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April 03, 2017 - When I arrived, the fog I came for was nowhere to be found and it was still very dark. Later, it actually turned out tha...
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Morning Fog

March 06, 2017 - The weather forecast called for fog the night before and a friend was visiting who also likes photography. A plan was bo...
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Thank You!

December 31, 2015 - It's hard to believe that this website is four years old now. And that would not be possible without all of you. So than...
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Discover Buffalo Niagara 2015 Calendar

December 19, 2014 - Do you live in Buffalo, NY or around and don't have one of these yet? It is not too late. You can head out to Barnes and...
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Black and White Storm - Buffalo Central Terminal

August 18, 2014 - This was an excellent evening for photography at the Buffalo Central Terminal, and probably many other places. From the...
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Fire in the Sky over Buffalo

July 17, 2014 - This morning, I went to the Erie Basin Marina to capture the street lighting along with boats in the harbor. When I phot...
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Mutual Riverfront Park, Buffalo, NY

June 16, 2014 - The other day, someone on G+ posted a comment under one of my photos from Buffalo that Buffalo is dead. I did not feel l...
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Cherry Blossoms by the History Museum

May 22, 2014 - You might also call this Spring at the Museum, Part II. Yes, now I am like Hollywood, coming up with sequels. It would b...
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Architectural Wandering About

April 14, 2014 - This photography outing was motivated by several things coming together. I've long been on a quest to learn more about...
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Website Changes, Water, Landscapes

April 03, 2014 - After migrating my photographs of bridges into the Buffalo gallery and then carving them out as a Bridges of Buffalo col...
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Buffalo Bridges, A Gallery No More, A Collection Born

March 24, 2014 - I did the unthinkable again, and for the second time with the same set of photos. A while back, I carved out my photogra...
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Buffalo Metro Rail North, The Subway Collection is Complete

March 17, 2014 - Last year, I decided to photograph all of the underground stations of the Buffalo Subway, or Metro Rail as it is officia...
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Arctic Tundra in Buffalo, NY

February 24, 2014 - Lake Erie photographed from the Hamburg Beach a few miles south of Buffalo, NY. I had to walk in a bit and cross a line...
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Warm Look for Cold Winter

February 10, 2014 - I sensed that my photo stream has gotten a bit too chilly lately and needed some color and warmth. Nope, not going back...
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The Lake Is Calling You!

January 30, 2014 - The 2013/14 winter season seems to have found its true roots! No half baked winter but a winter with solid cold weather...
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Painted by Winter & Wind

January 23, 2014 - The previous post and this one are so different and yet so the same. What do I mean by that? In Frozen Desolation on Lak...
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Frozen Desolation on Lake Erie

January 20, 2014 - One of my favorite winter activities, a trip to a local beach. Yes, in winter! Isn't that the best time to go anyways? N...
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It's Raining, It's Pouring … at Sinking Ponds, East Aurora

November 21, 2013 - It's raining, it's pouring,... by the end of this outing I knew my camera's weather sealing was not all that great. The...
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The Murals at the Mall at Greece Ridge, Rochester, NY

November 14, 2013 - In September 2013 two of my photographs went on display as large panoramic murals. The PR company in charge of finding a...
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Bird Island Pier Re-opened!

November 11, 2013 - In one of my summer posts I lamented what a shame it was that the Bird Island Pier remained closed beyond Piece Bridge....
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New aMazing Bookmark - Erie Basin Marina

October 10, 2013 - Still read paper books or know anyone that does? Here's a little bit of help with remembering where to continue - a new...
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Photograph of Mood, Abstract Emery Park Trees

October 07, 2013 - This morning photo outing reminded me of one topic I mentioned in many of my posts (e.g., Plan but Welcome the Random, A...
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The Peace Bridge Lighting Patterns

September 30, 2013 - Long exposures give the fast flow of the Niagara River the soft milky look in daylight and allow for interesting reflect...
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The Season of Fog is Back!

