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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

World of InfraRed 5 -- Savannah (i) [Sky Watch Friday]

   As I noted in an earlier posting for Orange You Glad Its Friday, my wife and I recently took a holiday in Savannah, GA. Here was a perfect opportunity to exploit my retrofitted IR camera, taking advantage of the presence of the many magnificent old live oaks found throughout the city. The first three images below are of said trees, some of which are hundreds of years old.




This image below was shot in Forsythe Park, which is situated about a mile south of the river, and on the southern edge of the historical section of town. 






Savannah 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

This continues my series of posts on Savannah, GA. For me a must see venue is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located near Lafayette Square [see map in June 25th posting]. It is a Gothic style church that was completed in 1896 [rebuilt in 1899 after a severe fire] and one of the largest cathedrals in the South. It contains many fine stained glass windows, beautiful vaulting, murals and marble railings. 



Within walking distance of the cathedral is Monterey Square [see map]. Located around this square is the Mercer Williams House [featured in the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”] and the Temple Mickve Israel [an 1876 synagogue shown below].




Another item of particular interest was the monument located in Franklin Square [see map]. It was dedicated to a group of volunteers who came from San Domingo, Haiti to fight in the 1779 campaign to capture Savannah back from the British. It honors their sacrifice and is a reminder that men of African descent were also present on battlefields during the American revolution.



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Savannah 1 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   Earlier this month my wife and I took a holiday in Savannah, GA. It was our first visit there and we were totally charmed by this lovely city. It is full of history [although relatively brief compared to European cities] and opportunities for photography. Thus, this week I start a new mini-series based on Savannah. Briefly. when the city was founded back in the early 1730's, it was "... laid out in a series of wards in which commercial and residential buildings centered on a public square." Today, 22 of the original 24 squares survive lined with houses, and filled with oak trees, fountains and statues. The map below gives a nice overview of the layout.


The remainder of today’s images were shot on my cell phone in the Jepson Center, housed in a beautiful modern building, one of three venues that comprise the Telfair Museums [located in the 2nd row and 2nd column of the squares]. It was toward the end of our visit and we were going to walk to the museum; so, I decided that I had had enough of carrying around my backpack loaded with DSLR cameras etc. Well, that was a mistake, as there were some great opportunities, but, I did get some nice captures.




World of InfraRed 4 -- Rochester [Sky Watch Friday]

  This continues my series on the World of InfraRed. The two images below were taken in downtown Rochester one fine Sunday. That is the best day on which to do a photo shoot for architecture since the city is fairly free of people, and parking is permitted everywhere. 


This last image looks into the campus of the Colgate Rochester Divinity School. It’s (neo)Gothic tower has always attracted me; this time, I got to exploit my infra red camera to good effect on the sky and foliage.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Public Market People 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   Here are the remainder of the people images shot at the Rochester Public Market. The top image is one that I included in my book, Everyday People. Next week I will start a new mini-series on the foods/wares sold at the market.






World of InfraRed 3 [Sky Watch Friday]

  The two shots below were taken in Webster Park, which is located about 10 mi. northeast of Rochester on the shore of Lake Ontario.



This last shot was taken in front of my house looking up at trees on my neighbors’ lawn.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Public Market People 1 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

    I recently self-published a photo book, Everyday People, which was the outcome of a project I began in order to improve my ability to create a portfolio. With the help of my OYGIF archive, I culled some 30 images from out of hundreds. This work was aided by the fact that I decided to choose only photos that featured a person or people as the subject. While I have already posted most [but not all] of those images used in the book, there are several that remain “on the cutting room floor”. I thought I’d post some of those images [shot at the Rochester Public Market] that did not make the grade, but which I still happen to like. 





World of InfraRed 2 [Sky Watch Friday]

Recently I’ve begun shooting with my IR-retrofitted Kodak camera. I like the effects I am able to generate and will continue experimenting [see Monday May 18 for my World of InfraRed 1 post, which was not linked to SWF]. As with that shot, I first converted the RAW infrared image to B&W in Lightroom. Then, additional changes were applied simply using various slider bars to obtain the final product. The images below were shot in Rochester's Highland Park, the scene of the annual Lilac Fest. These images are a stark contrast to the color shots that I posted in last week's SWF.