Sunday, January 31, 2010

092.365 (I'll Fly Away)

(Sunday, January 31, 2010) My mother was lamenting yesterday that I hadn’t taken many bird photos this winter. This exposure of a Black-capped Chickadee flying away from the feeder is dedicated to her.


(Jan 30 2010) After having forgotten to take a picture all day I snapped this of a candle piece that is in the apartments in Founders' Lodge at Sky Lake.


(Jan 29 2010) Here are the flowers I got for Stacey after having come back from my road trip with the guys. They are Alstroemeria also known as a Peruvian Lily.


(Jan 27 2010) For John's surprise birthday outing we took him to Cooperstown for the night and to the Baseball Hall of Fame the next day. Here is a picture of a bronze statue of Jackie Robinson with a photo just behind his shoulder.


(Jan 27 2010) This is a surprise picture I took of John when Mike, Eric, and myself went to Oxford to pick him up for his surprise birthday outing that his wife had setup. Here is holding his son Gideon.


(Jan 26 2010) My home-brewing setup, with my Belgian Blond Ale being transferred to a glass carboy.


(Monday Jan. 25 2010) After it rained most of the day the sun finally came out and produced a nice sky. Edited with Picasa using highlight and shadow tools to make the sky a little darker blue.

091.365 (Lackawanna Station)

(Saturday, January 30, 2010) The old Lackawanna Railroad Station, Binghamton, New York.

Used Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements to “age” this photo.

5//52 (Endicott-Johnson Pagoda)

Endicott-Johnson Corporation was the major employer in Broome County (NY, USA) in the early 20th century. Their shoe factories were located throughout Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City. E-J employees used scrap materials to build this pagoda, which housed the water pump for one of the larger factory sites in Johnson City. A couple years ago, the pagoda was moved down the street to C. Fred Johnson Park. The factory buildings have been demolished and the brownfield site has been developed into a regional Gannett newspaper publishing facility and a Wal-Mart.

Friday, January 29, 2010

090.365 (Night is Falling)

(Friday, January 29, 2010) I used the last frame of the Polaroid 125i Silk pack that was in my Holgaroid to get a cool capture of today’s sunset. Now I have a conundrum—put my last pack of film in the Polaroid Back or convert it back to using “regular” film…

089.365 (Camp)

(Thursday, January 28, 2010) This is the teddy bear my brother gave me when I was born. We went camping a lot when I was little, which is why I named my favorite stuffed animal of all time, “Camp”.

088.365 (Founders')

(Wednesday, January 27, 2010) On my way home from the office, decided it was too sunny of an afternoon to let it go to waste. Grabbed my Spectra and headed down toward the lake. Snapped this shot of Founders’ Lodge on my way. I then proceeded to compose a beautiful shot of the sun setting over the lake only to discover that the frame counter on the Spectra was off. By three.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

087.365 (Wind Chimes)

(Tuesday, January 26, 2010) Wind chimes on the side of my house. Unfortunately the squirrels seem to have absconded with the wooden “clangor”, so the chimes only work when it’s really windy.

086.365 (January Thaw)

It rained today. A lot. Most of the snow is now gone. At least it made for some cool runoff captures. Most of the time this ditch is bone dry.

085.365 (Adorna Con Tanto)

My friend, Beth, is the pastor of Dorranceton UMC in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She has the coolest office ever. It was the library of an old mansion converted into office/meeting space for the church. This is one of the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.

4//52 (SX-70 Encounters a Holgaroid)

Dave Bias was kind enough to provide me with some great tips on using a Holgaroid (Holga 120CFN with a Polaroid Back). It is my supposition that if one can’t make exposures with the SX-70, one should make exposures of the SX-70. (Note to self: order more film from PolaPremium.)

084.365 (The Water Tower)

For some reason I have developed a fascination with water towers. They’re just cool. This one caught my eye on my way home from a meeting in Syracuse. Fortunately I was carpooling.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Today was a no motivation day for picture taking. So I snapped just this one pic, it isn't great, but I like it. It is of the airlock to the primary fermenter for my homebrewing. (Jan 24, 2010)


Took advantage of a great sunny day in January to take some pictures of the lake.
(Jan 23 2010)


Morning sky outside Founders' Lodge (Jan 22, 2010)


My Sky Lake Chocolate Chip Cookies...(Jan 21, 2010)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

365::23 - nothing but blue sky

It was a gorgeous sunny day in Binghamton today, so I took the opportunity to play around some with my polarizing filter.

