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Theaters in the Rain Revisited, and Beyond

November 29, 2017 - Support this blog during this shopping season: Do you like my free content but are not ready to buy a photograph yet? Us...
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Fall's Nine

November 22, 2017 - Support this blog during this shopping season: Do you like my free content but are not ready to buy a photograph yet? Us...
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Greeting a New Day

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The Broadway Theatre of Buffalo

November 16, 2017 - Support this blog: Do you like my free content but are not ready to buy a photograph yet? Using my links (Amazon) to do...
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Thessaloniki Photo Exhibition

November 14, 2017 - An unplanned Tuesday post for you today. If you find yourself in Greece between November 23 and 26, specifically in or n...
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Fall Colors & Setting Sun

November 13, 2017 - Previously from Letchworth State Park: It's the season of color - Letchworth is getting very colorful! - Autumn vs. Summ...
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Middle Falls Blues

October 30, 2017 - Previously from Letchworth State Park: It's the season of color - Letchworth is getting very colorful! - Autumn vs. Summ...
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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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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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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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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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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2017 - The Final Six

June 06, 2017 - Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography, Seaside Pi...
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Return to South Grand Island Bridge

May 22, 2017 - Previously from the Grand Island Bridges: A New Take on the South Grand Island Bridge Bridges are one of my favorite su...
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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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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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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2017

May 01, 2017 - Yesterday was a special day. Each last Sunday of April marks the worldwide pinhole photography day. I loaded my Zeroimag...
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Backwards

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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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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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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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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One More White while Appropriate

February 24, 2017 - A white post while at least the calendar is right. I know, it looks nothing like this outside these days but it fits in...
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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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Buffalo Classic on Classic Medium

January 26, 2017 - For the Classic Thursdays post (what, a new tradition? No, not really, I am not ready to commit to anything new requirin...
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As the Names Change

January 22, 2017 - Rich Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium, New Era Field, just a few names I have been around for. Here's a memory from last ye...
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Spin the Fall

December 22, 2016 - Just a couple weeks ago I was enjoying the late fall in Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, NY. As I finished photographi...
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From Ohio Street

December 18, 2016 - An unusual Sunday post from me, but why not? I've kept coming back to this same photograph for a while now. I usually tr...
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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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Up Close and Personal with Concrete Giants

November 17, 2016 - Having been a fan of the Buffalo grain elevators for years this was an experience like no other! So first, let's give cr...
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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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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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Painting the Sky over Buffalo Main Light

September 29, 2016 - Click the photos once to open them in the gallery, then click again for a full screen view. Landscape photos look their...
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Matted Prints at Picture Your Walls

September 15, 2016 - Is the small computer screen not enough for you to enjoy local Buffalo, NY photography? It should not be! Despite the 21...
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Crescent Moon & Big Dipper over Buffalo Botanical Gardens

September 12, 2016 - My digital camera came back from the shop and needed testing. Rather than some straight test shots I decided to put it t...
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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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A&A RR No. 18 Steam Locomotive

August 29, 2016 - After catching hot air balloons during the Red, White, and Blue Hot Air Balloon Festival in Letchworth, I noticed timing...
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Outdoors Fun along Buffalo River

June 20, 2016 - A beautiful Saturday morning along the Buffalo River. Clear blue sky, warm, but not too hot just yet. And lots of kayake...
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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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From a Bank to a Coffee Shop

May 19, 2016 - This early morning did not take me too far from home and that was a good thing. With the days getting longer the alarm h...
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Light Changes over the Riviera Theatre

May 16, 2016 - Blue hour photographs are popular for a good reason. Unlike daytime, they allow artificial illumination to come through...
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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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Train Blues

January 19, 2016 - Looking for new light on a familiar place, quite literally. Rather than focusing on the depot and the roofed platform I...
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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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Timeless Buffalo

January 11, 2016 - Last year, I started several new projects to expand my photography in new directions. Recently, I shared one of them wit...
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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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Morning in the City

December 10, 2015 - This was a wonderful weekend morning in the city. It was overcast and sunrise never really happened but the light was gr...
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One Beach, Different Looks

December 07, 2015 - Revisiting locations is a favorite activity of mine as well as a topic I like to revisit (Revisit Your Locations, Revisi...
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Buffalo, NY - The City of Light

December 03, 2015 - Whether Buffalo got one of its several nicknames "City of Light" due to widespread electric lighting at the beginning of...
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More Colors before Winter Comes

