Men In Black

Men In Black

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.

Vertigo

Vertigo

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.

Lower Big

Lower Big

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.

Layered

Layered

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.

Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls

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.

The Tornado Day

The Tornado Day

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.

The Long View

The Long View

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.

Lady On A Fence

Lady On A Fence

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.

Upstream Swimmers

Upstream Swimmers

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.

Rack

Rack

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.

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

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.

On The Wire

On The Wire

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.