Under the overpass

I was going to eat at one of my favorite waterfront restaurants: 3 Westerley right on the river in Ossining, NY.

If you’re driving, the usual (there is at least one other) path to follow would be do go down Main Street and then take the overpass which goes up pass the station, crosses over the rail tracks and then curves around towards the restaurant.

I arrived a bit early i.e. before the restaurant opened so I was looking for something to photography that wouldn’t take me too far away from the restaurant. I thought that this picture taken from under the overpass would fit the bill. A black and white treatment seemed the best way to go.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix GX85 and Leica DG Summilux 15mm f1.7

Doves Silhouette

I was leaving my house the other day when I noticed these two doves in a tree near the end of my driveway. They were quite a long way away and I had a 45mm lens on my camera, so I knew I would have to crop quite a lot. Luckily the camera has a resolution of 33 megapixel so I could crop quite a lot and still have a decent picture. While I was taking it I “visualized” a silhouette so the post-processing was fairly simple except for the rather lengthy processing of removing small, distracting branches.

I’m quite pleased with the way it came out.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Samyang 45mm f1.8

Lodge Gates

Once up a time the gates below stood at the entrance to a magnificent luxury hotel in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Built in 1902 It was called the Briarcliff Lodge (see above) and was destroyed in a fire in September 2003. Although the lodge had gone the stone pillars that held the gates remained, apparently not damaged in the fire. However, the gates themselves had disappeared. They were a long way from the Lodge and were, in all probability, not destroyed in the fire. So, what had happened to them?

According to a local newspaper (See: Historic Briarcliff Lodge Gates Find New Home):

The two ornately designed gates, which stand over 8 feet high and 16 feet wide, were salvaged by the village after a major fire destroyed the main buildings on the site in 2003. At the time, the property was abandoned and had been the campus of the King’s College. For the past seven [the article was written in 2011] years the iron gates have been stored at the Village of Briarcliff Manor DPW [Department of Public Works] facility on Pleasantville Road.

It’s good to see them back where they belong.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix GX85 and Lumix G Vario 14-140 f3.5-5.6