Harvey Kopel: Blog http://harvey.photos/blog en-us (C) Harvey Kopel harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:34:00 GMT Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:34:00 GMT http://harvey.photos/img/s6/v138/u212191874-o17468065-50.jpg Harvey Kopel: Blog http://harvey.photos/blog 80 120 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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/north-woods-of-central-park Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:45:08 GMT
White Orchid http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/white-orchid Looking out my window at the 2 day old dirty snow and the gray sky makes me long for summer.  So I decided to post a picture of this orchid.  It is sitting on my desk right now.  

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/white-orchid Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:45:31 GMT
Red Tailed Hawk http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/red-tailed-hawk Can you believe that this red tailed Hawk lives in the middle of Manhattan.  This photo was taken less than 1/4 of a mile from my apartment on one of the most densely populated islands in the Country.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/2/red-tailed-hawk Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:40:20 GMT
Virgin Island Rainbow http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/1/virgin-island-rainbow Rainbow in the Virgin Islands.

In December I had the privilege to sail the American Virgin Islands with 6 other friends.  We awoke this morning with a double rainbow.  I only got a picture of one of them.   For those of you inteested in such things, this photo was taken with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 16-300 lens at 55mm.  ISO of 400.  1/2000 at f9.  The fast shutter speed to compensate for the rocking of the boat that I was on.  

 

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/1/virgin-island-rainbow Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:53:52 GMT
Bald Eagle http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/1/bald-eagle The American Bald Eagle with a fish in his talons.  Photographed over Thanksgiving weekend at the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. It was a cold day with the wind blowing in my face all day.  Eagles take off into the wind so I was lucky to get this one coming toward me.  To see more eagles look in the gallery Bald Eagles.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2017/1/bald-eagle Sun, 08 Jan 2017 15:29:43 GMT
Central Park Exhibit and Slide Show http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/12/central-park-exhibit-and-slide-show Central Park is New York City's largest living landscape artwork.  I will be giving a slideshow and exhibiting photographs of Central Park with the New York Photography Society at the Gallery, Artsource International, 333 Park Avenue South. on Wednesday January 4th at 6 PM.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served but seating is limited.  I would love to have you attend so please RSVP to bruce.allan@nyps.nyc.  

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/12/central-park-exhibit-and-slide-show Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:16:34 GMT
Autumn at Watkins Glen http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/10/autumn-at-watkins-glen Watkins Glen is in the finger lakes of New York State.  A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep and often glacially U-shaped, or one with a watercourse running through it, and Watkins Glen travels the equivalent of a 70 story building with over 800 stairs and more than 19 waterfalls along the way.  The New York City Sierra Club Photo Committee had a field trip to the Glen and we spent the day climbing, photographing, and enjoying the outing. For more of my photos of the Glen go to my web page www.harvey.photos and look in the gallery Watkins Glen.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/10/autumn-at-watkins-glen Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:20:56 GMT
Red Lighthouse http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/10/red-lighthouse "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" a children's book by  Hildegarde Swift about the Jeffrey’s Hook lighthouse erected in 1921 and marked for removal after it became obsolete when the George Washington Bridge was built in 1931.  It was saved from destruction by a public outcry and is now a New York City Landmark.  I got there by bicycle, riding a bike path beside the Hudson River.  

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/10/red-lighthouse Sun, 02 Oct 2016 13:58:38 GMT
Flatiron Neighborhood http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/flatiron-neighborhood Shooting down--An abstract of the sidewalk in front of my feet.  I shot this at a workshop sponsored by Sony where they loaned us Sony cameras to use and experiment with around the Flatiron Building.  Sony Artisan of Imagery, Tony Gale, helped us with the cameras and gave suggestions on lighting and composition.  You can see more of my photos from this workshop in the gallery "Flatiron Neighborhood".

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/flatiron-neighborhood Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:36:45 GMT
Vintage Aircraft Air Show http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/vintage-aircraft-air-show This plane never made it off the ground when I visited the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on August 28th.  However the show was amazing and over a dozen vintage planes did get in the air.  I was there on a trip sponsored by B&H Photo, Moose Peterson, and Lexar.  They graciously bussed us to the event, fed us lunch, and Moose gave advice on photographing planes.  The next morning there was a critique at the B&H Event Space.  You can see more of my photos of this event by going to the www.harvey.photos and under the tab MY Photographs look in the gallery Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/vintage-aircraft-air-show Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:11:47 GMT
US Tennis Open http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/US-tennis-open I did not make it to the USOPEN this year but I was at the site the week before for the prelims.  At the prelims players who did not qualify for the tournament hold playoffs for the remaining spots.  As you can see from this shot the stands were mostly empty.  That gave me the chance to have front row seats for matches or just to watch the top pros practice.  To see more of my pictures from that day view the gallery "USOPEN 2016 Prelims".

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/US-tennis-open Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:08:32 GMT
Mystic, CT http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/mystic-ct

Captain Amy of the two-masted, gaff topsail schooner ARGIA, sailing out of Mystic, CT.  The ARGIA was built in 1986 to be used as a tourism and charter vessel. In the background is the drawbridge of Mystic, Connecticutt.  Anna and I spent part of our 53rd anniversary vacation on a 2 1/2 hour sail on the waters of Fishers Island Sound.  See other photos from the trip in the gallery 'Mystic, CT".

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/9/mystic-ct Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:43:36 GMT
Central Park Heat http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/8/central-park-heat Just hanging out in Central Park trying to get out of the heat.  It is so hot today that the Central Park Conservancy has suspended all volunteer activity.  The Mayor has warned people to seek air conditioning. How hot estimated 95 degrees.  Although not recommended these kids have found their own way to stay cool.  DISCLOSURE:  this photo was taken in August of 2015.

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harvey@kopel.us (Harvey Kopel) http://harvey.photos/blog/2016/8/central-park-heat Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:52:36 GMT