September 26, 2013 - I've had a lot of excuses lately for not going out and shooting. I've been trying to get through my June road trip photo...
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Buffalo Subway Collection

September 02, 2013 - I have mentioned the topic a few times recently both in my blog and in my photo gallery from Buffalo. And here's my new...
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Long Exposures at Woodlawn Beach

August 26, 2013 - The sunset outing to Woodlawn Beach had a dual purpose this night. I wanted to try out a new gadget, a remote cord and t...
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Abstract Landscape

August 19, 2013 - This one goes back to last year, back to that special day when we had a unique opportunity to watch Venus Transit, a sig...
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Lines, light, and shadows at Summer - Best in Buffalo

August 15, 2013 - This black and white photo is what I have selected for my Buffalo & Vicinity Gallery. And since it lacks color, it's als...
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The Chestnut Ridge Jungle

August 08, 2013 - It was getting really late in the evening, just about an hour before sunset, but I felt like I did not get my dose of fr...
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It's the time - pick your blueberries

July 28, 2013 - It's that time of the year, go pick your blueberries! We've been going to Awald Farms in North Collins for years and the...
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Quiet and Peaceful at the Marina

July 26, 2013 - I really enjoyed my morning in the Erie Basin Marina back in January when I photographed the above panorama. The sunrise...
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Dealing with Perspective Distortion by Stitching Multiple Photos

July 22, 2013 - I have been recently asked whether I could shoot some historic buildings in Buffalo, NY. As a result, I have spent some...
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Autumn vs. Summer, Great Bend at Letchworth

June 10, 2013 - I like to return to places over and over. It's easier with some that are right in my back yard and increasingly more dif...
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Squaw Island Fun

June 03, 2013 - This was a great evening full of photographic fun. As almost always, plans got me started and serendipity took care of t...
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Wind Sculpture Park - A New Waterfront Park in Buffalo

May 30, 2013 - I've had quite a few posts on this topic but it just keeps coming, and that is a great thing. The Outer Harbor of Buffal...
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Back at the Elevator for a Different Take

May 27, 2013 - The South End Marina Cargill Pool Elevator begs for attention on the Outer Harbor of Buffalo. It's a pretty dominant str...
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A Different Take on a Familiar Destination

May 23, 2013 - I arrived at Niagara Falls, Canada, in the late afternoon and enjoyed the views over Horseshoe Falls, including the sign...
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Cold & Warm Contrast, Emery Park

May 20, 2013 - I've had this experience many times and I've previously shared that experience in my blog. Planning but keeping an open...
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Spring! ... came to Buffalo and Western New York

May 13, 2013 - Emery Park, same place as where I have recently completed my Seasons project. However, a different alley here. This one...
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The Seasons at Emery Park, a Year-Long Photo Project

May 09, 2013 - One project is finished. Last summer I admired this alley at Emery Park and liked how it almost created a tunnel over th...
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Wide view of Buffalo's Waterfront

May 04, 2013 - Being outdoors is the best part of landscape photography for me. Whether it's at sunrise or sunset, day or night, summer...
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Anxious for Colors

April 20, 2013 - This Spring seems to be coming very slowly. Winter was nice and long and does not want to let go. Even today, on April 2...
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Buffalo City Hall without Shadows

April 13, 2013 - Buffalo City Hall is one of those architectural wonders that calls me back often. At sunrise, it's illuminated by the wa...
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Revisiting Locations & The Unplanned

April 08, 2013 - I've had posts on both topics in the past. The first one is revisiting locations. There is such a variety one can get i...
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Blog Post Success and Failure

April 01, 2013 - It's interesting to go back once in a while and see what works and what does not. Here are the three most red and least...
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Saying Bye to Winter in Buffalo

March 29, 2013 - As a follow up to my previous post and the comment I made around the transition from winter to spring, here's the photog...
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The Buffalo Outer Harbor

March 27, 2013 - Do you want to follow what's happening on Buffalo's waterfront and what the plans are? Do you want to get involved? Foll...
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Traveling Sunset

March 10, 2013 - Everyone knows that the azimuth of the sunrise and sunset changes throughout the year. But did you ever try to see how m...
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Different Tones of Ice Fishing Buffalo's Outer Harbor

March 03, 2013 - When I arrived early this morning, well before sunrise, there was only one. Then two. And then there were three. It was...
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Back to the Pier for a Winter Look

March 01, 2013 - My favorite activity, going back and revisiting past locations for different looks. This time, it was the broken pier on...
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Gallagher Pier, Winter, Buffalo

March 01, 2013 - Last year, winter in the Buffalo Niagara region was not exactly what Buffalo is known for. Snowfall was on the light sid...
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New Collection - World without Color

