The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

People at The Park


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.
(Under construction)

Gracias por su visita. / Thanks for visiting, please be sure that I read each and every one of your kind comments and I appreciate them all. Stay tune.


Anya said...

Wonderful daily photo
Love the water so C_O_O_L_ :-))

Anonymous said...

There is "something" magic about your black and white. I am trying to figure it out in Photoshop but so far I have not been able to touch your magic.

Your black and white looks almost like it is a photo turned into black and white plastic or steel but not soft, pliable, "love-to-touch" flesh and blood. Yet I know it is.

I ordered the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 that will come out the last day of June 2010. It has some new features in it that will save me a lot of trouble. One is that if you have anything crossing the front of a picture -- telephone pole or line or a flagpole or anything -- and you wand to remove it without messing up the picture. There is this tool that leaves a green mark like a pencil or marker would. You simply paint out the thing you want to remove but you don't have to be very careful and it comes right out and leaves fine strands of hair, for example, perfectly in place and undisturbed.

So an electrical power line crossing the face of a pretty guy could be taken out with this tool/cursor and it disappears like magic. Can't wait to try that on some older photos.

Cris said...

Amo las tomas con personas en su actividad cotidiana!!!!

brattcat said...

Even the air seems in motion here. Wonderful moment of water, youth, life.

B SQUARED said...

One of the great places to people watch.


Hello! I was in the village.
Beautiful photo.

T. Becque said...

Your tones are wonderful in this picture! You caught a great moment of simple life, and I love the movement going on. It's really nice!!

Costea said...

Gente muy expresiva.
Y el panorama es el que me gusta en blanco y negro.

Bob Crowe said...

You do such a good job on these back-lit, high contrast images. The bright, conical shapes in the fountain give this a bit of a science fiction feel. Beam me up, Scotty.