Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sign bridge

Maybe it is just me, but it seems all that engineering and construction is a little overkill to hold up just two (admittedly large) signs. And it is not the most attractive thing in the world either.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Most people are familiar with Niagara Falls and the dynamic flow of water that drops over a wall of rock. Pictured above is another type of flow from the falls... hydro power. About two thirds of the water headed for the falls is diverted to power generation by US and Canadian power plants. Here power lines running through Buffalo NY, are headed to homes and businesses though out the state.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My feet

Actually a reflection of my legs and feet on a black glass cube. The sculpture, Black Cube by Marian Karel, is a minimalistic and abstract concept of theoretical energy inside the cube. I believe there is also energy in the reflections.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Contemporary Art + Design Wing

Another visit to the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) and my continued fascination with the new Contemporary Art + Design wing. The art space is at least as interesting to me as the art it contains. I will have a few more images in future posts.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Buffalo Skyway

An impressive bridge construction though downtown Buffalo (notice three ramps above) that extends over the Buffalo river and various harbor canals. All bridges have some beauty to them from a distance, but this one has been controversial for years. Even though you can move below the bridges to Lake Erie it still is a barrier with noise and visual distraction from the city center.

Providing major arterials in crowded urban centers is a problem.

There has been some discussion of tunneling Route 5 (New York's major East/West non-toll route), but the cost and political will is nowhere to be found. Fortunately over the last few years there has been significant work done to make the waterfront accessible and enjoyable for the public.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Susan's house

Although I have lived in the area for over forty years, until recently I never took the time to visit the home of one of Rochesters most famous historical figures; Susan B. Anthony. She was a lifetime activist for equal rights and especially important in the movement to gain women's right to vote. She and her sister lived in a modest home that was part of a working-class neighborhood. It was here she organized the women's suffrage movement and welcomed many progressive reformers including her longtime friend and Rochester's other most famous historical figure; Frederick Douglass.

My eye was caught by this stairway window, unusual in design and color... perhaps the most unique feature of this otherwise common home of a very uncommon, progressive and influential American.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wild turkeys

I don't expect you to see them, but they are there. If you click to enlarge you might see them in the blur of the iPhone jpeg. Also not so easy to see because I needed to boost blacks and shadows, resulting in more blur.

I was drawn to the landscape scene and lined up the shot before noticing the birds.

I thought it would be fun to name the post for what is not easily seen.