And now I'm a painter...

Posted by beanaba , Monday, May 31, 2010 9:47 PM

I've been teaching myself how to transform photos into watercolors in Photoshop this weekend... and here are my first couple of attempts.  I think they look better larger, so go ahead and click on them!

Before

After

Before

After


Philadelphia, PA

Posted by beanaba , Sunday, May 30, 2010 1:40 PM

I took my students to Philadelphia last week for the Honor Society outing for the year. Not many opportunities to set up for a good shot while keeping my paranoid eyes on my students, but I did manage to snap a few.





They thought it would be funny if they picked his nose... and I agreed.









If But When at An Beal Bocht

Posted by beanaba 9:39 AM

5.28.2010
Riverdale, NY



Sean Donovan

Josh Duennebier

Anthony Forzaglia

Eric Bell

Steve Carrea













Make

Posted by beanaba , Sunday, May 16, 2010 9:29 PM

I went to MAKE to make a vase... then he bought me flowers to make me happy... then I, of course, had to make a triptych out of it.

Astoria Park, Queens

Posted by beanaba 8:35 PM

A beautiful afternoon in the park with Anthony, Jana, and Bryan... 

I originally headed over the Whitestone because my good friend Jana asked me to take a particular (adorably concepted) photo for her.  She and her husband are moving out of the first apartment they've shared and want a photo of the street sign from the corner to hang in their new apartment.  Here is the original SOOC shot:


A few minutes of editing to get rid of the telephone cables, add a tree for balance, and boost the contrast a bit and... voila!



Then we headed across the street to the beautiful Astoria Park to shoot some more: