Soup Stop

85th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

85th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

Here’s another example of the Vivid Dream preset. In this case I painted back full color on the two women who are the main subjects of the picture and painted back at around 25% or so some of the background color in the walls, window frames and shop signs. (Some other corrections were done in Lightroom before exporting to Perfect Photo and I applied a vignette after bringing it back into Lightroom.)

Jackson Hole-Watcher

85th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

85th St and Columbus Avenue, New York

Yet another image using the Vivid Dream preset in Perfect Photo Suite 9. In this case I pulled back on the yellow conversion and then masked out the B&W conversion on the foreground.

On the one hand, I like the way the yellow VW Beetle rhymes with the man’s jacket; on the other, the strong contrast there distracts from the main subject and pulls the viewer’s eye away. What do you think?

Hostile Posterior

West 57th Street, New York

West 57th Street, New York

Gynophobic comment? Scaffolding around the construction site in front of the Art Students League has wooden panels on it with paintings on them. This is a black and white painting and I can’t tell if the “hostile” graffito is part of the artist’s conception or has been added by another – and what is hostile about this person’s backside?

Authentic

92nd St and Broadway, New York

92nd St and Broadway, New York

This was shot on the Broadway median. He was about to address a man approaching from the East side of Broadway with a question, I didn’t hear what about but it appeared to be a question to someone he knew – the offer of a cigarette, perhaps?

I used the Perfect Photo Suite 9 Vivid Dream preset again here and pained back almost all the color in the foreground, including the bench and the foliage behind it.