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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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Image City Gallery Assignments [Feb. 2017]

In early November, I posted images that were shot in fulfillment of a monthly assignment for a group of amateur photographers who meet with two professionals at Rochester’s Image City Gallery. We show and discuss/critique our photos in a critical, but positive and supporting, environment. For this month’s assignment, we were limited to shooting in our living room to force us to look and find “curves” [and be sure viewers could make them out as well]. Curves could be generated by the positioning of objects in the space, or by the actual shape of an object. In the latter instance, however, it had to be clear that the object was in the living room. Below are my images. Since our meeting has not yet taken place, I do not know how they will be regarded. Feel free to comment whether you do or do not find the curve(s).

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aruba Skies 2017 [Sky Watch Friday]

My wife and I have been taking a brief vacation in Aruba for 25 years now, always a welcome respite from cold/snowy Rochester in January. Over the years I have posted shots taken with various cameras; but, I have decided that my cell phone camera is all that I want to take along. The images below were all shot with my LG4 cell phone.
This is the obligatory shot out of the airplane window [the view always seems better when you are there].

We have always stayed at the same resort, La Cabana, located in the so-called low-rise district, and adjacent to Eagle Beach. Occasionally, I will make it down to the beach at sunrise; here are a few shots from one such time.

 Shortly after sunrise there was still a full moon to enjoy. The beach is full of these huts, which are occasionally fought over [sad to say].

 We always go in to the city, Oranjestaad, to walk around, [window]shop and take lunch. The harbor often has cruise ships docked, as well as all manner of smaller vessels.

The Renaissance Hotel is located right in the hearty of the city. While there is much to see there, what fascinates me the most is their pool. The water level is right up to the side of the pool deck, and has a good view into the harbor.

Sunsets are not always so grand, since it really depends on the clouds. Here is one shot taken from our balcony.

During the last several days of our trip, the water was way too rough for swimming, although some foolhardy individuals ignored the red flag warnings. I was a bit lazy in trying to capture impressive breakers hitting the shore; this is my feeble attempt to give a general idea of them.