Replied to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Age by Boathouse Row, Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania %nameFrank Jansen (Dutch goes the Photo!)
With Age comes wisdom and, like many a great wine, things can get better with Age!
This image was captured in 2016 during a field trip to Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row with the Princeton Photo Workshop and instructor Richard Sherman.

My sensor must have been dirty that day. I removed at least ten of them using content-aware fill in Photoshop. I also removed a number of hot pixels. I then applied the Reflector Efex filter using Color Efex Pro 4. I didn’t do any tweaking beyond this and I like the result.

Sometimes it is worth it to go back to an image taken in the past, images that I didn’t get around to processing, images that I may have processed previously but could benefit from new techniques that I have learned. I think photography is one of those art forms where the techniques can be easy to learn in the beginning but it takes time to become skilled at its use. But even then, being skilled is not enough. The photographer must continue to experiment to hopefully develop the wisdom to what to do and when to do it. I am still on that journey and personal wisdom, the sort that comes with age, tells me that I must focus on the destination while also enjoying the journey. Modern psychology agrees, “those who focused on the future were less likely to be depressed“.

A balance between the past, present, and future is needed. And a balance between the self and others. Where you’ve been, where you are, and where you are going are all important. And who you’re with.

Doing this is especially important given my recent challenges with Graves’ disease and how it has impacted my energy and my ability to get outside with the camera. And perhaps this will allow me to rejoin Frank’s weekly photochallenge.

Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street

I am still recovering from my experience in the hospital but by Tuesday I felt well enough to try walking as opposed to the painfully strained leg manoeuvre I had created to get me from the front door to the car. This week I grabbed my messenger bag, a Kati roll, and found a seat along FDR drive. Once I had dispatched my lunch, I pulled out my Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod, attached my Glif tripod mount, mounted my camera and strolled the FDR between Old Slip and Broad Street. All images were shot with Adobe Lightroom Mobile.

Lightroom Mobile uses Adobe’s cloud to syncs your images (and edits) back to my catalogue in Lightroom desktop.

Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 13
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 12
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 10
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 9
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 8
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 7
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 4
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 3
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York
Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612 2
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York

Lunch Time iPhone Photowalk  Along FDR Drive from Old Slip to Broad Street Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York iPhone 7 20180612
Photo Walk Wall Street Broad Street Manhattan New York

Opening Day of the Montgomery Farmers Market