November 30, 2015 - Before the winter season dresses everything in white I would like to share some more local colors with you. Across the s...
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Sometimes Answers Come on their Own

November 23, 2015 - Sometimes, it takes a lot of research to learn more about the subjects of my photographs. Other times, the information c...
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Photography with a Deadline

November 09, 2015 - There are many ways a location ends up on my photo op list. This time around, when I saw the news and online articles th...
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Daybreak Glow over Niagara River, Black Rock Canal Park

November 02, 2015 - How about seeing the makeover of the Black Rock Canal Park? How about seeing it early in the morning before the sun wake...
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New Arrivals of Daniel Novak Photo in Picture Your Walls

October 29, 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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Chasing Blue Hour at Buffalo Union Ship Canal

September 21, 2015 - This late evening led me to the Union Ship Canal on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. It was a targeted mission. I had photographe...
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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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Daniel Novak Photo in Picture Your Walls

August 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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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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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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Back on the Home Front

July 22, 2015 - I have just returned from our third annual road trip where we visited many spectacular places and I had a wonderful oppo...
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A "New" Peace Bridge Photo by Popular Demand

June 15, 2015 - A while back in my The Peace Bridge Lighting Patterns post I've included several photographs of Peace Bridge. However, I...
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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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Light Trails at Larkin Square

May 25, 2015 - It was the Filling Station, it's brick facade, and its clock that brought me to the Larkin square this night. It was als...
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Hamburg Music Festival, May 16, 2015

May 12, 2015 - It's coming this weekend, the 2015 Hamburg Music Festival. Visit the village of Hamburg, NY and the long list of partici...
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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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So Long, Winter!

April 17, 2015 - Happy Friday everybody! Today, I would like to share a quick "So Long, Winter!" post with you. A few days back I walked...
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Theaters in the Rain - Hamburg Palace

April 13, 2015 - Previous theaters in the rain: Elements Getting in the Way?, The Long Planned Aurora Theatre in Rain, Sticking with the...
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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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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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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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Christmassy Buffalo Main Light

January 15, 2015 - I love the air of a freezing winter morning. So fresh, so strong, so full of that special aroma. And yes, with a bite. L...
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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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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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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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Cargill Pool Grain Elevator at Moonset, A Follow Up

December 09, 2014 - Just a quick follow up today to my previous post (The Other Side of Gallagher Pier). There, I mentioned that my primary...
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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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Blast from the Past Series, Episode I: Lower Niagara Rapids

November 20, 2014 - I have long wanted to start this series. And for so many reasons. It can feel completely unintuitive as I cannot keep up...
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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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Partial Solar Eclipse

October 24, 2014 - Yesterday, a lot of us had a special opportunity to observe and photograph a partial solar eclipse. It was around sunset...
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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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The Long Planned Aurora Theatre in Rain

October 06, 2014 - This photograph was long coming, long overdue, long imagined. The idea was born back in 2012 when I photographed the She...
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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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Create an Account to Receive a Quarterly Newsletter

September 19, 2014 - I have launched a quarterly newsletter with selections of photographs from the last three months, highlights, stories, a...
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Back Under, Buffalo Metro Rail

September 04, 2014 - Back to my underground exploration and photography from a few months ago, this time focused on symmetry and converging l...
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Two Birds with One Stone, Paul L Luedtke by the Lake and Rail Grain Elevator

August 04, 2014 - After photographing the Lake & Rail elevator at sunset and getting some nice last glow illuminating it I wanted to come...
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Union Ship Canal, Buffalo, NY

July 21, 2014 - The large lake freighters no longer visit Buffalo as often as they once did. I try to make the most of it and track them...
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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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A Refreshing Dose of Minimalism

July 14, 2014 - On my way back from location scouting around Buffalo I stopped at the outer harbor, a place that's seen a ton of improve...
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Happy 4th of July 2014!

