Winter Wonderland

Central Park, when it snows, becomes a virtual winter wonderland.  And one of my favorite things to do is to take photographs in any kind of inclement weather.  It creates an overall moodiness and adds an interesting component plus engaging elements to the overall composition.

The images I had taken already looked black and white, even in full color.  So the decision to develop my photos that way was a no brainer.  I started making those adjustments and they all seemed to lend themselves to a sepia undertone.  As I began to play with the vibration slider, it added back some color into the image.  I liked this effect as it made the things that were red pop out and stay red while the other hues remained monochromatic.  

I loved that the atmospheric haze that day created multiple backdrop layers within the natural landscape.  I look forward to the next snow storm, without the polar vortex… I can dream can’t I?

 TIMELESS

TIMELESS

 UNDER & OVER

UNDER & OVER

 RED RECTANGLE

RED RECTANGLE

 TREE LINES

TREE LINES

 CARRIAGE RIDE

CARRIAGE RIDE

I am beginning to see a common denominator in my photography, an exploration in playful and strategic use of color within each of my images.  There is always a very graphic nature that seems to emerge.  By developing my photos in a similar manner within a group of images, I create mini collections - each series in their own right creates their own individual story.

Susan Marie