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October 10, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–The Golden Elk from Hoboken Elks Lodge

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 8:00 AM

Hoboken Elks - The Golden Elk HDR 10-8-2013

Today’s photo of the day is an HDR photo of the Golden Elk from the Hoboken Elks Lodge on Washington Street. This iconic statue is a notable feature on Washington Street and is a symbol of the tradition behind this charitable organization.

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August 25, 2013

Hoboken HDR Photos of the Day – Maxwell Place Near Sunset

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Maxwell Place from Pier 13 Hoboken 8-24-2013 HDR

Here are two photos of Maxwell Place in Hoboken near sunset yesterday. I used HDR but tried to subdue some of the extreme features of HDR and produce an effect that is painterly but still somewhat photo realistic. Yesterday was a great weather day for walking around and taking pictures.

Maxwell PlacePromenade Hoboken 8-24-2013 HDR

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April 12, 2013

Hoboken HDR Photo of the Day- Blooming Tree by The Shannon

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,The Shannon — Tags: , , , , , , — TheBoken @ 12:05 PM

Hoboken Blooming Tree by The Shannon HDR 4-10-2013 smaller

Here is another recent photo of  a blooming tree in Hoboken near the Shannon on 1st Street. This is an HDR photo made to look photo realistic as opposed to artistic or painterly. 

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April 6, 2013

Photo of the Day–Along Sinatra Drive in Hoboken HDR

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:55 PM

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This recent HDR photo shows the view looking down Sinatra Drive near Sinatra Park in Hoboken. It was such a lovely day when the photo was taken but cold. 

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March 27, 2013

Photo of the Day–Empire State Building on a Sunny Day from Hoboken

Empire State Building from Hoboken HDR 3-23-2013

Here is a view from Hoboken of the Empire State Building in New York City on a nice sunny day. Once again I used HDR technique to create a nice dynamic range but this time stayed away from making it look painterly on more like a high contrast photograph.

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March 26, 2013

Hoboken HDR Photo of the Day–Hudson Reporter Building Uptown Hoboken

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Using the Nikon D600 and HDR software Photomatix Pro I was able to create these two HDR renderings of the Hudson Reporter building in HDR. Remember that TheBoken.com was the originator of the use of HDR photos for local Hoboken websites. Recently another blog has come late to the party. Nothing wrong with a little competition but I intend to follow my original vision of capturing Hoboken in unique ways using these techniques to show Hoboken in a positive way as well as some of the urban grit thrown in from time to time. Below is a black and white version of the same photo to show readers the various HDR techniques that can be used.  

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March 25, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–View of River Street via HDR

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,River Street — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 5:35 PM

River Street Hoboken HDR 3-23-2013 small

Today’s Hoboken Photo of the day Features River Street facing southwards from 4th Street. I used the new camera for my website the Nikon D600 and used Photomatix Pro for the HDR effect. a second version in tone mapped black and white is below:

River Street Hoboken HDR 3-23-2013_tonemapped B&W small

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March 23, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Clouds over Midtown on Washington Street

8th and Washington Street Clouds Hoboken HDR

I took this photo last night and wanted to capture the clouds over Hoboken’s street-scape before retiring for the day in terms of picture taking. I really liked the cloud formation which prompted me to take this shot.

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March 22, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 9th and Washington Street HDR

Filed under: HDR,Hoboken,Photo Of The Day — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 7:45 AM

9th and Washington Photomatix Pro Mod 2 HDR smaller

This photo uses a subject that I have featured before for the Photo of the Day series, namely the corner of 9th and Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. This residential building is one of the finest condos in Hoboken and looks good on the outside as well on the inside. This photo was taken with TheBoken’s new camera, the Nikon D600 which has an amazing sensor and 24 megapixel resolution. Holy hard drives Batman! The HDR processing was done using Photomatix Pro and some retouching was done in the Gimp2, a freeware program that does almost all of what Photoshop does. Photomatix Pro has some nice features and produces some really cool HDR effects that if used properly can yield some nice results. One of the artifacts that comes with amateur HDR photos is the “halo effect” which is not present in this photo. Some of my early HDR photos had it and it took some time learning how to eliminate it. I like this version better than my previous work since it uses subtlety to display the advantages of HDR photography.

So with these new tools I hope to produce even more quality HDR shots than before from Hoboken and beyond. Next stop Central Park, New York City (when the weather gets nicer).

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March 9, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day Snowstorm along Hoboken Waterfront–B&W

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,snow — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — TheBoken @ 11:15 AM

City of Hoboken Snow Storm Cover Shot Facebook Page theboken dot com

Today’s photo of the day was taken yesterday along Hoboken’s Waterfront walkway during winter storm Saturn. It wasn’t a huge storm in terms of its impact to Hoboken but it did produce a great opportunity to get some snow covered shots of Hoboken. The majority of my shots I took yesterday did not come out due to the wind blowing snow in front of my lens but this one captures the beauty of Mother Nature. I submitted this photo to the City of Hoboken and it is now placed on the City Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Hoboken) with over 700 likes and growing.

City of Hoboken Facebook Headr Screen Shot 3-9-2013

To see more photos from TheBoken.com that don’t necessarily make the website go to our Instagram account at http://instagram.com/theboken. Select photos are also available for print at our Instacanv.as gallery at the link http://instacanv.as/theboken and the prices are quite reasonable.

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