July 03, 2014 - Have a great Independence Day 2014!
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The Mystery of Papermill Falls

June 23, 2014 - This story started last summer when we wanted to start exploring some of the less obvious areas of the wonderful Letchwo...
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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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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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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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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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Under Water

May 19, 2014 - I saw this scene on Green Lake many times in the past and either did not have the camera with me, or the weather was not...
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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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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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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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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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It's Not Over Until It's Over! The March Blizzard in Buffalo

March 13, 2014 - I had a different post planned for today but decided to go with a more newsworthy piece instead. I hope you don't mind a...
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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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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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Orchard Park Historical Society Museum in Red & Blue

December 30, 2013 - Tonight, the blue hour series from Orchard Park, NY continues with a dusk photograph of the Orchard Park Historical Soci...
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Winter by the Orchard Park Train Depot

December 13, 2013 - Over the last few weeks I've been taking a closer look at my immediate surroundings looking for places I've either not p...
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Between Fall and Winter, Orchard Park Library

November 25, 2013 - I love fall with its colors, who doesn't? I also like winter with its clean whiteness. I don't mind the cold when I am r...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Main Street Closed, Did You Get It?

August 29, 2013 - I've posted several photos and blog posts from Buffalo's Main Street (Lines, light, and shadows at Summer - Best in Buff...
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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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Main Street before Traffic

July 29, 2013 - The other day I realized I was too late to capture the look of Main Street in front of Shea's at daytime before vehicula...
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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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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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Looking for Inspiration - The New York City Hydrant Project

July 13, 2013 - On Tuesday I had some business in New York City. I showed up early and by 10 AM it was all taken care of. And there I fo...
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History and Changes

July 10, 2013 - I have been recently contacted about this photo for a very large output requiring a high resolution. But since this phot...
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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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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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Time for an Abstract

May 10, 2013 - While enjoying the spring from sunrises to sunsets and photographing the colors returning to landscapes, trees getting d...
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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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Summer Storm

April 01, 2013 - Chasing sunrises and sunsets in the Green Mountains of Vermont, finding covered bridges, admiring valleys filled with fo...
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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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New York City - The Smartphone Camera Report

March 26, 2013 - For my most recent trip to New York City, I left my DSLR intentionally at home and decided to either borrow my wife’s X-...
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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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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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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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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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Late Fall at Eternal Flame

November 12, 2012 - I barely made it! I really wanted to add a fall version to my collection from this beautiful location but I wanted to do...
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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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The Beautiful Season of Color is Winding Down All Around, Emery Park Pictured Here

October 23, 2012 - This is probably one of my last fall themed posts. The season has progressed and there is not much green around any more...
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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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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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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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Shooting While Waiting for the Light

July 25, 2012 - This morning I headed out for a sunrise photo of the Buffalo City Hall. Using TPE (The Photographer's Ephemeris) I knew...
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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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Brewing Storm over Gallagher Beach, Buffalo Waterfront

July 07, 2012 - Two storm fronts passed over the lake and over Buffalo today. The first one cancelled my planned bike ride, the second o...
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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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The Beach of the Dead, the State Park Full of Shit, aka Woodlawn Beach State Park

June 28, 2012 - Look, the weather is great, it's a hot day, let's go to the beach, walk around the lake shore, watch the sun set, watch...
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Eternal Flame Disc Golf Course - Is Disc Golf the New Way to Hike?

June 27, 2012 - A few posts back, in Of Nature and Men (Case Study: Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY), I complained about hiking cr...
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Buffalo Citybration Photo Contest, Winners Announced Thursday, June 21

June 23, 2012 - This photo won one of the three 1st prizes in the Citybration photo contest in June 2012 and is going to be on display t...
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What's a Cloudy Day Good For - Patterns, Colors, and plenty other ...

June 21, 2012 - When it's solid overcast, what's there to shoot? Well, patterns, abstracts, and colors come to mind. Here, the rust prov...
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The Unexpected Beauty and Lack of Pride to Be a Human

June 19, 2012 - Today, weather did not provide much inspiration. It was hazy, humid, without sun for the most part, but with no defined...
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Venus Transit, the Wide Angle Approach (and a huge dynamic range)

June 11, 2012 - For the 2012 Venus Transit I did not even bother bringing my long lens. Not sure whether that was smart or not but since...
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Morning on Murder Creek - Going for the Details Again

June 02, 2012 - Here's another photo I took during my most recent visit to the Akron Falls Park in Akron, NY. After photographing the wa...
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New York Waterfalls - Google Books and a Great Online Page

May 30, 2012 - Ok, now that I have talked about crowds and wondered whether it is a good thing or not so much, why not do something to...
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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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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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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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Elements Getting in the Way?

January 26, 2012 - Is it raining, and cold, and all the other things you could call nasty? Do you not feel like heading out of the warm hou...
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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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Plan but Welcome the Random

January 11, 2012 - I love to plan my photo expeditions. I like to plan the place, the time, the angles, the light, the inclusion or exclusi...
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