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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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Winter Landscapes from the Southtowns

January 31, 2023 - This is a loose continuation of my winter series: Winter Strangler, Winter is Here (Again)!, and Winter is Here! The who...
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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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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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A Winter Walk

January 20, 2022 - Snow was late to come this winter season but it's here for the moment so let's enjoy it and celebrate it with some white...
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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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Kingdom of Ice, Part 2

March 09, 2021 - Continued from Kingdom of Ice I was planning on a slightly bigger gap between Part 1 and Part 2 but since it is suppose...
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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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Kingdom of Ice

February 15, 2021 - By the time I developed and scanned this roll of Ilford Delta 100 in 2020 winter has gone and I did not feel it was righ...
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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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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 Stoic 2020

February 18, 2020 - A few weeks ago I met up with a group of film photographers in Burlington, Ontario for a winter photo walk. The event wa...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rural Western New York in Goofy Colors

May 07, 2019 - Hello everybody! I am back! If you are a regular reader of my blog you have probably noticed I have been away for a whil...
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Signs of Winter at Cobblestone

April 11, 2019 - Let's go with a black and white Thursday again and let's add something to my sister site timelessbuffalo.com. It's a win...
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White Buffalo

March 18, 2019 - An early riser at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, NY usually gets rewarded with some wonderful views, great light, and...
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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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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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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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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

December 18, 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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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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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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Living against the Odds

February 12, 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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Sunset on Ice

February 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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Palace in Winter

February 01, 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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Inside an Ice Crack

January 29, 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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A beautiful winter day

January 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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The Beginning of Winter

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Winter on Lakeshore

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Happy New Year!

January 01, 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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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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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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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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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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As the Names Change

January 22, 2017 - Rich Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium, New Era Field, just a few names I have been around for. Here's a memory from last ye...
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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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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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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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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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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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So Long, Winter!

April 17, 2015 - Happy Friday everybody! Today, I would like to share a quick "So Long, Winter!" post with you. A few days back I walked...
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Letchworth Icon: Portageville Bridge to Be Replaced in 2015

March 16, 2015 - Photography is not only a way for me to see and share the beauty around us it is also an opportunity to learn more about...
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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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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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Kiss of Light on Buffalo Main Lighthouse

January 22, 2015 - Erie Basin Marina and the Buffalo Main Light are on the list of locations I wanted to get more coverage of. I wanted to...
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Winter Abstracts

January 19, 2015 - Winter is a great photography clean sweep. When snow covers the land everything get simplified and a lot of distractions...
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Christmassy Buffalo Main Light

January 15, 2015 - I love the air of a freezing winter morning. So fresh, so strong, so full of that special aroma. And yes, with a bite. L...
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The Frozen Moon Land is Back

January 12, 2015 - Something was in the air Saturday night. Something called me out to go check out the lake. The sun was still hovering ov...
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Western New York Winter Wonderland at Akron Falls

January 05, 2015 - One advantage of winter at this latitude, at least from a photographic point of view, is that days start late and end ea...
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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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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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The Final Days of Winter at the Cargill Pool Grain Elevator on Lake Erie

March 31, 2014 - I said final days of winter, that is right, I found the courage! It's the end of March and winter is holding on strong....
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The Kingdom of Ice at Niagara Falls

March 20, 2014 - Despite the fact that winters in Buffalo and Western New York are pretty long I never seem to act on all of my photograp...
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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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Arctic Tundra in Buffalo, NY

February 24, 2014 - Lake Erie photographed from the Hamburg Beach a few miles south of Buffalo, NY. I had to walk in a bit and cross a line...
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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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Warm Look for Cold Winter

February 10, 2014 - I sensed that my photo stream has gotten a bit too chilly lately and needed some color and warmth. Nope, not going back...
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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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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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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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Abstract Seasons, Fall & Winter

December 16, 2013 - A few months back I captured a forest abstract of an early fall. It was a very simplified representation of the scene in...
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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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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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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 Seasons at Emery Park, a Year-Long Photo Project

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

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

April 08, 2013 - I've had posts on both topics in the past. The first one is revisiting locations. There is such a variety one can get i...
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Saying Bye to Winter in Buffalo

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

March 28, 2013 - It's late March and my photographic mind is split between two worlds. On one hand, I would like to take advantage of the...
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Looking forward to less white and more green

March 08, 2013 - This has been a decent winter season. Not cold enough to freeze Lake Erie solid and for long but enough to ice it over b...
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Different Tones of Ice Fishing Buffalo's Outer Harbor

March 03, 2013 - When I arrived early this morning, well before sunrise, there was only one. Then two. And then there were three. It was...
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Back to the Pier for a Winter Look

March 01, 2013 - My favorite activity, going back and revisiting past locations for different looks. This time, it was the broken pier on...
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Gallagher Pier, Winter, Buffalo

March 01, 2013 - Last year, winter in the Buffalo Niagara region was not exactly what Buffalo is known for. Snowfall was on the light sid...
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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 little things can make or break a photo

February 20, 2013 - Did you ever capture and process and save a photo thinking you are done only to look at it the next day and wonder how y...
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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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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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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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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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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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Winter Coming to Buffalo after All - Chestnut Ridge Park

December 25, 2012 - It is unusual for Buffalo and its parks not to have much snow throughout December. Yet, for almost the whole month there...
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Warm vs. Cold, Atlantic Sunrise vs. Buffalo Winter

December 22, 2012 - Today and the last night, we have finally gotten some measurable snowfall here in Buffalo. Its the least amount of snow...
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Indoor Projects - Aquarium Photography

November 25, 2012 - In a way, this now starts a sequel. A while back I posted Indoor Projects - Take Notes. Coming to think of this just bor...
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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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White Balance and Color Balance Challenges

February 27, 2012 - This evening, I headed downtown to the Theodore Roosevelt Plaza to shoot a wide panorama and I had specific components i...
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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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Elements Getting in the Way?

January 26, 2012 - Is it raining, and cold, and all the other things you could call nasty? Do you not feel like heading out of the warm hou...
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Western New York - When Winter Happens!

January 22, 2012 - This 2011/12 winter season has been less then impressive here in Western New York. Every time we get the pretty white co...
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Winter found its way!

January 13, 2012 - January 13, 2012 and Buffalo got its snow. No, it's not the first snow of the season, but probably the first real snow t...
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