 2017 03:29 pm

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories as well as other curiosities throughout Brooklyn. And a bit of ephemera, too. Thief Nabs Tip-Jar From Fort Greene Cafe. [DNA Info] Serial Mugger Targeting Victims in Brooklyn and Queens. [NY Daily News] Gang Member Suspected in Murder of Bath Beach Man. [NY Daily News] Emergency Meeting on […]



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