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New Photo Exhibit at the Casa Italiana

August 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I invite you all to my new exhibit featuring photos taken on our trips to Southern Italy. It's open from September 1 - December 15 downstairs at the Casa Italiana of Nazareth College. The reception is Friday September  13 from 6-8pm. Food by Lemoncello in East Rochester.  All are welcome. It is free and open to the public. Use the South Campus Entrance and the same parking lot as the Arts Center. The Casa is open Mon-Fri from 9-4. Contact the Casa for additional hours.

Click SLIDESHOW in the upper right corner to enjoy a virtual trip to ItalyClick SLIDESHOW in the upper right corner to enjoy a virtual trip to Italy This show will remain up and open to the public through April 15, 2020This show will remain up and open to the public through April 15, 2020


I'm back...

July 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Does anybody know where the last nearly 2 months went? So having a bit of good news to share got me back to this blog. Thanks to those who follow it...I hope to give you more to see in the future!

 

So, for the good news! Today I learned that 2 of my images were selected to be included in an exhibition at LightSpaceTime on-line gallery. The theme was Primary Colors - each image had to strongly include red, yellow and/or blue as the main colors.

 

Here is a link to the YouTube slideshow the gallery puts together. LightSpaceTime Primary Colors Exhibit (Photography)
 My images are at minute 4:35 and again at 7:13.  If you prefer to look through them at your pace (not that of the video) you can go to the actual on-line gallery here https://www.lightspacetime.art/primary-colors-art-exhibition-2019-photography-digital/  Mine are #36 in the Special MErit Category and #25 in the Special Recognition Category.

Or you can just see them below:

Special Merit Award, LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019Special Merit Award, LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019Received Special Merit Award in LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019
See the entire exhibit here:
Primary Colors exhibit
Special Recognition in LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019Special Recognition in LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019Received Special Recognition in LightSpaceTime Gallery's "Primary Colors" exhibit July 2019
See the entire exhibit here:
Primary Colors exhibit

 

 


 


Morning light on dogwoods

May 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

So grateful for dappled, morning light on delicate dogwood blossoms. I love spring!


Baby bluebirds are humming along

May 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Coming soon!  We have been watching the activity in the box since February.  The parents were definitely taking nesting materials in and recently I was pretty sure food was being taken in too.  Today I saw both parents going in and out frequently and each time the chirping in the box got louder and more excited.  Then I saw the father take away a white item - either the shell or the poop sac (they keep the nest very clean).  So there are little ones in there and it's time to keep our eyes on the box, especially in the morning.

Here are a couple of images from today.  Looks like spiders are on the menu for dinner! The male on the power line was not the father but another male that got too close and was chased away by the father. A very protective dad!

I also finally got a fun shot of the hummingbird at the fuchsia plant. Gotta be fast and have a very long lens! Just before I took these shots it was much sunnier and had the sun not ducked behind the approaching rain clouds the bird wings would have had better definition.  Maybe next time...stay tuned!

A Watchful EyeA Watchful Eye Bringing Home the BaconBringing Home the Bacon Dinner's readyDinner's ready Humming alongHumming along


Shuffle off to Buffalo

May 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Buffalo has been very dedicated to preserving its heritage and historic buildings which I think is really cool. Two such places are Silo City and the Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital on the Olstead-Richardson Campus. I have now made two trips to the Psych Hospital and one to Silo City. Last year's trip we toured and photographed the men's ward. Yesterday's trip was the perfect balance to as we photographed the women's ward and got a tour of the administration building which is now Hotel Henry, a very upscale hotel, restaurant and suites.

Here are a couple of my favorite images from yesterday's adventure.  Please click on any photo to see the rest of the images from all three trips.

School's Out Forever 1School's Out Forever 1 Rest in PeaceRest in Peace Crumbling Corridor 1Crumbling Corridor 1


Harvey's latest CD!

May 17, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Hi all,

Harvey's latest CD is out and it's amazing.  I am continually in awe of his creativity and dedication to his music. It's an honor to create the covers for his CD and be a small part of his art.  You can get it by emailing him or going through his website www.HarveyBand.com

Front coverFront cover Back coverBack cover inside panelinside panel CD of Harvey's latest albumCD of Harvey's latest album

 

 

 


 


and finally the skies cleared

May 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

After what seems like 40 days of rain the skies cleared last night and the sun came out just before it went down for the night.  I could not let these beautiful backlit leaves go to sleep without a photo or 5! And of course, a little impressionistic approach, too. The sun shining through the wet leaves from its low angle just made the scene glow from within...something that really speaks to me. Click on either photo to see the rest. Enjoy!


A perfect spring day!

May 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Honestly, I live for days like today. Sunny, puffy clouds in a blue sky, 70 degrees and time to soak it in.  I feel like I have come back to life with all the flowers and trees and birds. I may have been jumping the gun but I went to the garden center and purchased a few plants for the containers on the deck. But first I had some fun wandering their property photographing the tulips, magnolias and other flowers. Here are a couple of takes from today:


The muse visited today

May 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I love spring and especially when the leaves are budding and fluffy and that gorgeous shade of yellow-green, white, pink and touches of red. I knew there was a shot in our yard and the leaves looked just right so I got out my cameras and went at it with a hopeful sense of trial and error and fun. The weather was much better than predicted and I tried all sorts of things: multiple exposures, intentional camera movement, different settings, etc.  The muse must have seen me and paid a visit. She brought me the spirit of Georges Seurat and the pointillist artists of the impressionist movement (see more here: pointillism-7-things-you-need-to-know.

 Here are two examples. There are more - just click on either of he images and you'll be directed to the gallery where the rest of them are. I would love to hear your thoughts.


Another ICM Pick of the Day!

April 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

It's such fun being part of this on-line group (Intentional Camera Movement). The images I see on a daily basis are so beautiful, imaginative and inspiring. To have one of my images considered a "Pick-of-the-day" is a nice honor and recognition. Here's the link to the full image: Magnolia Madness

Intentional Camera Movement Images of the Day April 23, 2019Intentional Camera Movement Images of the Day April 23, 2019

 

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