Photos: Highline Chamber Orchestra

The Highline Chamber Orchestra is my brother-in-law’s contemporary/pop/casual string ensemble, and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing three of their performances:

In the Highline Park, October 6, 2013:


At their fall concert, November 15, 2013:


And most recently, at their winter concert, December 11, 2013:


More pictures, and information about their future concerts, can be found on their website.

The Highline, in HDR

I paid a visit to New York City’s Highline park and snapped (what I consider to be) a stunning picture of the Highline and some neighboring buildings:

Notice anything funky about it? How the colors seem extremely vibrant? That’s because it was taken using a special HDR (High Dynamic Range) app for the iPhone. Without getting too technical, the app takes two pictures at very different exposures to capture a range of colors that would otherwise be impossible with only one shot. The result is actually something closer to what the human eye perceives, but since it’s not what we’re used to seeing in photographs, the results paradoxically seem less natural.

But I like this picture a lot. Not just because of the colors, but also because of the way that beam of light seems to emanate from the reflection off the building.