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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, January 29, 2015

Clothing/Accessories 9 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

   I hope you enjoyed the women’s orange shirts mini-series [if you haven't seen it, then scroll down]. Today we turn to the men, and what will become obvious fairly quickly is that men's shirts aren’t anywhere nearly as fashionable as those for women. In fact, they are mainly work shirts or tee shirts with various logos or names on them. Suffice it to say, it would be a rare woman who would wear any of the shirts you’ll see in the next two weeks. The first three images were shot around Rochester, NY.

The two remaining images were shot in Braunschweig, Germany.

Southwest Skies [Sky Watch Friday]

  This image is a B&W version of a color slide originally generated in 1978 on an American Airlines flight approach to the Salt Lake City airport. Decades later, after all my slides had been stored in plastic VisFile pages, they accumulated all kinds of schmutz.  I discovered that when I went digital and began scanning selected images [creating TIFF files]. I really liked this particular shot, and over the last several years I kept tweaking it, first in Photoshop Elements, trying to clean it up, remove a color cast, and deal with a few other problems. I was never fully satisfied with the color and, recently, I experimented with making a B&W conversion in Lightroom [which has become my preferred editing app]. This is what you see here, although I don't think this is its final form. Maybe some day I’ll be finished with it ... lol ...

The image below was shot digitally in Sedona, AZ. Following a brief but heavy rain, we ventured out onto the balcony of our room. Against the still dark and ominous sky was this rainbow. This is one shot that will not be converted to B&W!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Clothing/Accessories 8 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

  This posting completes my women’s orange shirts mini-series.  Berlin has many restaurants with outdoor seating. This young woman below seemed more intent on her writing than her food.

This attractive woman did not appreciate being photographed and she gave me a look of undisguised displeasure. I paid it no mind since she is my wife, and I am accustomed to that...lol...

This couple was aboard a ferry returning to Berlin on the Wannsee. Here I hit an OYGIF 'Trifecta': orange shirt, hat and sign.

I met this charming sister at the Rochester Public Market. We had a lively conversation, which culminated in her allowing me to take some head shots. I am pleased that this one nicely reflects her intelligence and her lovely disposition.

As a transition to the men’s mini-series, starting next week, the bottom image has both a man and a woman in orange. This was not a Photoshop trick -- what you see is what I shot. Is he thinking, would you put that damn phone down?

From the Sky [Sky Watch Friday]

 This posting is a followup to last week’s Aruba Skies. The flight to Aruba and back provided some photo-ops, as my wife let me have the window seat [the fact that it is colder sitting by the window had absolutely nothing to do with it]. The two images below were taken with my cell phone as we made our approach into Charlotte, NC. A fairly dense cloud cover obscured the ground when all of a sudden the downtown skyscrapers appeared looming upwards. It was shortly thereafter that I saw another plane off to our left, also making its approach [hopefully to a different runway]. Since I could not gauge the distance separating us, I wonder whether this might have constituted a hazardous situation.


The two images below were shot on our return flight as we approached Philadelphia. In these images, I think that presence of the plane's wing actually improves the composition.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Aruba Skies [Sky Watch Friday]

It’s been a long time since I have posted any images on SWF; I guess I’ve been more in an ‘Orange You Glad It’s Friday Mode’.... Anyway, here are some shots taken with my HTC cell phone during our recent holiday in Aruba. Since I did not take my DSLR camera along, I followed the dictum that the best camera you own is the one you have with you. As there were some interesting sunsets that needed to be shot, I did what I had to. My daughter said that the sun in the top image looks like a fried egg, sunny side up.

 Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Aruba, although it generally does not last very long. Below is documentation of my first point.


Clothing/Accessories 7 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

After a lovely holiday in Aruba, we are back and it’s time to continue where I left off two weeks ago.  Because I’ve accumulated a substantial number of images with orange shirts, I am going to have to divide them according to sex, and to post them each in a two part series. Today we start with women. All of these images were shot in Braunschweig.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Clothing/Accessories 6 [Orange You Glad It’s Friday]

In contrast to its rarity in dresses, orange seems to be quite common in shirts. Thus, it is no surprise that I have accumulated a large cache of such images, and these will be my focus this month [except for next week, when I will be away on vacation]. The two shots below were from window displays.

The next set of images involves shirts being worn by children. The topmost was shot several years ago in Turkey. The middle image [one fearless little boy] was taken at my local pool in Rochester, NY. The bottom image was shot in NYC near the World Trade Center Memorial [notice that there is also an adult wearing an orange shirt].