Jane's Carousel Brooklyn Bridge Park NYC


The was a wonderful view of Jane’s Carousel and the New York City skyline. The place is Brooklyn Bridge Park. I’m on my second cup of coffee. And the time — early morning :-)


The thing about photography is that it’s subjective. Like any form of art. The emotions are different. The perception may vary. The journey may lead you to a different place — than intended. Or in some odd turn of events – the same place.

Over the past few weeks — I am visualizing more. I am actively conscience of composition. Drinking in:

  • Rule of Thirds
  • Balancing Elements
  • Leading Lines
  • Symmetry and Patterns
  • Viewpoint
  • Background
  • Depth
  • Framing
  • Cropping
  • Experimentation

And understanding how I can leverage post production to enhance the scene. High Dynamic Range is always a constant. But what are the variables? In using Adobe Lightroom and Photomatix should I free form or use a preset? Will I be judged by the noise-police when I add too much grain?

But in a singular moment a leading line captures my attention. And I begin to mentally frame, crop, experiment and fire away.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

  • Camera: NIKON D5000
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Exposure: 1/10 sec at f/6.7, 1/45 sec at f/6.7, 1/3 sec at f/6.7
  • ISO/Film: 100
  • Lens: Nikkor 18 – 55mm
  • Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
  • Tripod: Oben AT-3400


When taking a photography what does your workflow look like?