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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, February 5, 2016

Vehicles 3 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

This is the last installment of my Vehicles series. The first group below, like last week’s images, were shot in Berlin.



 The final two shots were taken in NYC.




Friday, January 29, 2016

Vehicles 2 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

I continue with shots of vehicles taken in Berlin. The images are all straightforward, so there is no commentary required. I have to say though that it was very surprising to see how many different types of orange-containing conveyances I found in just  a few days.









Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vehicles 1 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Back from the balmy shores of an Aruba vacation to the harsh reality of a harsh Rochester winter. Ironically enough, it was mild here while we were away. Be that as it may, I am ready to start a new mini-series, Vehicles. For those who have followed my blog, you know that I have already posted quite a number of images taken during trips to Germany. I continue that today with shots from Berlin.




Thursday, December 31, 2015

Motion Blur [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Happy New Year!!

I’ve begun playing around with deliberately moving the camera during shooting in order to deliberately generate blur effects. In this regard, there are several possible approaches: at the time of shutter release, one can move the camera vertically or horizontally or in a circular motion, or while zooming in/out. Each option produces a different and distinctive effect. In all cases, however, the exposure time [shutter speed] must be sufficient to keep the shutter open a long enough time. So, one has to experiment with settings for ISO, f-stop and exposure time The example below was shot several years ago [1 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 200]; it may be that I did not even intentionally try to get the blur; but, hand-held for 1 sec did the job. I include this image because it is the only one having something genuinely orange in color.

These images were created recently using settings in the following range: f/16 - f/22, ISO 100, and 0.25 - 0.70 sec exposure time. 









I will be taking a break for several weeks...see you later in January.



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Signs/Walls 2 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Today we finish the mini-series, signs/walls. The comical looking character below is actually the logo for Turkcell, the Turkish telecommunications company. The sign was suspended by wires across a street in Istanbul, and I was determined to bring back a record of it.

 
This storefront in Galway, Ireland, below speaks for itself. It was a OYGIF photo-op that stopped me in my tracks as we ambled down a side street.

Of course, pubs and tobacco shops abound in Ireland; and we might have stopped in for a pint at this locale.

 Back home in Rochester, NY, this is the side wall of an automotive parts store.   


While the temperatures in Rochester recently reached the 60s in mid-December, the lower left hand corner of the photo below is a chilling reminder of what awaits us.  The attire of the couple in the show window is certainly inconsistent with the prevailing season.  I tend to doubt that it was meant to cheer up passersby. If I were to give this a title, it would be Reality Check.





Thursday, December 10, 2015

Signs/Walls 1 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Today we move out of the confines of an abandoned subway tunnel and into the light of day. Subjects for OYGIF are often found on walls, buildings, posts or doors. Here are a several examples. The image below is attached to an abandoned house. 

These two images are on the walls of buildings in or near Rochester’s Public Market. 




The next shot is of a button for pedestrians to push in order to change the traffic light for them to cross the street.  As you can see, the post offers some ‘free advertising space’. 


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rochester’s Abandoned Subway 3 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Our tour of Rochester’s Abandoned Subway continues from last week. A short distance further into the tunnel, we came across a brass quintet [comprised of students from the world famous Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester]. Evidently, the tour organizers had employed them to entertain passersby...very classy, indeed. We tarried awhile to enjoy the concertizing, but continued on as soon as the crowd had swelled. 

                              

Some of the tunnel sections saw the light of day through the open arches, as seen below. If you scroll back to the first of the three series’ postings, you can see this section of the tunnel from the outside.

                             

                            

                             

                             

                             

Now that I’ve been inside, I look forward to the next opportunity to return.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rochester’s Abandoned Subway 2 [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Continuing our approach to the abandoned subway tunnel, there was an abundance of graffiti to enjoy. These two youngsters below came ‘flying’ by as if being chased.


Or had they been startled by this section of the wall below?


Once inside the tunnel, it was surprising to see how large a space it opened into. Fortunately, the event organizers had lighting set up in most areas where no sunlight entered the interior, but one still had to exercise caution due to poor footing. Eventually, we arrived at a section where there must have been a split in traffic.





Soon after, we passed an area, accessible only by ladder, in which water covered the entire floor [image below]. This was shot through a chain link fence next to the ladder. I don’t know for what purpose this room served.


Next week I will conclude our tour.