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Struggle & Magic

October 16, 2017 - To Paul Previously from Sturgeon Point: And Still in White - Back at the Lakeshore for More Moody Photographs - Two Fac...
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Shenandoah: Rose River Falls Trail

October 12, 2017 - Previously from Shenandoah: Trouble with Color - The Details or the Wide and Grand? - The Skyline Drive View in Autumn -...
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Road through Fiery Wonders

October 09, 2017 - Previously from Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire: Road Trip through Mars - Road through Fiery Wonders So what was my de...
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Colorful Great Lakes Sunrise

October 02, 2017 - From the shores of Lake Michigan: Lake Shore Grass at Sunrise You find yourself on the western shore of Lake Michigan....
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Trains through the Moravian Countryside

September 19, 2017 - Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through S...
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Mossy Wonderland of Spring at Murder Creek

September 14, 2017 - Previously from Akron Falls: Variety: Follow the Grand Vistas with Detail Shots - Morning on Murder Creek - Going for th...
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Moody Niagara

September 08, 2017 - A moody photo from the banks of the Niagara River. As I was staring into the glare of the sun reflected from the surface...
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Searching for Sun and Warmth

August 17, 2017 - Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The high...
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The Moods of Cargill

August 14, 2017 - Last Thursday night I found myself on Gallagher Beach enjoying a very cloudy end of the day. I arrived late because I fa...
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Same Lake, Different Beach

August 09, 2017 - To Paul Previously from Sturgeon Point: And Still in White - Back at the Lakeshore for More Moody Photographs - Two Fac...
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Fiery Sunset over Buffalo Skyline

August 07, 2017 - Buffalo offers absolutely breathtaking sunsets while looking west over Lake Erie or the powerful Niagara River. However,...
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Back for a Hamburg Beach Sunset

July 20, 2017 - Previously from Hamburg Beach: Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline - One Beach, Yet More Looks - One Beach, Dif...
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Colors of Lumagination

July 17, 2017 - Previously from the Botanical Gardens: Crescent Moon & Big Dipper over Buffalo Botanical Gardens A friend tipped me off...
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Through Czech Countryside

June 13, 2017 - Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through S...
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16th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, 2017

May 30, 2017 - Previously from Letchworth Balloon Rallies: Balloon Festivals,... Third Time was The Charm, 13th Annual Letchworth Red,...
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Violators will be prosecuted!

May 12, 2017 - Previously from Akron Falls: Variety: Follow the Grand Vistas with Detail Shots - Morning on Murder Creek - Going for th...
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Motion Follow Up

May 10, 2017 - Previously from Hamburg Beach: Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline - One Beach, Yet More Looks - One Beach, Dif...
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What did all the rain do at Akron Falls?

May 05, 2017 - Previously from Akron Falls: Variety: Follow the Grand Vistas with Detail Shots - Morning on Murder Creek - Going for th...
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No Two Are the Same

May 03, 2017 - Previously from Hamburg Beach: Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline - One Beach, Yet More Looks - One Beach, Dif...
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Quite an Ad

April 06, 2017 - Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The high...
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Road Trip through Mars

March 27, 2017 - Previously from the Valley of Fire: Road Trip through Mars My spring road trip itch is growing out of control. What we...
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An Irresistible Urge to Stop

March 20, 2017 - ... and not for a pit stop. Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Country...
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And Still in White

March 16, 2017 - I won't lie to you, I struggle getting excited about this winter. Why? I usually enjoy my winter expeditions to the lake...
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More Winter in Hamburg, NY

March 01, 2017 - Sometimes things just come together. I felt they did in the scene that unfolded in front of me on a winter day in Hambur...
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Book Cover

February 23, 2017 - It was a calm, unusually calm evening along the shore of Lake Erie. The water barely moving, no other sounds to be heard...
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Green Lake's Charm Is Back

February 06, 2017 - Yes, I've been complaining a bit about this winter over the past few weeks. With all the dirty gray all around I wished...
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As the Clouds Roll In

January 23, 2017 - Previously from Hamburg Beach: Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline - One Beach, Yet More Looks - One Beach, Dif...
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Windy Drama of a Tropical Morning

January 16, 2017 - Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The high...
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Fall in Winter at Knox Farm

January 02, 2017 - Out for a New Year's hike to walk off some of the holiday calories, get a doze of fresh air, and get some new photograph...
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All About the Rolling Hills

December 19, 2016 - Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through S...
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White Clean Up

