Category Archives: On Buffalo and The 716

Tone Poem Tuesday (716 Day edition)

Today is 716 Day! That’s when we turn as a nation to the region of The 716 and bow to the country’s greatest place. Or something like that! In truth, with the possible exception of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes, … Continue reading

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My City

Last Sunday morning, after leaving the Outer Harbor on a photography walk, I grabbed my camera as I was cresting the Skyway heading into downtown Buffalo. (Relax, there wasn’t anybody behind me for about half a mile…it was a really … Continue reading

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At the Pierce-Arrow Museum

A while back we visited the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo. We had somehow never managed to visit this attraction, but now that we have, I look forward to returning and I in fact think it may be … Continue reading

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Pan-o-rama

One of the things I’m enjoying about Lightroom (the photo editing software I started using earlier this year) is its ability to stitch together multiple photos in a single panorama shot. The AI it uses to do this is pretty … Continue reading

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And then, there’s anti-serendipity

Serendipity is great! And it’s great when your skill level improves to the point that you start being able to recognize serendipity as it’s unfolding, and you’re ready for it! But also nice is knowing that the shot is coming, … Continue reading

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Amateur mistakes, I got ’em

We were at Canalside in downtown Buffalo the other day for a greyhound meet-up. It was a lovely time and I took a lot of photos, but I wasn’t super happy with my output, because the light was really bright … Continue reading

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Phil!

Last night we went to see Phil Rosenthal at Buffalo State University. If you’re unfamiliar with Phil Rosenthal, you need to watch Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, and you need to do so now. Right now. Go watch, I’ll wait for … Continue reading

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At the Gardens

Last week my Brother-in-Law visited us, and one of the things we did was go to the Botanical Gardens, which is always a terrific time, as well as a great place to practice photography! I organized my edited shots from … Continue reading

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“I’ll take ‘KINDS OF RAMAS’ for $1000, Ken”

The answer: “This type of widescreen photograph can be created in Lightroom by stitching together multiple photographs from a single vantage point.” “What is a panorama?” Last Sunday I was at Chestnut Ridge park on a wonderfully clear day, and thus I … Continue reading

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Sun and Moon (and clouds)

In Buffalo, the eclipse was simultaneously an astonishingly powerful and deeply disappointing experience. Clouds were in the forecast all along, but for the last several days, local meteorologists were constantly offering up reasons for optimism…which turned to “Sorry, we’re not … Continue reading

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