Friday, October 31, 2014
A week or so ago I showed you two masks that were under construction in Rochester. Kathy brought her mask home to work on it, and I don't know what Jo Anne's mask looks like. So this is Kathy's finished mask. Man, what a creepy thing to have on our front door! I love it! We didn't get that many kids trick-or-treating. I wonder why?
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Another day at the jobsite, tearing down the power plant. I spotted this through the fence as I drove by, but the fence was in the way when I tried to shoot it. They have set up sections of chain link fence which are wired together, to keep the site secure. But they left a space between two sections. A space just for me, so I could crouch down and sneak inside, and create the perfect composition. I was taken by all the wires hanging down - something new that I had not seen before.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:11 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I have never seen an escalator illuminated like this. Have you? I think the only light source is the white stripes just above the steps. They are probably LED or florescent Tubes. Know where this is? It is the escalator that you take back up to the street level, from the basement of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The Museum is a pretty powerful experience, so having something as dramatic as this to take you back to the ordinary world is a wonderful idea.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:51 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I found these beautiful red leaves on the vines that were growing on one of my compost piles. I think that these are the leaves of "Grape Ivy." I have no idea exactly what grape ivy is, but I am fighting it all year long. Man, does it move fast and take over huge areas of vegetation. It overuns regular ivy, and climbs up tree trunks and out into the branches. It is a nightmare. But isn't it pretty at this time of year, when its green leaves turn a beautiful red? OK, but I still hate it!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:54 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
My friend Bob Keeler and I went over to the Port Washington Public Library together this afternoon because he wanted to see the exhibit of the portraits I had done for the library. After the library, we went to dinner at this restaurant that overlooks Manhasset Bay. Since the sun was going down, the first thing we both did was take photographs out the window of this pier. I told Bob that his picture better not be better than mine!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:09 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2014
So this gives a really good view of all that is now missing from the power plant. The whole center section is gone, and three of the smokestacks are gone as well. I wish I could have been here to see how it all came down. I will be watching from here on out to see what's next in the process.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
What a killer, the week we go away, they remove some major parts of one of the main buildings! Arghhhhhhhhh! Weeks have gone by with nothing ever happening, and then last week they made major advances in their demolition. I will take more photographs of the buildings so you can get a better idea, but I liked this detail a lot. It shows that the walls of the main hall were made from the yellow glazed brick, with inlays of reddish brick. I WISH I could have seen this back in the day... Sigh... I do like that this photograph has a monumental feeling to it.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:26 PM