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Monthly Archives: November 2011

St. Joseph’s LaFayette NY

This looks for all the world to me like a classic Yankee small town Protestant church, but unless my Google skills completely fail me, it is actually St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in LaFayette, NY.  This is about 10 miles south of Syracuse, just off of Interstate 81, taken while driving north  and using a Sigma […]

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Landmark Theatre – Downtown Syracuse – Building Rear

  Although a perfectly accurate representation of what I saw, this image still feels a bit misleading to me. What you are seeing is not urban decay or disuse, but part of a rebuilding and revival, combined with preservation. This is the building for the Landmark Theatre in Downtown Syracuse, which just reopened on November […]

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Flatiron Building- Straight On

If you are using a lens that creates a lot of distortion, you can minimize its effect by placing your main subject dead center in your frame. You can see that the Flatiron Building here stands straight, while the buildings to th eleft and right, as well as the lamp post, all lean in to […]

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Going Postal? – Cooper Station

You might recognize this Post office if you were a fan of Seinfeld. Cooper Station on Fourth Avenue is the Post Office whose exterior was used in the episode in which Newman charges Jerry with a mail insurance scam and brings him in for questioning. The iomage demonstrates a common white balance issue: if you […]

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Theatre 80 Sunrise and Happy Thanksgiving

Theatre 80 is most famous for premiering You’re A Good man Charlie Brown in 1967. Before the theatre opened, the building housed VI Lenin. I’m going to cut this short, enjoy Thanksgiving, and wish the same to you. But how about that flare?

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TOW.A.WAY [OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 6 Review]

I guess they mean it. Although, in my experience, I’ve been shooting on this block twice in the past few weeks and never saw it operating. Still, I wouldn’t consider parking here. NOT.ON.A.BET. Anyway, as I mentioned last week, OnOne software offered me a review copy of their new Perfect Photo Suite 6, in return […]

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Straight Down St. Mark’s Place

You don’t get many opportunities to set up a tripod in the middle of a Manhattan Street and fire off a set of brackets, and you also will not have many opportunities to find St. Mark’s Place completely deserted. Another shot in my Empty City Series. Which leads in to some self-promotion: Blurb books is […]

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Hugh O’Neill Building

This was originally built as a large Dry Goods Department Store. The domes were part of the original structure, but were demolished along the way. These are reconstructions, added back when the building was recently converted to condominiums with ground floor retail. This is also my first “___rama.” I haven’t done any panoramas or vertoramas. I’ve tried […]

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Dried

The passage of about one and one-half weeks can make a big difference in the fall, as you can see comparing this image to my prior fall color post. While, yes, I did boost saturation a bit in the former and mute it here, I really just tweaked to bring out what was already the […]

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No Fence Allowed On Bicycle

  Another shot from St. Mark’s Place, which I’ll let speak for itself. Instead let me take the opportunity with less than a week before Thanksgiving to send out some early thanks. First, my audience, as measured by daily visits, keeps growing. I appreciate that and am grateful for everyone who comes by here, whether […]

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Trash and Vaudeville

Number 4 St. mark’s Place was built by Alexander Hamilton Jr., was home to James Fenimore Cooper, and for the past few decades has been the location of Trash and Vaudeville, a pair of linked but separate stores that sell rock and roll inspired clothing. I’m somewhat amazed that the store has lasted so long. […]

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Ninth Street Construction Site

In light of yesterday’s post,  it now strikes me as funny that I felt the need to make excuses for posting a wide open streetscape, but today’s image of a garbage bin and scaffolding seems to stand on its own.  I was drawn by all the white dust and sludge that seemed to cover everything. […]

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St. Mark’s Hotel

I have created a small problem for myself in that although I mostly do what I guess would be called “Fine Art” photography (and, oh, how I hesitate to apply that name to my work out of some small sense of humility), I also engage in an element of documentary photography. It is not my […]

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