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I just finished up a quick Professional Portrait Shoot here at the 211 Studio this afternoon for April, a brand new Realtor just hitting the field & beginning her Real Estate career.
Don’t YOU owe it to yourself to finally DITCH those crappy, old, cell phone pictures that you’ve been using for Wayyy too long now, and let me shoot you and make you look your Very Best??
You’re a Professional…….LOOK LIKE ONE!
Call or e-mail me soon!
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WARREN REAL ESTATE 

829 W Broad Street

Horseheads,NY,14845

Cell: 607-972-9520 | Office: 607-398-6416 | 

Fax: 607-398-6417 | www.warrenhomes.com

Welcome to Horseheads – “Zim” Style Reborn!

A Big Shout-Out to Cassie Cavanaugh for the GREAT job that she did in adding/painting native Horseheads Artist Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman’s Iconic Three Horses Welcome Sign onto the North/East Wall of my 211 Studio Building on North Main Street. Cassie’s Art Class at HHS recently completed re-creating this sign that now hangs on the Horseheads Historical Society Museum RR Station/Building, and after I saw it there, I knew that I wanted one on my Studio! It just works so perfectly, as you see this neat welcome sign as you approach the Historic Hanover Square Business District from the North. Great Job Cassie! And THANK YOU So Much for your Time & Talent Cassie!

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“Summer of ’41”

On this February evening, with temperatures already plunging well below zero, let’s imagine a hot & humid August 2, 1941 afternoon a long, long time ago. It’s that lazy & carefree time, just months before the U.S. entered W.W.II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. We’re just across the busy main line of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad at Eldridge Park in Elmira, NY, on a Sunny Saturday afternoon enjoying our Annual Outing as an employee of the Elmira Knitting Mills, who’s former building was just burned to the ground in a massive, multiple alarm warehouse fire on January 31, 2016.
Here is my Photographic Composite & Photoshop rendering of the Official Outing Photograph, shot 75 years ago, by Personius Studio of Elmira, and the Photoshop re-rendering by me. The print is so wide that in order to capture all of the original detail I had to shoot it in 7 different sections, which I then had to seamlessly paste & blend together.

Take a close look at all of these ghostly faces. The Big Boss in his woolen three piece suit complete with pocket watch & chain, with all of his underling “Yes-Men” sitting close-by. Then, the ladies, with their bobby socks & saddle shoes, and those ’40’s dresses & hair styles (just like my mom wore!) Then there are the young men captured here. How many of these young boys would soon be fighting in Europe or the South Pacific?  If any of these people are still alive, even the young children seen in this picture, they would be at least 80-85 years old today. And then look deeper into the park background…..after spending nearly every single Sunday afternoon at the park myself as a young boy growing up in the ’60’s I still vaguely remember those outing buildings, and that yellow, cinder block restroom building up on a hill, poised above the rest of the parks amusements.  Then there are all of those long gone, mighty trees that covered this area of the park with a dark, cool blanket of shade on these brilliant afternoons. I can almost smell the steamed clams, hot dogs, and beers in the air!
Let me know if you recognize or know any of the faces seen here….I’d love to know! I already had a childhood friend identify his Mom as one of the ladies sewing in one of my earlier images of activity at the mill.
*Make certain that you click on the picture a couple of times to pop it open to full size, and then use the slider at the bottom of the page to view the entire length of this massive print! It’s over 72 INCHES LONG!!!

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The Big One! Elmira Knitting Mills Warehouse Fire – 01/31/16

Had to laugh….I was called in by my Buddy Horseheads FD Chief Artie Sullivan…so I dusted it off & grabbed my trusty old T&C Helmet with my nickname, the trademark BATMAN logo on it. When I got to the scene Artie and Heights Chief Mike Cadek gave me the OK to shoot away among the Fire Troops inside the FD crowd ropes…..while doing so a Heights PD Officer came up, thought I was just an ordinary civilian and was going to move me back….
I explained to him that I had permission to shoot there…..
He asked “Who are you?”
“I’M BATMAN”
End of story……..got lots of great stuff, and lucky for all of us….it was 54 degrees out this January 31st! Felt like a Spring Drill.

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Good Ole’ Bill Shaw, the gentleman in the Yellow Fire Police Jacket & who has been in the Heights FD since he was 9 years old kept saying all night long…”I’ve been waiting Seventy One Years For This S.O.B. to Burn Down!” Well there you go Bill!!!

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“Junior Jackals……Someday”

On Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elmira Jackals early afternoon matinee game against Brampton, the Jackals Organization went out of their way to help Fan the Flames of Ambition and Aspiration in the Bodies, Hearts, Minds & Souls of these budding little, hopefully someday, NHL Super Stars! Great Job Boys!!!!

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11/14/15 Honor Vets Flight – Washington D.C.

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Weddings 101

Angela & Stephen – October 17, 2015
So here’s what happens when you are a Grade School Teacher, and you invite all the students in your class to your Wedding Ceremony!!!
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“Pink in the Rink” 2015 Edition

A few Special Moments from last night’s “Pink in the Rink” Ceremony prior to the Jackals-Reading ECHL Hockey Game. Each of the Boys skated out to present flowers to a Brave, Strong, Determined Cancer Survivor. Followed up by a Great Rendition of the National Anthem and a really fun Puck Drop at Center Ice.
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Shadowplay

Tonight’s corporate gig for The Rockwell Museum @ the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium, entailed shooting the welcoming reception for National Geographic Photographer Peter McBride. Tremendous work! You’ve got to get to the Rockwell to see his work!
This shot from his fine exhibit & also tonight’s slideshow presentation to well over 500 people is so cool…you look at it fast and at first your brain just doesn’t quite get what’s going on here……shot straight down from an airplane above….the dark horses are actually the SHADOWS of the white & brown horses standing just beneath and to the right of each of them. isn’t that cool?
I had the pleasure to chat with Peter this morning, as well as tonight & found out he is a fellow Nikon shooter, very cool, and that as I suspected, he lost one body and was constantly battling against the never ending problems of SAND IN EVERYTHING during his four year adventure as he photographed the secret wonders of the mighty Colorado River!

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“Pavarotti” of First Arena!

A shot I took early in the 2014-2015 Elmira Jackals ECHL Hockey Season of Talented Elmira Soloist Michael Burrell, performing the National Anthem. A moment of Pleasure of both Sight & Sound.
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