• RIT Hockey Opener

    Each year the RIT Tigers have a home “opener” downtown at the Blue Cross Arena. Its not really their home opener, but it is one of the first couple games of the season in Rochester. The game is always pretty good, and lately we’ve been getting some pretty neat teams. This year was Penn State, next year is Michigan. RIT lost this game 3-2, but it was pretty exciting. Here’s a few pictures, there’s more in my flickr gallery.

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    RIT Goalie Josh Watson

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    Penn State Defensemen Luke Juha

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    Penn State goalie PJ Musico

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    Hockey

    As always, more photos from this year’s team are in my RIT Hockey flickr gallery.

  • State College Visit

    I went to visit my sister in State College this summer, and as I like to do, we took a trip to the Penn State Arboretum to look at the pumpkins and plants that were blooming. This time the place looked better than ever, with all kinds of flowers still blooming, pumpkins all over, and really nice weather too. had a great time. Didn’t get my photos up on flickr yet, so here’s a few from the trip.

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    Fancy Pumpkins

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    Water Lily

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    Meredith in the big chair

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    Gardens ay Penn State

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    Colorful plants

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    The succulent pot

  • Washington Nationals Doubleheader

    While on a trip to Washington DC this fall, I was able to take in a Washington nationals game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was supposed to be 1 game, but after the game was cancelled the day before due to rain (that was long gone by game time), I managed to get to see both games the next day. The first game started at 4pm, and the next after the end of the first game. I made it through the whole first game, and 6 innings of the second game. The park is really beautiful, and very large. Since the attendance to the first game was light, I was able to sit in many different areas of the stadium. I wouldn’t mind seeing a game there again some day. There are more photos that I took during the game in my flickr gallery.

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    Bryce Harper

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    Matt Kemp

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    Mike Morse

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Ryan Zimmerman

  • Saratoga 2012

    This was a banner year for Saratoga trips, as I made it out for 4 of the 7 racing weekends. I had a great time and was able to stay with my friends Mark and Melody in their camper at a nearby campground. Saved a fortune on hotel rooms. There was a lot of great racing, and although I didn’t win money by the last day of the meet, I did place a lot of bets, and only ended up down $40. Not bad for 8 days racing.

    All of my photos are up in my flickr gallery, but I’ll post one photo from each week to keep you interested. Jim Dandy day started out nice, but then rain moved in, and by the 5th race it was pouring out. Hiked the camera back out to the car only to have it clear up a few races later for some really nice races later that day. We saw a lot of great horses this season, Fort Larned (eventual Breeders Cup Classic Winner), Alpha and Golden Ticket battling to finish in a dead heat in the $1 million dollar Travers Stakes. Mucho Macho Man and To Honor and Serve in the Woodward. A really great season that I will remember fondly for a long time.

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    2012 at the Spa

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    Bernard baruch winner Dominus

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    Travers Dead Heat

    Woodward

    Mucho macho Man with To Honor and Serve

    All the photos from this years Saratoga meet are on my flickr page.

  • Adirondacks 2012

    Sandwiched between my Saratoga trips was the family vacation to the Adirondacks. I got a few hikes in, one an ill advised 3.5 miler in 85 degree heat with a banana and a beer for lunch, had a great time with my family, and had a relaxing time over all. The weather was just beautiful, and very warm. Swam in the lake every day. Just a great year at the lake. Posted a few photos on flickr, and of course here’s a few on the blog.

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    Mount Arab Infrared

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    Trio of Mergansers

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    Climb up Haystack.

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    Infrared Vee Dub.

  • Geneseo Air Show 2012

    Mark and I went to Geneseo this summer to see the air show again because we had so much fun 2 years ago. This year, despite almost no chance of rain, we were treated to a full day of overcast and rainy weather. Despite the 2+ hour rain delay, we got a pretty good show and met some of the re-enactors as well. It was a pretty fun time. There are a few more photos in my flickr gallery. This year I made a bigger effort to try and improve my photography by trying to get the propellers in motion, with not so good results. I ended up with most of my attempts over exposed, and blurry. Live to try again I guess. Here’s a few photos from the day.

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    Canadian Harvards

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    Jell bean Team

    Paratroop Drop

    Paratroop Drop

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    Stearman Training Aircraft

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    The Stearmans circle the field.

    As always, more photos in my flickr gallery.

  • Stuart Horse Trials 2012

    This summer I made the trip across town to Victor, NY to photograph the Stuart Horse Trials on a hot Saturday morning. The event schedule was actually moved up because of the heat expected that day. Despite my camera acting up, I got a lot of neat photos and saw a lot of beautiful horses. As always, here are a few photographs in the blog, and there are more in my flickr gallery.

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    Jumping into the hazard.

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    Spotted horse in the water hazard.

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    Into the water hazard.

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    Across the water hazard.

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    Coming Right At You

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    The splash zone!

    There are, of course, additional photos of many of the competitors in my flickr gallery of the 2012 Stuart Horse Trials.

  • Washington DC, July Trip

    On one of my business trips to Washington, I took the time to visit The Mall and view the monuments and museums in the Capital. I hadn’t been there since I was young. The mall was really long, but I walked up and down it. Saw the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Building, White House and more. It was hot, but I had a good time walking around and taking photos. Unfortunately, The Mall was all torn up as they were doing drainage work this year (thanks to Federal Stimulus money). On a later trip I would visit the air and space museum as well. As always there are additional photos in my flickr gallery, and a few here as well.

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    US Capitol Building

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    US Capitol Building in Infrared

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    Construction on the Mall in DC

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    Three Servicemen, in Infrared.

    Washington Monument Infrared

    Washington Monument Infrared

    And because everything looks better in Infrared, you will be sure to find plenty of IR photos in my Washington DC gallery on flickr.

  • Sahlen at the Glen 2012

    This summer dad and I made our semiannual trip to the races. This year it was to Watkins Glen for the Sahlen 6 Hour race on a sweltering hot July weekend. We had a great time, 3 days of racing and camping. Thanks go to Cal and Bonnie for letting us use their camper. It was much more fun than tent camping. There are loads of photos in my flickr gallery, but here are a few here to capture your interest.

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    Angelleli / Taylor SunTrust Car

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    Porsche Accident

    Turner Motorsports BMW

    Turner Motorsports BMW

    Mazda Racing backfire

    Mazda Racing backfire

    As with most photos, you can view more for the racing weekend in my flickr gallery.

  • Boston 2012

    Our second quick trip to Boston saw us atop the Coca-Cola roof deck seats, except we were standing room only. It was a really great place to see a game, except of course for the rain delay again. Grumble. This time we saw the Sox lose to the Atlanta Braves. Red Sox loses tend to happen quite frequently to us.

    Saturday we spent the day at the Arnold Arboretum, which was very cool. Lots of trees, including Redwoods. We walked around a great portion of the grounds. Then back to Fenway for a night game where we got to see the gigantic American flag unfurled to celebrate our veterans service. We’ve seen the huge flag twice now, and I don’t think it is something they do all that often at Fenway. This time after a brief rain shower the game started on time, and it was a beautiful night, plus the Sox finally won!

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    Tracy and Dave – Rain Delayed

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    Boston Skyline

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    Redwood trees at the Arnold Arboretum

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    View from the hill top.

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    Hanging Hydrangea

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    Hanging Garden

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    200+ Year Old Bonsai

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    Fenway Park Sunshine

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    Red Sox Win!