December 12, 2016 - The snowfall finally shifted a little bit north and made its way to Orchard Park, NY. It was time to do two things. Firs...
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Visions of the Fall

November 28, 2016 - The 2016 season of color is over and even though it has just ended I already miss it. And it was a beautiful fall! My sc...
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Western New York Country Roads

November 21, 2016 - Park lands in the fall are great, so much natural beauty. But for me, possibly as a side effect of our annual road trips...
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Covered Bridge in the Fall

November 14, 2016 - I've been a fan of covered bridges for a long time. No matter where we go we always search the Internet for covered brid...
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Drizzly Drive through the Backroads of Buffalo Southtowns

October 24, 2016 - Fall came, colors started appearing all around in Western New York, excitement built up, and I got sick. I know, quite a...
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Erie Basin Marina on Pinhole

October 14, 2016 - Previously on pinhole photography: Lake Erie Lakeshore on Pinhole, Seaside Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography...
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September 2016 Top 10

October 10, 2016 - These are the Top 10 most visited Buffalo and Western New York photographs on my web site for September 2016. If the Fla...
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Lake Erie Lakeshore on Pinhole

September 26, 2016 - Previously on pinhole photography: Seaside Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography, A New Chapter, a New Book - Pi...
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Fall

September 09, 2016 - I know we are not there yet but I can smell it in the air. It's coming! Here's a little teaser. Fall offers great opport...
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Back at the Lakeshore for More Moody Photographs

September 05, 2016 - I know, I have been on a roll with the Lake Erie shore lately. I hope I am not boring you yet as I am sure there will be...
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Tropical Clichés

September 01, 2016 - Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The high...
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Got Imagination?

August 23, 2016 - A short post today, an unusual photograph. A natural landscape? Definitely not. An urban photograph? I don't think so. B...
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Two Faces of One Lake

June 13, 2016 - Dedicated to Paul, who liked and visited this area often. Out by the lake for today's post, enjoying one of the many wo...
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15th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival

May 30, 2016 - Previously from Letchworth Balloon Rallies: Balloon Festivals,... Third Time was The Charm, 13th Annual Letchworth Red,...
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One Beach, Yet More Looks

May 05, 2016 - Last year, I shared a post called One Beach, Different Looks with you. Then, I added a pinhole twist into it with A New...
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Seaside Pinhole Photography

May 02, 2016 - In my last quarterly newsletter I had a feature article on pinhole photography in Hawaii. In this post, I'd like to shar...
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Come and See the Photos Printed

April 26, 2016 - Combining local photography and promotion, this is the Picture Your Walls Western New York framing shop and gallery wher...
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Winter Jinx

April 04, 2016 - I am not going to lie to you, this is not the post I was preparing for today. Neither was I in a winter mood any more, n...
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The Chestnut Ridge Air Recipe

January 14, 2016 - December 2015 did not live up to the Buffalo winter reputation. No snow and temperatures like in spring bordering on ear...
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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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The Fort at the End of the River

December 21, 2015 - A wonderful quiet morning by the river and by the lake. I arrived well before sunrise planning to take advantage of the...
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Reflected Colors of Winter

December 14, 2015 - A moody photo that has been on my list to post for a while and it feels like today is the right time for it. Why? With...
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What you won't see this year (by Green Lake)

October 22, 2015 - Last year, this would be your view if you stood at the top of the falls on Smoke Creek as it flows out of Green Lake in...
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Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline

October 12, 2015 - Lake Erie was not calm on this day. Wind generated one to two foot waves that were sweeping the Hamburg Beach making it...
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Chasing Waterfalls in Southtowns

August 31, 2015 - A cloudy evening with an occasional drizzle. Where to go with the camera? Just about perfect conditions for some waterfa...
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Nickel Plate Road Engine No. 765 on Letchworth's Trestle

August 17, 2015 - This time, I have a friend to thank to for taking care of my Saturday. Without her tip off I would have had no idea abou...
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Sunset Stroll through Southern Moravian Countryside

August 10, 2015 - A relaxing stroll through the fields today, following a web of dirt roads winding their way through the rural countrysid...
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Once in a Blue Moon (July 2015):

August 03, 2015 - Once in a blue moon I decide to shoot the full moon. Sometimes, I reach for a long telephoto, and my 1.4x tele-extender...
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Another Great Road Trip

July 13, 2015 - First of all, thank you to my wife for another excellent Road Trip. It's the third one in the row and another absolutely...
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3rd Annual Ballooning Sunrise over Letchworth's Big Bend

