Fort Tryon Underpass

This is an underpass in Fort Tryon park, captured on my New Year’s morning excursion.

I only realized this morning, long after I finished processing it, that although I’m using the selective blur effect less than I used to, I seem to be using it routinely in shots that feature anything resembling a tunnel.
So even as I cut down on a technique that I thought was becoming a crutch, I turned it into something of a cliche. There’s always something new to work on, which is part of what makes photography a challenge.

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  1. This is really awesome Mark! Love it.

  2. Makes sense being that the blur helps drive direction in the image. I like this one a lot!
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  3. Great point about making techniques cliche and using them as a crutch. I think this happens a lot with perfectly legit tools like HDR techniques and vignettes as well. At the end of the day, you can only make images that look the best to you. If it gets old, then change happens.
    Keep it up. Great blog btw. I just came across here because you were featured in Eden’s Friday roundup this week.
    I’m subscribing and will be back.

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