Monday, June 24, 2024

Severe Storm Passing Through Saratoga County | 06.23.2024





Severe Storm Passing Through Saratoga County, New York | 06.23.2024

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Friday, June 21, 2024

First Sunset of Summer 2024 | 06.20.2024


First Sunset of 2024 (Albany, New York) | 06.20.2024
Albany, New York 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Living Embers | 06.19.2024


Living Embers | Rensselaer Plateau 

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Summer Sunrise Over Nipper | 06.18.2024


Summer Sunrise Over Nipper | 06.18.2024

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Fireflies Over the Fern Forest | 06.12.2024


Fireflies Over the Fern Forest
Grafton, New York

Fireflies hold various meanings throughout the world.

The Japanese considered fireflies to be the souls of warriors. In the story of "The Tale of the Heike," fireflies represent the spirits of the Heike warriors defeated in battle.

Various Native American tribes have different stories about fireflies. For instance, the Cherokee believe fireflies are the result of a trick played by a trickster figure, while the Anishinaabe see them as reminders to be humble and kind.

In Chinese culture, fireflies are often associated with love and romance. Their appearance in the summer nights is believed to symbolize fleeting moments of beauty and love.

In European traditions, fireflies have been seen as omens. For instance, in some cultures, a firefly entering a house foretells an upcoming death or misfortune, while others see them as symbols of protection and guidance.

As a photographer, they transform the forest at night into an otherworldly landscape. If you haven’t experienced a summer forest at night as fireflies wander through the trees, I highly recommend it.

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Firefly in Moonlight | 06.09.2024


Firefly in Moonlight | 06.09.2024
Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, New York

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Always Nipper | 06.06.2024


Always Nipper | 06.06.2024
Albany, New York

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Nipper Sunrises | Albany, New York


Nipper Sunrises | Albany, New York 

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Flower Moonrise |. 05.22.2024


Flower Moonrise | 05.22.2024
Saratoga, New York

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Saturday, May 11, 2024

Auroras Over Washington County | 05.10.2024




Auroras Over Washington County | 05.10.2024
Washington County, New York 

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel | Oakwood Cemetery






















Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel | Oakwood Cemetery 

As a photographer, access to unique and beautiful spaces is everything, especially if they hold historical significance. This evening, I had the privilege of being granted access to the Gardner Earl Crematorium in Oakwood Cemetery. The shoot was planned to capture the ethereal play of sunlight through the stained glass, particularly in the room known as The Gorgeous Room, where colored light dances on the walls in the afternoon. The intricate handiwork adorning every detail of the sandstone, mosaic, and marble did not fail to impress.

The Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel is a prime example of Romanesque architecture and serves as a centerpiece in Oakwood Cemetery. Built in 1890, it reflects the wealth and grandeur of Troy during the Industrial Revolution and Gilded Age. Named after Gardner Earl, a member of a prominent Troy family, the decision to include a crematorium was groundbreaking for the time, inspired by Earl's exposure to the practice in Europe.

Designed by Albany architect Albert Fuller, the chapel features pink-tinted Westerly granite on the exterior and elegant interior elements like Tiffany stained-glass windows and quarter-sawn oak furnishings. The reception room is equally impressive with its stained glass windows, marble walls, and onyx columns.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Corning Tower in Fog | 05.01.2024


Corning Tower in Fog | 05.01.2024
Albany, New York

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Lightning Strike | 04.30.2024


Lightning Strike
| 04.30.2024
Halfmoon, New York

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Moonrise Behind Nipper

 


Moonrise Behind Nipp
er | 04.25.2024
Albany, New York

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Pink Moon | April 23, 2024


Pink Moon | April 23, 2024
Saratoga County, New York

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Friday, April 19, 2024

General Electric Marquee | 04.16.2024

 


General Electric Marquee | 04.16.2024
Schenectady, New York 

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Monday, April 15, 2024

The Adelphi | 04.15.2025


The Adelphi 
| 04.15.2024
Saratoga Springs, New York
Large Format 4x5 Image 

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The Spirt of Life | 04.15.2024


The Spirt of Life | 04.15.2024
Saratoga Springs, New York 
Large Format 4x5 Image 

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Nipper Sunrise | 04.14.2024


Nipper Sunrise | 04.14.2024
Albany, New York 

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Eclipse Cloud Veil | 04.08.2024


Eclipse Cloud Veil | 04.08.2024
Saratoga, New York 

This is one of the last images from my sequence of around 4,500 shots of April 8th's eclipse. In the Capital District, we caught around 97% coverage before the clouds drifted in. This shot captures a delicate veil of high clouds, glowing in the crescent sun's light. Photography has this amazing ability to distort time, offering unexpected perspectives.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Eclipse Tree | 04.08.2024

Eclipse Tree | 04.08.2024
Saratoga, New York 

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Sliver of the Sun | 04.08.2024

Sliver of the Sun | 04.08.2024
Saratoga, New York 

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Gargoyle, D&H Building | 04.06.2024

 


Gargoyle, D&H Building | 04.06.2024

The Architectural Details of the former Delaware and Hudson Building, #AlbanyNY

After reading "The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design" by Roman Mars, I've come to regard the built environment as a narrative waiting to be explored. Cities become fascinating when one delves into the details that unveil their stories. The layers of history are there, awaiting decipherment; all it takes is a deliberate stroll to uncover them.

This image series captures the intricate and fascinating details adorning the exterior and roofline of the former Delaware and Hudson Building, now recognized as the H. Carl McCall SUNY Building. The Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Building initially served as the headquarters for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Over time, it morphed into a defining feature of Albany's skyline, erected in 1914 by architect Marcus T. Reynolds in the grand Beaux-Arts style.

Beaux-Arts architecture, prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is distinguished by its grandiosity and classical influences. Buildings in this style often feature monumental scale, exhibiting imposing facades adorned with classical elements such as columns, pediments, and domes. Symmetry and balance are central tenets of Beaux-Arts design, with structures organized around a central axis and meticulously arranged facades. Elaborate ornamentation, including sculptural details and decorative moldings, enhances the visual appeal of these buildings, reinforcing their classical roots. Additionally, Beaux-Arts architects frequently incorporate the classical orders—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—into their designs, further evoking the grandeur of ancient architecture. The style emphasizes a clear hierarchy of spaces, with public areas and ceremonial spaces receiving greater attention and embellishment than private or utilitarian spaces. Sculpture and painting are often integrated into Beaux-Arts buildings, serving both decorative and symbolic purposes, enriching the overall aesthetic.

The next time you find yourself in Downtown Albany (or any city), take a moment to look up. Amidst the architectural details, you'll discover stories woven into the very fabric of the buildings — direct links to the past and the skilled craftsmen and artisans who brought them to life.

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