February 22, 2013 - I am excited about this new collection. I like bold colors and often seek them out. I like waiting for warm light that f...
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The Changes at Eighteen Mile Creek, Winter's Turn

February 18, 2013 - There are several places around that I like to visit repeatedly and the Eighteen Mile Creek gorge is definitely one of t...
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New Collection - aMazing Buffalo Bookmarks

February 12, 2013 - After Buffalo in Blue collecting together blue hour dawn and dusk photographs from the Buffalo Niagara region, I have ju...
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Seasons Change in Emery Park

February 10, 2013 - In some past posts I have talked about revisiting locations in different conditions; different weather, different time o...
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Sunset Aligned with Gallagher Pier, Buffalo, NY

February 08, 2013 - This was another, second in the row, photo op planned with The Photographer's Ephemeris (see my previous post Single Exp...
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Single Exposure HDR at Niagara Falls

February 04, 2013 - I've planned this photo op a few weeks ahead. Using The Photographer's Ephemeris I checked out the upcoming full moon to...
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Winter as Should Be

January 28, 2013 - This past week has been as winter should be. White all around, cold, and really fresh. You can tell winter's right when...
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Waterfront Living in Buffalo, Pasquale and Waterfront Village Condominiums

January 19, 2013 - Here's the view of the residences that get the view. This is Buffalo's waterfront viewed across the Erie Basin Marina. I...
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The Western Sky at Sunrise, Buffalo Main Light

January 17, 2013 - At sunset, we tend to look west and at sunrise, we tend to look east. Right? But many times, the color parade is happeni...
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Blue Morning at the Marina with a Nice Surprise

January 15, 2013 - First off, no, I am not going to claim this is a current photo. Despite the brief visit of summer temperatures the boats...
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Buffalo, January, Summer Temps, ... What's Next?

January 13, 2013 - Couple posts back, I wondered about the future of winters in Buffalo. Now a few days later, the advertised transformatio...
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Global warming in Buffalo?

January 08, 2013 - What comes to most people's minds when they hear Buffalo, NY? I bet most will think of and say snow! But the last few wi...
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Nature's Chaos

December 30, 2012 - Reading through the text by James Gleick and looking through photographs by Eliot Porter in the Nature's Chaos book was...
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Winter Coming to Buffalo after All - Chestnut Ridge Park

December 25, 2012 - It is unusual for Buffalo and its parks not to have much snow throughout December. Yet, for almost the whole month there...
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Sailboats in Buffalo

December 19, 2012 - When I came across this image I took this past summer while enjoying the inner harbor and Erie Basin Marina in downtown...
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The Colden Falls

December 01, 2012 - This is another example I could throw into my Do You Know Your Back Yard post. Being only three and a half miles from th...
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The Tree Tunnel of Birdsong, Orchard Park, NY

November 23, 2012 - Mother Nature is amazing. Each natural setting offers so much more than just one thing. Go to see a waterfall and you ca...
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From colors to lines and curves

November 19, 2012 - I've been re-tuning my senses lately. Instead of the rich autumn colors nature is now full of lines and curves. I especi...
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Do You Know Your Back Yard? ... More Waterfalls at Emery Park

November 09, 2012 - Did you ever try to draw a 10-mile circle on a map with the center being where you live and then hit the Internet to see...
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Fall Falls Hunting at Emery Park

November 01, 2012 - As I finally took some time to explore the Emery County Park this year I also finally found two of its several waterfall...
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Even Little Distance can Provide Different Autumn Look

October 25, 2012 - I've commented on revisiting the same locations on my pages several times (Revisit Your Locations, Revisiting Locations...
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Buffalo Zoo in the Fall, Ready for Halloween

October 15, 2012 - It's the season of color and not even the Buffalo Zoo can avoid it. Their trees are showing colors and many of the grass...
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Fall Sunrise at Birdsong Park

October 13, 2012 - I've been actually using weather forecast lately to see when it might be most worth getting up early. For my previous tr...
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Fall Crept Up on Us Early This Year in Western New York, Emery County Park

October 01, 2012 - It feels that way to me and I've heard it from others. But whether it is true or not I am not sure. However, with Septem...
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The Moon, The Full Moon, The Harvest Moon, The Blue Moon, ... The Moon

September 11, 2012 - The Moon constantly begs for out attention. Yes, it has been a while since humans actually visited that celestial body,...
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The Blue Moon Alternative, Take II (aka The Blue Moon Sunset)

