Thursday, January 31, 2013

Schenectady in Black and White

For the second post in the Schenectady series, here are a few of my black and white Schenectady shots:.






Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Schenectady (Jay Street)

In the past Schenectady has been the butt of jokes and has been the subject of great disdain. To be honest, when I was a kid and I'd be in town visiting family I'd be scared to death. Today, although I'm not sure if the crime rate has gone up or down since then, I see Schenectady as a nice city.

If you get into the State street downtown area near Proctors you'll see that It's gone through a great renaissance in the last few years. It also helps to know about the more beautiful parts. I had a lot of fun discovering those more beautiful parts of Schenectady the summer of 2012 while spending the day in Schenectady with my camera. These are the first in a series of Schenectady pictures I will be posting to this blog.

This is Jay Street:




Saturday, January 26, 2013

A very sad night

One month ago today my husband and I started an incredible journey. We braved a snowstorm to be with my Stepdaughter and Stepson in law at a children's hospital more than three hours away. Due to the storm the drive took twice what it normally would have. We became Grandparents again that night on the trip there. The whole thing was an experience I'll never forget. There's something about love and sorrow being wrapped up all in one. The death of a loved one is something you never you want to experience but when you do experience it, can be incredible. This is a picture I took that night to remember the journey after I found out our Grandson had been born and then passed on. It's one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. RIP AMC.
 
 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bus breakdown

When I first purchased my most recent camera I took a bus trip to see my family. The bus broke down. Being the photographer wanting to capture moments I felt it was a great opportunity to expand my photography skills. Here are two of those photos.



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Untitled

This, by far, is my most popular picture. I'm very proud of it. It's actually a tree on the edge of a cliff and the tree is bent that way.