on the lower right side of the image the edge of the park road where it descends below the surface.
The two trees are reflected providing nearly perfect inverted images. I suppose it is not healthy for trees to be flooded like this, but it will not last long.
As a side note, I have succeeded in posting 19 pictures in the month of October, a record for me. Not sure why that is, and certainly no reason for celebration, but I like that I have been able to capture pictures in a nearly daily cadence. Perhaps my standards have gotten lower... these last two posts are pretty gloomy, but we photograph what we find, and gloom and rain has the theme of the week.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
At least the geraniums are still looking healthy and even have a few modest blooms, but soon they too will retire, along with the season
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sure there were a lot of cameras built in the US of A, and some were pretty good, but most were simple snap-shot devices. The cameras built here were iconic and nearly universally used by the press and comercial photographers around the world. From the early 1900's to the mid 1970's they were the cameras that said "I am a serious photographer".
Of course by the time most of us were getting into photography (even us old timers) this brand was on the downward slope and, although effort was made, they were not successful in advancing the technology in a way that retained the market. New offerings from Germany and later Japan left them in the dust.
If you have not guessed by now the company name was Graflex. The Speed Graphic, and its progeny, were THE cameras of their era.
Most people think of Eastman Kodak when they think about photography and Rochester NY, but there were over a dozen camera, film, and optical companies in the city during the early part of the century. Kodak did own Graflex for a few years, but for the most part they were separate entities.
When Graflex moved into this building 50 years ago they surely did not know that their name would be nearly forgotten, yet their building would live on.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
There is no question that the autumnal coloring of trees is a sight to be enjoyed, but what is sometimes also spectacular is the resulting carpeting of the turf around the trunk. When you consider the volume of the tree limb ball you realize that once it is compressed to the essentially flat surface below, the layer of leaves can become more dense than the tree ever was. And that results in a thick carpet, assuming there is not a lot of wind or an enthusiastic homeowner with rake in hand.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Perhaps to help people remember what row they parked in, but there is really not that many rows.
Or maybe it is for maintenance purposes? "Joe, you need to replace the bulb on the north side of pole number 2."
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I may have posted a similar picture in the past, but each year I am still taken by the view and feel a need to capture the multi-color display.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
The construction looks like it would last a long time, and I guess this picture is the proof that it can... but good maintenance has contributed greatly I am sure.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
In the off chance that you see this, do not take it wrong. I am not lampooning you, and not attempting to "do" you. There is a little gentle humor attempted here. I feel the need to explain this because some of my posts have been tung-in-cheek, but it appears that not everyone understands the jest and instead takes me at face value.
So back to the picture... this my take on the interplay of man and nature and how they can create the unexpected expression of what is real. The end result can be interesting on several levels but of course that is not to say that my effort has obtained the objective.
Friday, October 5, 2012
fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus" you never know... or at least I never know.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Hmmm... maybe still a little too bright?
Monday, October 1, 2012
Yes, this is the most saturated red imaginable, and the paint is even shinny. No saturation boost done in photo processing... and even a bit of vibrance reduced.
A cute house, but you really need to love red.