First Friday…

Okay, so this is another Buffalo specific post and a bit of shameless self-promotion (sorry). But if you happen to find yourself in Western New York during the month of December and like galleries you may be interested in visiting the College Street Art Gallery and Co-op. It’s a teeny little space at the cornerContinue reading “First Friday…”

Past and Present….or a bit of photographic time-travel

This is the continuation of a brief series I have sporadically posted where I print out an old photo and go to its location, hold up the original and try to match it to current day and snap a few photos. I have always enjoyed history, and personally I think this is pretty cook. TheContinue reading “Past and Present….or a bit of photographic time-travel”

This is beautiful…

This happened the other day right here in the City of Good Neighbors. I find it interesting that there is so much bad news reported in mainstream media every single day yet good things like this barely make the cut. Anyhow, I hope you watch this, it really is beautiful; a man reacting to hisContinue reading “This is beautiful…”

Something I saw while riding a bike today…

H.H. Richardson Complex, or more commonly known as the old section of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, right? It’s actually not as creepy looking in real life…more impressive than creepy (ok, at night it still is pretty creepy). After years of vacancy and neglect it’s finally being refurbished againContinue reading “Something I saw while riding a bike today…”

Past and Present…the view from my handlebars 83 years later

These photos are a continuation of a series that I post now and again. I’ll find an old photo from somewhere in the city, print it out, and then try to recreate the picture. Sometimes this is easy, and other times it can be difficult because of the angle of the original shot. Yet otherContinue reading “Past and Present…the view from my handlebars 83 years later”

Allentown on a Thursday evening…

Though it’s not officially autumn yet it certainly feels like it today. It felt good. It was also the first day since last spring that I wore a light jacket. Many of you know–either by being a local or from reading this blog previously–that the Allentown that I mention in the the title of thisContinue reading “Allentown on a Thursday evening…”

Perspective…

per·spec·tive n. a. A view or vista. b. A mental view or outlook This blog, in a way, has always been a sort of emotional medicine for me in the public arena. In what I write but also in the photos I post. Like many, I suppose, I have been a worrier since I wasContinue reading “Perspective…”

On a balmy evening…

I’m not sure what area of the world you are reading this but in Western New York it has been hot and humid this past week. In a word…balmy. I actually have the weekend off of work but have been doing some rehab on my house and spent the better part of the day yesterdayContinue reading “On a balmy evening…”

Playing with Light

One of the many things I like about digital photography is that unlike film photography you can shoot as many photos you want and choose only a few that you really like. This was the case this evening. I shot about 25 photos of Hoyt Lake and Marcy Casino at Delaware Park and these twoContinue reading “Playing with Light”

Just One…

Just one photo. That is all. I rode to the waterfront this evening. It was cool, windy, and sort of blustery. Almost autumnal. I really enjoyed it. I ordered a beer and snapped a few photos while I watched the evening clouds roll in. This photo is my favorite. Buffalo Harbor. Click it for aContinue reading “Just One…”

Wise Words…

That’s Howard pictured above (or is it Harold…sorry I am not that great with remembering names). He is one of a number of silent peaceful protesters that I see standing at the intersection of Elmwood and Bidwell each and every Saturday…rain or shine, snow or cold. They’ve been doing this for years. The women notContinue reading “Wise Words…”

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! (and a few other things)

It was such a beautiful day today I was out on my bike most of the day. And one of the places I made a rather brief stop was the Buffalo Zoo, which is in fact the third oldest zoo in the country. I hadn’t been there since my son was young–so at least 10Continue reading “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! (and a few other things)”

Chicken-less Fingers…

Okay. So these are really good. These are a play on chicken fingers which of course are a knock off of chicken wings. In my continued effort to eat less meat I made these today as an alternative to the chicken fingers I cooked for staff lunch at work. And rather than tossing them inContinue reading “Chicken-less Fingers…”

A couple things I saw while riding home this evening…

Two things three photos. Kleinhans Music Hall, and First Presbyterian Church. Both are located at Symphony Circle on the edge of Allentown, Buffalo, NY. Urban Simplicity.

The magic of light…

I find this type of thing really amazing. The same photo (or at least a really similar photo) taken about twenty minutes apart. I was standing on a lift bridge looking at the canal that runs parallel to the Niagara River (I may be wrong, but I believe this is the very beginnings of theContinue reading “The magic of light…”

Angels in the midst, and three things I saw while riding my bike this evening…

To be closer to God, be closer to people. ~Kahlil Gibran This evening’s weather was almost autumnal…cool, windy, and large rolling clouds. And for whatever reason, I found myself somewhat stressed today (yes, even on my day off that crazy mind of mine never stops reeling). Stress, for me, often morphs into depression or at leastContinue reading “Angels in the midst, and three things I saw while riding my bike this evening…”

Fishing for night swimmers…and a few photos of the international border in my backyard

If you’ve been to this blog before you know that I am typing from Buffalo, NY. And sometimes I forget that there is an international border and another country in my backyard (the awesome country of Canada). A mere eight minute bike ride from my house brings me to Broderick Park, which leads to BirdContinue reading “Fishing for night swimmers…and a few photos of the international border in my backyard”