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Country Roads in Winter

March 28, 2022 - With film photography and the delay in having pictures available that I introduce with my development and scanning proce...
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Western New York Winter Woods

February 16, 2022 - Fresh winter's snow can turn any landscape into a land of magic and a forest is no different. And when the snow is suffi...
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Shenandoah: The Unfinished Hike

January 10, 2022 - I realize it's no longer fall but I have had this post sequenced since October. Then I always got excited about some new...
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Colors of Letchworth

November 22, 2021 - The joke was on me. We usually arrive in Letchworth through the Castile entrance but this time, having picked up some to...
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Enjoy the Colors

November 09, 2021 - This fall season threw its own unique curve ball to the foliage chasers. Things started as usual with a few cold nights...
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Back for more mystery

October 28, 2021 - Rock cities are so full of mystery. Quite often, they have a rich history in which they played an important role. Other...
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Tropical Sunrise

September 02, 2021 - I think you will all agree that it has been too long since we visited paradise on this blog. It seems that my last post...
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Birdsong in Purple, Part I

June 23, 2021 - Last week's post was somewhat serious and technical but also lightweight talking about pinhole photography, which could...
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Picturesque Pískovna

April 27, 2021 - We're traveling again today, this time to the north of the Czech Republic. There are a few fairy-tale rock cities over t...
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At the Edge of Kalalau Valley

April 13, 2021 - As 2020 put an end to all travel, or at least travel to faraway places, I also stopped several of my blog series, specif...
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Winter Squares

February 08, 2021 - So apparently, my excitement for twin lens cameras (TLRs) was not just a summer fling. They carried me through fall and...
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Winter Stopped By, Part 2

January 13, 2021 - ... continued from Winter Stopped By While I did not intend on this being a two-part post here we are back to the wonde...
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Winter Stopped By

January 04, 2021 - On Christmas Eve 2020, the weather decided to cooperate and sent a nice dose of puffy snow our way. Waking up the next m...
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Rybník Špinka in Fog

November 16, 2020 - With the complete lack of travel in 2020 I have not been motivated to post my past travel pictures either. As such, coup...
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The Creeks of Birdsong

October 22, 2020 - Birdsong Park in Orchard Park, NY has grown on me over time becoming one of my favorite places to visit and photograph i...
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The Force

October 05, 2020 - And we are back at the Niagara River Gorge to appreciate and enjoy the raw power of water again. I have had several post...
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Over the Horizon

September 14, 2020 - A sunny summer day was coming to its end, clouds were floating in the sky, and there were no plans for the evening. Why...
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The Little Things

August 17, 2020 - No matter where you go there is something to be enjoyed, to be appreciated, to be photographed. Sometimes, it's a grand...
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Visiting a Fairy Tale

August 05, 2020 - Sometimes, the magic is right in our back yard. That's actually what prompted me to start my #etbtsy hash tag a few year...
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The Beautiful Lower Niagara River, Part II

July 27, 2020 - Continued from Part I. On this wonderful hot and humid summer day, even at eight in the morning, let's finish our explo...
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Summer Painting

July 20, 2020 - The summer is hot, the sun is bright, the outdoors are great. Here's just a quick post today from a recent nature hike e...
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The Partnership of the Passing Pentax, Roll Number 2

July 14, 2020 - The Partnership of the Passing Pentax, Roll Number 1 This shows my selections from the second roll of film for the Part...
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The Partnership of the Passing Pentax, Roll Number 1

June 30, 2020 - This shows my selections from the first roll of film for the Partnership of the Passing Pentax project photographed in J...
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The Beautiful Lower Niagara River, Part I

June 16, 2020 - This past weekend I made it back to the Lower Niagara Gorge to enjoy one of my Western New York happy places. The loud r...
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Spring Contemplation

May 21, 2020 - Hello everybody and thanks for stopping by again. I had a different post in mind for this week but it turned out to be m...
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A New Zine Issue 3: South Carolina Road Trip 2019

