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Amidst the chaos that is Penn Station and the subway below, I was shocked to see a platform void of people, except for this single shopkeeper, quietly writing in a notepad.  I quickly snapped this shot before moving through the mob of people behind me and swiftly leaving the station.  Now, I look at it and I don’t hear the screeching trains and chattering crowds.  My muscles don’t tighten from the anxious buzz of the city.  I see a… Read More

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Reflection in the window of Claudio’s Specialty Foods in Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market. Instagram: @marcexplores

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Is it cheating?  Yes.  Does it look cool?  Yes.  So do I care.  Nah. Not really. I recently discovered the Impression suite from Topaz Labs, a photo editing software that adds various artistic looks to your photographs.  The program can be linked with Lightroom too, which is very convenient.  I tried it out with these landscape shots of Philadelphia. Once up and running, you’ll have 100 impressionistic looks to choose from and… Read More

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My wife bought this empty, ornate frame for $20.  We planned to fill it with something interesting.  Maybe a photo.  Maybe a painting.  Maybe cork board so we could tack up photos and notes.  We had loads of ideas, but the frame sat empty for weeks.  While pushing it aside to grab my photo equipment for spring shots of the Philadelphia Art Museum, I finally thought of a way to get our… Read More