In 1904 the first Chautauqua Lake Fish Hatchery was built in Bemus Point, NY. Many people still consider Bemus Point as the home of Muskie Fishing on Chautauqua Lake.
Skillman’s owned by Carol Skillman and Lonny Clark is located on Main St in Bemus Point. You can’t miss the beautiful old three story build that has been owned by the Skillman’s for four generations. Inside you can browse antique Muskie gear.
Since I started photography for Chautauqua Theater in 2000 I have always been amazed at an actor’s ability to turn on a emotion, expression or a certain behavior. The following photos from Chautauqua 2013 tell the story.
Jamestown NY hosts the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on the first weekend of August. Celeron New York is the birthplace of Lucy Ball and Jamestown is the home of the Lucy Ball Museum. Every year for three days many different Lucy’s can be seen on the street’s of Jamestown participating in and watching some of Lucy’s greatest moments. This year I choose to photograph Grape Stomping with Barb Ashby as Lucy.
Barb Ashby as Lucy
The graph juice from the graphs Barb Ashby stomped
The juice from the stomp
A clear and cool July night around Chautauqua Lake leads to a sunrise over the warmer lake water that creates fog which creates an opportuntities to make moody pictures.
Lakewood New York Beach
Public Dock in Celoron, New York
Boat Launch in Lakewood, New York