Sunday, August 28, 2011

Basement Stairs

These cellar stairs were eerie as the lone light bulb flickered often.  I'm riding out the storm and trying to pass time before the power goes out.  These might not be the best photos but it is therapeutic for me. Am I the only one very worried about a flooded basement and falling trees?  This is when I wish I lived in an apartment!

Friday, August 26, 2011


An old factory that I visited contained a variety of windows.  Each window had a character of its own, performing unique functions, casting different shadows and in a surprising nature (photo 1) creating a rainbow of different colors.  In the first photo, I turned the overall scene into black and white, however, the colors on the floor are as they were.  Photo 2 has no manipulation beyond cropping and photo 3 has a 'tin' filter added to it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York

My annual hike to my favorite mountain, Overlook Mountain.  Lindsey climbed the tower to see the great view.  I choose to stay firmly on the ground!  Below is a view I was able to share with her as we ate our lunches.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Sun

Photographers know the power of the summer sun.  Depending on its location in the sky, an image takes upon a very different look and presents a very different photographic challenge.  Above, the sunset casts shadows and adds "noise" (speckled appearance).  I added a little extra noise.  Below, the sun, around 11am, provides bright light, "blowing out" and image in many cases.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Driving through the countryside I found this unique building

Perhaps if we gave teenagers a "canvas" against buildings that are sitting empty, our neighborhoods would be more colorful and look more respectful.  Studies show that murals, in the inner city, have a low rate of vandalism.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wedding Photos

This is a fun, free site.  I spend two minutes creating this collage so there are probably duplicate photos or undesirable ones....but  you get the idea!