photography and the landscape

Friday, February 27, 2009


this meadow at Cazenovia Park seems to stretch on for quite a distance when in fact it doesn't. The snow is responsible for the atmosphereic effect that creates the illusion. It also causes the sharp contrast that make the trees in the foreground to stand out so significantly. The trees act as a gateway into the scene.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Big Orbit

My son Aric (in the photo) and I went to an exhibit at the Big Orbit Gallery. I snapped the photo after he jumped a fairly large puddle and was waiting for me to do the same. The image you see has actually been flipped around, another unaltered shot will show the correct perspective. Flipping the image allows the viewer some interaction and anchors the shot to reality even though it is a reflection.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


The color of the sky seems almost specific to the northern latitudes. The day although sunny was very cold as there was a slight but biting breeze. Despite the conditions, the sun's light in cooperation with my van's heater caused this mini-avalanche along with the small rivulet of water. A tiny drama that caught my eye!

Friday, February 20, 2009

This photo was taken at the bridge on Cazenovia Street where it crosses over the creek at Cazenovia Park. When I took this picture , my main focus was the droplets of water on the tree branch. The ideas presented in Oriental Art are always present in my thought process when shooting in overcast skies....the flattening of space as well as the subtlety of color. The slightly out of focus bridge stretches the image and gives some perspective to the work.