This shot was taken from the Roosevelt Island Tram through the window with the lens as close to the glass as possible. Even being careful to avoid reflections, I did have to do some corrective work in post-production to remove some unwanted glare patterns. But Photoshop handles these sorts of things very easily. At the same time, I decided to desaturate the color. When I process I am not so concerned with maintaining reality as much as I am searching for a look that connects with how I felt in the moment.
WEEKENDS VS. WEEKDAYS
I had a bit of traveling last week so this past weekend instead of heading to the mountain as we usually do, we decided to stay at home and get a few things done. Big mistake! Saturday became one giant errand that never ended because apparently everyone else was doing the same thing! We attempted to visit the Bauman Farm’s very cool pumpkin patch, but cars were lined up as far as we could see to get in, so we left. In fact, most things we did Saturday took way longer than they would have during the week, including: returning some pants, getting gas, eating at a restaurant, finding a place to park, and shopping for clothes. Fortunately, Sunday was much better, hanging with friends, stand-up paddle boarding and playing Magic the Gathering. Lesson learned: weekends are for downtime and connecting as a family, not running errands.