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Spring is in the Air

May 10, 2021 - We are only 6 weeks away from summer solstice and the longest day of the year but I still get frost alerts almost daily.
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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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Sleeping Farm

April 20, 2021 - I know that most people look towards summer for warmer days after the cold winter we had but with winter making a (hopef...
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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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Fall Squares

December 22, 2020 - Here we are in mid-December but the little bit of snow we had is gone by now and we're squarely back to the season of gr...
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Holding on to Summer

December 14, 2020 - I know, it is December and there are snowflakes in the air this morning but since we're not all in white let's keep it w...
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Bright and Happy Fall World

November 09, 2020 - Last post was a celebration of the wonderful bright and sunny summer we had here in Western New York. And today, I am co...
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Bright and Happy Summer World

November 02, 2020 - Summer and flowers go hand in hand and while we're at the end of our colorful fall season let's take a trip back and enj...
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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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Fall Favorite (A bit too much)

October 19, 2020 - Fall is different each year. Colors seem to progress at different speeds and to different levels and the leaves hang on...
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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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Jamestown and Chautauqua Lake, Part II

July 07, 2020 - Today I am closing off the two-part Lake Chautauqua series with a set of black and white photographs. The star is clearl...
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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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Jamestown and Chautauqua Lake, Part I

June 12, 2020 - Here's another mini series of photographs, starting with Part I today. And while I usually separate my color and black a...
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The Would Be 20th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, 2020

May 23, 2020 - Since 2013, the Memorial Day weekend meant only one thing for me and my family. It meant getting up around 4:30 a.m. to...
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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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Boathouse Row, Part III

April 27, 2020 - With today's post we are wrapping up the Boathouse Row series (Boathouse Row, Part I, Boathouse Row, Part II in Black &...
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Greens Replace Grays

March 30, 2020 - Alright, I will be brave and say it. Here's my annual farewell to winter and cheers to spring. May the grayness rest in...
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Boathouse Row, Part II in Black and White

March 27, 2020 - As promised, here's the continuation of the boathouse post (Boathouse Row, Part I). At first, it was the colors of the i...
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Boathouse Row, Part I

March 18, 2020 - It seems we're not leaving the cottage theme just yet even if in a different form. Today, I'd like to share photographs...
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Beautiful Winter at Niagara Falls

March 02, 2020 - Despite their proximity and fame I do not post much from Niagara Falls. Or is it because of their fame? Let's make an ex...
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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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Still left remembering past winters

January 10, 2020 - Winter visited us for one day and left in a hurry taking the white blanket with it. Now we're back to warm, rainy, and g...
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Winter as it should be

January 07, 2020 - Where is the famous Buffalo winter? So far its performance has been rather underwhelming. Yes, we got the landscape dres...
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Winter wandering

January 03, 2020 - Catching winter while it's happening is getting increasingly difficult in Buffalo, especially in December. About a foot...
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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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Seaside Pinhole Photography IV

December 05, 2019 - We are now well into the gray period here in Western New York and as such I hope you're all fine with two black and whit...
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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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That Didn't Take Long

November 14, 2019 - It looks like the forecast was right on and our world was painted white shortly after submitting the last post. In respo...
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Through Fall

November 11, 2019 - Only a few trees have retained some of their leaves at this point but I don't see a problem living in the colorful dream...
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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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Lucky Find

October 10, 2019 - Sometimes, my photographs are a result of a careful research and a planned execution. Other times, a bit of luck helps....
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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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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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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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Summer Cooldown

August 15, 2019 - It's the middle of summer so who would not like a brief cooldown, especially if it's just virtual? From a location point...
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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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Rural Treasures

March 07, 2019 - It's still winter and the driveway still needed shoveling three days in a row so it's still a great time to post white p...
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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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White Winter

February 11, 2019 - When snow covers everything around, all becomes simplified and cleaner. And brighter too, even on those gloomy winter da...
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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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Winter on Buffalo's Water Front

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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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Crossed Logs Take II

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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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Never To Be Seen Again

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Seaside Pinhole Photography II

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At Peace Bridge after a While

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Further Out of This World

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17th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, 2018

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Rock City of Teplice Rocks

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Road Trip 2018: The First Few Darkroom Prints

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So Peaceful

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Hello, Spring!

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Out of This World

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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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Sunset on Ice

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Inside an Ice Crack

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A beautiful winter day

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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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The Beginning of Winter

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Winter on Lakeshore

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Happy New Year!

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Dressed for the Holidays

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Goodbye colors! Welcome, white winter!

