Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meagan's Day


She was sweet, she was spoiled, she was giving, she was selfish, she was caring, she was careless, she was congenial, she was stubborn... she was human, she was only a child, she was my girl.

RIP sweety. Daddy misses you.

Meagan June Bills
6/19/81 - 2/28/99

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snowing


After one of the least snowiest winters I can remember, we are getting hit with back to back storms over the next few days. After it's all said and done we could have up to 30 inches.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

West Mountain


The ski area, West Mt., is about 12 miles away from where I shot this. Just this side of the mountain are 4 towns all merged together, Glens Falls, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Fort Edward, plus the town of Queensbury which is sprawling with all the shopping centers, upscale subdivisions and all the typical franchises. Just to the north, right, is Lake George and south is Saratoga Springs. I am or was standing in the middle of Washington County farmland and behind me is the Vermont state line 10 miles away. We live in the middle of the towns mentioned. I can look out and see West Mt. which is all lit up for night skiing. The Hudson River also runs through all of the towns which supplies jobs for many in the paper making industry. This is also a big bedroom community for Albany. I could go on and on about the history of this area, but I wanted to share where we live with my friends from back home and my blog followers.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rule of Thirds... breaking the law


A snowless winter? We've only received a fraction of what is considered normal. One storm so far that dumped anything measurable and that melted during the January thaw.

I broke the law here... no I wasn't trespassing... I broke the basic photography law "The Rule of Thirds". Actually it is not a rule at all; it's a guideline, intended to help you when you are uncertain as to the placement of elements in a scene when you are framing the picture. By ignoring the rule, you may still have a great picture, depending on the content of the image and how well its elements are balanced. For example, if you want your viewer to ignore all other parts of your composition, then place your center of interest smack in the middle. The important thing is to note the reasons for object placement in your images. Knowing why you do something and what effect it will have leads to good composition. In this image bending the rule worked out well.

I've decided to finally post smaller images here... copies of the original. Several of my followers use my photos for desktop backgrounds, which is fine, yet I've discovered my work in some unlikely places which is an infringement and against the law... for real. I apologize to those of you who simply want to use them for personal use and if you would like to use a photo for any reason simply email me... and remember that I do sell reasonably priced prints.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fences


Yesterday morning was drab and gray with snow showers, yet when I left the house the sun was trying to burn through the cloud cover. It failed but I succeeded in capturing it trying. One reason why I try to always have my gear wth me.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The long and winding road


A piece of Washington County
Hartford, NY