So I go to Flushing Meadow Park last Saturday thinking that the Dragon Boat Festival was taking place (at least it appeared to be according to the various sites I checked). Not a sign of a boat, dragon or otherwise. But... the sky and clouds were magnificent, and there are remnants of the 1964 Worlds Fair that are decaying in a wonderful way.
|Decaying Structure Flushing Meadow Park 1|
Handheld HDR... then converted to B&W.
|Decaying Structure Flushing Meadow Park 2|
Just one exposure, and some work with adjustment layers.
Then there's always the old Unisphere -
|Unisphere Flushing Meadow Park|
Love that 20mm lens. And love that digital black and white. You can tweak out amazing stuff (especially from a 16 bit raw file). The original colors of the fair (as I remember) were blues, oranges and some greens. Blue and orange being the NY State colors. this color combination gives me the willies, so black and white is blessing.
Flushing Meadow is a large flat space, allowing for great amounts of sky to be shown.
|Reeds and Sky|