Here’s an interesting set of images with a pointillist look. They were taken from the window of the car passing along the New Jersey Turnpike (or one of it’s many tributaries – I was not driving). They were mostly taken at a shutter speed of around 1/200th second that almost stopped motion and in the gloomy light forced the auto-ISO very high creating digital noise. I used Fuji’s Velvia film simulation, which is a landscape-oriented, vivid saturation level, boosted the grain and texture and a little anti-haze on a couple of them, leading to the overall painterly pointillist effect. Click any image to see them all full sized.
The Great Lawn, featuring the hideous new stalagmites corrupting the view of Central Park South.
Some more from my Meadowlands Project. The Lower Manhattan skyline is visible from just about anywhere in the nature preserve.
Another in the series begun at the end of last year that I started showing on New Year’s Day (see original post here, or update a few posts back). That’s Lower Manhattan in the background of the first shot. Not being a birder I’m not sure if this is a snowy or great egret. Click on any image to see them all enlarged.