Category Archives: Lake Ontario

lakeside drive

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There is a small channel that connects Lake Ontario with Irondequoit Bay and there is a swing bridge that allows traffic to pass over the channel.  These orange markers are placed along the bridge as a warning to small craft going through the channel.  The walkway is reflected in the water and the early morning light struck it just right.

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home by the sea (and more)

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This house sits just a few feet from the shore of Lake Ontario and, as pleasant as that can be most of the time, I’m sure there are other times that the owners have to brace themselves.  This was taken just before sunset last week.

And now the “more” part:  Last week a gallon of white paint fell off a truck onto the access road to BJ’s here in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living).  It was promptly hit by another vehicle, actually several vehicles.  The paint can, being made of plastic, did not survive the hits very well and the entire contents are now part of the road.  Fortunately, I was there moments after it happened and with a camera, too.  I got a few shots after I removed what was left of the can from the road and those shots (keyword: cosmic paint) will be featured at our sister site lightscatter.  Instead of posting twice weekly, there will be a different photo from this series every day this week (except Saturday and Sunday, even if you offer me double overtime).  Please check them out if you have any time to waste.

where once was water

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I remember looking out at the polar icecap in Thule, Greenland and seeing a sight very similar to this.  Taken at the shore of Lake Ontario in mid January, there is a lot of ice and you can walk pretty far out on it if you’re stupid and foolhardy.   I was standing on the ice to get this shot but it’s as far as I dared to go.  It’s hard to see the ice under a foot of snow and at the time the wind was blowing pretty hard.

Here is the same shot in color.  The yellow/orange you see is churned up sand that gets trapped in the ice.  Welcome to Webster (Where Life is Worth Living)!  Just kidding.  Actually this was shot in Irondequoit, our neighbor to the West.

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Happy birthday, Mom.

Happy birthday, Pia.

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Further proof I’m not good at naming photos.

swan with orange bill and white feathers in the snow # 4170

swan with orange bill and white feathers in the snow looking very pensive, probably because I didn’t bring anything for it to eat # 4170

3 gulls (1 big, 2 small) against blue sky # 1991

3 gulls (1 big, 2 small) against blue sky when really all I wanted was to shoot a blank sky to test for sensor dust spots when these guys flew into the frame but, hey, this isn’t so bad # 1991

2 gray motorcycles with blue and gray flames and black tape wrapped around the exhaust thingy # 5791

2 gray motorcycles with blue and gray flames and black tape wrapped around the exhaust thingy # 5791

Memorial Point

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This is Memorial Point at Bear Creek Harbor in Ontario, NY.  It’s a very small park dedicated to the service men and women of Wayne County who made the ultimate sacrifice in each of the wars and conflicts of the United States.  There are plaques embedded in the rocks with the names of each of the service men and women going back to the Civil War.  There is also a public boat launch into Lake Ontario.   On the day I was there it was very quiet and peaceful but I doubt if it ever gets very crowded.   I am drawn to places like this.  If you’re in the area, it’s worth a look.