Gladiolas which I photographed at my sisters house a week ago.
Gladiolas which I photographed at my sisters house a week ago.
A recent portrait of myself, shot by Dawn. I taught her everything she knows about photography. I did edit this in Photoshop.
Another photo with me and a few cats. These ones were heavy, a couple ten pounders in my hands, and a slew of others on the plastic. This was while on a trip with my dad. He enjoyed catching that many cats – as he said he had never believed it were possible to catch that many in one trip. He believed me after that, and caught the catfish bug.
Yes, this was me. I was posing. The catfish weren’t that heavy, I was messing around trying to make people think they were a heavy stringer. Just trying to show off my muscles. Of course now my beard is grey and a faded blond.
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.
Whenever I get close to the edge of a high place anymore I experience vertigo. I never used to. I used to climb some of the local cliffs with others, and no ropes, and never broke any bones. But now when I’m near the edge I’m useless. Someone obviously doesn’t have the same problem that I have.
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 one of my favorite photos from when my son and I went on a hike up a gorge. The water was only a trickle, so the waterfalls were less than spectacular. So I focused on the abstract and unusual – which included this view. I have taken photos of these striations before. I like the way the weeds grow in rows along with the rock.
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.
It’s sad to think that these are just a few of the people who have fought wars for moronic leaders. Think about it, we fight wars to prevent violence. Duh!! So who fights the wars? Not the leaders. The sheep fight the wars. How does it feel to be a sheep, fighting for the cause of someone who has no clue what peace means? Sad to go to visit a relative who has died for the ideals of some jackass who sits behind a desk and dictates where to send the next batch to be slaughtered in the name of freedom. Sorry, but everyone knows freedom shouldn’t cost blood. I absolutely hate politicians. Maybe someday we will find a use for them, like putting them into a blender and making fertilizer from their worthless pencil pushing bodies. They deserve all the pain they have caused the common man over the centuries. Sorry, but I’m not sorry. The men beneath these stones fought to protect what they value. All we fight for no is what out greedy corporations and bankers value. And if you believe otherwise you should be bi@#h slapped, because it means your brain has been manipulated beyond the point of no return.
Send our politicians, corporate CEO’s, Military Industrial Complex, and the bankers to war, and see how long that lasts.
A macro shot of an inchworm.
This lady was in the cemetery with those who fought for their country, and for freedom. I think most of them would be sickened if they saw what they fought for in such a despicable state. And freedom? That seems to be a word used loosely. Freedom means not being trapped within the borders of a country because some rich snob wants to contain greed to within their accounts. But that is what it has come to. These men in this cemetery would disagree with the way we allow politics to stifle freedom.
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 popped off a shot from downstream of a family enjoying the water. Just below them the water turns turbulent – and if you fell in you may not get out. Hard to believe such a small feeder stream has so much force as it squeezes into the gorge.
There are a great number of waterfalls throughout the gorge at Upper Treman State Park, and it usually has a full years run of water.
Dawn was walking towards me when I snapped this one.
I used my polarized sunglasses to shoot this photo. Gave it a real sepia coloring over the natural color.
I photographed this flower against a backdrop of waterfall. Tough to focus on the little flower with the water moving in the background.
This is the edge of Lucifer Falls in Upper Treman State Park. I zoomed it and isolated it against the dark background. Probably played around with at least twenty shots or more.Trying to catch water droplets in the air.
Yes, I made a collage using fireworks and a boy with a sparkler. Looked pretty cool though.
Yep, this is what happens when someone shoves a paintbrush into my hand and says…create. This was actually a project from college, to learn to paint light and shadow. I botched it, but here it is, to prove to you that I can’t paint.
I went through a kaleidoscope phase when I learned how to make them on the computer. This was one of them. They were made from whatever photo I wanted to try them on. Obviously the green in the background on this one is grass.
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.
The roofing prior to having the plastic installed on a greenhouse.
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.