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, August 30, 2012

Erie Canal Bridge [Sky watch Friday]

Rochester is fortunate to have many bodies of water in and around it. These include the Finger Lakes, the Genesee River, [Great ]Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, Irondequoit Bay, and the Erie Canal. They make for numerous sports/recreational activities, as well as photographic opportunities. I have posted a number of images for SWF with the Genesee River [aka the Genny] -- in fact, my blog site header was shot on its shoreline. Today’s image was shot during a walk along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY. It was another one of those occasions where I had to resort to using my cell phone to capture what I thought was an irresistible view. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rochester Skyline Sunset [Sky Watch Friday]

This continues my 'in and around' Rochester shots. To repeat what one of my photography gurus said, the best camera you have is the one you are carrying. Well, all I had at the time I shot this was my cell phone. As I was waiting for a traffic light to change, this is what I saw and had to capture [albeit, at low res.]; so, one shot and onwards.  Just a little cropping and a few bright-spot removals were all the post-processing I did. I just cannot get into an 'always have my DSLR with me' frame-of-mind... sigh.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cobbs Hill Reservoir Walk [Sky Watch Friday]

It's time to get back to showing off more Rochester sights. The reservoir up on Cobbs Hill is a favorite place to take a walk, view the city sky line [I have some earlier posts of this], picnic, and/or make music. The black picket fence enclosing the reservoir is punctuated by the presence of a series of lamps, which never fail to catch one's eye. But, it it is not easy getting the right angle/alignment in a shot. Actually, I thought this was fairly decent -- and, it showed some nice blue sky. Hope you like it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yellowstone Park [Sky Watch Friday]

This image was generated in the summer of 1979, when the Hattman family was driving cross-country. Yellowstone Park, which is a truly wondrous place -- it has something worth photographing in every direction. The original image was on a 2x2 slide, which I scanned, and the digital version is what you see. To be honest, it needs some editing [to remove some of the Schmutz in the sky, and to reduce the slight blue caste], but I thought I’d post it anyway. The colors in the pool are are due to algal or bacterial [or both] growth. These organisms are thermophiles and acidophiles; i.e. they can grow at very high temperatures and high acidity [probably relatives of the earliest living critters on earth]. Sorry to be so pedantic ----