June 08, 2015 - Ballooning posts: 2015 14th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, Letchworth State Park, 2014 13th Annual Red, Whit...
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14th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, Letchworth State Park 2015

June 01, 2015 - Previously on ballooning: 2014 13th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, Letchworth State Park 2014, 2014 13th Ann...
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Rolling Hills and Poppy Fields

May 04, 2015 - I already had a post on this topic a while back (There are as many pubs as there are poppy seeds..., November 2014). Wit...
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Brick & Mortar Gallery: Matted, Framed, and Ready to Hang

April 27, 2015 - Is the small computer screen not enough for you to enjoy local photography? It should not be! Despite the 21st century t...
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Waterfalling Off the Beaten Path in Letchworth

April 08, 2015 - Hello everybody, I am back with another blog post and it is not white! I know, this is Buffalo and Spring does not come...
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Spring

March 20, 2015 - To acknowledge and celebrate the arrival of spring and the first spring day, I have swapped out all of the photographs o...
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An Evening of the Arts, Elderwood, West Seneca

March 17, 2015 - Picture Your Walls Western New York is going to have 7 of my large prints on display at the show. Following the show, t...
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Frozen Mist on Fire over Horseshoe Falls

February 23, 2015 - First, let's get the record straight. Despite all of the media frenzy, Niagara Falls are not frozen. Not the American Fa...
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Winter Dozen

February 19, 2015 - This winter season has been... thorough in Western New York. Lots of snow, lots of low temperatures, lots of true winter...
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The Frozen Theme at Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY

February 16, 2015 - With the temperatures in Buffalo and Western New York bouncing between -10°F and +10°F and wind chills well below that I...
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Winter's Magic on Green Lake

February 09, 2015 - This was a gorgeous evening at Green Lake in Yates Park, Orchard Park, NY. The lake was covered with ice and a thick bla...
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Arctic Sunset over Buffalo's Outer Harbor

February 02, 2015 - Can you smell the air? That's one of the things I really like about winter. That fresh smell with a bite, especially whe...
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Road Trip: The Little Big Moments of Road Tripping

January 26, 2015 - Utah became the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896. The capital city is Salt Lake City. The highest...
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Kiss of Light on Buffalo Main Lighthouse

January 22, 2015 - Erie Basin Marina and the Buffalo Main Light are on the list of locations I wanted to get more coverage of. I wanted to...
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The Frozen Moon Land is Back

January 12, 2015 - Something was in the air Saturday night. Something called me out to go check out the lake. The sun was still hovering ov...
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Western New York Winter Wonderland at Akron Falls

January 05, 2015 - One advantage of winter at this latitude, at least from a photographic point of view, is that days start late and end ea...
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Road Trip: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands

December 29, 2014 - Utah became the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896. The capital city is Salt Lake City. The highest...
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The not so wintry morning blues at Green Lake

December 26, 2014 - Just a few days ago I drove past Green Lake in Orchard Park, NY after dusk and saw a nice thin layer of ice on it. It wa...
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Sailing under Eclipse, Buffalo Main Light

December 15, 2014 - This was the special evening in October (October 23, 2014) when the partial solar eclipse was visible from the waterfron...
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The Other Side of Gallagher Pier (at Sunrise)

December 08, 2014 - A little flashback to summer today, well before the white stuff started flying. This particular August morning was very...
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Winter at Knox Farm

December 02, 2014 - A friend of mine really liked this place and would come here for his walks, exploring more and more trails and additiona...
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Road Trip: Arches National Park Add-On

November 24, 2014 - Utah became the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896. The capital city is Salt Lake City. The highest...
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New Logo

November 17, 2014 - I started the current version of this web site back in December 2011. It is going to be three years old soon and while I...
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There are as many pubs as there are poppy seeds ...

November 12, 2014 - On a lighter note today, we're visiting the land where there are as many pubs as there are poppy seeds. But how many are...
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Golden Fall in Shenandoah Creek Bed

November 10, 2014 - I really enjoyed capturing this photograph. There were so many significant landscape sights around this beautiful hike a...
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Different Look of Shenandoah at Big Meadow

November 06, 2014 - To me, Shenandoah National Park is mostly about its seemingly never-ending supply of waterfalls and about the stunning d...
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The Fading Fall on Smoke Creek, Orchard Park

November 04, 2014 - As the colors slowly fade around us in Western New York and we enter the gray period between fall and winter I am going...
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Shenandoah Sunset

