Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lake Placid

A shot of Lake Placid from the dock at the beach. Eight second exposure.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Train 2008

For the first time ever I saw the Christmas Train here in Plattsburgh. I ended up missing it pull into the station by just a minute or two but I still got some shots I liked. I chose this one because of the steam and the b/w feel around the image. I'm glad it started snowing not too long before or the shot wouldn't have much contrast nor would the rails be visible. The following two I chose because of the angles, though I also have several other good ones of the band that was on board with the crowd. I may put them up sometime soon if I feel it fits the blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Foggy Night II

Macro Metal

Just started playing around with some black and white.. I'm really liking the feel of the medium. I'll have more up soon.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rainy Day

Just a macro shot of rain drops. I maxed out the white portions to be their brightest, really gives it a slight dreamy/not real feeling.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blacklight Glow

This was a piece of sculpture on a friend's shelf that was next to a bottle of liquid lit up by a blacklight. I took several macro shots but this is the only one where the diamond shaped detail to the left was at all in focus.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Trail

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Friday, October 10, 2008


A two part panoramic on Poke-O-Moonshine. If you look close you can see the moon almost dead center.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sun Flare

By the Docks

Another panoramic shot down by the docks.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Too strange

This image is just too weird to explain.. Strangely enough, no, I didn't photoshop anything about it except darkening it down.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rain Drops

A shot in macro of some rain drops on a table outside a coffee shop.

Paw Prints

Paw prints in cement. I brought out the yellows and reds for the leaf and unexpectedly gave the cement a slight pink tone. Rather than just select the leaf and work with it I decided to keep the image as a whole.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Confetti Star

A piece of confetti I found on the street. Strangely enough, later that day I went into the used bookstore two blocks away and figured out where it came from, was all over the floor.


This is the side of an ice machine in full sun.

Bottle Cap

A scratched up bottle cap I found on the sidewalk. I moved it a bit closer to the edge of that piece of pavement to have something else in the shot.


A shot looking up at a hanging basket. I think the occasion was the grand opening for a local restaurant.


A macro shot of a flower on my friend's porch.


There's an odd story behind the reason this picture looks the way it does. Years ago there used to be a building that had beautiful artwork done across one side in spray paint that they'd change every year or two. I'm not talking about tags, I'm talking about really advanced art that must've taken years and years of practice that would use the entire side of the building. One was a centered in view of a fighter pilot in a cockpit, if I recall correctly.
Eventually the city decided it was harmful and illegal, being graffiti, and made them paint over it. They painted over the bricks, I assume with a regular paint roller, leaving the paint in the cracks alone. Now it is a bland gray building with just hints like these to its past.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Glass Shard

I'm not sure what this is from, its not at all curved so its not a bottle, but I don't know of any window around where I found it that is similar. Anyway, I used super macro. Not much editing was necessary, though I did bring down the white just a bit from some washout in the upper right corner.


A shot looking up some steps at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The steps were already far underexposed by the contrast with the bright sky but they appeared much thinner. I took the selective color tool in Photoshop and chose the color black, darkened them down even further, leading to this more blunt and uniform linework.


A shot of some clover after a light rainfall. I brought out some of the reds in the few strands of dead grass in the background so the whole image wasn't green.


Just a shot of the logo on my shoes. I was playing around doing some test shots with some indoor lighting with macro, trying to get warm tones like yellow rather than just having large portions be bland or washed out.

Christmas Lights




Just a close up shot of some guys playing pool. I moved the camera so the chalk was still in the shot.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


A sunset shot. The color of the sky was a bit lighter but the purples were almost true color.


Taken in the parking lot where I work.

Fire Escape

I took this shot just after a rain shower and just before the sun set. That's roughly the true color of the sky at the time, I didn't adjust it much.

Paint Hand

Taken in an alley here in Plattsburgh. There were red paint hand prints on a few other things around there too.. A door and a wall.

Two Cents

A macro shot done at a friend's place.


These are some footprints in a parking lot down by the marina.

Broken Glasses

Some glasses I found broken in a corner of the parking lot across the street from my house. No glass around, and they weren't flattened by tires.. So I have no idea how they got so bent out of shape. I moved them to the sidewalk for better texture in the foreground.


This is, again, one of my first attempts at a panoramic shot. I like this one, though, because the sun was nearly set so there wasn't much light below the dam, making it look nearly black and white while the sky was still shades of blue and pink.

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Friday, September 26, 2008


The image was very very exposed, playing around with some contrast and selective color saved an image I thought was just going to end up as a test shot. Taken in the late afternoon, roughly facing the direction of the sun.


Taken not far from the dam behind the college.


A photo I took back in the beginning of summer.. I just found it the other day.

Train Station

I took about 30 shots of this scene from different angles to try and get it right. I didn't notice until I got it on the computer that there was a bird in this one.


I took this photo because the leaves were the only real color.. That and its lots of snow and the leaves are still there.

Walk Bridge

Taken on the walk bridge back behind Plattsburgh High School.

Fence Post

Rain on part of a fence near my house.

Great Blue Heron

This was taken just below the dam behind the college (you can see the very bottom edge of the dam in the upper right corner). I'm pretty sure its a Great Blue Heron.


I had to use a really fast shutter speed on this (1/550) because I was looking into the direction of the sun and it was really washed out.


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