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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, April 4, 2014

Portraits 1 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

 This week I depart from posting images of inanimate objects. I became enamored with portraits while our 3 daughters were growing up; and, it is still an aspect of photography that I enjoy very much. The beautiful woman sporting sun glasses is my wife of 51 years. [This image of Rosemarie dates back some 35 years.] Some of you have wondered about my knowledge of German -- Rosemarie, born in Braunschweig, is one of the reasons. The two young ladies below were enjoying themselves trying on ear muffs at the public market. As you can see, they were not at all reluctant to be photographed.
  Starting next week, I’ll be taking a few week break from posting on OYGIF.






Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rochester’s Artisan Works 8 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

  This is the final posting of my Rochester’s Artisan Works series. As with those from last week, the objects have little relationship with one another. But, each one caught my eye and I had to get a shot.




 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rochester’s Artisan Works 7 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]


    This is the penultimate post of my Rochester’s Artisan Works series. For this and the last posting, I will present objects that appealed to me for different reasons. I wanted to capture their images, but present them in a way different from my live experience. having an 18-135 mm zoom lens [effectively ca. 28-227 mm] enabled me to compose and shoot at the angles I thought were most effective. The most notable example is that of the Angel, which was high above the floor.





 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Post Processing Abstracts 2

   These images were derived from shots of flowers. The processing was identical to that used for the previous posting, which utilized with Wall Art images. While some very interesting and eye-catching results may ensue, I can't say it is artistically creative. That is, it is mechanical and does not involve any artistic vision [like 'spin art']. However, I love most of the outcomes. From top down, the flowers are diablo, black-eyed susans, and a butterfly on a cone flower.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rochester's Winter Wonderland

  While I had been planning to continue posting my Artisan Works series, yesterday's blizzard has changed my mind. Instead, I'll take advantage of the snow on the ground for my images, which were shot in my neighborhood.As a matter of fact, the chap with the snow blower was cleaning up my next door neighbor's driveway.




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Post Processing Abstracts 1

  The big snow storm has hit Rochester, and I need something to brighten up my day. So, I think I'll start a new series of posts that includes images generated by some post processing magic in Photoshop Elements. Scroll back to my Wall Art series and see if you can match up those originals with today's Abstracts below.





Saturday, March 8, 2014

Recent Contest Winners

  Several months ago I posted photos from our trip to Toronto. I entered two of them in one of the Camera Rochester Club's monthly juried competitions [these were in the Digital category]. The images below placed first and second [scoring 15/15 and 14/15, respectively]. Considering the quality of the other entries, I feel quite proud. The image below [1st place] was taken in the Art Gallery of Ontario; I was standing directly beneath the staircase designed by Frank Gehry. Since it started on the 2nd floor, one could walk beneath it.






   The 2nd place image was taken in the Royal Ontario Museum. The diagonals of the windows are characteristic of Daniel Libeskind's architectural creations. I should note that both images were shot without the aid of a tripod.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rochester’s Artisan Works 6 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

 As I mentioned in an earlier post of this series, you never know what is going to appear next in the Artisan Works' exhibits. Many rooms are cluttered with all sorts of stuff, and it takes some effort to discriminate among the items. The images below illustrate a prime example. Approaching the area I was struck by the floor to ceiling array of objects. Yet, what caught my eye was actually off to one side. It was a canoe standing upright and containing a figure of a mermaid, and a quite attractive one at that. Even better, she was holding a small pumpkin, so I was able to shoot some images for OYGIF.