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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Friday, August 16, 2013

A Rochester Icon at Sunset [Sky Watch Friday]

   One of Rochester’s other iconic buildings/architectural features is the statue of Mercury. In my Nov. 29, 2012 posting, I gave some historical background on the statue.  It is 21 feet tall and was made out of riveted copper plates 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 atop the Aqueduct Building, only one block north of its original location. This shot was taken on the night of the ‘super moon’ in June. Scroll down for additional images made on that evening.

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