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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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More Edward M Cotter

August 08, 2019 - In the It's Edward! post couple months back I was all excited about finally catching Edward M Cotter in the act. Today,...
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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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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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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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Colden Falls in Snow and Ice

December 10, 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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Colors on Thursday

October 25, 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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Seaside Pinhole Photography III

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Shenandoah: More Waterfall Wonders along the Rose River Falls Trail

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Black and White Architecture, Buffalo, NY

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Seaside Pinhole Photography II

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At Peace Bridge after a While

June 15, 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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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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The Beginning of Winter

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Greeting a New Day

November 20, 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 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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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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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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The Season is Here

April 24, 2017 - It's been long coming but it is here. The heavy rains have thoroughly washed salt off the roadways, temperatures reached...
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Backwards

April 03, 2017 - When I arrived, the fog I came for was nowhere to be found and it was still very dark. Later, it actually turned out tha...
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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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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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The Old Faithful, ... Cargill Pool Grain Elevator

October 13, 2016 - Click the photo once to open it in the gallery, then click again for a full screen view. Landscape photos look their bes...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sailing under Eclipse, Buffalo Main Light

December 15, 2014 - This was the special evening in October (October 23, 2014) when the partial solar eclipse was visible from the waterfron...
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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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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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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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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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Two Birds with One Stone, Paul L Luedtke by the Lake and Rail Grain Elevator

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

June 16, 2014 - The other day, someone on G+ posted a comment under one of my photos from Buffalo that Buffalo is dead. I did not feel l...
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Watching Time Pass

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

May 19, 2014 - I saw this scene on Green Lake many times in the past and either did not have the camera with me, or the weather was not...
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Spring at the Museum

May 15, 2014 - I returned to the Japanese Garden and Buffalo History Museum a year later to get a little different view of the spring s...
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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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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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Memories of Autumn in Winter

November 29, 2013 - It's still November, and it's a beautiful white and sunny winter day after Thanksgiving 2013. Some call it Black Friday,...
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Letchworth Off The Beaten Path

October 14, 2013 - Each fall is different and this one is no exception. First, it looked like the colors would come early and a few early f...
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New aMazing Bookmark - Erie Basin Marina

October 10, 2013 - Still read paper books or know anyone that does? Here's a little bit of help with remembering where to continue - a new...
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The Peace Bridge Lighting Patterns

September 30, 2013 - Long exposures give the fast flow of the Niagara River the soft milky look in daylight and allow for interesting reflect...
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The Season of Fog is Back!

September 26, 2013 - I've had a lot of excuses lately for not going out and shooting. I've been trying to get through my June road trip photo...
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The Last Light at Chimney Bluffs and The Missing Beach

September 09, 2013 - Chimney Bluffs State Park offers quite an experience in a quite unexpected place. When I first saw the bluffs several ye...
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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: De Immigrant Dutch Windmill in Fulton, Illinois

August 01, 2013 - Road Trip 2013 - Day 2 - June 12 - Stop #1 - Indiana, Illinois, Iowa (Indiana Dunes) Back on the road, day two was to t...
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Quiet and Peaceful at the Marina

July 26, 2013 - I really enjoyed my morning in the Erie Basin Marina back in January when I photographed the above panorama. The sunrise...
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Photo Contests July 2013

July 24, 2013 - Annual or One-Time Contests: Digital Photo Pro's 7th Annual Emerging Pro Photo Contest - by August 15, 2013 - 2 entries...
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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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Squaw Island Fun

June 03, 2013 - This was a great evening full of photographic fun. As almost always, plans got me started and serendipity took care of t...
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Wind Sculpture Park - A New Waterfront Park in Buffalo

May 30, 2013 - I've had quite a few posts on this topic but it just keeps coming, and that is a great thing. The Outer Harbor of Buffal...
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Back at the Elevator for a Different Take

May 27, 2013 - The South End Marina Cargill Pool Elevator begs for attention on the Outer Harbor of Buffalo. It's a pretty dominant str...
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A Different Take on a Familiar Destination

May 23, 2013 - I arrived at Niagara Falls, Canada, in the late afternoon and enjoyed the views over Horseshoe Falls, including the sign...
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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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Indoor Photo Project - Water Gone Wild, Vividly and Colorfully Wild

April 14, 2013 - I've seen these on various photo sharing sites, blogs, and other internet places. However, I've never tried to get one o...
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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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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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Sunset Aligned with Gallagher Pier, Buffalo, NY

February 08, 2013 - This was another, second in the row, photo op planned with The Photographer's Ephemeris (see my previous post Single Exp...
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Single Exposure HDR at Niagara Falls

February 04, 2013 - I've planned this photo op a few weeks ahead. Using The Photographer's Ephemeris I checked out the upcoming full moon to...
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Waterfront Living in Buffalo, Pasquale and Waterfront Village Condominiums

January 19, 2013 - Here's the view of the residences that get the view. This is Buffalo's waterfront viewed across the Erie Basin Marina. I...
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Blue Morning at the Marina with a Nice Surprise

January 15, 2013 - First off, no, I am not going to claim this is a current photo. Despite the brief visit of summer temperatures the boats...
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Buffalo, January, Summer Temps, ... What's Next?

January 13, 2013 - Couple posts back, I wondered about the future of winters in Buffalo. Now a few days later, the advertised transformatio...
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Contrast of Seasons, Lake Erie vs. Atlantic Coast in Winter

January 09, 2013 - Using some of the photo sharing sites I always enjoy the fact that people post fresh photos from all around the world. A...
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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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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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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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Why mess with the settings? - Shutter speed

September 20, 2012 - Maybe it looks like a silly topic but I do get asked once in a while why one should mess with the camera settings. The m...
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The Moon, The Full Moon, The Harvest Moon, The Blue Moon, ... The Moon

September 11, 2012 - The Moon constantly begs for out attention. Yes, it has been a while since humans actually visited that celestial body,...
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Shooting at Noon

August 05, 2012 - I've recently commented on the magic hour photography in my The Mainstream Photographic Theory - The Magic Hours post. H...
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Shooting While Waiting for the Light

July 25, 2012 - This morning I headed out for a sunrise photo of the Buffalo City Hall. Using TPE (The Photographer's Ephemeris) I knew...
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June Bugs on the Waterfront

July 17, 2012 - I am a bit late writing about this. It's been on my list for about a month. But it's a funny story even if no longer rel...
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Buffalo's Waterfront's Rising!

July 13, 2012 - The waterfront here in Buffalo, NY, has seen some dramatic improvements over the last few years. The unused industrial l...
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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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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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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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Winter Relapse

April 26, 2012 - The winter decided to let us take some final shots of it before it's gone. For Buffalo, it did not live up to its fame s...
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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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Downtown Buffalo and Skyway at Sunrise

March 12, 2012 - Lots of Buffalo in one photo. I headed out this morning for some Lake Erie shot at sunrise, hoping the western sky would...
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Lacking Perspective

February 13, 2012 - When there is nothing in a photo to give sense of scale, it is interesting to hear people guess what is in front of them...
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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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