Sunday, November 25, 2012

Goofing Off Again

I haven't been diligent about posting to the blog. I have excuses. I haven't been shooting a lot of photos, I've been working on genealogy... I could think of a few more, all true but none of that gets posts on a blog. For your delectation this post I will give you a pair of "industrial" images. The first (above) is a roadside sugar shack from 50-100 years past. What makes me sure it was a sugar shack is the roof vent arrangement, characteristic of even contemporary small maple syrup operations that are common around here. This particular structure is just down the road, around a corner and over the hill from our house and it is the sort of structure that appeals to me so you'll likely see more photos of it from time to time.

The second is a contemporary industrial scene in Endicott, NY where our daughter lives. We went there for Thanksgiving and I took a photography break one afternoon. The area has little to offer a landscape photographer who (like me) prefers wild places. On the other hand some of the industrial buildings are a modern counterpoint to the technology represented by the sugar shack.
In keeping with the subject matter I did some processing of the Sugar Shack in PostWorkShop3 to give it a look of texture and age. The modern industrial image was processed in Photoshop CS6 with an eye to keeping it clean and crisp. The venting systems are what attracted me to both, a link between the old and the new. The Sugar Shack was made with a Canon G11 and the modern industrial image with a Canon 7D.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Getting Organized

I've been working at getting my studio in shape because I'm holding 'open studio' under the St. Lawrence County Arts Council's annual Studio Tour. Today was the 1st day with only four visitors, not counting the Arts Council's representative who dropped in to take pictures and drop off some newsletters to pass out to my visitors. It continues tomorrow and Monday (Veterans Day), 10am to 4pm. If you happen to show up at 4 or a bit after, I won't throw you out. My studio is now in my home so I don't to pack up and go anywhere after 4.

You can find me at 134 Russell Tpke. which is a left turn off Rt. 56 going from Hannawa Falls to Colton. The sign says Brown's Bridge but the road changes name after you cross the Parishville Town line, just keep going all the way up the hill to the brick house at the top of the hill.

After the open studio I will be rearranging the studio to accommodate portrait photography. If you would like to schedule a  sitting just comment "I'm interested in a sitting". I screen all comments so it won't appear here.

The photo was taken from my driveway a while back looking east as a rain storm passed and the sun was setting. Note the double rainbow on right. It went all the way over but was very faint for most of the arc. The picture is stitched from 3 handheld frames.