Tag Archives: around town

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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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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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the yeLLow sign

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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.

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.

Lamberton Conservatory … and a requirement fulfilled

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I stopped at the Lamberton Conservatory yesterday and there was very few people there.  That’s good for me because I like to take my time and I hate to be a bother to other patrons.  I thought it was a good day to go because rain was predicted and it did look like it was about to rain all morning, but we never got a drop.  No matter, the light is usually very nice and even inside and I got a few shots I may not have been able to get if it were crowded.  Although I shot some interesting flowers, I tended to focus more on leaves of various plants.

The requirement to post a photo of Emo is hereby fulfilled.  If you feel compelled to comment, please mention him as his ego needs stroking every so often.

apple blossom time

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These are apple tress in full bloom, shot 5/12/13.  This is on Lake Road, just east of Webster (Where Life is Worth Living).  This is one of my favorite drives.  It’s short but there is usually not much traffic and the scenery is beautiful, especially this time of year when the apple blossoms are out.  There are a lot of apple producers on this stretch of road and you can see thousands upon thousands of trees, all well maintained.

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300

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No, it’s not the 300th post.  It’s my subscriber goal.  I’d like to have 300 subscribers.    I’ll do anything to get subscribers.  I’m even putting tags on this post!!  That’s the level of desperation I’ve sunk to.   And now I’m going to try bribery.  I’m offering to buy each person that  subscribes a free lunch at a restaurant of my choice (if you are foolish wise enough to come to Webster (Where Life is Worth Living), NY).   I was only kidding when I said I didn’t care about the stats.  Really.  So go ahead, subscribe.  I dare ya!  I double dog dare ya!!!

Seriously, the goal for these blogs it isn’t measured in the numbers.  They are slightly more than my personal musings but mostly as a way to connect with other photographers whose help and inspiration I count on. However, I am serious about the free lunch!

time pt. 1

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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.

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…to be continued.