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365::22 - I just love to see you smile

My Christmas gift from Eric arrived on Friday. I had been waiting for it very [im]patiently.

There's this musician that Eric loves--Jonah Matranga--and he will do original recordings. There's a Jonah song that I love called "Smile"--it's just so happy and light and celebratory of love and joy. Eric got Jonah to record a version of that song for me. So awesome.

The song has a robot sound effect in the background, which is silly and fun, and that's why the title of this record is Ro(mance)bot.

Here's the chorus of the song:
So put it up on your face, Hallelujah
And these days will all go by
Anything I can do to help you through it
I just love to see you smile

I've got a fantastic husband. The end.

Friday, January 22, 2010

083.365 (One Way)

(Friday, January 21, 2010) I went for a walk after I got out of work today. This is one of the signs along the driveway to Underwood Lodge here at Sky Lake.

082.365 (Oh, Canada...)

(Thursday, January 21, 2010) A number of years ago, I went to Carnaval de Québec, where I purchased this replica ceinture fléchée (basically a sash worn by voyageurs to keep their coats closed.) It hangs in my hallway next to a photo I took from the Icefields Parkway in Alberta.

081.365 (The Bug)

(Wednesday, January 20, 2010) This is one of the many Volkswagen Beetles my dad has restored over the years. He had a lot of fun watching this exposure develop.

080.365 (Spectra)

(Tuesday, January 19, 2010) I got a pretty good deal on a Polaroid Spectra 1200FF on eBay a couple weeks ago (I had some spectra film that I didn’t want to go to waste…) While I’m not thrilled with this exposure, it’s the only one I made today.

079.365 (Valiant)

(Monday, January 18, 2010) My dad was a boiler man for over forty years. People relied on him to fix their heating problems all hours of the day and night. Today it was confirmed that he’s going to need to rely on the fine doctors of Broome Oncology for a couple months.

078.365 (Holga)

(Sunday, January 17, 2010) Here’s the Holga 120CFN I purchased with some of my Christmas gift money. Finished the first roll of film and now need to find the time to drive into town to have it developed. Kind of makes me wish I had my own personal darkroom.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

365::21 - hot chocolate

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365::20 - I need to finish this

I got this photography book through interlibrary loan, and it's due back on Monday. I'm about halfway through it....good thing I've got some free time this weekend!

365::19 - from bygone days

Eric's grandparents gave me this tiny little antique book for Christmas--it used to belong to his great-grandmother. It's full of little jokes and advice--quite fun!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I let my cats out to the front screened in porch today to let them "explore" this is a picture of Chubbs, edited with Picasa. (Jan 20, 2010)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The pedometer that I wear everyday, showing the amount of steps I had today. Edited with Picasa to b & w. (Jan 19th, 2010)


An acorn I placed on the railing of a porch at Founders' Lodge, edited with Picasa, to darken it up. (Jan 18, 2010)


A not so lively flower near the edge of the lake...(Jan, 17 2010)

Monday, January 18, 2010

365::18 - he has dreams too

Today at the library, someone from The Art School came and led an art program for the kids. The theme of the program was the holiday--Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. She asked the kids to writed down dreams on pieces of paper, and then they decorated them and made mobiles out of them. It was interesting to see what the kids came up with--things like world peace and no pollution and ending world hunger...and wishing everyone had a good book to read! I'm not sure what this young man's dream was, but it was great to see that these kids, as young as they are, still see that the world can be a better place.

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365::17 - a lonely walk

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

077.365 & 3//52 (Organ Pedals)

(Saturday, January 16, 2010) I spent most of the day in a meeting at the First United Church of East Syracuse. After the meeting concluded, I wandered around the sanctuary for a few minutes and was drawn to these organ pedals. My next big Polaroid related purchase will be a tripod mount for my SX-70.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

365::16 - glassful

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365::15 - fiery but not hot

Eric's got a Zippo lighter app on his iPod Touch.

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My sky lake hat...edited with Picasa


My favorite baseball team in the form of a candle...


The sign on the West Shore, edited with Picasa...


3 Friends...Wrinkles, Paws, & Tiger. I have had wrinkles since I was 6 years old, Stacey has had Paws since 15 years old and Tiger since she was 3 years old.

Friday, January 15, 2010

076.365 (Envy)

(Friday, January 15, 2010) A few of my matchboxes gathered to view my friend Greg’s Matchbox Project 365. They were very envious.