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Birdsong Park beyond Visible Light

February 05, 2024 - I really enjoy photographing around Orchard Park, NY, where I live. I like both natural and urban photography. I definit...
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Fall Sequel to the Spring Prequel

January 22, 2024 - Alright, since the title suggested there would be a sequel let's get it out before it collects too much dust. The outsid...
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Strolling around Orchard Park and Hamburg, New York

January 08, 2024 - A black and white trip back to 2022 today visiting the neighboring Orchard Park and Hamburg, New York. The camera and fi...
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What is Winter?

January 01, 2024 - Happy New Year everyone! Yes, it is January 1, 2024 as another year has bit the dust. Looking around, it is hard to beli...
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Spring Prequel to Fall Sequel

December 19, 2023 - As one follows the park loop through the woods a wonderful big meadow emerges about one third of the way through. In the...
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Scenic Cole Road

December 12, 2023 - Fall is wonderful to be outside, period. This day, the mode of transportation was a motorcycle and the location the rura...
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Different Take on July 4 Fireworks

July 10, 2023 - It has been a long while since I photographed any fireworks. My most memorable ones from the past were at Niagara Falls...
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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) 2023, Roll 1

May 08, 2023 - This year's Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD 2023) came at a perfect time for me. I've been on pause not only wit...
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Ribbit, Ribbit, Croak, Croak

January 23, 2023 - For today's post I am going with a complete change of pace. While I do have a photo gallery dedicated to plants and anim...
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Winter Strangler

January 09, 2023 - It seems that I forgot one more photo in my last Winter is Here (Again)! post. I thought about including it along with t...
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Winter is Here (Again)!

December 12, 2022 - My posts will now have a split personality right in sync with the weather outside. We've gone from winter to fall and ri...
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Winter is Here!

November 21, 2022 - I had a completely different post in mind for today. I was going with a warm and colorful fall post from our annual fall...
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The Trees of Birdsong

September 02, 2022 - It's hard to believe the origins of this post go all the way back to June 2020. Back then, I was part of a community pro...
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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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Ice Cream at Night

January 24, 2022 - I've been focused on local photography of the southern suburbs of Buffalo, NY for quite a while now. More and more, it i...
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Moody Orchard Park Backroads

December 27, 2021 - After showing off some of the main areas of Orchard Park, NY, we're onto the back roads today with a few moody black and...
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A Walk through Orchard Park

November 29, 2021 - I am sharing a little different post with you today. Instead of the usual introduction of a photo or two I am sharing a...
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So Long, My Three Friends

September 22, 2021 - I love landscape photography as it gets me out of the house and into the outdoors. I usually find myself away from other...
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Orchard Park in Winter

March 01, 2021 - Today I'm taking you along on a walk down the back roads of Orchard Park, New York. I drive on them frequently but this...
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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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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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Finally a Good Use for Coffee

July 30, 2020 - I really enjoy pinhole photography on direct positive paper with my 4x5 camera. I believe it's the thrill of capturing a...
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New Year's Walk in Orchard Park, Part II

February 10, 2020 - In New Year's Walk in Orchard Park I shared my struggle to narrow the selection down to just a few photos from my New Ye...
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Winter in the Fields

February 03, 2020 - I love winter on black and white film but when an opportunity presents itself to combine colors and snow I don't mind lo...
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New Year's Walk in Orchard Park

January 27, 2020 - It has become my tradition to head out with a camera on New Year's Day and start the photographic year on a good note. I...
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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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Darkroom: Birdsong

August 22, 2019 - Back into the darkroom today for some traditional black and white wet prints. And for the subject matter we're not going...
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Darkroom: Infrared

May 17, 2019 - I missed the black and white Thursday so here's a treat to make up for it. Today's photos are not only black and white a...
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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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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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Another Creek in Winter

January 14, 2019 - 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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Nostalgic Colors

January 10, 2019 - 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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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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Analog Colors

November 05, 2018 - 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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Too Famous

October 23, 2018 - 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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When Things Align

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What a wonderful surprise (in a ditch)!

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Pinhole in the Woods

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The Beginning of Winter

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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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Goodbye colors! Welcome, white winter!

December 11, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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More Colors before Winter Comes

November 30, 2015 - Before the winter season dresses everything in white I would like to share some more local colors with you. Across the s...
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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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What you won't see this year (by Green Lake)

October 22, 2015 - Last year, this would be your view if you stood at the top of the falls on Smoke Creek as it flows out of Green Lake in...
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Orchard Park Train Depot in the Fall

October 07, 2015 - The railroading days of the Orchard Park Train Depot are gone by but the depot looks great and serves as a reminder of t...
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The Magic of the Night at Eternal Flame

June 22, 2015 - Revisiting local locations again. This time the idea came late during a very rainy day. It was just an hour before sunse...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy 4th of July 2014!

July 03, 2014 - Have a great Independence Day 2014!
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Under Water

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

March 13, 2014 - I had a different post planned for today but decided to go with a more newsworthy piece instead. I hope you don't mind a...
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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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Fence after Blizzard

February 13, 2014 - January 7, 2014. In my opinion, this blizzard did not come even close to some of the infamous ones from the past, like t...
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Orchard Park Historical Society Museum in Red & Blue

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

December 13, 2013 - Over the last few weeks I've been taking a closer look at my immediate surroundings looking for places I've either not p...
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White Thanksgiving around Buffalo

November 27, 2013 - I just had a post featuring the Orchard Park Public library and so it felt like the right thing to do to show the differ...
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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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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 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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Global warming in Buffalo?

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

December 30, 2012 - Reading through the text by James Gleick and looking through photographs by Eliot Porter in the Nature's Chaos book was...
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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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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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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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Eternal Flame Disc Golf Course - Is Disc Golf the New Way to Hike?

June 27, 2012 - A few posts back, in Of Nature and Men (Case Study: Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY), I complained about hiking cr...
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