It’s always great fun photographing with great friends as well as with such talented photographers. It’s also very interesting & entertaining to be around Ben. He is such a phenomenal photographer and has been capturing superb images long before I ever dreamed of holding a camera in my hands for the first time. Aside from that he has a great sense of humor and always makes me laugh. I love listening to his stories from the past and I feel we can all learn so much from him since he is always willing to help & share and filled with great photographic knowledge and skills.
Ben was telling me this past weekend how he and his cousin Terry Boyer (RIP) had photographed the bridge a number of years ago before any of the parks had even been built. The story was pretty interesting and I was able to visualize the place how it was back then through Ben’s story. I guess this is where my inspiration stemmed from to processed a few of the images in an antique type of style.
For the image below I applied a filter named Fractilicious from Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin. I am on a Mac OS platform but do have Parallels installed running Windows 7. I only use Windows for certain softwares that I work in that are not available for Mac OS. For a number of years since I came across Redfield’s Fractalius plugin and used it on a few of my images, I have received some inquiries regarding if the plugin was available for Mac’s. Unfortunately it is not, but for those interested Filter Forge might be an option. Filter Forge is an awesome Photoshop plugin that is also available as a Stand Alone version as well as for both PC’s & MAC OS platforms.
And for the few non New Yorkers that are wondering about the title of my blog post today… Dumbo, is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.