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, December 25, 2014

Clothing/Accessories 5 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Compared to all other orange wearing apparel, the woman’s dress has been the most difficult item to find. In order to make today’s posting of four images, I had to draw on my photo archive; viz. a 10-year old photo of my granddaughter, Jocelyn. Along with the orange dress, she has on the German cape worn almost 50 years ago by my eldest daughter, Heidi [and then passed down to two successive daughters].
Fast forwarding to the present, I couldn't resist shooting the dress adorning the store mannequin below. The male mannequin seemed to be taken by it as well.

  In the past, I played djembe with a college African dance and percussion ensemble, Sankofa. This allowed me entreé into the dress rehearsal for their most recent performance. The costumes were many and brightly colored, but this is the best shot of my collection.

 Last but not least, I saw this beautiful sister shopping at the Rochester Public Market and asked permission to take her photograph, but she refused. As she was walking away, I called out that I needed it for my Orange Project. After a taking a few more steps, she turned around, gave me a big smile, and said OK.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Clothing/Accessories 4 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

Today we take a look at an accessory used for both fashion and function. Yes, ladies, I am talking about the bag. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they serve many purposes, which is why a woman’s bag is a source of mystery to the casual male observer. The bag below is a small, hip bag that my wife just loves to carry/wear. Interestingly, I bought it for her long before I knew about OYGIF ... what a nice coincidence.

The attractive young women below looks like a group of airline stewardesses. But, that seems unlikely since they were gathered in the Braunschweig town square. Of course, it was the bright orange color that originally caught my eye....

This group of people were queued up to board a boat on the Wannsee outside Berlin. here, I caught three orange objects, but it was the bicycle bag that stood out.

                To complete the fashion to function transition, here are two simple shopping bags.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ROM Room Sumi-ed

I was playing around with an image of a room at the Royal Ontario Museum [Toronto].  The effect was fairly dramatic so I decided to post the original and edited versions.  The original below was first edited in Lightroom 5.7.

This was then loaded into Photoshop Elements 10. [NOTE: I now prefer LR and it has become the mainstay in my workflow.] Still, I decided to see what effects I could achieve with it in PSE. Going up to Filter and choosing Brush Strokes/Sumi-e, this is what I got. [I tried a lot of other options, but this is the one I like.] It created a nice contrasty and grainy image, and one which does not quite look like a photograph. Still, it appeals to me.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Clothing/Accessories 3 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

My Clothing/Accessories series continues today with some more outer wear. With the exception of sneakers, one does not readily find orange-colored footwear. However, I did manage to come across a few nice examples: the upper image was taken at a public market in Braunschweig. The one below that was from downtown NYC in the vicinity of the World Trade Center memorial.

 Rarely does one see orange pants, except for sanitation or construction workers. An example of the former can be found in one of my 'Keep Berlin Tidy' posts. However, the shot below might be a rare treasure; still, a child [or a golfer] can get away wearing such pants. Like many of my recent OYGIF images, this too was shot in Braunschweig.

                           The feathers below were for sale at Rochester’s Public Market.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Clothing/Accessories 2 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

I continue my Clothing/Accessories series today with some more outer wear; viz. jackets.The pedestrian passage in downtown Braunschweig was a perfect place to stand and wait for orange to go by or be found hanging in a shop window or on a clothes rack.

 The image below was shot on the Deutsche Bundesbahn. Some passenger left her jacket hanging on a window hook, and be fair game for an OYGIF shot. The blurred background is evidence that the train was in motion at the time I took the shot.