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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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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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Large Format Pinhole by Cargill Pool Grain Elevator

September 18, 2017 - Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography, Seaside Pi...
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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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Large Format Pinhole

September 11, 2017 - Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography, Film Pinhole Photography, Seaside Pi...
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Tripod Repair

September 03, 2017 - The Manfrotto 055MF3 carbon fiber tripod has been the workhorse tripod for me for many years. It has seen and been throu...
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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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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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The QEW Pirate Ship

August 03, 2017 - It happens all too often. There's a roadside attraction that I would really like to stop for and explore but for million...
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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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Shenandoah: Hiking

June 19, 2017 - Previously from Shenandoah: Trouble with Color - The Details or the Wide and Grand? - The Skyline Drive View in Autumn -...
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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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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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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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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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Road Trip: Route 66 Part V: Bug Ranch

May 15, 2017 - Texas became the 28th state to join the United States on December 29, 1845. The capital city is Austin. The highest poin...
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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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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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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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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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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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Road Trip: Route 66 Part IV: Cadillac Ranch

March 13, 2017 - Texas became the 28th state to join the United States on December 29, 1845. The capital city is Austin. The highest poin...
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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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Another Reminder of the CIty of Light

February 13, 2017 - After a few outdoor expeditions to catch the brief appearances of winter it was time for some architectural photography...
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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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Shenandoah: Distant Sunset Views

January 30, 2017 - Previously from Shenandoah: Trouble with Color - The Details or the Wide and Grand? - The Skyline Drive View in Autumn -...
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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 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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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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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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Road Trip: Route 66 Part III, Tucumcari

January 10, 2017 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Old Faithful, ... Cargill Pool Grain Elevator

October 13, 2016 - Click the photo once to open it in the gallery, then click again for a full screen view. Landscape photos look their bes...
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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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The Treasures of Shenandoah

October 07, 2016 - Previously from Shenandoah: Trouble with Color - The Details or the Wide and Grand? - The Skyline Drive View in Autumn -...
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A New Take on the South Grand Island Bridge

October 03, 2016 - Click the photo once to open it in the gallery, then click again for a full screen view. Landscape photos look their bes...
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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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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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John Deere

September 19, 2016 - Let's mix it up today with a whole different photograph. As you could spot from my blog over the years I like capturing...
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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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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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Road Trip: Route 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NM

August 10, 2016 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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Leaving the Station

July 21, 2016 - The Empire Service train number 288 leaving the Buffalo Exchange Street (BFX) station heading to Niagara Falls. It's usu...
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From Buffalo State Asylum to Hotel Henry

July 14, 2016 - Ever since I finished reading Lauren Belfer's City of Light set in the 1900s Buffalo I wanted to photograph the Buffalo...
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Rock Cities, Mills, History, and More

July 11, 2016 - Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through S...
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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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Of Trains & Stations

June 06, 2016 - Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & Stations, A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through S...
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Theatre District at Sunrise, Buffalo, NY

June 02, 2016 - A new urban black and white film addition on timelessbuffalo.com, with Main Street waking up under the rising sun. As yo...
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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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Road Trip: Route 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NM

May 26, 2016 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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The Beginning ...

May 23, 2016 - Memories of warmth and fresh breeze, visions of lush green vegetation everywhere, colors of hibiscus and plumeria blooms...
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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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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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Road Trip: Pecos National Historical Park

April 11, 2016 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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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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Spring, Break, Bridges

March 29, 2016 - After a bit of a vacation break I am back with another post. First and foremost, I finally had to acknowledge that wint...
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Film Pinhole Photography

February 29, 2016 - Previously on pinhole photography: A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography It was obvious this was coming, wasn...
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A Stroll through Moravian Countryside

February 22, 2016 - Previously from the Czech Republic: A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through Southern Moravian Count...
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Night over Canalside, Buffalo, NY

February 10, 2016 - This is a Part II for Buffalo, NY - The City of Light posted back in December. It was a beautiful even if a bit chilly w...
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Analog (Film) Photography

February 01, 2016 - It all started as an idea a while back, just this little bug somewhere in the back of my mind. And as you might imagine,...
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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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A New Chapter, a New Book - Pinhole Photography

December 28, 2015 - A whole different post today as 2015 is winding down. It does not really have anything to do with the fact that one year...
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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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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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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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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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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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Road Trip: Santa Fe Train Depot

October 27, 2015 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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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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Road Trip: The Forgotten Grand Mesa Day

August 24, 2015 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States on August 1, 1876. The capital city is Denver. The highest poin...
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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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Road Trip: Santa Fe

June 29, 2015 - New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Santa Fe. The highest...
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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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When Chestnut Ridge Wakes Up

May 18, 2015 - It was a very foggy morning with humidity through the roof, not all that usual for early May in these parts of the world...
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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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Windy Blues at Green Lake

May 11, 2015 - Clouds came and went several times this evening, suggesting the sunset might either be spectacular or non-existent. I he...
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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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Road Trip: Mesa Verde National Park

April 22, 2015 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States on August 1, 1876. The capital city is Denver. The highest poin...
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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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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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As Winter Fades Away ...

