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Twinkle Lights: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC)

Guess what? I found another photography challenge! It’s hosted by the same site that runs the Black and White Photo Challenge I started last week. This one is a bit different: there’s fun new a theme every week that explores different aspects of a month or two long series of ideas. A new series started this week: twosies. Sort of pairs of opposites so far. This weeks’s challenge is titled “Light and Dark.” I love it!

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As I’m learning, light is vitally important to photography. After all, photography is (at it’s most basic) capturing the images made by photons hitting film (or a digital sensor, as the case may be.) Continue reading “Twinkle Lights: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC)”

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Resilient: WPC

Resilient. It could mean so many things. As a New Yorker, I thought about photographing the new building where the World Trade Center had stood–talk about resilience. But I was doing that because it fit the challenge, not because it inspired me.

So I took my camera, with my new 40mm prime lens attached, for a walk. It was a beautiful day. I thought I’d see something.

I took pictures of bulbs sprouting from under dead leaves. I found some pansies that were somehow hanging in there after a recent cold snap. Continue reading “Resilient: WPC”

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Lamberton Conservatory

The voters have spoken and it’s a tie. As the vote for Lamberton came in first, I will post it first. But not to worry, Letchworth will be coming up very soon.

For those of you who are not familiar with Lamberton, it’s a small but very well kept conservatory in Rochester, NY. They’ve got a great variety of tropical plants like orchids and bougainvillea.

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Genesee Country Village and Museum

Day before yesterday I went to the Celtic Festival at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, a fantastic living history museum in upstate New York.

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GCV&M is a brilliant place. If you find yourself in the area it is well worth a visit. Basically, they have painstakingly relocated pioneer- to Victorian- era houses from the surrounding area. Volunteer craftspeople carry on traditions from maintaining and using the antique printing press to running the blacksmith’s shop, from baking traditional cakes in traditional kitchens to growing hops and brewing beer. It’s an impressive, functional, historic village. I visited once or twice in elementary school and I was sure I was remembering it through rose colored glasses. I most certainly wasn’t. It’s even better than I remembered! Continue reading “Genesee Country Village and Museum”