Tuesday
Jul082014

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.

Sunday
Jun152014

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.

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun152014

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.

Monday
May262014

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.

 

Thursday
Feb202014

2014 Crazy Swede Polar Bear Swim

On Sunday, February 9th - The 7th Annual Matt Brink Memorial Crazy Swede Polar Bear Swim took place at the Viking Lake Park in Maple Springs, New York. Many crazy swedes in costumes generated donations from friends and family as encouragement to jump through a hole in the ice of Chautauqua Lake into about six foot of water. They raised funds over $1600 that will be used for the Children's Activity Fund.
 
 

A firemen from the Maple Springs Fire Department demonstrates the deadman float in a dry suit at the end of the swim.