Monday, August 30, 2010

Bald Mountain, Old Forge New York

What a fun hike! This short, but moderately difficult hike, is well worth it. The views are wonderful. There must have been 60 or more hikers enjoying the day with me. Though that number of hikers would usually bother me a bit, today it was understandable. Babies, strapped onto their dad's back even made the trip. I lucked out with blue skies, instead of the dreaded white that most photographers dread. If you can get to Old Forge, definitely do this hike!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunset In The Mohawk Valley

Keeping that camera handy in my car, I quickly pulled over to the side of the road to snap this one. NO saturation at all. "Noise" because I tried lightening the bottom a bit to no avail. Because of the dark foreground, I cropped it an odd size. Making the photo brighter simply took away the drama from the sky. Maybe it was more beautiful with my eyes? or do you like this?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vrooman's Nose Mountain

What a great hike! The views from the ledges of this mountain never end! Though I'm fearful of heights I did feel like I was on top of the world, looking down. I was fascinated with the picture above. I shot that scene a dozen times and when the owners came out I knew I had the image I wanted. Look at the old bus/van and that red barn!

The image below is an example of the hundreds of photos one could take from the top! I hope these images are strong, not just because I'm attached to them. I'll post more another time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Addicted to Pez!

My sister is an avid collector of Pez Dispensers. She and I had a creative idea of photographing some of them to frame. I must say that this assignment is a challenge! The dispensers do not bend in any way and it is difficult to combine them so that they are interacting with one another. This is just one of my photos. You might see more down the road.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hazy Days of Summer

Hot summer days are my favorite! The Mohawk is always beautiful to me in the summer with dense brush, shoreline rocks and overhanging trees. There is a filter used here. If you enlarge the image you will see its effects.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A new "Twist" on an old image

Slopes, turns, dead ends, support, reflective,'s lessons

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Girl Hiding In The Shadows

This image may require some explanation. While "hiking" (actually a nature walk), I came across this old doll laying in the woods. Creepy? Yes! However, there is an abandoned house not far from where the doll was found. Still Creepy? Yes! Anyway, the "pure" photo was too realistic and disturbing to me (b/c I'm such a deep artist! ha). By using several filters and colors I wanted to retain some of the mood of the scene yet create a more artistic feel with the lines, swirls and colors chosen.
Without the explanation would you have recognized what it is that you are looking at? Pretend it wasn't my photo b/c you all know me (I'm not going to use a live model). I know my photography lately isn't what pleases everyone but I've been purposely pushing the limits a bit to create conversation.