October 29, 2014 - This post is almost real-time. That is if a whole year does not count. I just had another opportunity to witness and pho...
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The Fall Concert at Birdsong

October 20, 2014 - I have done surprisingly little fall photography this fall. Despite its arrival pretty much on schedule it seemed to hav...
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Could not Resist - Back for More at Letchworth

September 25, 2014 - Yes, your eyes are not failing you, it's the second post and a second photograph in a row from the same place. As I post...
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Back at Great Bend for More, Letchworth State Park

September 22, 2014 - Over and over, no matter how many times I visit and photograph, this place continues to amaze me. Yes, Letchworth is won...
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On the Road: Skyline Drive of Shenandoah

September 15, 2014 - With the fall season upon us here is a very subtle flashback to fall 2013 in Shenandoah National Park. However, the colo...
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Moonlight over Lake Michigan; The Supermoon Craze

September 11, 2014 - Does it seem like the media is going all nuts with the supermoons this year? At least to me it feels like I had never he...
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When the Water Is Too Low, Buttermilk Falls

September 08, 2014 - The water was so low in August that if I did not tell you, you might not be able to tell that this photograph is in fact...
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Cozy at Shenandoah

August 21, 2014 - I am returning to the fall 2013 and a trip to the Shenandoah National Park. Photography along the Dark Hollow Falls trai...
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Buffalo Main Light at Sunrise

August 14, 2014 - On my photographic expeditions, I am learning to look the other way more and more. When watching a sunset, turn around a...
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Photo Contests July 2014

July 31, 2014 - Annual or One-Time Contests: Outdoor Photographer 2014 Vistas Photo Contest - by August 14, 2014 - $25 / 4 entries Pop...
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Road Trip: The American Southwest Classic - Arches National Park

July 28, 2014 - Utah became the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896. The capital city is Salt Lake City. The highest...
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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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Take Me Home, Country Road ...

July 10, 2014 - Simple landscape, further simplified by being black and white. Landscape like those I still remember from the black and...
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On the Road Collection of Road Photographs

June 05, 2014 - In American landscape photography it's usual to shy away from anything man-made. Only pure natural elements are usually...
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13th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, Letchworth State Park 2014

June 02, 2014 - Previously on ballooning: 2014 13th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, 2013 Balloon Festivals,... Thi...
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13th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival

May 20, 2014 - This upcoming 2014 Memorial Day weekend brings two reasons to visit Letchworth State Park. The beautiful natural scenery...
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Spring at the Museum

May 15, 2014 - I returned to the Japanese Garden and Buffalo History Museum a year later to get a little different view of the spring s...
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A Different View (of Watkins Glen)

May 05, 2014 - Before you go screaming at me that we barely made it through winter and it's definitely not fall yet, trust me, I know....
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2014 Road Trip Preview: Amazed at White Sands National Monument

April 21, 2014 - I have only made it to Day 7 in my posts from the 2013 Road Trip, or about 1/3 of the way, and am finding myself on the...
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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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The Final Days of Winter at the Cargill Pool Grain Elevator on Lake Erie

March 31, 2014 - I said final days of winter, that is right, I found the courage! It's the end of March and winter is holding on strong....
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A new aMazing Bookmark - The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

March 03, 2014 - It's been many photos and many post since the last addition to my a Mazing Bookmark collection, so tonight felt like the...
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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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Shenandoah: The Skyline Drive View in Autumn

February 03, 2014 - Whether you drive the Skyline Drive as the sole purpose of your visit to the Shenandoah National Park or merely use it a...
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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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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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Reaching for Life

January 09, 2014 - On a winter hike through Emery Park and along its creeks and ravines, trying to see how some of the waterfalls look in w...
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Sound of Music Induced Moment of Nostalgia

January 02, 2014 - I will tell you right here, this post is kind of out of nowhere, and may feel chaotic but I assure you, there's logic to...
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Shenandoah: The Details or the Wide and Grand?

