The Sea Breeze FD had an exercise on the ice at Irondequoit Bay yesterday as I happened by. They have a hovercraft they were trying out on the ice and water. It’s the first time I’ve seen one of this size and it seemed to maneuver very well on both ice and water. And pretty fast, too, though the gulls were faster.
You can see more fun on the ice here.
This barn is a few miles from my house and I shot this photo in the fall of 2012. I went back several times to shoot this barn but I was disappointed to see that it had been torn down and the corn fields surrounding it replaced with apple trees. I’m not surprised about the apple trees. New York State produces some of the best apples in the country. But I do miss that old barn.
One of the nice things about living in an ice box (Webster – Where Life is Worth Living) is, well, ice! Right now we have a lot of ice. And snow, And frigid cold weather. But we only have about another 150 days of this left so I like to make the most of it.
The last photo was taken with the Samsung Note 8.
And for those who took the time to read this far, here’s the Bonus Musical Treat (BMT)!
More shots from the greenhouse visit. A little more detail this time.
Several of the faithful have suggested this series might look good in black and white. I converted two photos in Topaz Black and White Effects as well as Nik Silver Effects Pro (a gift from Google). Here is one shot and you can see the original color shot here.
I’ve driven by these greenhouses at least one hundred times and I have never seen them catch the morning light like this. In Webster (Where Life is Worth Living), of course.
Further proof I’m not good at naming photos.
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 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
Believe it or not, I have been criticized for not assigning names to posted photos. A lot of photographers are very good at this and they attach a tag that is either descriptive or evocative. I’m just not very good at doing this so I just use the file number. When I shot film I had a numbering system I used which consisted of the year (2 digits), a sequential roll number (3 digits) and a frame number (2 digits). On all the prints I made I wrote the corresponding number on the back of the print with a Dixon marker. If I had to go back and make another print I knew exactly where to look. The digital frame number provides the same handy way of finding a file. Also, I tend to be lazy and assigning names for posted photos seems like a lot of work that I’d rather not do. I would prefer to spend the time behind the camera (or cutting the grass, shoveling the driveway or trying to find the “START” button on Windows 8). But this is just me and I wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from assigning a nice name to each of their photos.
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!
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.
Click on any photo to enter the gallery.
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.