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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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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Laon Cathedral [Sky Watch Friday]


Truth be told, this image is really more about Laon Cathedral than the sky. In the mid 90s, my wife and I spent two successive summer vacations driving around France on our own on a pilgrimage to visit their great 12th and 13th century Gothic [and some Romanesque] cathedrals.  While it's hard to pick favorites as far as overall exterior architecture is concerned, however, Laon ranks way up there. One of its especially endearing features is the collection of animals placed around the uppermost towers/columns. If you enlarge the image, you will see steer and sheep [and, sorry to say, dirt specks that accumulated on my slides over the 20 years prior to their being scanned]. As I recall, there was a large open area in front of the church with benches where we could sit and leisurely [Laon is not a big tourist town] gaze at the facade. OK -- I'll admit to having Chartres Cathedral as my favorite.
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