Local photographer Jessica Jenney of Bronxville has won second place in the “Digital Darkroom” category of BetterPhoto.com’s February 2011 competition, with this photograph, “Victorian Spring” taken at the New York Botanical Garden.
What’s really amazing is that Jessica didn’t use a $3,000 camera to create her masterpiece—it was taken with her Canon Powershot G10 (the latest version, the G12, is available at for $549).
Jessica applied some artistic touches during post-processing in Photoshop, saying “I wanted to give a vintage feel to the spring garden, with muted colors and texture overlays.”
Jessica has lived in Bronxville for 15 years, and works fulltime at her photography. She developed an interest in film photography (remember film?) about 20 years ago, but it wasn’t until the advent of digital that her passion really blossomed. Jessica treats each captured image as a blank canvas, ready for the artistic flourishes she can add with Photoshop.
Check it out, we’re sure you’ll recognize a lot of images from the Bronxville-Eastchester area.