December 26, 2013 - In my last post Trouble with Color I talked about reasons I may choose to go with a black and white landscape photograph...
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Shenandoah: Trouble with Color

December 23, 2013 - Quite often, I intend my photos to be black and white before I ever shoot them. Then, I capture them in color and do the...
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Autumn

November 18, 2013 - To salute the wonderful colorful season that has passed I've added a new collection to my website spanning various galle...
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The Seasons They Are a-Changin'

November 07, 2013 - The daylight savings time is gone, it's 29°F and forecast 22°F for the morning. There are still some remaining colors up...
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Canyon Lake - Changing Tastes, Different Conversion and Processing

October 28, 2013 - Here's a photo I took some years back while driving and exploring the beautiful scenic Apache Trail near Phoenix, Arizon...
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Letchworth Off The Beaten Path

October 14, 2013 - Each fall is different and this one is no exception. First, it looked like the colors would come early and a few early f...
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Photo Contests October 2013

October 11, 2013 - Annual or One-Time Contests: Popular Photography's 2013 Readers' Photo Contest - by October 20, 2013 Digital Photo's 7...
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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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Photo Contests September 2013

September 12, 2013 - Annual or One-Time Contests: Savewater's International 2013 Photographic Competition - by September 30, 2013 Pop Photo...
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The Last Light at Chimney Bluffs and The Missing Beach

September 09, 2013 - Chimney Bluffs State Park offers quite an experience in a quite unexpected place. When I first saw the bluffs several ye...
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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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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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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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Photo Contests July 2013

July 24, 2013 - Annual or One-Time Contests: Digital Photo Pro's 7th Annual Emerging Pro Photo Contest - by August 15, 2013 - 2 entries...
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Road Trip: Lake Michigan Sunset at Indiana Dunes

July 18, 2013 - Road Trip 2013 - Day 1 - June 11 - New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana: This year we decided on a different family va...
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Balloon Festivals, ... Third Time was The Charm

July 01, 2013 - I've recently had an opportunity to visit Letchworth State Park (Letchworth in my gallery) over the Memorial Day Weekend...
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Two Birds with One Stone at Letchworth

June 24, 2013 - There was a hot air balloon rally at the Letchworth State Park over the Memorial Day weekend, with launches scheduled be...
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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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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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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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Animals in Landscape Photography

April 19, 2013 - Do you like animals in landscape photographs? I do, and not only wild animals in their natural habitats but almost any a...
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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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Winter Winding Down, Looking forward to Color

March 28, 2013 - It's late March and my photographic mind is split between two worlds. On one hand, I would like to take advantage of the...
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Ansel Adams on Electronic Photography

March 24, 2013 - Going back to the book for one more quote by Ansel Adams: "In electronics, the technology we have now can do far more t...
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Looking forward to less white and more green

March 08, 2013 - This has been a decent winter season. Not cold enough to freeze Lake Erie solid and for long but enough to ice it over b...
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Photographic Expression of Emotional and Aesthetic Ideas, Ansel Adams

March 07, 2013 - Quite frequently various magazines and photo blogs are discussing the topic of post-processing and whether it is healthy...
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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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The little things can make or break a photo

February 20, 2013 - Did you ever capture and process and save a photo thinking you are done only to look at it the next day and wonder how y...
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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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And the Moon Again, Going on the Full Wolf Moon

January 25, 2013 - Yep, the January full moon is called the Full Wolf Moon, at least so the Farmers' Almanac says. You can reference my old...
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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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Contrast of Seasons, Lake Erie vs. Atlantic Coast in Winter

January 09, 2013 - Using some of the photo sharing sites I always enjoy the fact that people post fresh photos from all around the world. A...
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The Florida Surprise, Anastasia Limestone

January 01, 2013 - The Nature Conservancy's Blowing Rocks Preserve offers something one might not expect in Florida. Florida is known for i...
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Warm vs. Cold, Atlantic Sunrise vs. Buffalo Winter

December 22, 2012 - Today and the last night, we have finally gotten some measurable snowfall here in Buffalo. Its the least amount of snow...
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Weather Forecasting for Photography

October 14, 2012 - This is a follow up to my last post. I mentioned how weather forecast can help with getting the photos you want. It can...
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It's the season of color - Letchworth is getting very colorful!

October 05, 2012 - This one is mostly for the local crowd. If you're from Central New York or around, you really do not have a reason to wa...
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Keeping It Simple

September 08, 2012 - While I believe our eyes provide us with a much greater viewing pleasure than sensors of our cameras and therefore am in...
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Top Down or Bottom Up?

August 27, 2012 - Most of the times, I prefer looking up mountains from valleys full of foreground interest that can be placed in the fore...
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Color or Black and White?

August 24, 2012 - To color or not to color, that is the question. I have been enjoying minimalist photography for quite a while now and I...
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Hyperfocal distance

April 22, 2012 - Hyperfocal distance is distance to which when focused (at a particular focal length and f-stop) the scene will be focuse...
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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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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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