May 15, 2020 - After a brief pause I am happy to announce that my third photo zine, Zine Issue 3: South Carolina Road Trip 2019, is now...
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Spring Made it to Western New York

May 04, 2020 - Maybe it's just me but spring 2020 has felt slow to come to Western New York. Sure, it paid us a visit a few times, it t...
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Winter on Lake Erie

January 31, 2020 - Most people head to the beach and to the lake in summer. Not me. A wonderful freezing winter day is what's more likely t...
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Winter on Green Lake

January 21, 2020 - It was a beautiful winter day in Orchard Park just south of Buffalo, NY. Everything was dressed in white, air was fresh...
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In the Woods

December 11, 2019 - Today's photos are an example of what I mean by my #etbtsy hashtag. It stands for enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! A...
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Colors

November 25, 2019 - Winter stopped by for a while, announced itself, and then disappeared again, probably just for a short while. We have en...
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Changing Times

November 01, 2019 - Sometimes it's the grand landscapes that catch my eye, other times it is the minute details. Details we all may pass eve...
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Fall Colors around Murder Creek

October 29, 2019 - We're at the tail-end of the season of color so let's throw some more colors on these pages. Today, we're returning to t...
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Along the Trail

October 24, 2019 - Hiking to one place while keeping one's eyes open is always a good idea. There can be so many treasures along the way th...
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More from Lower Niagara

October 22, 2019 - Another look at the Lower Niagara Gorge today, just a few feet up the river (last visit: By the Niagara River with a Cam...
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Stages of a Sunrise

October 15, 2019 - The coolness of the morning, the breeze in one's face, and darkness slowly giving way to daylight. The weather situation...
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By the Niagara River with a Camera & Film

October 02, 2019 - I like exploring new places with a camera in hand but I also love going back to some of the same places over and over. I...
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Inviting for a Hike

September 23, 2019 - Very hot and very dry but still so very inviting for a hike among the endless rock formations. Where does the trail lead...
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Summer Greens

September 16, 2019 - Alright, it's Monday morning and it's time for some colors. And this time, it's the endless palette of shades of summer...
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Further up Waimea Canyon

September 09, 2019 - I see there's another waterfall in today's post. But believe me, that's totally coincidental. It's the Hawaiian theme th...
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Shenandoah: Continuing our hike along the Rose River Falls trail

September 02, 2019 - As you can see I've been intensely bouncing between two extremes. On one hand, black and white photography, which I love...
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Teaser

August 23, 2019 - Are you looking forward to fall? I have mixed feelings about it. Fall itself is great with all of its colors and cool te...
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Desert Colors

June 05, 2019 - With the summer's slow arrival here in Western New York, I'm heading for the desert today to enjoy a hot and sunny scene...
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Wood

May 21, 2019 - Sometimes, it is the unexpected little things that catch my eye. Here, wandering around Mesa Verde in Colorado, some bar...
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In the Land of Fairy Tales

April 08, 2019 - From entering to exiting, Teplice Rocks offers a wonderful intense outdoors experience. It is a land of fairy tales and...
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A New Zine Issue 2: Chasing Waterfalls

April 02, 2019 - I have some very exciting news today! I'd like to announce the availability of my second photo zine, Issue 2: Chasing Wa...
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Spring Rumble

March 26, 2019 - Is it about time for spring to show up? I think so. Let's at least enjoy its looks on today's blog post. First, spring b...
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Swamp Ponds

March 15, 2019 - Continuing the walk through the beautiful Birdsong Park in Orchard Park, NY with my Yashica LM twin lens reflex camera f...
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Winter Dance

March 11, 2019 - I really enjoy photographing trees and their different shapes. Quite often, they appear to dance and wave their "arms" a...
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Swamp Trees

February 18, 2019 - Back to the Birdsong Park with my Yashica LM twin lens reflex camera for more square black and white photography. This t...
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Back in the Woods