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Fall's Nine

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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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Mossy Wonderland of Spring at Murder Creek

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

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

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

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

August 09, 2017 - To Paul Previously from Sturgeon Point: And Still in White - Back at the Lakeshore for More Moody Photographs - Two Fac...
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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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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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16th Annual Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 16, 2017 - I won't lie to you, I struggle getting excited about this winter. Why? I usually enjoy my winter expeditions to the lake...
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Morning Fog

March 06, 2017 - The weather forecast called for fog the night before and a friend was visiting who also likes photography. A plan was bo...
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More Winter in Hamburg, NY

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

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

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

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

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

January 02, 2017 - Out for a New Year's hike to walk off some of the holiday calories, get a doze of fresh air, and get some new photograph...
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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: A Stroll through Moravian Countryside, Sunset Stroll through Southern Moravian Count...
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White Clean Up

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

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

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

November 14, 2016 - I've been a fan of covered bridges for a long time. No matter where we go we always search the Internet for covered brid...
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Fall Theme at Knox Farm

November 08, 2016 - This has been a beautiful fall season. So many predictions called for a sub-par showing due to the summer drought but na...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What you won't see this year (by Green Lake)

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

October 12, 2015 - Lake Erie was not calm on this day. Wind generated one to two foot waves that were sweeping the Hamburg Beach making it...
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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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New aMazing Bookmark: Kiss of Light on Buffalo Main Light

October 02, 2015 - With summer turning into fall and the Buffalo signature season of winter right around the corner, I am making a new a Ma...
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Chasing Waterfalls in Southtowns

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

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

August 10, 2015 - A relaxing stroll through the fields today, following a web of dirt roads winding their way through the rural countrysid...
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Back on the Home Front

July 22, 2015 - I have just returned from our third annual road trip where we visited many spectacular places and I had a wonderful oppo...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winter Dozen

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

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

February 09, 2015 - This was a gorgeous evening at Green Lake in Yates Park, Orchard Park, NY. The lake was covered with ice and a thick bla...
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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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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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Winter at Knox Farm

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

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

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

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

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

September 22, 2014 - Over and over, no matter how many times I visit and photograph, this place continues to amaze me. Yes, Letchworth is won...
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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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Cozy at Shenandoah

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

August 14, 2014 - On my photographic expeditions, I am learning to look the other way more and more. When watching a sunset, turn around a...
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Road Trip: The American Southwest Classic - Arches National Park

July 28, 2014 - Utah became the 45th state to join the United States on January 4, 1896. The capital city is Salt Lake City. The highest...
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Union Ship Canal, Buffalo, NY

July 21, 2014 - The large lake freighters no longer visit Buffalo as often as they once did. I try to make the most of it and track them...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frozen Desolation on Lake Erie

January 20, 2014 - One of my favorite winter activities, a trip to a local beach. Yes, in winter! Isn't that the best time to go anyways? N...
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Reaching for Life

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

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

November 07, 2013 - The daylight savings time is gone, it's 29°F and forecast 22°F for the morning. There are still some remaining colors up...
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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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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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Wind Sculpture Park - A New Waterfront Park in Buffalo

May 30, 2013 - I've had quite a few posts on this topic but it just keeps coming, and that is a great thing. The Outer Harbor of Buffal...
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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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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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Summer Storm

April 01, 2013 - Chasing sunrises and sunsets in the Green Mountains of Vermont, finding covered bridges, admiring valleys filled with fo...
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Saying Bye to Winter in Buffalo

March 29, 2013 - As a follow up to my previous post and the comment I made around the transition from winter to spring, here's the photog...
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The Buffalo Outer Harbor

March 27, 2013 - Do you want to follow what's happening on Buffalo's waterfront and what the plans are? Do you want to get involved? Foll...
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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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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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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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The Western Sky at Sunrise, Buffalo Main Light

January 17, 2013 - At sunset, we tend to look west and at sunrise, we tend to look east. Right? But many times, the color parade is happeni...
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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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Winter Coming to Buffalo after All - Chestnut Ridge Park

December 25, 2012 - It is unusual for Buffalo and its parks not to have much snow throughout December. Yet, for almost the whole month there...
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Sailboats in Buffalo

December 19, 2012 - When I came across this image I took this past summer while enjoying the inner harbor and Erie Basin Marina in downtown...
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The Colden Falls

December 01, 2012 - This is another example I could throw into my Do You Know Your Back Yard post. Being only three and a half miles from th...
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The Tree Tunnel of Birdsong, Orchard Park, NY

November 23, 2012 - Mother Nature is amazing. Each natural setting offers so much more than just one thing. Go to see a waterfall and you ca...
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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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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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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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Where the River Rages - Niagara River Gorge

September 15, 2012 - Without a doubt, this is one of my most favorite local spots to go hiking, to enjoy the outdoors, and to photograph. Jus...
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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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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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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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New York Waterfalls - Google Books and a Great Online Page

May 30, 2012 - Ok, now that I have talked about crowds and wondered whether it is a good thing or not so much, why not do something to...
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Of Nature and Men (Case Study: Eternal Flame Falls, Orchard Park, NY)

May 29, 2012 - On Friday (May 25, 2012), I visited the Eternal Flame Falls again after about a year. It's a natural wonder right in the...
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