Favorite Photos of 2016

As the year comes to an end, I’d like to share some personal favorites of what I photographed in 2016. Enjoy and let me know what you think. Prints are available here!

Thank you and wishing everyone Happy New Year!!! ♥

A chilly Long Beach sunset

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Escape to Aruba

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Sunken Meadow reflections

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Long Beach waves

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Atlanta’s Aquarium

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Sunset at the Great South Bay

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That same night, on the lighthouse path

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Christmas 2016

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See you in 2017…

Winter by the Water

Although it isn’t officially winter just yet, the cold weather has definitely set in. New York saw its first signs of snow this past weekend.

But the cold doesn’t stop me from getting out there and shooting despite the freezing conditions. A favorite location of mine year-round is the beach and I wanted to share some photos from past years across Long Island. Enjoy and stay warm 🙂

Sunken Meadow State Park 2/1/15

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Captree State Park 2/28/15

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Captree State Park 3/5/15

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Blydenburgh Park 1/6/16

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Robert Moses State Park 1/22/16

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Long Beach Boardwalk 2/10/16

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Doctor Strange Inspired Edit Process

Hey everyone! For this week’s blog post I decided to show some details of what went into a Doctor Strange inspired edit I did recently. When the movie posters were released, I was absolutely amazed by the multi-dimensional look and creativity of them. One of them is displayed below. I wanted to re-create this look and put my photoshop skills to the test. All of the photos I used for this edit were taken by myself and composited into the final image at the end of this post.

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I didn’t want to duplicate the above image exactly, so I made a few adjustments. I found this self-portrait I took in my archives and thought it would be a good base to work off of. Unfortunately I didn’t take progress photos of the edit itself. But I am going to show the order of how the images were incorporated into the edit.
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The first thing I needed to do was adjust the sky in the above photo because it was rather plain. The below photo was from a gorgeous sunset and the colors would work perfectly for this edit.

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I made some adjustments to the terrain by taking pieces of the cliffs in the photo below from Montauk.

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This photo was used to create the imagery in the top right corner of the photo. I split the photo in half and rotated one half of the skyline 90 degrees and blended the water.

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The next two photos are aerial helicopter shots and were great to include in this edit for another sense of perspective and dimension. For this one below I simply erased the sky.

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I played around with this photo a ton and then thought it would be interesting to have myself walking on the side of Empire State Building. Then I blended in the rest of the skyline.

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Finally I added the sun as a finishing touch to the sky. Here below is the final version of what I created! Let me know what you guys think! I really enjoyed creating it and look forward to more projects like this in the future.

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