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, April 28, 2017

Trains [Sky Watch Friday]

 Having grown up in New York City, I commuted to school and college via the subway. However, I never considered that really a train like the ones having a locomotive and traveling between cities. The latter is much more part of the fabric of life in Europe, and a much smaller portion of USA travel. Nevertheless, for me, there is something about trains and train stations that I find fascinating. Sometime ago, I posted images of graffiti painted on railroad cars. From that shoot, I discover some images left over that are appropriate for SWF posting; here they are.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rochester Skies [Sky Watch Friday]

I’ve been away for quite some time, and got out of the habit of posting. It did not help that I had depleted my cache of photos earmarked for SWF. So, today I will venture back for a visit and share two images that that I made with my trusty cell phone camera. The shot below was taken after I had exited Image City Gallery, after our monthly get-together discussing our photo assignments. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. The steel sculpture stands right on the street [University Ave.], which runs through the Neighborhood of the Arts [NOTA]; and the Memorial Art Gallery is a few hundred yards further up the road.

The shot below is one I had been intending to take for a long time. The building, which I frequently drive past, houses a fitness center and some offices. It has been a repulsive eyesore for years. Oddly enough, it is also on University Ave., only ca. 2 miles east of NOTA.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Image City Gallery Assignments [April 2017]

   For this month’s assignment, we were to take photographs that we specifically wanted to use for B&W images. The images below were originally shot with my LG4 cell phone. In both cases, for months on end, I had been thinking about shooting these. The assignment provided the motivation to finally get to it. For comparison, I include the original color image along with the edited B&W image.
  The rack of medicine balls is located in the Midtown Athletic Club where I regularly work out, swim [the outdoor pool opened April 1], or play tennis.

This last image is a building not far from where I live. It has been a ugly eyesore for several years, and I don’t understand why/how it has escaped the attention of any neighborhood group. be that as it may, it provided a good photo-op.