Gladiolas which I photographed at my sisters house a week ago.
Gladiolas which I photographed at my sisters house a week ago.
This bird afforded me many shots (most of which I have yet to edit).
At the angle I shot this photo it makes everything appear crooked, but its not. Deceiving. The bird and beaver are hanging out on the island and both got along well. This was photographed at Brick Pond in Owego, NY.
A close up of one of the cliff dwelling flowers from Upper Treman State Park.
These flowers were growing on the face of a cliff in Upper Treman State Park.
This is the next to last falls in the run in Lick Brook Gorge. It is pretty good sized, and when we have flooding it is quite impressive. The gorge itself is quite hidden, and requires a bit of hiking to get into. It is dangerous if you are not careful there, it contains a lot of loose shale cliffs. But it is an impressive gorge. In the winter at the big falls the Cornell ice climbers climb the frozen waterfall. It is the second highest waterfall on the eastern seaboard, second only to Taughannock Falls. My son is standing in front of the small falls for perspective.
I didn’t do a lot of photoshopping on this photo, I simply took a bad shot. I was facing the sun but wanted to shoot it while I was there, because on the way back out I may have forgotten to.
This was the first photo of the day on my hike. Then we went up a gorge and did strenuous climbing to get other photos.
This is an unedited photo of the falls near the old mill in Upper Treman Park in Enfield, NY. Really beautiful area with many dozens of runs of falls throughout the many offshoots of streams.
Taughannock Falls is located North of Ithaca, NY, and is the highest waterfall on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. I think its supposed to be like 213′ tall. This was taken from the falls overlook using a film camera.
It was lightening non-stop, there was a tornado which touched down thirty miles away, and we were cat-fishing the entire time. At the end of the day (even though the lightening did not end) I was rewarded with the most colorful sky I have seen in person.
Caught these two interacting on an island and thought it would make some good shooting. I was right, took about twenty photos, and the lighting was pretty good.
The stonework done at Upper Treman Park is amazing and goes for miles. The arches and bridges are intricate and well crafted. The men who comprised the CCC camps built these beautiful structures, and their hard work still stands.
This is a much better photo of this falls. The lighting was about right, because it was an overcast day.
This is the top portion of one of the runs.
I photographed this flower against a backdrop of waterfall. Tough to focus on the little flower with the water moving in the background.
The fawn saw me, and in one leap was into the weeds and gone.
This fawn was walking alone in a stream when I was driving down the road. So I stopped down the road aways and hopped out to take a shot. It didn’t see me…or so I thought. The next photo proves otherwise.
Story; I was driving down a road I had travelled many times before and noticed a tree in the middle of a field which had never been there before. This tree was so far away that most would not have noticed it. But I had been on that particular road since I was 5 years old and knew every field, every tree, every aspect of the scenery. So I turned around down the road and pulled up across the road from the field.
It was raining out and I needed to keep my camera dry, so I put the camera to my eye and zoomed all the way in. Then I shot some photos.
It was a huge buck, an old one, his muzzle was grey and the beams on his rack had to go almost 2 1/2″ thick. I have 24 times zoom on my Nikon, about 430 mm, and I was zoomed max on optical zoom, shooting through the rain with no tripod. This was what I got. And even then I had to crop closer on my computer to really show what I had seen.
Anyone else would have drove by that day, but I am always looking for THE shot.
This is a photo of a Japanese Maple. Yes, it resembles pot.
Nothing great about this shot. Just shape that caught my eye.
These guys hanging out in a group remind me of street thugs waiting for a little old lady to come by so they can snatch her purse.
Now this is hot pink!
This is one of my favorite bird captures. The branch seems to be telling the bird “come here” because it looks like a hand beckoning the bird forth. The leaves have nice color against the sky, and the bird seems calm enough. I like the overall effect of the shapes within the photo.
This isn’t the greatest nor most original photo, but I love the aerodynamic look. The shape of the bird is so cool. Man, I wish I could fly!
This one decided there was something interesting to focus on in the other direction. Made for a nice shot though.
Little bird was checking things out and hanging out on a branch, waiting for the photographer to leave.
This was photographed the same day that I was shooting photos at the plant nursery. I love the textures in the sky on this shot.
A balancing act done well. This red-winged blackbird was taking a break on top of a fence. It was a long shot and without a tripod, hard to focus on the bird and get the fence fairly clear as well. This was the best of two shots before the bird flew off.
This robin let me take a succession of photos, and looked almost curious as I snapped this one.
Tried to get as many colors in as tight a shot as possible. I think I did well.
A weary tree along the shore of Dryden Lake in Dryden, NY.
Just a little zoo like humor. The creature was not impressed by the crowd. I only managed to get it to look at me twice. the rest of the time it looked away from the imbecilic humans.
Poor cat looks bored. I can’t imagine seeing so many yokels looking at me for a full day – let alone for a lifetime. I would want to escape or die.
I shot this photograph at the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton, NY. The Ross Park Zoo is the 5th oldest zoo in the United States. Upon entering the zoo a visitor can see that it used to be much more, and that it could again some day. If all our money wasn’t spent on meaningless wars (to satisfy the egos of greedy politicians and to placate corporations) zoo’s like this would still be in their glory. Its important to understand that the more we take away from our culture and away from the children who need places like zoos to learn and grow – the more we cut our own throats as a society. The money WE spend on wars should be put to better use, like education and places like zoos. But WE don’t rebel, WE don’t take government back, and WE allow institutions of education to falter so the rich can be richer.
When I saw this owl, I thought how much it must wish to be back in the wild. I thought that about all the animals. Then I thought a little deeper. No, the animals are probably glad to be in the zoo. Its safer there away from mankind’s stupidity. I almost wish there was a zoo to keep sane people away from the dumbed down masses that push for these wars and allow their government to tranquilize them with the thought that they are doing us any good by being overseas killing in the name of the almighty dollar. That’s right, killing in the name of GOD, because thats what the almighty dollar represents, GOD!
A stylized photo of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, NY, from Stewart Park.
A pair of loons hanging out waiting for dinner to show itself.
Finally color in my part of New York State. Got this while out the other day, thought I would share it.
This was shot on a nice fall day at Upper Treman State Park in Enfield, NY. The sky was the brightest blue that day. I was using a 5 mp HP 3X zoom lens camera. I love the photos this camera captured.
Are you sick of seeing my predatory water birds yet? I hope not, where I live there is a place full of them all spring and summer, and I intend to capture a slew of photos this year.
This was shot at quite a distance without a tripod. Not to make excuses for the semi blurry shot, but I had the lens out fully and this is the best I got.
Garbage and flowers, what a combination.
Again, this photo has blur, but it was taken from across the Susquehanna River. Anyone familiar with the Susquehanna River – which flows from Cooperstown, NY to form the Chesapeake Bay along the Atlantic seaboard – will tell you how mighty the river is. It was a long stretch, even with 21X zoom, and with no tripod I really was winging it. So here’s another blurry photo.
…oh the one pill makes you larger, and the one pill makes you sm… Oh, sorry, no I don’t think they’re psychedelic, but they were beautiful so I took their portrait photo.
This is one of my favorite places, from any angle and with Photoshop work or none at all.
This tulip seemed to be stretching after a long night.