Weary Tree

Weary Tree

A weary tree along the shore of Dryden Lake in Dryden, NY.

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Wingspan

Wingspan

I used to have a real camera. One with a 300 mm lens and all the bells and whistles and filters aplenty. Then I was forced to sell it due to a financial crunch. And it is days like today – when I shot this photo – when I think about how much I miss having a real camera. I hope to someday own one again. The camera I currently shoot with is quite basic and has no bells or whistles, so I am always happy to get anything with it. This photo was shot with that camera, across the Susquehanna River in Owego, NY. It is quite a distance, considering that I was shooting without a tripod once again and pushing my camera beyond its limit. I wish Canon would sponsor me and send me a nice model so I could set the Nikon aside. But, thats life. This was as good as I could do today.

The Bird

The Bird

I don’t think I posted this one yet. Ah, who knows, too many irons in too many fires this week. As soon as the sun rises I have to switch to woodcarving until its time to shower and go to work. Need 6 carved projects finished by the end of the month for a juried exhibition into a gallery. Work, work, work, and it never seems to get me anywhere. Heres hoping!

Bright Words

Bright Words

Fuschia, blue, and just wow. This was actually when the Susquehanna River was flooded some five years back. I had a beautiful sunset and proceeded to catch a slew of catfish. I have a zillion shots of this location and its awesome sunsets.

July 4th Storm

July 4th Storm

July 4th, a time for fireworks, brutal hot weather and sunshine. On this particular 4th of July in Ithaca, NY there was a very strange storm. The huge cloud hovering over the immense Cornell University on top of the hill was a golden color due to the setting sun behind my tripod. A cloud of green came up through an adjacent valley (yes a green cloud, which signifies a hail storm) and merged with this cloud over Cornell. It began to thunder and lightning and continued to for hours. I got some streaks of lightning on film going the length of Cornell University. It actually hailed and then the clouds began to drift away just in time for the fireworks. And I got some decent shots of them also.
If anyone has ever been to Cornell University they will know that the buildings on the hilltop are rather large, so that ill show you the scope of these enormous clouds.

10 Heron and 3 Deer

10 Heron and 3 Deer

There are at least 10 blue heron and 3 whitetail deer in this photo. Some of the heron are airborne, though most are on land. I made this a panorama to focus on the wildlife.

Of A Lifetime

Of A Lifetime

This was the shot of a lifetime for me. A seagull diving for minnows. I only had a 5 mp camera with a 3X zoom and this was mega far away. So I cropped like mad on the computer and got this photo. It pixellates when printed over 5 inches. but I am proud to say I was only shooting for about 3 months when I got this shot.

In The Fall

In The Fall

I shot this photo many moons ago using my first real digital camera. It was a 5 mp HP, and it only had a 3x zoom lens. It was a great learning tool. I snapped over 85,000 photos with it over a few years time. I like the moodiness I presented in the photo of the old dock which was on the shore of Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY. I used Jasc Paint Shop Pro to do the editing. One of my favorite muted color photos.

Falls Below the Dam

Falls Below the Dam

These falls are below the dam at Treman Lake which is within Upper Buttermilk Falls State Park. I captured it when the leaves were in full color, and have many other takes on this day. I like this one because it has a little of everything.