Guess what? Today is going to be a beautiful day to get out and enjoy some nice weather again! It may not be as warm as it was last week, but it will be a lot better than yesterday with a lot less wind and a lot more sun! So get out, like this guy!
Was on assignment yesterday morning down in Naples when I took this. The rolling hills collected some pretty dense fog that created a really interesting contrast between the rest of the landscape. You can't tell but the hill goes up beyond what is visible in this photo!
Spring is in the air! Who could get tired of this 80 degree March madness? Expect a cool down this weekend with temps falling into the 50's and rain. Maybe the weather will balance out going into April. I mean come on... at some point you have to wonder if we are going to pay for being so spoiled this month!
Word around the Geneseo community is that they have some of the greatest sunsets around. I couldn't agree more!
I expect everyone to jump after reading this. It is the first day of Spring! Did you jump? The long, dreary winter is finally over! Okay, maybe it wasn't that bad of a winter since we have been experiencing Spring weather now for almost a month but today is the official start of it -- so jump for joy!
This weekend was one of the nicest I can remember having in March. Temperatures brushed just below 80 degrees yesterday and people were out soaking it up. It is shame that it had to come to an end. The good news though is that the great weather will continue into this week! Here is to a great week for everyone. To help get it started, take a look at the gorgeous sunset from yesterday over Lake Ontario.
This is a picture of my laptop keyboard. Why is there a picture of my laptop keyboard? Partially because I couldn't sleep last night so I decided to mess around with a new point and shoot camera I purchased… but also because yesterday was a milestone for Apple. Apple shares broke the 600.00 mark for a brief moment in trading, but what does that mean? If you have invested in Apple over the years, odds are you have been quite profitable in doing so. Lets break it down a little bit…
Caught this moonrise through the trees on the drive home the other night. Who says you have to stop shooting after the sun sets?
Could this be the last snow Rochester has this season? I guess we can't completely rule out the possibility of getting more… but with the 10 day forecast calling for high temperatures entirely above the 50 degree mark I think we are fairly close to calling an official end to what has been a really mild winter. I don't know about everyone else, but I have really enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather. At the same time however I am a little concerned about what it means for Spring and Summer. I guess only time will tell!
Kaitlyn Baldwin (above) and Evyn Grassi (below) perform during "country night" for judges and a packed house at Lovin' Cup bistro in Rochester, NY. Kaitlyn and Evyn were among the top 6 artists in Monday night's "Lovin' Cup Idol" singing contest. If you are a fan of American Idol then you will love this competition. The local talent is phenomenal, and the food/beverage combo from the bistro is just as good if not better! If you do decide to see what this is all about, the signing begins at 8PM every Monday night. The theme for next week's top 5 contestants will be Musical Theater / Disney night! The final 5 artists will be announced later today via Roctivities.com (around 4 PM). You might wanna bookmark that page, it has a ton of cool things to do around the Rochester area!
Was out at Lake Ontario the other day when the winds were gusting 30-40 MPH and saw this. Don't see what I am talking about? Look closely and you will see a person paddle boarding a good distance from shore. It is incredible how small we are in comparison to some of our surroundings.
Unfortunately I didn't catch the aurora show that was happening a little further North last night. Between the mix of clouds , a full moon and just bad timing I think I will have a better shot some other time. Luckily the sun won't be hitting full stride in terms of solar flares until next year. Hopefully there will be many more opportunities! In the spirit of staying up late for night photography I will post one I took at Lake Ontario this week. The moon provided some nice light with a long enough exposure, and if you didn't notice the two very bright spots over the lake are planets! I believe Venus and Jupiter… Have a great weekend!
What a gorgeous day we had yesterday… I really don't want this weather to go away! Hopefully the temperature will not change too drastically over the coming days. Tonight I will be heading to Lake Ontario once again with my camera because a very special natural event could take place. The sun just erupted with two massive solar flares over the past 24 hours, and they have a direct path towards Earth. These solar flares are some of the largest the Earth has seen in the past decade. What does that mean for humans? On the downside, radiation produced by the solar flares (traveling at over 4 million MPH) could disrupt radio frequencies for airplanes, hinder satellite functionality and cause massive blackouts. Why would I want to try and take a picture of this? I wouldn't! I would want to take a picture of the bright side of solar flares- aurora borealis! Due to the magnitude of this solar flare some space weather experts are saying that the northern lights could be visible as far south as NYC! So direct your eyes to the northern sky tonight (hopefully it will be less cloudy than last night) and keep your fingers crossed. If I manage to get a photo of them you can bet you will see it in tomorrow's post!
The sun rises over the village of Geneseo NY. Prepare for a really warm day with temperatures easily hitting the 60 degree mark! I can't wait for this weather to stick around.
Here is a composite of around 70 images stitched together to create star trails. These images were originally taken for a video project I was working on, but I finally got around to making one image out of it.
I went to the Rochester Auto Show yesterday expecting one of the pictures I snapped would end up on today's blog. I was right, but the photo wasn't of a car. It wasn't even of people looking at cars. It was of an actor that was walking around in British garb and speaking with an accent in the most friendly fashion. I decided to take a chance and ask if he would pose for a picture. Luckily he said yes! Truthfully I have been waiting to get a photo of a random person for quite some time. That probably sounds creepy, but there is a story behind all of it.
Take a moment to look down today, but not while you're walking in a busy place! You just might find something interesting -- like this! At least I thought it was interesting enough to take a photo.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and CDS Monarch CEO Sankar Sewnauth cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the grand opening of the CDS Monarch senior living facility on Holt Road in Webster, NY. Read more about the occasion here: http://www.websterpost.com/features/x1481616011/Grand-opening-ceremony-for-CDS-Monarch-Senior-Living-is-held-in-Webster-today
The SUNYAC Indoor Track and Field Championships just wrapped up out in Geneva NY over the weekend. I am always amazed at events that involve the hurtle. The fact that someone can run faster than me while jumping over one of these is really awesome. I would probably face plant if I gave it a shot at 100%. Those that placed well enough in their respective events will move onto the ECAC Championships at the New York City Armory on Friday. Wenley Louis (Bottom) will be one of them. He dominated the long jump and triple-with a meet record 7.24 and 14.32 meters
Anthony Palmeri drives to the basket in Friday night's matchup against York. The game marked the second sectional matchup that the Red Jackets were playing without the coach that had guided them all season. If you haven't been following the story, former Red Jacket boys basketball coach Rich Miles was fired after a disagreement with the superintendent about the way he disciplined players. Both the former coach and athletic director were in attendance Friday night, but the AD declined to offer a comment on the matter. The Red Jackets dropped the game to York 82-63