Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Springtime on Lake Ontario

I'm posting a couple of snapshots (don't critique these please) to let my husband, who is in the Caribbean somewhere, know what beautiful Spring weather we're having. He has no access to facebook but can read my blog!
If he's lucky, this will all be over before he returns. I'm definitely ready for WARM weather!
It's gotten worse since I uploaded this!

I have to go retrieve the other garbage can and take the snow shovel out of the garage! 

P.S. I have to remind myself that our area gets snow right through May! My husband and I met during one of the largest snowstorms the area had seen at that time and that was on April 5th! 
Then, there was one mid May weekend where I photographed a wedding party in Highland Park on Saturday with 60ยบ temps and my colleague then photographed a wedding ceremony the very next day at the same location, in a snowstorm, with temps in the 20's.
The fun never ends!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Perigee Moonrise

I thought I would go out last night just to breathe in the crisp air and experience the beautiful moonrise. I don't really have the proper camera equipment to capture a moon the way it should be photographed. ( a Celestron lens would be nice, haha )

As the time for the moon to rise came closer, I found myself gathering my camera and tripod to take something just as a memory. As it turns out, I have family and friends who weren't able to view this awesome event due to cloud cover so I'm really glad I was able to get something to share.

I'm sure there will be perfect, expert images all over the internet tomorrow, but for now, I'm happy that I've got these.

Moonrise over a Field in Hilton, NY

Moonrise over the Lake Ontario Shore

Friday, March 18, 2011

"A Photographer's Path" ~ High Falls Art Gallery

You are cordially invited to the upcoming reception for the 14th annual photography show, "A Photographer’s Path". The exhibit officially opens at the High Falls Art Gallery, Center at High Falls, Rochester, NY on Sunday, March 20 from 3-6 and features music by Reilly Taylor-Cook and Hershel Mikel Jazz Duo. The reception is free to the public with refreshments available.

More than a hundred photographers are represented, and 40+ have been honored with an image in the jurors choice selections.

The many submissions by artists, show the breadth of artistic perspective behind the lens. You will see landscapes, cityscapes, even underwater-scapes. There are abstracts, architectural, urban, portrait, still life, floral. Interested in photo process? See HDR, Photoshop, gelatin silver, Holga, salt-print and more.

Three of my images were submitted for exhibit but, as of yet, I've not heard which will hang. At least one will be included in the show. It will be a surprise for all of us!

If you can't make the opening, have you ever thought of meeting friends at the Gallery for a brown bag lunch or a cup of coffee? A walk through followed by dinner or drinks next door? There is always a table set in the gallery with chairs for lunchtime visits. AND you can select coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or soda in the gift shop.

There is NO CHARGE for parking this Sunday in High Falls Ramp Garage.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

2012 Senior Model Search

We're finally seeing signs of Spring and with the change in seasons comes the anticipation of Senior Portraits.

DeLapa Photography is searching for Models from the Class of 2012! We are happy to take models from any school district and look forward to hearing your ideas for some unique portraits.

Our models will receive special perks and be totally involved in the portrait creation process. If you're a 2012 Senior or know someone who is, don't wait to contact us for more details. We're scheduling our Model Sessions now!

You can fill out an application here:  CooL CrEw Application

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter ~ a retrospective

It's the beginning of March and hopefully, the worst of winter is behind us now. As we look forward to shedding heavy coats, warmer weather and beautiful blooms, I thought I would put together a collection of the wintry photographs from this past season. 
Please click on the photo to see a larger version. 
Hope you like them.
Just Before Sunset

Soft Winter Sky

View through the Windows


Apple Farm in Winter

The ULTIMATE Lake Effect

Braddocks Bay Winter

Vintage Barns

Waiting for Spring

Wandering Winter Creek

Snow on the Hillside

Winter on the Farm

Searching for Shelter

The Last Snowpile ( hopefully ) on February 24

And here's something to make you think Spring!

Spring Blossoms

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