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, April 28, 2011

Salt Lake City Sky III [Sky Watch Friday]

This is the last of my 'big sky' pics from Salt Lake City -- it's hard to believe that 30+ years have already flown by--sigh-- The original photos were on 2x2 Kodachrome slides, which I scanned last year or so  when I fully commited to the digital world. Although SLC had some magnificent sunsets, my current hometown of Rochester, NY can hold its own -- below is a preview--

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anemone Study #4

Last summer I was mowing the front lawn when I just happened to notice this lonely flower on the ground under our living room window.  It was a no-brainer -- I stopped what I was doing and ran upstairs for my trusty point-and-shoot Canon A720, which is really great for macro shots.  I took a number of pics, and this image is my personal favorite -- you can see this and Anemone Study #1 [two of my best sellers] along with several other flowers by scrolling a little way down to the composite. I was certainly very lucky to have gotten clear and sharp shots without using a tripod. Have a fine weekend and Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Salt Lake City Sky II [Sky Watch Friday]

This was a wonderfully fiery sunset over the Salt Lake Valley, again viewed from our balcony. Ya gotta love Mother Nature!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Composite of current photo note/greeting cards

Thanks to those who have inquired about my (fold-over) photo note/greeting cards. The original uploads to the site are now in the March archive, and no longer visible simply by scrolling down to them. So, I thought this would be a good occasion for an update and an opportunity to try something new [for me] in Photoshop Elements. The result is the composite above; it has all the shots currently on cards, but any other photo you see on my site could be made available. I apologize for any [inexplicable] losses in resolution in producing this. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy Holidays!  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Salt Lake City Sundown I [Sky Watch Friday]

Some 30 years ago we spent a year living in Salt Lake City, as I was on sabbatical leave from the University of Rochester. It was a fantastic year for us -- we took up skiing and camping -- The sheer physical beauty of the environs was almost overwhelming; I would have settled there in a heartbeat if there had been a faculty position. But, I still have pictures [slides] to remember the place. Of course, now I've scanned said slides and cleaned them up a bit. This view was shot from the small balcony outside the bedroom of our rental house. Sunsets were so beautiful looking northwest into the valley, that  I set up my camera and tripod and left them standing by the door to the balcony. Over the next several weeks, I'll post some shots -- so different from one to the other. Hope you like them. Cheers--

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mackerel Sky [Sky Watch Friday]

When I was a little boy, I used to gaze longingly up at a cloud-filled sky because I thought they were giant dollops of whipped cream.  Well, I've been long since disabused of that notion, but skies like this remind me of that fantasy. [By the way, images that I post here are available for purchase as folding note cards, or photos with or without mats or frames].

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool/Pool

Early this morning [6:30 AM] The Midtown Athletic Club opened its outdoor pool season. This is the view at 6:25 before we crazies jumped in as a group. Well, the pool water was 81 F, so the swimming was the easy part. Getting out wasn't as bad as I anticipated -- lots of towels, sweat shirt/pants, hat, hot coffee/bagels in the Adirondack hut, along with a roaring fire and an adrenalin rush made it an awesome event. Oh, going to do it again at 6:00 PM tonight -- lol.