Louis Trocciola :: Phototrope Studio :: Leaving The Station Photo Blog

March 1, 2013

Camera In Image In Sunset, On The Highline, NYC


7 Exposure non-static HDR…..Click Image for larger view…


Camera In Picture In Sunset On The Highline, NYC


June 3, 2012



Another dream.

I always wanted to go back and redo this image. So I did.

5 exposure HDR.  Click image for full size.



June 12, 2011

Danger, Keep Out, Antiques And Collectibles


One of my favorite collectibles stores.

5 Exposure HDR. Click image for full size……


Back Corner

Thanks again to Bob & Judi’s Coolectibles217 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 —– 718.638.5770

August 22, 2010

Shoes, Hope and a Self Portrait


3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view….

Soula Shoes, 185 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY



Shoe Store

Shoe Store

October 1, 2009

2 Beaded Bridges With A Boat Painting Light


There’s just something special about night imaging. Then you add HDR into the mix. Good stuff.

2 Beaded Bridges has been added to “35 Fantastic HDR Pictures” on Smashing Magazine web site. Thanks to the Editors, Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz.

3 Exposure HDR. Click image for full size.



Brooklyn & Manhattan Beaded Bridges

August 27, 2009

Wonder Wheel On A Late August Night


7 exposure HDR. Click image for full size……..


Wonder Wheel, Coney Isalnd, NYC

Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, NYC

August 15, 2009

Midnight On Surf Avenue


3 Exposure HDR….Click image for a must see larger view….


Surf Avenue, Sausage and Shish Kebab

March 29, 2009

Picture In Picture In Image


5 Exposure non static HDR. Click image for full size.


Picture In Picture

Picture In Picture

March 25, 2009

Russian For Fruit


Gotta click to enlarge this pic…

3 Exposure non-static HDR.


Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand

March 18, 2009

Late Night At The Library


3 Exposure non-static HDR……. Click image for larger view. 


Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

March 15, 2009

Nightlife…Sweettalk loves Peroni


11:30pm on a Monday night. Love the train as it moves across the elevated tracks and the waiter taking the order. 5 Exposure HDR.

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Sweetmilk and Peroni

Sweettalk and Peroni

March 11, 2009

Coney Island…Murals, Fortune Tellers And Free Refills…


5 Exposure non-static HDR. Click image for full size.



Fortune Teller

February 5, 2009

Friends And Family


3 Exposure, non-static HDR. Click image for full size.


Man With Pigeons

January 17, 2009

Are You Shooting A Digital Image Of Me?


3 exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.



January 15, 2009

Back Corner In Black And White


I’ve been asked by a couple of readers to show a Black and White version of this HDR. Done.I haven’t worked in B&W since the “old days'” with my 1969 Nikon F. I hope those who were curious about HDR’s in B&W, and the conversion from a color digital file, find it interesting. I needed to create about 7 layer comps in Ps before I could decide which version I liked. The larger size gives a better look. Feel free to let me know what your thoughts are.

5 Exposure HDR in Black and White. Click image for larger view.


Back Corner In Black And White

January 8, 2009

Porcelain And Beads


“Enter the doorway of Bob & Judi’s Coolectibles and step back in time. Photos and postcards of Old Brooklyn, posters and tin signs beckon you down the aisles of shelves overflowing with pottery, glass, ceramics, toys and all things vintage. The cases shimmer with colorful costume jewelry; gold and silver treasures to unearth. Great music and a feel good vibe keep you there much longer than you thought you’d be.”
217 5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY — 718.638.5770

5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.


Antiques And Curios

January 7, 2009

Coffee Shop And The Accordian


Bob & Judi’s Coolectibles.

217 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 —– 718.638.5770


5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

Bob & Judi’s Curios

January 5, 2009

The Church Organ


3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.


Church Organ

The Church Organ

December 13, 2008

I Digress – From The Archive – Homeless In Midtown

Homeless In Midtown, NYC


In the days before Photoshop, when shooting 35mm film was standard, I was always looking for ways to alter images in camera. Not being a darkroom kind of guy, I was on a mission to make my images look like paintings. I tried many different techniques, but I always started with Kodachrome 64, possibly the best film ever made, imo. It’s a shame that Kodak couldn’t find a way to keep that filmstock viable…but that’s another story. Anyway, one of my favorite techniques to try and turn an image “painterly” was to employ very slow shutter speeds [anything <= 1/30 of a second], shooting at the smallest apertures [ f16 – f32] and, rather than attempt to keep the camera still I would use camera movement to intentionally blur a scene. The trick was, of course, to learn how much camera movement to use at which shutter speeds and to understand that the necessary camera movement, to create the right blur, was usually a lot less than initially thought . Ultimately,  I wanted to blur a scene without removing all detail. I wanted just enough blur to give the impression that there were paint strokes in the image. There was lots of trial and error with this technique, and in the days of film, you really wouldn’t know the results for at least 24-48 hours.  “Homeless In Midtown” was always one of my favorites. It showed the horror of being homeless while not completely invading the privacy of the subject.

This image is from a scanned Kodachrome 64 slide, shot over 30 years ago. Click image for larger view.


December 10, 2008

Skee Ball


7 exposure HDR….click image for full size……

It’s 50 cents on the big sign, but it’s 75 cents on the coin slot at the bottom of the frame….


SkeeBall, Coney Island, NYC

SkeeBall, Coney Island, NYC

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