📷 11 February, 2020 | Day 130 | Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera 6mm f/2 | ISO 160.
Ugh. I'm tired of this weather. This morning I awoke in the dark, dressed in the dark, drove to the train station in near darkness, and spent my entire commute in a tin tube. The sun was nowhere to be found. Even when I walked from the train station to the ferry terminal, it was without the sweet warm caress of the sun. Ahead of me, I could see the glass and metal of Manhattan. The ferry arrived. I boarded, watching out the windows and the raindrops at the boat bobbing in the water. I spent most of the day indoor under artificial lighting. When I ventured out for a break and to use my Asahi Optical Co. Spotmatic II to photograph the sidewalks under Pier 11 and complete my roll of Kodak Tri-X, I did it under gloomy and damp overcast skies.
It was only on the way home after work that I caught a glimpse of the sun on the ferry ride back to Paulus Hook. But only for a moment. It was 4:30 and the sun was going down and I had to get back into the metal tubes to go home, arriving at Princeton Junction train station in the dark.
Our family have been members of the honey brook organic farm CSA for several years. I think it may be over a decade. When the kids were younger, we thought it was a good way to teach them where food really comes from. That it wasn't something that comes wrapped in a cellophane or a cardboard box. We wanted them to learn that farming was difficult hard work. They learned that by being out in the heat and humidity of summer picking berries and tomatoes. And they disliked being buzzed by bees and other insects.
I have photographed the farm for almost as long as we have been members. I have photographed everything including the fields, flowers, the kids picking in the fields, the farm stands, etc. At least so I thought.
I captured this image of the water pump this Sunday. I have seen this water pump many times before but I think this is the first time I have focused on capturing it in some form. There was water dripping from a hose attached to a pump in the back. I took three exposure bracketed images which I combined into and HDR image in Photomatix Pro. I then applied a preset which I created earlier this summer.
The priest is the following.
Contrast to 100
Highlights to 100
Shadows to 100
Whites to -39
Blacks to 24
and Vibrance to 33
I just like what it does to images. I created the preset while people king around in Adobe Lightroom. It really pushes the colours. What do you think?