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Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum

Eldridge Street Synagogue, Manhattan

Eldridge Street Synagogue, Manhattan

Last weekend Open House New York held its annual weekend where many of NYC’s architectural wonders and infrastructure (some not normally open to the public) can be viewed for free.

The image above is taken in the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum, which was erected in 1887 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It has Moorish and Romanesque detailing and a vaulted ceiling rising 50 feet. The main sanctuary was closed down in the 1940s due to dwindling membership as many of the congregation moved uptown, with the basement sanctuary continued to be used.

For some 40 years, the main sanctuary began to decay from lack of maintenance until the 80’s, when a restoration process was started. The restoration was completed in 2007 and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Tech notes: This image was taken with my Nikon 1 V2, mounted on a tripod. ISO 200 at f/13 12mm focal length. Five-image HDR processed in PSCC HDR Pro.

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Harlem River (NY) Boathouse

I was taking pictures at my daughter’s crew club end of season BBQ and shot this image of their boathouse on New York’s Harlem River. Edited this in Photoshop, merging 7 images of various exposures and then finished off the processing in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 for some more drama.


Holiday Season in NYC

The Holiday Season is a great time of year in New York City. Decorations abound. Tree lightings around the city offer a great time to celebrate the Holiday season no matter what religion you observe. It happens to be a fun time in the City, so just enjoy it in your own way.

I went around on Black Friday checking out some of the sights around Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue around Central Park South, trying to work on perfecting my HDR photography, which I’m really starting to get into and enjoy the creative process around it. Here are a few images that I think came out pretty well: