Category Archives: Webster

the yeLLow sign

# 8476

# 8476

in the dream we waLk aLong through the woods, out feet both wet and dry.  it’s aLmost dark and there is no coLor save for a warm gLow Leftover from the aLmost set sun.  my companion taLks in Low mumbLes i don’t understand.  no matter, it is not an unpLeasant experience.  i understand so LittLe now anyway.  overhead is a bird, his wingspan gLows from the Last of the sun’s rays and even this is devoid of coLor.  on the path we see the sign, its meaning I can’t comprehend.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign of Life.  and once again i am at a Loss for words.

leaf 2.0

# 8018

# 8018

Hostas are one of my favorite plants and we have a few of them around the house.  It’s getting close to the time of year where I cut them down to the base for winter so I started with this one leaf which I thought seemed photogenic.  I attached it to a south window Emo was not using at the moment with Scotch leaf tape and shot some photos over a 2 week time period.   The leaf, over the course of the two weeks, and in addition to the original green, took on a yellow and rust color that picked up the light nicely,  In the end, though,  I thought the colors were a little gaudy so I use a creamtone preset I made in Lightroom.  I also got a chance to use the extension tube set from Amazon and it worked very well.  More on that later.

click on any photo to enter the gallery:

Emo eventually demanded the window back so I had to discontinue this series.  But there will be another leaf series coming up so stay tuned.

 

time pt. 1

mc # 0362

mc # 0362

The “half battery” indicator is flashing on my Timex watch so I’m thinking about replacing it.  The watch, not the battery.  I could have a jeweler replace the battery for $18 (US) or I could replace it myself if I had access to jewelers tools such as eyeglasses, screwdrivers, tweezers and $18 (US).  But then I’d still have an old watch with a “genuine faux leather” band that Emo likes to chew on and is barely able to hold the weight of the watch with a new battery.

One of my “stupid ideas” was the invention of a solar powered watch.  The prototype consisted of two separate pieces; the watch and a baseball cap with photovoltaic cells on the lid and wires that ran down the side, through the sleeve of your shirt and onto the watch to charge it.  It worked fine but it wasn’t very practical because we only get 62 days of sunshine a year here in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) and the cells couldn’t produce enough electricity to run the watch.

Photographers are obsessed with time.  Some photographers want to keep track of the “premium”  times for outdoor photography; the golden hour or the blue hour.  Some may time long exposures of flowing water to get that creamy smooth look.  Timing is critical in every phase of darkroom work, too.  Every photograph is an instant in time so it can’t be underestimated.

mc # 0431

mc # 0431

…to be continued.

Irondequoit Bay (& angry birds)

IB # 3733

IB # 3733

This is Irondequoit Bay in Monroe County, NY.  The center of the bay acts as the eastern border for the town of Irondequoit and the western border of the towns of Penfield and  Webster (Where Life is Worth Living).  This photo shows the Bay from the Penfield side.  Noteworthy is that this year marks the 12,000th birthday of the Bay (plus or minus 1000 years).

The Bay is home to non-migrating swans and fishermen (although some fishermen may, at times, migrate).

angry birds # 3852

angry birds # 3852

swan # 3861

swan # 3861