Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
He is a Photographer/Videographer in NYC. When he isn't doing his regular work, he hunts around for photographic opportunities to capture.
GH4 Tokina 11-20 2.8On my way back from a gig, i happened to have the right camera with me, and i knew i would be passing by this area. The high bridge is a recently re-opened pedestrian bridge which they added these fantastic lights to. I had been meaning to find a good vantage point for some time, and finally found myself heading there at the right time with the right gear. I drove up and around, but only found tree-blocked views, then as i was heading back to the highway to head home, i actually had to pass right by this vantage point to get back into the highway. Darren Levine
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Behind The Lens: Discover Highbridge Park
Date: February 20, 2016
Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller on a winter walk near the river in Highbridge Park.
Mike will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.
Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register
Start time: 10:00 am
End time: 11:30 am
Contact phone: (212) 795-1388
Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)
|Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times|
Mike Feller is an ecological consultant and photographer. He worked at NYC Parks for 31 years where he was Chief Naturalist from 1987 until 2014 and oversaw and participated in all aspects of survey, inventory, management planning, and restoration funding, planning, design, and construction, supervising a staff of 25 natural resources managers and field staff. Mike led the creation of the Forever Wild program that established 51 New York City nature preserves. Mike’s photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Universum, Geo, Spider, Urban Birds, Brooklyn Bridge, Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science, Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, Conservationist, Wild New York, Animal Neighbors (NYPL Exhibition 2002), Ohio Grade 6 reading exam, and Steelcase Inc. and R2K Inc corporate lobbies. In 2007 Mike provided descriptions of post-apocalypse Manhattan vegetation, habitat, and wildlife as ecological consultant on the Warner Brothers film, "I am Legend".
This letter from H T Anthony was posted from Tarrytown, New York on January 10, 1839, and was addressed to John B. Jervis, the Chief Engineer for the construction of the Croton Aqueduct at the New York Water Commissioners Office concerning masonry, for the Croton Aqueduct on which Anthony was working at the time and which Jervis was overseeing. The text reads:
“Enclosed [not present] I return you a corrected copy of the final account of section 30. At the suggestion of Mr. Allen I included in my certificate the total amount of the account. I forgot to state, in explaining the cause of the mistake on 41 that I compared the total amount of the November estimate with the estimate published in the commissioner’s report of January 1838 & finding them to coincide very nearly I was induced to examine the calculations less rigidly than I should otherwise have done. I have since examined the published estimate & find that the masonry in that is calculated for the erroneous length. Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, T. J. Anthony”
Henry Tiebout Anthony (1814-1884) is best known as a member of the New York Knickerbockers baseball team. He played in the very first organized baseball game, held at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1846. He was also a famous photographer and the vice president of the E. & H. T. Anthony & Company, which was the largest manufacturer and distributor of photographic supplies in the United States during the 19th century. He had a close business relationship with Mathew Brady.
H T Anthony, c. 1860
In 1828, Henry Anthony entered the Columbia College and graduated with honors four years later. After that, he worked intermittently as a civil engineer, at the Erie railroad, Croton Aqueduct and Hudson River Railroad, and as a clerk at the Bank of New York. In 1839 he became interested in the new art of photography, which he learned along with his brother Edward. Soon after Edward established his photography firm, Henry joined him in 1852, the firm becoming the E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. It was the forerunner of the famous Ansco Photograph company.
Within the company, Henry was responsible for the manufacturing department and improved the use of colloidal and paper printing processes. In 1855, he became the editor of the Annual Bulletin of Photographic Invention and Improvement, which was published by the company in altered forms until and after his death in 1884. He died suddenly, a few days after being hit by a passing vehicle while crossing a street in New York.