February 07, 2019 - After visiting the city for a bit it's time to head back to the wilderness, or at least as close as one can get in the s...
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Lakeshore Mood

January 31, 2019 - It was a cold early winter's day and I was hoping for some winter-in-your-face photographs on the shore of Lake Erie. Up...
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Moody day in the woods

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Another Creek in Winter

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Winter Crafts

January 01, 2019 - Happy New Year! Puffed Up Smoke Creek, a winter scene in Orchard Park, just south of Buffalo, NY. Enjoy The Beauty T...
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Colden Falls in Snow and Ice

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Farmland in the Canyon

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Lakes and Ponds and Bogs in the Fall

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Can you feel the magic?

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Colors on Thursday

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Too Famous

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Valley of Fire in a Painting

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Seaside Pinhole Photography III

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When Things Align

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Shenandoah: More Waterfall Wonders along the Rose River Falls Trail

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Deep in the Rock City

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Some Morning Drama

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Driving through Painted Mojave Desert

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What a wonderful surprise (in a ditch)!

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Pinhole in the Woods

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Some Color for This Page: Rocks & Boulders at Sunset

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Seaside Pinhole Photography II

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Rock City of Teplice Rocks

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So Peaceful

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Living against the Odds II

February 27, 2018 - A sequel to Living against the Odds... Support this blog: Do you like my free content but are not ready to buy a photog...
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Shenandoah: Still on the Rose River Falls Trail

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Living against the Odds

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Not Your Sunrise Cliché

January 17, 2018 - 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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Happy New Year!

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Dressed for the Holidays

December 26, 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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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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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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Shenandoah: Rose River Falls Trail

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

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

October 02, 2017 - From the shores of Lake Michigan: Lake Shore Grass at Sunrise You find yourself on the western shore of Lake Michigan....
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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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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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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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Creek TV

July 13, 2017 - When you hurt yourself and are stuck inside not being able to go explore the beautiful mountains all around, rain is a w...
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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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Violators will be prosecuted!

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

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

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

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

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

March 27, 2017 - Previously from the Valley of Fire: Road Trip through Mars My spring road trip itch is growing out of control. What we...
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More Winter in Hamburg, NY

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

February 23, 2017 - It was a calm, unusually calm evening along the shore of Lake Erie. The water barely moving, no other sounds to be heard...
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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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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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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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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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Have a Wonderful Halloween

October 31, 2016 - The Ghost of the Woods is wishing you all a great Halloween 2016! Enjoy The Beauty That Surrounds You (#etbtsy)!
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Erie Basin Marina on Pinhole

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

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

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

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

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

September 01, 2016 - Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The high...
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Rock Cities, Mills, History, and More

July 11, 2016 - Previously from the Czech Republic: A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through Southern Moravian Count...
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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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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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An Abstract Dose - Not the usual suspects at Akron Falls

May 09, 2016 - B ack to a familiar spot leaving with not so familiar photographs. Indeed, I first headed up the stream of the Murder Cr...
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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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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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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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Stormy Hamburg Beach and Lake Erie Shoreline

October 12, 2015 - Lake Erie was not calm on this day. Wind generated one to two foot waves that were sweeping the Hamburg Beach making it...
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Shenandoah: Luray Caverns

September 14, 2015 - This is a tough one for me. I'll say it right at the beginning here, Luray Caverns are absolutely fantastic! Stalactites...
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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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Another Great Road Trip

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

June 08, 2015 - Ballooning posts: 2015 14th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, Letchworth State Park, 2014 13th Annual Red, Whit...
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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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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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Frozen Mist on Fire over Horseshoe Falls

February 23, 2015 - First, let's get the record straight. Despite all of the media frenzy, Niagara Falls are not frozen. Not the American Fa...
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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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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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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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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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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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Golden Fall in Shenandoah Creek Bed

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

November 06, 2014 - To me, Shenandoah National Park is mostly about its seemingly never-ending supply of waterfalls and about the stunning d...
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The 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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Road Trip: Grand Junction, Colorado and Grand Mesa Creek

