Saturday, December 19, 2009

Solitary Tree


Taken somewhere between Port Kent and Keeseville, NY. If viewing from the website click on the image to see a more detailed version.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bog Silhouette


Taken just outside of Plattsburgh, NY at sunset. If viewing from the website, click on the image to see a larger version with a little more detail.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Foggy Morning


Another landscape shot with trees. I like this one because, unlike the sunset picture, your eyes are free to wander and not be focused on a specific point. Taken in Vermontville, NY.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cemetery Sunset


Taken in Chazy, NY. Click on the image to see a version with a little more detail.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Found Graffiti



Hrm, discovered a broken link here, noted and I'll find the image and re-upload it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monument Rainbow

There was the beginning of a second rainbow to the left but it was really faint so I didn't try to get it in the shot.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rainy Sunday

A rainy Sunday down by the docks. A slight cooling filter with an increase in contrast.

Heart Shaped Confetti

Found on the steps of a downtown business. There was a bunch swept in one pile from inside and some that had been blown around the sidewalk.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saranac River

A shot taken while on the Saranac river in Cadyville, NY.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Farm Sunset

Taken somewhere near Saranac, NY.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Broken Feather

A macro shot looking into the angle of the sun.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ice Cream Stand

Nothing was cropped in this image, I just shot high to avoid as much light as I could from the stand below and adjusted the contrast to get the little bit of detail from the bottom of the overhang out. Shot using the chrome setting, which added a slight shine, though I don't know if it was a measurable change after adjusting levels and selective colors in Photoshop.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sailor's Point

Similar to a shot I took a few months back at the boat basin. No post work except for a 1.3° rotation and cutting out a couple small points of light on the other shore.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Abstract Glass

This one is a bit more abstract than my usual work. A section of a glass window material that makes up part of the kitchen counter of a friend of mine. Macro, heavy work on contrast, and a slight warming filter.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flower

I went for a half hour little walk in Lake Placid and the only shot without masses of people or cars that I got was this one thirty seconds into the trip. Came out ok, though, I used a cooling filter and dampened down any brighter colors in the background.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunset


A sunset off of the Military Turnpike near Plattsburgh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rusty Lock

A macro shot of a rusty lock from the dilapidated steam shovel out in the direction of Beekmantown, NY.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bookstore

A scene I happened upon while taking a break from walking around Church Street in Burlington, Vermont.

Flower

A flower that was overhanging the sidewalk in Burlington, Vermont.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Port Kent

Taken at the Port Kent ferry dock looking out at Lake Champlain. A macro shot focused a bit out to draw the eye to the mid-range of texture.

Ferris Wheel

Strange Findings at the Fair

A sad looking fisherman I found on a bench in the middle of a rain shower. Macro with a cooling filter.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Monument

A little bit of an abstract view of the monument here in Plattsburgh. I tried to get some of the clothesline in the strip of black that was the building next to me.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wine Night

A light use of a warming filter plus the shadow/highlight tool to bring out some of the texture of the material and the image of the bottle printed on it. I like using solid black sky for contrast.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tracks

There isn't much story to this image except I was lost and came across a train crossing. Coincidently I got lost taking a long drive a couple weeks later and came across the same crossing from the other direction.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rainy Day

Nothing but blue sky..

A shot taken here in Plattsburgh at the boat basin. It was one of several test images, but most of the others were too busy with the masts of the sailboats. Bringing the boats into the shot only complicated the image, docks, people, etc.. So I decided to shoot at a different angle from a bit closer. The metal structure ended up being a bit dark so I raised the contrast to bring out the lettering.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chess


An aluminum chess set, auto settings, shadow/highlight in Photoshop.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Dog's Eye View

Oh, I got a few odd looks for this one, but finally got the shot I was going for.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cloudy Night

Aperture wide open, eight second exposure. It was still very dark so I had to do some post production to distinguish the sky from the trees. I was lost somewhere on a back road near Peru, NY.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Farm

When I first took this shot I assumed it wouldn't come out well due to how much zoom was involved. Without a tripod most shots I take at this distance come out blurry because even the slightest movement moves the whole shot by as much as a quarter of the whole image in any direction.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chazy Lake


A two part panoramic of Chazy Lake. Click the image to view a larger version.

Fishing

A nice woman at the pier just a bit beyond U.S. Oval here in Plattsburgh allowed me to take a few shots of her at the end of the evening.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bike Reflection



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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Small Barn

A very small barn I found off route 22 here in Northern NY.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Abstract Angles

This is of a binocular viewing platform at the Point Au Roche state park. Of the several I took this one came into the best focus (my others set for macro weren't quite on) and coincidently this was the one I had turned the camera a few degrees to a drastically different angle. Minor post production to bring the washed out sidewalk a bit more into the image.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Riverbed


I used some contrast editing to bring out some detail. Lightroom was useful in adjusting the brightness of different portions of the image, drawing the eye to the mid-image area of light rocks.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Airport




This was of a plane being dismantled at the former Plattsburgh Airport. I found a trail in the background that fit well. Playing a bit with the saturation gave more texture to the aluminum.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lettering


This shot was almost a loss, the detail of the wood grain in the lit area of the table was almost completely washed, and levels were impossible to isolate to the area so my only option was to adjust the image as a whole which was a far too blunt adjustment. Eventually I found Photoshop's shadow/highlight tool was just right for bringing out the detail in the lit portion of the shot. This was taken in the new "Smooth Moves" coffee shop on the corner of Broad and Durkee here in Plattsburgh.


Grocery

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bicycle Night


One of the few shots I've done on this blog that include people. 1/4 of a second, no flash. I hope to work a bit more on spontaneous shots as opposed to my "as found scene" stuff.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Adirondacks


This was taken just outside of my hometown, Saranac Lake, NY. A two piece panorama.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Macro Twig


A black and white macro shot of a twig with a slight increase in color temp.

Lake Champlain at Night


This is my first piece that really uses aperture more than just for test work. A night shot near the marina here in Plattsburgh, NY.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

On the Docks


Here's a shot that was originally done in black and white. I played with some color temp and some shading to get the final image. Its not quite sepia, but it isn't far off.