Tuesday, December 31, 2019


This homeless person was sitting outside near a busy sidewalk and street. Her sign said she had just beat stage 3 cancer and was now homeless. Like me, there were probably hundreds if not thousands of people that walked by her in just one day. She just battled for her life then has to face another battle of finding where to live.

Monday, December 30, 2019


While walking throughout the city, I saw many people sitting or laying on the streets. I assume that most of these people are homeless. It felt as if every block or so someone would be asking for food or money. Some people wanted money or food for good reasons, others wanted money for drugs or other nonessential items.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Rockefeller Center

As the sunset faded into night, I visited Rockefeller Center. The area was full of thousands of tourists looking at the Sach's light display on the east side and the Christmas tree on the west side. I did not take pictures of the light display, but the Christmas tree was incredible. It was by far the biggest Christmas tree that I have seen.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Evening Shopping

As night began to fall on the city, more lights from stores and cars started to shine. I wanted to capture the light and the shadows it created on the people walking. With this picture, I stayed behind a group of people, and I took it when they walked in front of a store. This way, there would be long shadows along with the lights of the city.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sunset Walk

Here is my first official picture of New York City. I took this as I was walking down the streets and facing the sunset. I wanted to capture the people on the streets, the tall buildings that surrounded the people and streets, and the sunset. The buildings and the read lead to the sunset, which helps showcase the fact that there is a sunset during a busy evening rush hour.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Skyline Sunset

I took this picture the night before the previous one, but still think it can be a quality picture. I wanted to capture people looking up at the skyline with the sunset also hinted at. It is dark, you can't see the subjects, and the sunset isn't all that visible. Even though this picture might not seem like much now, I think with some edits it could be great.

Monday, December 23, 2019

New York City

Welcome to New York City! This picture and tomorrow's picture are going to be unedited and as I took them. These first two are to introduce you to what New York City is. This picture is from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. I went up to observe pre, during, and post, sunset. I wanted to capture the sunset, downtown, and the bars that held us back.

Thursday, December 12, 2019


I was outside cleaning my bike one day and I that about how interesting it would be to capture a long exposure of the water going around the wheel. It was challenging to capture this because a camera and water do not mix. I positioned my camera just slightly out of the spray zone and captured the motion. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Out of the Photoshoping to redo picture and into long exposures at a pond. I decided I wanted to show the fall environment, but also the objects around the park. Using a park bench, I set up leaves on top of it for the fall feel, then started taking pictures. I wanted to showcase the bright colors of the leaves and trees.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Looking Off

This picture was one of the most fun to take for this photoshoot. I set up the settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), started a two-second timer, ran to this bench, then took the picture. I wanted to capture the fall colors and bench. I liked the last picture but felt it was lacking something. I wanted to add something more to the picture, something that would give the viewer something else to look at.

Friday, December 06, 2019


Even taking this picture 4 months ago, I still remember how much fun it was to take it. I had the earlier pictures (which I posted), but they were from the shore and on the sand. For this picture, I wanted to have the sunset go all the way to the camera. I wanted to be standing in water and have the reflection of the sunset go all the way to the camera. I walked out 100 yards into the water and was able to capture the ripples of the water and the reflection of the sunset.

Thursday, December 05, 2019


While there are many variations of the color red, primarily the only two colors are orange and black. Looking at the original picture, there is not much color, you can barely see the seagull, and the sun resembles a dot in the sky. Like many of the other pictures, I brightened this one up and increased the contrast. I then darkened just the sky to showcase the rich colors.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Rainbow of Colors

Originally, this picture was incredibly dark with little colors. First, I brightened up the whole image. I wanted to make sure the sunset colors were visible and you could see the oyster farm in the bottom right. After the picture was bright, I wanted to brighten the sunset even more. By increasing the brightness and contrast all of the colors started to show. What used to be a dull pink now turned into a bright pink.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019


This sunset picture is one of my favorites. The bright colors in the sky and reflecting on the water, and the people standing on the sand watching it. I wanted to brighten up the original pictures and make the sunset colors and people stand out. I had a slight problem brightening the entire picture, because of the highlights in the sunset. It wasn't a hard fix, and now the picture looks colorful and bright.  

Monday, December 02, 2019

Miles Upon Miles

Welcome back to Boston! If you remember, I was posting these pictures just a few months ago. These sunset pictures were some of my favorites, this was before the editing. After finishing the Chama pictures, I wondered which I should do next. I decided on the Boston sunsets. This picture is one that wasn't too hard to fix. I just increased the contrast, saturation, and vibrance, among other small edits.