October 02, 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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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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Moonlight over Lake Michigan; The Supermoon Craze

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

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

August 21, 2014 - I am returning to the fall 2013 and a trip to the Shenandoah National Park. Photography along the Dark Hollow Falls trai...
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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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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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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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A Different View (of Watkins Glen)

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

April 21, 2014 - I have only made it to Day 7 in my posts from the 2013 Road Trip, or about 1/3 of the way, and am finding myself on the...
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Website Changes, Water, Landscapes

April 03, 2014 - After migrating my photographs of bridges into the Buffalo gallery and then carving them out as a Bridges of Buffalo col...
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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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A new aMazing Bookmark - The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

March 03, 2014 - It's been many photos and many post since the last addition to my a Mazing Bookmark collection, so tonight felt like the...
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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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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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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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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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A Warm Flashback

January 27, 2014 - Is the winter getting too long? I hope not, it's only January and we have two to three more months of it in the hopper....
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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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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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It's Raining, It's Pouring … at Sinking Ponds, East Aurora

November 21, 2013 - It's raining, it's pouring,... by the end of this outing I knew my camera's weather sealing was not all that great. The...
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The Seasons They Are a-Changin'

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

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

October 14, 2013 - Each fall is different and this one is no exception. First, it looked like the colors would come early and a few early f...
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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 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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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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Travel in Space & Time

July 15, 2013 - Sometimes, I find myself wanting to be somewhere else, far, faraway, away from people, just me and the landscape. When t...
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Balloon Festivals, ... Third Time was The Charm

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

June 24, 2013 - There was a hot air balloon rally at the Letchworth State Park over the Memorial Day weekend, with launches scheduled be...
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Autumn vs. Summer, Great Bend at Letchworth

June 10, 2013 - I like to return to places over and over. It's easier with some that are right in my back yard and increasingly more dif...
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A Different Take on a Familiar Destination

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

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

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

May 09, 2013 - One project is finished. Last summer I admired this alley at Emery Park and liked how it almost created a tunnel over th...
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Anxious for Colors

April 20, 2013 - This Spring seems to be coming very slowly. Winter was nice and long and does not want to let go. Even today, on April 2...
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Revisiting Locations & The Unplanned

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

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

March 29, 2013 - As a follow up to my previous post and the comment I made around the transition from winter to spring, here's the photog...
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Winter Winding Down, Looking forward to Color

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

March 24, 2013 - Going back to the book for one more quote by Ansel Adams: "In electronics, the technology we have now can do far more t...
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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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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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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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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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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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Warm vs. Cold, Atlantic Sunrise vs. Buffalo Winter

December 22, 2012 - Today and the last night, we have finally gotten some measurable snowfall here in Buffalo. Its the least amount of snow...
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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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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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Polarizer for the Fall - Saturated Colors of Foliage and Other Surfaces

October 07, 2012 - Many people use polarizers to darken blue skies and make white clouds pop. When the sky gets covered by heavy clouds, th...
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It's the season of color - Letchworth is getting very colorful!

October 05, 2012 - This one is mostly for the local crowd. If you're from Central New York or around, you really do not have a reason to wa...
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Transitioning to Full Frame, Depth of Field

October 03, 2012 - I've read the theory many times. A smaller sensor has bigger depth of field. That is why most of the tiny sensor compact...
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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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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 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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Top Down or Bottom Up?

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

August 24, 2012 - To color or not to color, that is the question. I have been enjoying minimalist photography for quite a while now and I...
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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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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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Creative White Balance - Fluorescent - An Emotional Scene Copy

July 10, 2012 - White balance. We spend so much time worrying about getting it right, about making things look natural. We use white bal...
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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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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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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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Of Nature and Men (Case Study: Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY)

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

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

May 15, 2012 - I've started this blog with this theme with my Plan but Welcome the Random post. And it just proved so true again. One d...
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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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Different Tools, Different Looks

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

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

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

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