Kensico Dam Plaza

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.

This photo is my first experiment with onOne’s Perfect Layers. I saw my friend Brian Matiash do this in a post last week, his image blew me away and I was very inspired to try it out.

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.

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May 23, 2011 - 6:43 am

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - Looks like a huge place. Nice shot!
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May 23, 2011 - 7:21 am

John - Steve this is an awesome shot the wall to the right is either gigantic or those are some tiny trees. Good job on the reflections in the water. :)
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May 23, 2011 - 8:01 am

Chris Nitz - I am going to have to look at perfect layers now. Seems like a great tool and both you and Brian have shown how awesome it can be. Really diggin what you did with it here!
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May 23, 2011 - 8:35 am

Curt Fleenor - Beautiful scene and sweet reflections! Nice work with Perfect Layers Steve!
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May 23, 2011 - 10:59 am

Kristi Hines - Great shot… reminds me that I wanted to download the trial of that software to and play around with some of my difficult moving cloud brackets.
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May 23, 2011 - 12:46 pm

Chris Kenison - Great shot. I really like that reflection!

May 23, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Chris DeAngelis - Love the reflections. I have seen Brian’s shots combining HDR and a 10stop shot, but havent seen the webinar… I did some of that bracketing this weekend with some waterfalls so I’ll have to check it out! Nice work!
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