Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crossing the canal

It occurs to me that I often shoot photos with traffic in blurred motion against the foreground and background that is static and sharp. I guess this is to create contrast, but I can tell you that this bridge was in motion too. When this truck hit the bridge deck it was like I was on a trampoline... well not quite, but it is surprising how much bounce there can be in what I assume is a structurally sound construction.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful this year for the millions of turkeys that have made the ultimate sacrifice, that we might overeat.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Preserve the quaint village of Pittsford

The village people are up in arms.

They want to preserve this cozy corner of their community. Obviously this presently is not the most beautiful spot in this upscale neighborhood, but the location has a lot of potential as it borders the Erie Canal.

Developers are proposing what may be a multi-million dollar development of high-end apartments, designed in the "Pittsford style". But a multi-family complex like this "doesn't fit the scale or character of the village" and most residents oppose it.

Admittedly the real issue is traffic congestion, which is already very bad, and will only get worse with the entrance to the proposed complex being adjacent to the canal bridge and the busiest section of Monroe Avenue.

Yet it seems like an upscale apartment complex might be an improvement over the current site (sight?).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

North Park

Old time theaters like this one have tons more charm than the multiplexes that are the mainstay of most movie watchers. The architectural details admittedly are of another generation, and most are not very well preserved. In fact they can be a bit spooky inside in the dim light. Yet I enjoy them despite the ripped and lumpy seats as I think about the elegance and style of by-gone days.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Frost and frozen

On my drive though the park this morning I found frost on the grass and ice on the pond. Guess it is that time of year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Let the sun shine in

So I complain of the drabness, and today the sun was bright, at least for a few hours.

The life of a cube worker. At least the layout of the building puts the offices in the middle so all can get a bit of sun. This time around, however, I am in a windowless office.

Not sure that I would have preferred a cube by the windows.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Drab exit

I have trouble motivating myself during the short drab days that are now, more or less, the norm. Not sure what the Exit sign has to do with it, but it does seem to add to the gloom of the season.

On a more positive note, I notice that this is my 400th posting in this blog. I never thought it would last this long.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Storybook cute

This house has always struck me as being too cute. It looks like it should be in Disneyland, but there is no denying it has a storybook quality.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Slow poke

We are now beyond the so called "peak" of autumn, but you can still find some trees holding on to their flame of color.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hole in the clouds

We have not seen any direct sunlight this week thanks to Sandy. But even though we still have thick cloud cover I did see few holes, and a fleeting spot of bright light and blue sky.

Hopefully we will now return to normal, mostly cloudy, not constantly cloudy.

Vine covered