Taughannock Falls

The area around Ithaca, NY and Cayuga Lake is known for its gorges.  In fact, an Ithaca Chamber of Commerce promotion says, "Ithaca is Gorge-ous!". Taughannock Falls is one of the most spectacular, falling 260' to the pool below. Thought for the Day:  The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the … Continue reading Taughannock Falls

College Fitness

In an earlier post (click here) I showed the Cornell Crew practicing in the lake, with the Cornell bell tower up on the hill in the background.  The shot above is taken from up near the bell tower, shown at left. This campus is soooo hilly, my car felt like a golf cart needing a recharge.  The bell … Continue reading College Fitness


It was a late October afternoon when I arrived in Ithaca, New York.  Having driven from Detroit, across Canada, and down the full length (40 miles) of Lake Cayuga, I was only thinking about finding the hotel.  But the sight of colorful shells gliding up and down the lake got my full attention When I made … Continue reading Crewing

Old Woolen Mill

I really like this shot of an old woolen mill in Seneca Falls, NY.  Seneca Falls is in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, a very pretty place in the fall.  I took this shot in the morning as we were leaving town, heading east to the Adirondacks. There are … Continue reading Old Woolen Mill

Mother Goose

I'm almost certain this is Mother Goose.  She wasn't wearing a shawl, grandma glasses and a dowdy old hat.  Of course not, she was probably incognito.  She wasn't reciting "Hey Diddle Diddle" or "Hickory Dickory Dock"; that would call too much attention to herself.  But, I know it was her, it had to be.  Why? … Continue reading Mother Goose

Granville, NY

This is my first serious attempt at High Dynamic Range ("HDR") photography, where three or more shots of the same scene/image are taken at various exposures to collect detail in shadows, highlights and everything in between.  Its a method used to capture a scene on paper that looks the way you saw it in person. … Continue reading Granville, NY