Calm Chautauqua

Chautauqua County on most days is calm and beautiful. The beauty sits in the fields along the side of the road. The beauty rests on shores of Chautauqua Lake. Peaceful setting are around all the corners of the back roads of Chautauqua County. This summer the Sun Flowers where in full bloom. The swamps were full of wide flowers and birds and you never know when a Hot Air Balloon will pop over the horizon of Chautauqua Lake.  


Lakewood, NY 4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks start and end the summer season here in Chautauqua and the fourth of July always brings the biggest and the best display. You can find fireworks display through out the region during the summer. I have found that making good images of fireworks can be hit or miss for photographers. The below images where from the fourth of July celebration in Lakewood, NY.  For these images I used canon 7d and 20mm 2.8 lens a 100 iso and a lens opening of f22 . The shutter was set at 30 seconds and the camera was mounded on a gitzo tripod.


Big Fish Triathlon

The water of Chautauqua Lake was 63 degrees the day was warm and sunny for this year’s Big Fish Triathlon held June 6, 2014 at Camp Onyahsa in Dewittville, NY. The swim started at 8 am and the lake was calm. Lauren Morosky was the overall woman’s champion and Dan Pierce from Erie, Pa Tri-Club. was the overall champion. The top photo is of the men prepareing to start the Triathlon. The next photos are of Dan Pierce coming out of the water; Lauren Morosky heading to bike leg and a bike racer riding through scenic Chautauqua County as part of the bike leg.






Jamestown Area Soap Box Derby

Within Chautauqua County you can find many cool things to watch and photograph. One of those things is the Jamestown Area Soap Box Derby. Sign ups this year where at the beautiful Jamestown Gateway Train Station on West Second Street. If you come to our area; stopping to  see this train station is must. Enjoy some of images from the 2014 race held at the John S. Sinatra Memorial Track on May 24, 2014. The track is on the hill beside where the Jamestown Jammers play baseball Russell Diethrick Park. I used a basic panning effect while making these images.


Aya Cash Flea in Her Ear

The 2014 Season of Chautauqua Theater is just around the corner  One of the great things I love about about making photographs for Chautauqua Theater is seeing a familiar face in a movie or a TV show. As I was just watching the Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese I saw a face that I have photographed at Chautauqua. Aya Cash played Janet (Jordan's assistant). The following photographs are off Aya during the 2003 performance Flea in Her Ear.