Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

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I think these ducks were saying “EAT MORE TURKEY”!!!

In the spirit of the holiday season, and since I’m feeling pretty generous today,  here are a few of my favorite photos from a long, long, loooong time ago.  And they feature the hottest subjects in photography today: a vacuum cleaner and an old shoe. ehpem, Mel – enjoy!

RMSC

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This is the Rochester Museum and Science Center main building.  The Museum is home to hundreds of thousands of objects relating to history and science and people of all ages can have a great time (as well as learn something) here.  I shot these photos recently for the benefit of those who don’t live in the Rochester area or have never been here.

The building is beautiful and you may be able to tell  the original entrance was in the front of the building.  The building in the bottom left corner of the frame is the Strasenburgh Planetarium which is part of the Museum.  The Planetarium is, in my opinion, a great piece of modern architecture. Stay tuned for the Planetarium photos next time.

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Not far from the shore of Lake Ontario is this small grove and I just happen to catch it near sundown.  And since the long nights allow me to play more with post processing, here is the same photo in black and white using Silver Effects Pro 2.  This plug-in has been around a while and I was wondering if a new (v3) is in the works.  Anybody?  Bueller? Bueller?

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(not) my house

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No, this isn’t my house but some days I wish it were.  Like this one.  That’s Lake Ontario in the foreground.

Here is the color version of the same file.  There really is not much in the way of enhancement, either.

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more fall color…

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I’ll make an admission to you if you promise not to tell anyone else; I used to arrange leaves on the forest floor to photograph.  I know, it’s the photographic equivalent of being an outlaw but now my Parole Officer keeps me well in line. Had I placed this orange leaf in this composition I would not have put it over the green leaf.  Nature put it there and I pressed the shutter button.  It took me years of rehab to get to this point but I feel good about it.  However, I won’t blame you if you decide to unsubscribe.

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