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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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Shequaga Falls

   The area to the south and southeast of Rochester is known as the Finger Lakes Region. They are are beautiful, dotted with scores of vineyards and wineries on their eastern and western shores. In addition, there is an abundance of state and local parks, and many contain waterfalls. Moreover, many of the surrounding towns contain one or more falls, which was important for industry and the construction of a varietuy of mills in their vicinity. The images below are of the Shequaga Falls [in the town of Montour Falls], a native American name meaning 'tumbling waters'. In order to include the base of the falls in the topmost two images, I had to get in close. Consequently, the upper portion of the falls  [156-feet high] was obscured. The third image gives a slightly better view. This post is one of a line of waterfall images that I intend to continue over time.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Details of the Freddie-Sue Bridge [Sky Watch Friday]

  Extending last week’s post of my ‘Freddie-Sue’ Bridge panorama, here are several shots showing various details of the  bridge. It is quite remarkable that one can easily approach, and even walk under, the bridge along the brick/cement walkway that parallels the river. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

'Freddie-Sue' Bridge Panorama [Sky Watch Friday]

   On the night of the ‘super moon’, I was with a group of ca. 30 photographers in downtown Rochester. More precisely, we  were in the Corn Hill area along the Genesee River, a great spot for all kinds of shooting. As it turned out, there was more to be engaged with than the moon. Today’s post and those in coming weeks will present some of both. This panorama of the sky line and ‘Freddie-Sue’ Bridge [properly known as the Frederick Douglas-Susan B. Anthony Bridge] was ‘merged’ in Photoshop Elements v.8. from at least five images. Though I must confess that it should be cropped in from the right. However, since I submitted this to our local newspaper for publication [see my posting of July 11 below for an example], and they require a 5:1 aspect ratio, while not optimized for composition the image is still kinda cool.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Daffodil [Orange you glad its Friday]

I posted this image a long time ago [7/1/11], but thouight it appropriate for 'Orange you glad its Friday'. A little redundacy for a nice image won't hurt.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rochester Sunset [Sky Watch Friday]

It’s time to return home and again feature some of Rochester’s wonderful sites. The photo below appeared on the masthead of the local section in the Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester’s newspaper. So, I am extra proud of this image. On a daily basis, the paper posts a panorama submitted by a local photographer. The final image was created from six separate shots and joined by merging in Photoshop Elements v.8. 
Somewhere back in my blog archive are other sunset shots taken around the area. If you have the patience to look back, you’ll see that Western N.Y., while not necessarily rivaling the far west, certainly offers excellent opportunities for sunset shooting.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Toronto Skies II [Sky Watch Friday]

 We left our hotel on Front Street and began walking to the St. Lawrence Market [to have a breakfast ‘peameal bacon on a bun’ at the Carousel Bakery]. Along the way, there were some fine opportunities for photography provided you looked back over your shoulder. Here are a few of the images I made and they are my last posting from our Toronto trip. Note that the CN Tower is present, and seems almost adjacent to the other buildings; but, that is just an illusion.