While walking Seneca over the past half year we often stroll the grounds of the Horseheads Fire Department, out in the back lot near the remains of the old Chemung Canal. During the Summer I noticed this one huge old tree by the Canal, and that all the bark at its base was being scraped or scratched off all the way around. I hadn’t paid much attention to it since……that is until yesterday! Man Oh Man…. have Bucky Beaver & His Buddies Been Busy over the Holidays!!! I am absolutely amazed at how much of the base of this tree has been chewed down, to the point soon where this massive tree is going to fall down, either into the Canal, or possibly onto the Fire Department Storage Barn that is located very close to this tree. And what’s really cool is that these chips that cover the ground are HUGE, nothing like sawdust, but more so the size of large potato chips! On the Close Up, you can actually see the imprint of the Little Beaver Teeth….Pretty Amazing!
Catching some breathing room with my Wedding editing to finally get started on my RANGERS/SABRES shoot from a few weeks ago. Here are the beginning of a lot of Great Images….the NY RANGERS getting loose underneath the stands as they always do before each game. It’s either with a Volleyball or a Soccer or Hand Ball. I was particularly surprised seeing Rick Nash. On the Ice he is such a huge, dominating figure, but here he really didn’t seem that big, but man…look at the strength in his legs.
Back in September of this year I posted a Blog/Pix detailing my latest creative Art Project that I was working on here at the 211 Studio. It was a Reproduction of some Tired, Old, Weathered, Rusty Iron RR Bridge Girders from the 1800’s, that I installed as the middle archway of my Client Lounge/Meeting area. So with the turn of events over the last month, it was just a matter of time before some new, creative Political Graffiti would make it’s appearance on ‘The Bridge”, and here it is! I can’t wait to try it out for real on a full size Bridge or RR Boxcar very soon!!!
While working on a Wedding after getting back from tonight’s Rehearsal, I JUST HAD TO take a peek & dip my toe into last night’s NHL RANGERS shoot. I didn’t have to dip too deep… from the very first play of the game, Rangers Forward Chris Kreider carries the puck to the net at full speed with a Buffalo defender attached to him, that is until #20 Takes Flight!
I just shot Billy & Alyssa’s Wedding this May, and I was one of The First, The Few, The SWORN to SECRECY (sounds like the Marines!) to find out that they are going to be Parents Soon! So the plan was that before they spilled the beans to EVERYONE ELSE, that we were going to do a Baby Announcement Shoot. So with really great weather for the end of November, just yesterday we shot these Fun Pix around Horseheads. I just LOVE the Swamp ones too …..Just Love how I can make even a Crappy, Brown, Dead Swamp look Great as a Background. Guess THAT’S why I’ve been doing this job Full Time for Nearly Eighteen Years & Counting!
Just another example of some of the things that I happen to SEE, things that catch my eye as I am shooting a Wedding. During the Ceremony, over the Maid of Honor’s Shoulder, the Colors, Form & Light just caught my eye as well as my Imagination for this unique shot.
And Then…..there are The Hands in that Momentary Burst of Sunlight…almost like the Sun was Spotlighting the Awesome Moment that was taking place in the room.
THESE things are what my Clients Love!