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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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Friday, August 28, 2015

Circles 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

The image below was a closeup shot of a portion of the lights that my neighbor had hung on his fir tree for the Christmas holidays. It was my intention to defocus and distort the appearance of the lights [virtually point light sources]; ie. In the process of defocussing, they appeared to increase in size.




Moving from a group of circles to one large one....this lifebuoy ring was on board a boat that took us on a fjord cruise from Killary Harbor, Ireland.


While not quite a circle, this elliptically shaped mirror was a good candidate for OYGIF.

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Circles 1 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]


I think most photographers respond to distinctive shapes and patterns that repeat themselves. Out on a shooting assignment, I suddenly began noticing the appeal of circular shapes. I’ve accumulated a small collection of images and will use them to start a new mini-series, Circles.




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sunset at Webster Park Beach [Orange You Glad It’s Friday] & [Sky Watch Friday]

  I guess it’s time to get back home and showcase some of the local beauty. Rochester, NY is upstate several miles south of one of the five Great Lakes, Lake Ontario. It is also north[west] of the so-called Finger Lakes, of which there are 11. The shots below were taken at sunset up at Webster Park Beach on Lake Ontario. I have posted previously other sunset images from this location. I don’t think further commentary is needed here...




Thursday, July 30, 2015

Games With Sketch Guru [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Inspired by the superb images posted by Laurie, I thought I’d try some editing using an app for Android cell phones.  I have not found yet the specific app and option she uses for her creations; but, I came across a [free] app, Sketch Guru, that is simple and made some interesting images that I’d like to share today. The image below was made originally with a DSLR; I opened it in Lightroom and then photographed it with my cell phone, where I made the subsequent manipulations.


 
The four images below were created by choosing different options and saving. Luckily, one of them generated a patch of orange, thereby allowing me to post on OYGIF.




Savannah Skies [Sky Watch Friday]

Last week I completed my series of infra red images from Savannah, GA. Today I start posting conventional color shots. One of my favorite targets was the Talmadge Memorial Bridge [completed in 1991] spanning the Savannah River between downtown Savannah and Hutchinson Island.  


The locations of the shots below were those that appeared in my SWF series, The World of Infra Red. This magnificent fountain, located in Forsythe Park, is the iconic image of Savannah.   



This is of the twin towers of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, shot from Lafayette Park.



These images are of the William Washington Gordon monument in Wright Square.
 


Friday, July 17, 2015

Savannah Finale [Orange You Glad It’s Friday] & [Sky Watch Friday]

 I’ve saved these images from Savannah for joint posting in OYGIF and SWF. This completes my series shot in this delightful city. The first three images below are of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The top one was taken with my cell phone and lacks the sharpness of the DSLR pics.





Savannah is a busy port and large ships sail up and down the river. This huge vessel was transporting storage containers. 



 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

World of InfraRed 7 -- Savannah (iii) [Sky Watch Friday]

Today concludes my series on the world of infra red from Savannah. There were so many wonderful old trees and green areas along Savannah’s streets that I simply did not always note where I took a particular shot. The two images below are representative examples. 






This was shot in Wright Square, which contains the monument to William Washington Gordon. This is one example of the peculiarities in naming the city’s squares. More often than not, the name is not that of the person buried or honored there.


Savannah 4 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

The friendly relaxed atmosphere makes Savannah an excellent place to do street photography. My favorite encounter came along River Street late one afternoon. A craftsman had his table set up displaying necklaces, bracelets, and rings that he had made. I wandered over to look at his wares and began to chat with him. His name was Mamedy and he came to Savannah from Senegal some 29 years ago. He was fascinated by the amulet I was wearing [that of a miniature djembe], and we started talking about drums. Bottom line, I ended up buying a necklace and getting to take his picture. I think the images capture his persona.



Earlier in the day a large group disembarked from a river steamer cruise. Here is a shot of some of them relaxing along River Street.


Forsythe Park is a huge area at the southern end of the historic section. It contains a magnificent fountain [see my July 2 posting in Sky Watch Friday] that is its main attraction. The young fellow playing violin for tips knew how to  take advantage of the large numbers of passersby.


As I noted in last week’s OYGIF posting, I came across a club that had live entertainment. The musician below is Thomas Claxton playing solo; he happens to be the lead singer in a group, The Myth, that can be seen on You Tube. The lighting was not conducive for shooting, but I managed to get something acceptable.