Harvey Kopel: Blog http://harvey.photos/blog en-us (C) Harvey Kopel harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMT Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMT http://harvey.photos/img/s6/v138/u212191874-o17468065-50.jpg Harvey Kopel: Blog http://harvey.photos/blog 80 120 Brooklyn http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/brooklyn Shot in Brooklyn, New York, this picture could be anywhere in the world.  Relaxing with a cell phone and a cup of coffee.  A bonus that I did not notice till I downloaded the picture on my computer is the self portrait reflected in the window.  

Canon 5d mark iii, 28-135 kit lens at 80mm, 1/45@f9.5, ISO 400.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/brooklyn Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:08:06 GMT
Sandpiper http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/sandpiper I was lying on my belly in the sand to get this sandpiper walking through the surf in my direction.  Shot on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland on September 7,2017.  Canon 5D mark iii, 1/1500 at 5.6, ISO 400, 70 to 200 zoom with 2x extender at 400mm. 

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/sandpiper Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:27:47 GMT
Textures http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/textures Texture on texture.  There seems to be a beauty in dead leaves.  This one caught my eye sitting on the texture of a cement sidewalk.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/9/textures Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:10:05 GMT
New England cemetery http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/cemetery A cemetery near Jaffrey New Hampshire.  It was pouring down rain when I shot this picture out the window of a car.  It was a beautiful cemetery and a place I'll return to get closeups of the ancient tombstones. patriotism. old New England. Soft focus is on purpose to evoke the mood of early photos.

Canon Eos 5D, Iso 1600, 1/60 at f4.5. 28-135 zoom at 70mm.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/cemetery Sun, 27 Aug 2017 14:50:26 GMT
Sunflower http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/sunflower An extreme macro photo of the center of a sunflower. My sinuses are reacting just looking at the pollen.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/sunflower Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:30:38 GMT
Central Park in Bronze http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/central-park-in-bronze  


Central Park in Bronze (www.centralparkinbronze.com) is a website devoted exclusively to the statues and other ornamental artwork in Central Park. Created by a group of tour guides, the site provides a virtual tour of the art in New York City’s premier park.

I am one of the creators of the website capturing each piece of art in a variety of views, including pictures in different seasons and close-ups that show fine details. The photographs are available for purchase through the website.

In addition to photographs, the website offers information about each statue, its creator, materials, and history including the life of the person depicted, as well as a map of the exact location. The website writers, Alan Cohen and Lyall Croft along with editor Laurie Lewis expand on topics of interest in a blog. Visitors to the website can sign up to receive notification when a new blog is posted.  The website is designed by Debra Harley.

 More information is available through the Contact page of the website.  http://www.centralparkinbronze.com


We need your help to get this website seen.  Please visit the website, send a comment on the contact page, subscribe to the blog, and view several pages.  We would appreciate your support in clicking on the website daily to help bring it to the top of search engines.  If response is great enough we would like to publish a more comprehensive book on the Central Park Monuments.



harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/central-park-in-bronze Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:00:04 GMT
Urban Nature http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/urban-nature Even in crowded Manhattan people want a little bit of Nature.  This picture was taken on a walk through Tribeca sponsored by B&H Photo and Sony.

Canon 5D, 1/60 at f8, 135mm lens, iso 400.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/8/urban-nature Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:21:34 GMT
Phukett, Thailand http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/phukett-thailand A boat off the coast of Phuket, Thailand.  The engine is a repurposed automobile engine.  We are on the way to a tourist attraction called James Bond Island.  Along the way we got into kayaks (one of which is carried on the boat pictured) and explored caves and rock formations.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/phukett-thailand Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:32:00 GMT
Egret feeding http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/egret-feeding Mama egret must swallow and digest the fish before she regurgitates it to feed her chicks. This picture was taken at the St Augustine, Florida Alligator Farm in April of 2015 with a Canon 7D and a 70-200 zoom lens at 140mm.  1/1250sec at f5.6 ISO 800.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/egret-feeding Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:05:40 GMT
Sailing New York Harbor http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/sailing-new-york-harbor For 4 days in June, BandH photo sponsored OPTIC.  A group of seminars, lectures, field trips, portfolio reviews, and trade show.  This picture is taken from the BandH ferry in the New York Harbor on a very foggy evening.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/7/sailing-new-york-harbor Sun, 02 Jul 2017 22:50:53 GMT
Great Wall of China http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/6/great-wall-of-china The Great Wall of China was an amazing site.  No I did not hike the section that you along the ridge in this picture.  It is a panorama shot and the upper left and bottom middle have been filled in with Photoshop content aware.  

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/6/great-wall-of-china Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:37:20 GMT
monkey see http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/5/monkey-see This wild monkey was keeping an eye on me but still enjoying the banana that someone tossed to him.  He was not at all afraid of people. Photographed at a Chinese village (The tribe of the three gorges) along the Yangtse River located in the hinterland of Xiling Gorge between the Three Gorges Dam and Gehzouba Dam.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/5/monkey-see Sun, 28 May 2017 12:21:49 GMT
Row Boats http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/row-boats Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the design of Central Park followed the motto "Nature first, nature second, and nature third."  However there is also beauty in the man made objects in the park.  Rowing season has started in the Lake.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/row-boats Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:33:56 GMT
Brown Pelican http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/brown-pelican

It's always a challenge to get a good picture of a bird in flight. this brown pelican was flying around at Hanna Park near Jacksonville, Florida. Picture taken with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 16-300 zoom lens at 300mm, 1/1250 at f8, iso 400.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/brown-pelican Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:32:22 GMT
almost spring http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/almost-spring It is early April and there are a few flowers in Central Park but it has not yet fully bloomed.  These magnolia buds in the Shakespeare Garden are about to burst out. I'm awaiting patiently.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/4/almost-spring Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:46:51 GMT
eye spy http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/eye-spy I was testing a Sony mirrorless camera with a macro lens.  I'm told you can tell someone's personality by looking deep into the eyes.  What do you think? Is this a male or female?  Friendly or hostile?  What do you see by staring into this eye?

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/eye-spy Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:45:43 GMT
Sandhill Crane http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/sandhill-crane This portrait of a sandhill crane was taken at the zoo in Jacksonville, Florida.  I'm not sure you could get this close to a crane in the wild.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/sandhill-crane Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:19:53 GMT
Snow http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/snow The view from my window Friday morning, after a warm 60 degree day on Thursday.  By 2:00 the snow was gone from the trees. We are expecting a major snowstorm coming on Tuesday.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/3/snow Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:16:34 GMT
padlock http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/padlock Just a picture of a padlock on a sheet metal building.  But it spoke to me.  I hope it speaks to you.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/padlock Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:31:49 GMT
North Woods of Central Park http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/north-woods-of-central-park This is the Loch in the North Woods of Central Park.  It is located in the middle of Manhattan at roughly what would be 103rd Street and 6th Avenue.  The designers of the park wanted visitors to this area to feel like they were in the Adirondacks. The Loch, Scottish for Lake, had become so silted in that I referred to it as "The Dribble."  The Central Park Conservancy has recently refurbished the entire area and this photo is from my first walk through the new area. The loch has been rerouted in some areas, widened in others.  No longer a dribble.

harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/north-woods-of-central-park Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:45:08 GMT