Acadia Throwback

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Stepping back to the summer of 2014 and we are at Acadia National Park in Maine. I think this had to be one of my favorite trips. The Atlantic was cold even in summer but such a fun time.

Acadia National Park Maine 2014. © Joe Geronimo

Acadia National Park Maine 2014. © Joe Geronimo

Stonington Harbor Mt. Desert Island, Maine 2014. © Joe Geronimo

Stonington Harbor Mt. Desert Island, Maine 2014. © Joe Geronimo

Our cabin "Which was awesome" Castine, Maine. © Joe Geronimo

Our cabin “Which was awesome” Castine, Maine. © Joe Geronimo

Toying Around

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I have been going through some older photographs that I myself have made and others in my personal collection. I discovered these two images from 2011 I believe because I never dated the negative sleeve. You have my son Max and my nephew Nicholas goofing around in their grandparents backyard.

I made the images with one of my medium format “Toy” cameras, a Holga “Holgawood” (Yellow Brick Road) 120N on Fujifilm Reala 100.

Holgawood 120N Medium Format Camera (Yellow Brick Road)

 

Max & Nicholas Holga 120 FN, Fujifilm Reala 100, Double Exposure. © Joe Geronimo.

Max & Nicholas Holga 120N, Fujifilm Reala 100, Double Exposure. © Joe Geronimo.

Max & Nicholas Holga 120 FN, Fujifilm Reala 100, © Joe Geronimo.

Max & Nicholas Holga 120N, Fujifilm Reala 100, © Joe Geronimo.

Props to the Adirondacks

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Back in October 2016 I spent a couple days kayaking in the Adirondacks under amazing Autumn skies. While on 7th lake I discovered Payne’s Air Service and was immediately intrigued. I’m not really a big fan of video and I think this was literally the fifth time using the video feature on my DSLR camera, but gave it a go. I only took a few very short clips. I asked my son if he would take them to school for me and merge them together.

The video is a bit bumpy most likely due to the motion of my kayak, however I think it represents the uniqueness of the Adirondacks.

Cheers!

Winter’s Light at The Castle

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Reaching to silence my alarm it was time for my Sunday long run. A quick check of the weather and I said forget it. I just wasn’t feeling it and longed to go back to bed. As I pulled the covers up I noticed the the days light peeking from behind the shades of our bedroom. I got backup and peered out the window and thought to myself this might be one heck of a sunrise. I quickly threw on some clothes, grabbed my cameras and was in the car. The windshield completely frosted over I was driving down the road with my head hung out the window just like a dog.

My initial thought was to head over to Hospital Hill in Binghamton and photograph downtown Binghamton as the sunlight illuminated it. I took a few sample images and was not thrilled. I wandered around the old buildings and noticed the light slowly creeping up over the tire tracks frozen in a dusting of snow near “The Castle” and immediately knew that this would be my shot. I fluttered around looking for my vision, patiently waiting for Mother Nature to set up her easel and begin to paint.

Jack Frost was nipping at more than my nose at this point, realizing I had left my parka in the car. No time to go back and get it as the show was about to start. The soft glow of red and orange highlighted the exterior while the widows appeared illuminated  as if there was life inside this lifeless soul.

“The Castle” Binghamton, NY January 8th 2017, © Joe Geronimo.

Ghost of Christmas Past

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Our first home in Johnson City, NY, December 1996.

Our first home in Johnson City, NY, December 1996.

Michael who is three in this December 2002 photo.

Michael who is three in this December 2002 photo is opening gifts at his grandparents house.

Christmas 2002

Christmas 2002 at my parents house.

Max who used to just put himself down for a nap fell asleep under our Christmas tree. He was just 7 months in this December 2002 photo.

Max who used to just put himself down for a nap fell asleep under our Christmas tree. He was just 7 months in this December 2002 photo.

Michael & Max Christmas Eve 2006.

Michael & Max Christmas Eve 2006.

Michael & Max with our new addition Ruff. We adopted him in October. Christmas Eve 2009.

Michael & Max with our new addition Ruff. We adopted him in October. Christmas Eve 2009.

Holiday Spirit

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While in Chicago this past summer I walked right by the Congress Hotel and I didn’t even take a picture and I’m still kicking myself. Rummaging Ebay like I always do for old photographs I stumbled across this amazing Kodachrome of the Congress Hotel in December 1965 recently.

I love everything about this image and the Christmas tree steals the show.

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The Congress Hotel December 1965, Chicago, IL Kodachrome © Joe Geronimo collection.