Posted on Mar.08, 2011, under New York

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 40mm (2x crop factor), ISO 250, Exposure 1/13 sec @f/4)

The image above is another picture that I took on a trip to New York in late 2009. My wife and I were visiting to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was fall and the weather wasn’t particularly nice, so we spent some time in the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art. We were walking through the Met when I saw this gentleman working on his own work of art. He was so still and quiet he almost appeared to be a work of art himself.

Processing was fairly straight-forward. A conversion to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2 with some added vignetting. I had experimented with using Topaz Simplify to make this image look more like a painting/drawing to sort of match the subject matter, but in the end I decided to go with something more basic.


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