March 12, 2015 - This winter has a lot of people longing for spring and summer and they will all soon get their wish. The temperatures ha...
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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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A New Collection: Refractography, Abstracts by Light

February 12, 2015 - It all started back in January 2014. That winter season kicked off at the end of November 2013 and must have felt long b...
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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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Windy Abstract

February 05, 2015 - It was the night of the lunar eclipse on October 8, 2014. I should say it was a very early morning. I was at Woodlawn Be...
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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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Winter Abstracts

January 19, 2015 - Winter is a great photography clean sweep. When snow covers the land everything get simplified and a lot of distractions...
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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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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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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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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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Shenandoah is Waking Up

November 28, 2014 - On my way to this spot, when it was still pitch black, I met a pretty decent size black bear. I was glad I was still in...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lake Shore Grass at Sunrise

October 14, 2014 - The night before, I came to the Illinois Beach State Park to scout a location for sunrise photography and was greeted by...
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Sticking with the Theater Theme, Blue Hour over Shea's

October 09, 2014 - This and the previous posts (Aurora Theatre Colors, on the left) are not chronological. Following up on the Shea's in th...
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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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Use Your Imagination, Abstract Refractography

September 29, 2014 - Summer has finally arrived to Western New York and this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. Warm, sunny, a recipe to b...
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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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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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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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More Travel Treasures, Drying Garlic

September 01, 2014 - As generations replace generations too many old traditions disappear. I really enjoy traveling through rural areas and l...
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Twelve Months, Twenty Photos

August 25, 2014 - I am going with something different for today's post. Not a presentation of a new photo, not a travel destination, not a...
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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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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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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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Treasures of Travels

August 11, 2014 - One o the reasons I enjoy travel photography is the unexpected, unpredictable. Yes, I mentioned how today's technology c...
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The Power of Simplicity (of the iPhone)

August 07, 2014 - This photo of a field in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic, is one that shows me there is power in simplicity. While I ph...
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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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Indoor Photo Project: Imaginary Sailboats

July 24, 2014 - A quick post today, returning to having fun with refractography and playing more with colors. This time, a special Year...
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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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The Forbidden Clouds

July 07, 2014 - Couple photos from a recent trip to the heart of Europe, a trip that involved flying. Reading magazines, blogs, and othe...
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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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Watching Time Pass

June 09, 2014 - The mystery of Papermill Falls is what got this photo started but will be a story for another day. Finding Papermill Fal...
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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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Shenandoah: Dark Hollow Falls

May 29, 2014 - Previously from Shenandoah National Park and Shenandoah Valley: The Lonely Tree, The Skyline Drive View in Autumn, The D...
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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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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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Road Trip: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

March 27, 2014 - Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States on August 1, 1876. The capital city is Denver. The highest poin...
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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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The Kingdom of Ice at Niagara Falls

March 20, 2014 - Despite the fact that winters in Buffalo and Western New York are pretty long I never seem to act on all of my photograp...
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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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Winter Sunrise over Green Lake

March 10, 2014 - This was a wonderful morning for photography, or just a walk around the Green Lake in Yates Park, Orchard Park, NY. It w...
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Shenandoah: The Lonely Tree

February 27, 2014 - Previously from Shenandoah National Park and Shenandoah Valley: Shenandoah: Trouble with Color, Shenandoah: The Details...
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Road Trip: The Resting Day at Powderhorn

February 20, 2014 - Colorado became the 38th state (right after Nebraska we have just passed through) to join the United States on August 1,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photo Contests April 2013

April 06, 2013 - Annual Contests: Photographer's Forum's 33rd Annual Spring Photography Contest - by April 15, 2013, $4.95 / 1 photo Ou...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photo Contests March 2013

March 04, 2013 - Annual Contests: Digital Photo's Inagural Black & White 2013 Annual Photo Contest - by March 21, 2013, $25 entry fee /...
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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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Photo Contests February 2013

February 15, 2013 - Annual Contests: Outdoor Photographer's 4th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest Presented by GigaPan - By February 28,...
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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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Treasures under Your Feet, John D MacArthur Beach State Park

January 21, 2013 - Here's an photo from the John D MacArthur Beach State Park in Southern Florida. What do you think of when you imagine 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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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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Shoot when the Opportunity is There

December 26, 2012 - Reading Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography, i just came across what Galen Rowell called his cardinal rule...
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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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Dirty Windows, or Commercial Airline Photography

December 18, 2012 - There are so many reasons not to take photos while on commercial flights. Everybody tells you how dirty and scratched up...
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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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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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The Last Frame

August 02, 2012 - Quite often do I find out that it is the last frame I take that I like the most for the particular shoot. In a way that...
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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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Impulse Shots - Go for it!

June 17, 2012 - A left behind brush on the steps got wet from my sprinkler. Once I stopped the sprinkler the concrete starting drying up...
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Photo Contests June 2012

June 17, 2012 - Annual Contests: 3rd Annual Art of Expression Contest Presented by Sony - By July 13, 2012 (5 free entries) National G...
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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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Close, closer, even closer! Extreme macro close up.

January 16, 2012 - Winter offers a great opportunity for landscapes that look completely different from their summer counterparts. You coul...
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