Model Chanda Crosby poses at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois, the only scenic location in that city. I love the color contrasts with the rich greens and reds against Chanda’s black and white dress. I’m really happy with how these turned out. Follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ma_kleen/
Model and artist Georgia Alderson poses in a 1960s-inspired Boho V Neck Print Romper at Glacial Park Nature Preserve in McHenry County, Illinois. We braved all the inconveniences of shooting outdoors in the summer (including a mosquito infestation) to get this wonderful series.
I wanted to capture a 1960s-style look and feel, using a custom preset in Adobe Lightroom from PhotographyPla.net. I love these presets because they allow you to choose a custom look for multiple photos and speed up the editing process quite a bit. I used three slightly different presets for this batch, and included a “regular” version so you can see what the original colors looked like.
Sign for Rydolph’s Restaurant & Lounge (closed) at 13430 County Rte 123 in Henderson Harbor, New York. I can’t find when this restaurant opened or closed, but I don’t think it stayed afloat very long.
Dick’s Collision Repair at 931 N Salina Street in Syracuse, New York. Dick Dulasky opened Dick’s Collision in 1969.
The Hudson River flows 315 miles from the Adirondack Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean at New York Harbor. It’s named after Henry Hudson, a seventeenth century English navigator, and its beauty inspired an entire school of landscape painting. The Hudson Highlands are particularly picturesque in the vicinity of Bear Mountain, Peekskill, and Fort Montgomery, where I took these photos.
Model Leah Hotte at Ontario Beach and Marina, Lake Ontario, in Rochester, New York. This was a beautiful day, just before the sun started to set. I’m not happy with the sunlight on the beach (once again, having an assistant with a reflector would’ve been helpful), but once a thin layer of clouds diffused the setting sun while at the marina, the lighting was perfect. We had fun with this shoot and got a lot of great shots.
Model Leah Hotte poses in a colorful purple romper at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. This wasn’t our first choice for a location, but the brick building and birch trees provided an interesting backdrop.