Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Adobe Photoshop creation. I'm more into the "True" photos, but it's fun to create something different. This is a shot taken about 8 am with the low winter sun. My camera was pointed directly at it, but the UV filter helped to cut the glare. I wasn't pleased with the actual photo so I played with it in Photoshop and now I have a piece I really like.

I apologize if I haven't been around to my fellow Blogger's to comment. Life has been crazy the past few father in-law surprised us with tickets to Fla., so we have but a few days to prepare for a trip to the Orlando area.

Monday, January 28, 2008


We've had many sub-zero mornings up here this winter. For those of you in warmer climates... this frosty effect comes from a nearby stream. The water is warmer than the air causing mist to rise and then cling to basically anything in it's path and freeze. It's really quite beautiful, especially if the skies are clear

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Taken a couple of days ago in Saratoga County NY. The cloud ring is bizarre. It may be have been caused by a turning jet. At any rate it's a cool shot.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Glowing Pride

Although slightly noisy I am very proud of this shot because it is of my daughters 6th grade graduation. She is second from the left.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rusty Relic

Occasionally I try different things with a number of different image editing software I have. It's fun to play around to see what effects can make a photo more interesting. This is a good example of what was otherwise a very boring shot.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Another good example of lighting. It looks warm, but part of the reason the colors are so intense is because it is below zero. Winter creates very nice sunrises.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Light

I took this shot just up the road from my house early one morning a few weeks ago. It's nothing more than an overgrown brush pile, but the light made all the difference. Photography IS all about "the light". The chase. The timing. The hope that it's there the moment you need it to be or by pure chance. Many mornings I leave the house at pre-dawn with only one thing in mind...Chasing the light and capturing that moment.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


"Chase" my Golden Retriever.

She loves the snow.

Click photo to view large... it's cool to see the snow flying around her. She was running full speed.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Reflective images are my favorite. This is the Schroon River near Chestertown NY.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Misty River

I am so fortunate to live in an area that offers so much natural beauty. This is another area of the Hudson River slightly south of my house. I took this standing on a friends river front property and I have spent many a summer day hanging out and boating here. I just took this shot a few weeks ago and I never saw it from this perspective until I decided to take the photo. Amazing how much we miss unless we look with different eyes.

The temp. was 10 below zero f. That's why the mist is rising.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mirrored Village

One of my favorites. This reflective shot is of Brant Lake, NY. The name of the village and the lake. It's about 40 miles north of me nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. It has few year round residents, but many summer homes.

Monday, January 14, 2008

White Water

The mighty Hudson River. In the spring the melting snow will cause the river to nearly double in width. The water will rise way up the banks and cause localized flooding and property damage. The folks who deal with this on a yearly basis are accustomed to it.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Yesterday I took off early in the morning to see if I could get any decent sunrise shots. I got a couple and then I went to a favorite spot on Lake George and came across this lone boat. The funny thing is..a week ago it would have been buried in snow and iced in. We had 5 straight days of 50's that melted everything. I'm going back there in a few weeks to take another shot of it the way it should look this time of the year. This is one of those rare finds.

Lake George is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. I will get many nice photos of her...but I'm waiting for my new camera! Believe it or not, I took this with an 8 mp Kodak Easy Share Point and Shoot. The camera is just okay.. but it does have program features so I can change settings and the world of digital software can make even the crappiest of cameras seem like a monster DSLR. Hence... in todays digital world anyone can be a photographer.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


This is only one of many wonderful lakes located in and around the Adirondack Mountains. Most are peppered with small islands and many of them are accessible state land. This shot has been software altered to "Up" the saturation a tad. That brought out the cloud reflections on the ice. It won many awards recently in, ...but a slightly different version.

Cossayuna Lake... she is shallow and loaded with large mouth bass. It's an extremely popular bass fishing lake and this time of the year it is loaded with ice fishing shanties. Unfortunately the very overpowering weed, Millfoil, got into the lake and it has to be aggressively dredged and dragged by machinery. Millfoil is a threat to many small northeastern lakes.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lingering Light

This blog is new and is dedicated to my Imaging and Design work in conjunction with Nascar Eclectic. I am in the early development stages of building a new photography based business that will include the sale of my images as well as services provided. The name I've chosen is "Chase Images" for no other reason than I could not come up with a better name. The photography services vary widely and I'll probably do the norm..weddings, etc., but I have some other unique ideas. I will also be doing custom matting and framing, not only for my own images but for anyone who wants one framed.

The photo above was taken just a couple of days ago about a mile from home on my way home from work. It's a "Drive-by Shot".