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

January 16, 2009

The M and M Boys On Broadway

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5 Exposure non-static HDR. Click image for larger view.

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M ‘n’ M

January 15, 2009

Back Corner In Black And White

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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.

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Back Corner In Black And White

January 14, 2009

Call To The Bullpen

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The Staten Island Yankees, Single A affiliate, 2008.

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The Bullpen

January 13, 2009

View From A Dock

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5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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View From A Dock

January 12, 2009

Defenders Of The Union 1861-1865

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3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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Defenders Of The Union

January 11, 2009

Sea Wolf

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5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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Sea Wolf

January 8, 2009

Porcelain And Beads

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“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.

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Antiques And Curios

January 7, 2009

Coffee Shop And The Accordian

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Bob & Judi’s Coolectibles.

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

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5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

Bob & Judi’s Curios

January 5, 2009

The Church Organ

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3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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Church Organ

The Church Organ

January 2, 2009

The Parachute Jump

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Standing 262 feet tall, and weighing approximately 170 tons, the bedrock landmark of Coney Island amusement park, NYC. Plans for redevelopment of the Coney Island park are rapidly moving forward amid much controversy, however, The Parachute Jump will be preserved.

3 exposure HDR. Click image for larger view, click again to zoom.

Shot with the NIKON D300

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The Parachute Jump

The Parachute Jump

Skating With The Ghosts at Rock Plaza

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3 Exposure, non-static HDR. Click image for full size, click again to zoom………..Included on HDR Spotting website

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Tree At Rock Plaza

Included on HDR Spotting

December 29, 2008

Moving Right Along

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3 exposure, non-static HDR. Click image for larger view.

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Hasid

Hasid

December 13, 2008

I Digress – From The Archive – Homeless In Midtown

Homeless In Midtown, NYC

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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.

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December 11, 2008

The Twilight Zone

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Sometimes you pass a scene and it just looks like it’s from another place.

3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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Twilight Zone

December 10, 2008

Skee Ball

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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….

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SkeeBall, Coney Island, NYC

SkeeBall, Coney Island, NYC

December 3, 2008

Class A Baseball

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Summer night, minor league baseball and a storm moving in…5 exposure HDR…Click image for original size—————————————————————————————-

December 1, 2008

Sunset In A Playground

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Where are the kids? Good question.

5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view, click again to zoom.

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Sunset In A Playground

November 16, 2008

Put It On The Lift

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5 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view.

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On The Lift

November 14, 2008

The Beaded Moon Bridge

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A difficult image to capture, post process and display on the web. The longest bracketed exposure @ 30 seconds.

3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view. …..Included on HDR Spotting

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The Brooklyn Moon Bridge

November 2, 2008

A Day In The Life Of An American Veteran

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After a long morning of working on some bikes, a well deserved afternoon sleep.

HDR from a single RAW file. Click image for larger view, click again to zoom.

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Viet Nam Veteran

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