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The Tin Man Awaits…

Spent Saturday after the RANGERS big WIN envisioning, brainstorming and building the set & lighting for this coming weeks Studio Shoots in my awesome, modern, ground floor Professional Studio. The past couple weeks I’ve been searching for old, rusted out, used, corrugated tin roofing. No one seemed to have any, and a few old barns recently torn down, well I just missed nailing some by just a week or so…till BINGO, my buddy Bill Baker of Photographers Tech & Training Solutions in Elmira, NY, stumbled upon some on Craig’s List at a place up in Ithaca. The perfect amount of rusted roofing at a great price at a place called FINGER LAKES RE-USE CENTER which is located in the Triphammer Marketplace just off  the Triphammer Road/ Rt. 13 exit. Imagine every single rummage sale, garage sale, and auction that you’ve ever been at, coupled with all of the remodeling & building hardware that you have ever tossed out in your lifetime in a huge storefront. Electronics, housewares, tools, books, furniture, doors windows, molding, electric & plumbing fixtures, lumber, bath tubs, sinks, toilets, lumber. All of it reclaimed (Hey, It’s ITHACA!) and just waiting for a new life. The prices are very reasonable and they have so much product that they have some of the overflow stored outside in huge shipping containers. So remember, if you are ever looking something off the wall and are just coming up dry, you might just want to check this place out. Like I said, they do advertise lots of the inventory on Craigs List.
Here are a couple shots while I was getting the lighting tuned in, being assisted by my ever present Studio Lighting Model, the Prince of Darkness Himself, Dick Cheney!
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Feel the Heat!!! The HFD Crew!

For the past month I’ve been working on a members shoot for my neighbors across the street from the Studio, the Horseheads Fire Department. Nice winter project before Weddings kick in soon! S0 I finally posted the Galleries  tonight & they came out really nice! Of course we did the standard Class A Uniform shots, but I really loved the way all  the Turnout Gear shots with the Smoke & Post Production effects turned out! Each Firefighter had a personally designed card created for them. HFD gang – e-mail me to get the Gallery Access Password to view your images. And Artie, because we are buddies I can say this! Don’t you just love how on your card I gave you the “I’ve Seen The Light!” beam coming down on you???
And members of other Local/Chemung County Fire Departments….please feel free to contact me if you might be interested in setting up  a shoot & having YOUR Dedicated Members Captured in all their glory! 607-398-2122 or info@rickbacmanski.com

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My NHL Debut! (From Camera #2) 02/20/15

Great Arena shots, the section near where my assigned shooting hole was located, & the fun gang of mostly RANGERS fans that surrounded me there. And the one thing I truly loved? I didn’t even have to clean my own windows because they have GLASS GIRLS! Even Ladies with Hockey Sticks on the Restroom Signs!………..HELLO BIG LEAGUES!…..LOL!

It was nice to visit & hopefully I can do it all again next season, and till then I’ll be back to cover OUR Elmira Jackals on Wednesday night!

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My NHL Debut! (Part 2) 02/20/15

On the same night that NY RANGERS Rookie Goaltender Mackenzie Skapski made his NHL Debut, so did I! Thanks to my Elmira Jackals friends in higher places, they pulled some strings and got me here tonight! Nate, Tom, Shona & Jared, I hope I made you proud and thus deserving with my work & professional representation of the Jackals organization on this fun and exciting night! And My RANGERS won too! 3-1
Here are my final selections from the night!

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On a ZERO Degree Sunday in February….If you can’t Melt Em, Shoot ‘Em! Ending With our Winner…The Longest Icicles In the Village of Horseheads, NY! At least that I could find!

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Seventy Five & Still ALIVE!

From tonight’s Great Birthday Bash I captured over at the Elmira Country Club! The Honoree’s Grandchildren had some special surprise Talents  on display for us all. Needless to say, Grandma Shirley Loved The Show!

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Victory Dance!

The Jackals bounced back and showed their resiliency for the third straight game and tied the contest 2-2 when Nick Tuzzolino slammed home his first of the year at 3:29 of the third period.

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9/11 Relic Calls Elmira Home

Today I stopped  by and spent a few moments with a piece of the 9/11 Horror of the World Trade Center, Twin Towers that is now on permanent display in Elmira. Very nicely done & very moving.
Never Forget….
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Hanover Harvest Moon – 9/8/14

Great MoonRise earlier this evening as I was heading into the Studio, so I grabbed my camera and ran back over to the Square, and…. that was that!
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At Tonights Rehearsal……a friend of the Bride that you just might recognize…

Matt Damon

You never know who you’re going to run into in this business.
Fun Guy! Absolutely Hilarious!

Can’t Wait for The Wedding!

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