September 03, 2012 - As I've shared in my previous post, my Blue Moon plans did not go exactly as planned. Using The Photographers Ephemeris,...
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The Blue Moon Alternative, Take I

September 02, 2012 - My idea for shooting the Blue Moon on the night of the actual Blue Moon turned out not to be so great. The good news was...
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Creative White Balance - Presets or Custom

July 30, 2012 - This is my third post on the topic of creative light balance. You can find the previous two posts here: Creative White...
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The Mainstream Photographic Theory - The Magic Hours

July 20, 2012 - The current photographic theory has it that pictures should be taken during the two magic hours of the day - around sunr...
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June Bugs on the Waterfront

July 17, 2012 - I am a bit late writing about this. It's been on my list for about a month. But it's a funny story even if no longer rel...
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90-Day Burn Ban in New York State

July 14, 2012 - It's a dry year no doubt with barely any snow to melt in spring and barely any rain other than a wet stretch in May. So...
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Buffalo's Waterfront's Rising!

July 13, 2012 - The waterfront here in Buffalo, NY, has seen some dramatic improvements over the last few years. The unused industrial l...
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Woodlawn Beach One of the Dirtiest in the Nation!

July 01, 2012 - I could not resist and did more poking around the topic of my previous post (The Beach of the Dead, the State Park Full...
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Of Nature and Men (Case Study: Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY)

May 29, 2012 - On Friday (May 25, 2012), I visited the Eternal Flame Falls again after about a year. It's a natural wonder right in the...
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Variety: Follow the Grand Vistas with Detail Shots

May 20, 2012 - Rock & Water - Morning on Murder Creek: An early morning this Saturday, out of bed at 4:30. Two destinations as options,...
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Adapt, aka Plan but Welcome the Random

May 15, 2012 - I've started this blog with this theme with my Plan but Welcome the Random post. And it just proved so true again. One d...
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Full Moon Names - The Farmers' Almanac

May 03, 2012 - I bet you've all heard the name "Harvest Moon", which happens in October. But that is not the only full moon that has a...
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Blue Hour over Gallagher Pier, Buffalo Waterfront

May 02, 2012 - What could be better than ending a great spring day with a blue hour shot on the waterfront? It's really exciting to see...
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Revisiting Locations Revisited

April 27, 2012 - Back in January (2012) I've made a post on going repeatedly back to the same locations noting how much different they ca...
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Winter Relapse

April 26, 2012 - The winter decided to let us take some final shots of it before it's gone. For Buffalo, it did not live up to its fame s...
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Different Tools, Different Looks

April 17, 2012 - This was one of those moments when weather did not matter. I just wanted to get out with the camera and capture somethin...
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Minimalism - Can There Be Too Little?

March 30, 2012 - Minimalism seeks to expose the essence of a subject by eliminating all non-essential features. It started developing in...
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Chasing the History

March 25, 2012 - It was one of those mornings that I really wanted to get out early and witness a daybreak. But unlike many other times,...
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The Great Unexpected

March 21, 2012 - I had a post on this topic a while back, called Plan but Welcome the Random. I've also already described my experience d...
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Requiem for a Rock

March 17, 2012 - Sometimes, you're shooting a place that is close to where you live, that feels easily reachable, and the photo either re...
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Time Can Make Quite a Difference!

March 14, 2012 - Timing can make a lot of difference in photos. Sometimes, a lot of patience is required,... hours, repeated visits over...
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White Balance and Color Balance Challenges

February 27, 2012 - This evening, I headed downtown to the Theodore Roosevelt Plaza to shoot a wide panorama and I had specific components i...
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Lacking Perspective

February 13, 2012 - When there is nothing in a photo to give sense of scale, it is interesting to hear people guess what is in front of them...
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Change of Pace

February 12, 2012 - I like spending time in the middle of nowhere, far from civilization, or at least as far as I can get, and photograph na...
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Revisit Your Locations

January 29, 2012 - I really like returning to some of the same locations over and over and over. Why? Every time is different. Seasons chan...
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Similar Composition Enough to Violate Copyright?

January 28, 2012 - I've just read this article in Pop Photo: UK Ruling Says Similar Composition Enough Violate Copyright I'm not sure...
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Western New York - When Winter Happens!

January 22, 2012 - This 2011/12 winter season has been less then impressive here in Western New York. Every time we get the pretty white co...
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