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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, November 29, 2012

Rochester Skyline Icons [Sky Watch Friday]


Last week’s SWF panorama of downtown Rochester included a number of iconic buildings/architectural features. For example, in the far left corner is the Wings of Progress [completed in 1930] atop the Times Square Building. A bit to its  right is the statue of Mercury atop the Aqueduct Building [mostly obscured by another building]. The 21 foot tall Mercury statue [out of riveted copper plates] was created in 1881.  When completed, it was installed atop a factory smokestack and quickly became a hallmark of the city skyline. However, in 1951, the factory was demolished and the statue was placed in storage. In 1973, it found its current home, only one block north of its original location. The images below offer closer views of these two wonderful structures.



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