The Kensico Dam Plaza is a few miles from my house, just north of White Plains, NY. It was built in the early 1900′s to help NYC and the surrounding areas with ever-increasing water demands.
The reservoir holds 30.6 billion gallons of water at full capacity yet it provides only 2% of NYC’s water supply. The remaining water that isn’t used for NYC travels down the Bronx River, eventually flowing into the East River.
I shot this scene two ways – straight HDR and long exposure with the ND-10 filter. I used Perfect Layers to paint in the water from the ND-10 and I love the results. This is my first attempt and an extreme example at that… but I am excited to continue to perfect this technique. Thanks to Brian for always opening my eyes to innovative processing styles.