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, June 27, 2013

Toronto Skies I [Sky Watch Friday]

The CN Tower is an iconic landmark on Toronto’s skyline. We did the ‘touristy’ thing and went up to view the city at dusk. That was a poor choice, as far as photography was concerned, because there were too may reflections in the windows caused by the corridor and vending machine lights. So, a tripod would be of little use. From the outside, it is difficult to get a poor image of the tower -- well, sort of. As we had beautiful weather during our visit, I can post these on SWF with a clear conscience. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum Exteriors [Sky Watch Friday]

Here are several examples of the Libeskind architectural style on the exterior of the Royal Ontario Museum. Oh, I did make sure to include some sky --

Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum Interiors

Earlier this month, Rosemarie and I spent several days in Toronto enjoying its sites, food and people. Two of the highlights were separate extended visits to their two top-notch museums: the Art Gallery of Ontario [AGO] and the Royal Ontario Museum [ROM]. Over the last several years, both have undergone major renovations and expansion designed by two world famous architects; viz. Frank Gehry [AGO] and Daniel Liebeskind [ROM], respectively. Having seen Gehry’s museum in Bilbao, Spain and Liebeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin, we just had to make a pilgrimage to Toronto. Needless to say, the museums did not disappoint. The images below are from the ROM. Both the exterior and interior display the unusual and distinctive Liebeskind trademark designs; viz. slashing diagonals, clashing lines and unusual shapes that can be disorienting. Today’s posting features several eye catching interior shots.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sedona Skies finale [Sky Watch Friday]

This posting completes my series of Sedona Skies for 2013. Oddly and ironically, to the casual observer, it would appear to be the first one because the archive runs back chronologically to older and older posts. So, I will not bother to talk about the hike that spawned so many of the images of the last several weeks. From the beautiful desert of Sedona, next week we will be transported into a different sort of canyon land; viz. to a giant urban center, Toronto, Canada.