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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 8, 2015

Circles 7 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Circles may be found in/on all matter of conveyances, some of which may also provide some orange color. The bicycle below was shot in Braunschweig, Germany [which happens to be my wife’s home town].

The next image merely depicts a conveyance, and I could not resist getting a shot of it [taken at our Public Market in Rochester, NY].

From a children’s toy to an adult toy, we move to a Harley-Davidson motorcycle [not necessarily the inevitable real-life progression].

More than likely, one will graduate to a 4-wheel vehicle. The one below, shot along Kurfuerstendamm in Berlin, is not the conventional step up in autos.

Lastly, we have a conveyance that does not actually go anywhere and consists of only one circle; viz. the London Eye, a gigantic ferris wheel situated along the Thames River.  It has become quite the tourist attraction and is almost as recognizable as Big Ben.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Circles 6 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Circles or circle-like shapes are often found in the food. Oranges are the obvious candidate for an OYGIF posting, and so it was not beneath my dignity to take advantage of their presence at the farmer's market.

                       While at the market, these lovely tomatoes also called out to me.

       You may doubt my judgment, but even these grilling hamburgers took on a circular shape....

This giant bouillabaisse was shot in London’s Portabello Road Market. Looking at this now, I regret not having sampled that delicious looking brew.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Circles 5 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

 Sometimes circles or circle-like shapes appear in unexpected places or objects. Today’s images fall into that category. The baseball caps below were shot at Rochester's Public Market. The orange color jumps right out at you, but the circles are a bit more subtle.

                  While there is only a hint of orange in the wood, the circles are fairly prominent.

The image below was shot with my cell phone in the de Cordova Museum Sculpture Garden in Lincoln, MA. Shown here is only a portion of the unusual structure, entitled Lincoln, which must be about 100 feet in length. It is set up on a hillside, and kids love to crawl/walk in and out the openings. Here you can see a small child in the background, which helps give scale to the sculpture.

The next image was shot in a laundromat. I couldn't believe my good fortune when I looked through the window and saw the line of machines.

The final image was from a public men's room some place in London. The only fully circular objects are the three buttons on the wall to flush the toilets, which are roughly elliptical.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Circles 4 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   Circles are not confined to inanimate objects, as anyone who has taken floral images can relate to. However, it is a bit more difficult finding something appropriate for OYGIF. So, I was pleasantly surprised looking at what I had shot out in a field of sunflowers [located in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, NY, 15-20 min. drive from our home]. While there were spots of orange here and there, my wife’s little shoulder bag made it a ‘no-brainer’. NOTE: In a [non-OYGIF] companion posting, I have several images shot in infrared at the same field.

World of InfraRed 8

  As a companion to my posting today in Orange You Glad It’s Friday, here are shots I made at the same location using a camera modified for infra red photography. [NOTE: If you scroll down far enough, you will come to earlier World of InfraRed postings.] This vast sunflower field is located in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, NY.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Circles 3 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Circles come in both 2-D and 3-D. These forms will be evident in today’s posting, as well as in the coming weeks. The manhole covers and glove shots below are good 2-D exemplars.

The lamp globes below are clearly in the 3-D group. The building in the background was the Lincoln Chase Tower [I don’t know its current name] in downtown Rochester, one of the most frequently photographed buildings in town. I confess to making a mistake by not shooting these a step [or two] to the left in order to get ‘perfectly’ symmetrical images.

The last 3-D example is a group of old bowling balls that were piled up on the lawn of a local artist who has a wildly eclectic collection of items on his property.

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.