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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, October 16, 2014

Fall Colors [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]



   Yesterday, Rosemarie and I took a drive south to Bristol Mountain and also along Canandaigua Lake to see how the Fall Colors were progressing. Considering that our neighbor’s tree was nearing its peak [top image], we were optimistic, notwithstanding the grey skies and intermittent rain. As you can see from the pics, we were not disappointed! 

                                                     I guess this must be a red maple.

                               This is the ski lift, shot from the parking lot at Bristol Mtn.

                                This detail was from across the road in front of the parking lot.



                These were from two different locations along the west shore of Canandaigua Lake.

 We were heading back home on Rte. 12N [or had we already reached Rte. 21N?], when this unique tree formation suddenly appeared. I hit the brakes and got out; there was no driving by without stopping to shoot.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

    Last Saturday morning I joined a group of about 2 dozen photographers taking part in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. My group went along Rochester's Park and East Aves. and parts between, not the most photo-op rich area, so we were really challenged. Here is a sampling of shots I'd like to share. Several fulfilled an assignment to generate 'selective focus' images; can you identify which ones?















Thursday, October 9, 2014

Albright-Knox Art Gallery 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

     Continuing [and ending] the mini-series begun last week, here are more images of artwork from  Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery.  The collection is quite varied, as you can see from the limited selections I have posted.  And, it is interesting how often [some shade of] orange was used. Hope you enjoyed this little art walk!


                                     Arshille Gorky - The Liver is the Cock's Comb, 1944

                                                    Adolph Gottlieb - Pictograph, 1946

                                                 Jackson Pollock -  Convergence 1952

                                             Richard Anuskiewicz - Temple to Albers 1984
 
                                                     Albright Knox Art Gallery room


                                                 Albright Knox Art Gallery exterior


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watkins Glen State Park

    Watkins Glen State Park is ca. 80 miles southeast of Rochester. It is a large and magnificent area to walk/hike through. The most popular trail, Gorge Trail, runs through a gorge and contains waterfalls, cascades, streams and pools cut through rock over millennia. From one end to the other, one ascends some 852 steps, so it can get a bit strenuous [for seniors]. But, the views and photo-ops are aplenty. Last week, Rosemarie and I returned to the park after some 40 years absence [last time we walked it was when our girls were all pre-teens]. This trip was made even more special by the fact that I decided to shoot in RAW [+jpg].  I am now converted to RAW....     Here is a selection of shots taken [hand-held] with my Canon 60D, 18-135mm lens.









Thursday, October 2, 2014

Albright-Knox Art Gallery I [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   A little over an hour’s drive to the west of Rochester, NY is the city of Buffalo. The two cities are quite different in character and reputation, but, this is not the place for an essay on this topic. Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a gem and well worth a visit, which we did in early September. My enjoyment of the special exhibit [‘Sincerely Yours’] was enhanced by the presence of objects that were perfect for OYGIF, and by the fact that one is allowed to take photographs [without flash]. While simply recording other people’s art work is not a creative exercise, I still wanted to capture and share these images.


                                      Robt. Delauney - Sun, Tower Airplane, 1915



                                     Amedeo Modigliani - The Servant Girl [detail] 1918



                                                           Henri Matisse - Music, 1939

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Warnings & Hazards [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   We have all witnessed signs along streets/roads that warn us of various hazards.  Truth be told, we usually react negatively to the sight of such signs in the distance, for we know that some danger/inconvenience awaits us. The choice of orange for these signs follows from the fact that it is so ‘eye-catching’ [really no need to explain that to OYGIF folks].





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Korben [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   Last week, my wife and I were away outside Baltimore ‘baby-sitting’ our two youngest grandsons. Our daughter went to Las Vegas to participate in a 5k walk/run to fund-raiser for the Candlelighters [in fact all three of our daughters were participating]. Well, during our stay, Rosemarie and I also served as soccer [grand]mom/dad, taxiing the boys to their matches. It was a blast to watching them play. Korben, the younger one [6 yr. old] was so into it, he ran non-stop and was all over the field, playing both offense and defense. It was a nice coincidence that his team uniform included an orange shirt! While I do not have any action shots from a match, I have several images taken before and during warm-up.





Friday, September 5, 2014

Florals [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

     This posting is sort of a transitional state between the abstract images [‘orbs’] I’ve been displaying and real life florals. The two Japanese anemone pics were originally posted on my blog sometime in 2011, when I was heavily into floral macro-photography and printing/selling the images as art notecards. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to post them in OYGIF along with the new orb creation and, thereby, close out two chapters in my journey. The two original photos were taken with a Canon A720 ‘point and shoot’, which is perfect for macro shots. I noticed the lone flower in the garden fronting our living room as I passed by pushing a lawn mower. It stopped me in my tracks and I ran inside to get the camera. It was one of my wiser decisions, as the cards that were subsequently generated have been among my best sellers. I find it interesting that people have a strong preference for either the offset image or the centered one, but are not keen on both.