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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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Monday, September 1, 2014

Post Processing Abstracts 5

    As Fall approaches, it's time to do a bit of cleaning up; i.e. of my computer desk top. I have the last of my 'orbs' to share  today, and, one is actually originated from something other than a floral image. Can you tell that the bottom one was from a series of beer taps? I confess that I don't do this process much these days; too much else on my plate. Anyway, I had described the procedure in a previous posting, but as a response to a query in the Comments section. I will repeat it below so that anyone who reads this can have a try at it.
    First, choose your image and load it into Photoshop Elements. Then, go to Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates. Select polar to rectangle and click OK. Then, go to Image. Select Image Rotation, then flip the canvas vertical. Go back to Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates. Select rectangle to polar and click OK. Save. That's all there is to it.







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Family Fun at Seabreeze 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

     Recently, we enjoyed having our [middle] daughter and two grandsons for a visit. One of the highlights was a day at Seabreeze Amusement/Water Park. The first installment of photos I shot there were posted last week [just scroll down to view]. It was really great fun to see their energy and enthusiasm, not to mention their fearlessness, and that includes our daughter as well. Today's photos completes the group of images made from that day. [Brief note: Next week I will be taking a break and not posting.]





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Post Processing Abstracts 4

Here are more abstract images generated from garden variety flowers. These lack orange color and are not ear-marked for OYGIF.




Family Fun at Seabreeze 1 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

  Oh well, another side-track. This week we’ve been enjoying a visit by our [middle] daughter, Ursula [aka Uschi] and her two sons. One of the highlights was a visit to the Seabreeze Amusement/Water Park. They were on almost all of the exciting rides, and most of them more than once. I took these in continuous shooting mode, which really allowed me to find a decent image for each venue. [Gavi is in the orange shirt, and Korby and Uschi are in dark shirts].







Friday, August 8, 2014

Post Processing Abstracts 3 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   This past March I started a mini-series called Post Processing Abstracts, which was not linked with OYGIF. I don’t know how, but I became side-tracked and never posted further installments. And, today, I was stunned to find a folder [located on my cluttered Desktop] with files waiting to be uploaded. As luck would have it, several are images suitable for OYGIF. So, I'll take this opportunity to get back on track.






Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keep Berlin Tidy 2 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

      To avoid dwelling too long on how they keep Berlin clean [I prefer the word ‘tidy', which is what the British use in connection with London], these images complete the mini-series. It was fascinating to see how many different vehicles, workers' uniforms and trash receptacles there were, my images are far from exhaustive. I'd guess that orange was the color of choice because it is so eye-catching.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Keep Berlin Tidy 1 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

    In May I was with my wife in Germany visiting family and friends. We spent the time primarily in Berlin and Braunschweig, where I was quite busy shooting. I now have a huge cache of new OYGIF pics, which I will start sharing today. I was quite struck by the fact that orange was everywhere to be seen. The most obvious examples were the Berlin  municipal sanitation workers, trucks, and public waste receptacles. Below is the first set of images for 'Keep Berlin Tidy'.






Thursday, July 17, 2014

World Cup Fever 5 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

    World Cup 2014 is in the books! Congratulations to Germany and Argentina for providing a dramatic and worthy final, and kudos to champion Deutschland. Fans who followed the games know that the officials played important roles, both for the [controversial] calls they made, as well as those they didn’t make. And there were plenty of each to talk about. This week completes my WC 2014 postings, and it is dedicated to the referees and linesmen. One piece of trivia: for some unexplained reason, the color of the ball used in the final was changed. If you looked carefully, the orange stripe [see below] was gone.