Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ironically, I have just had the most delightful time photographing my mom's back-porch flowers this year. When you are constantly on the move, you often forget that there is some truth to that whole, "stop and smell the roses" thing. Unlike my usual Novembers, I've made it a point to do just that - stop and enjoy this city.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What Pennsylvanian's fall is complete without a trip to an apple orchard? The fam and I took a trip out to Soergel Orchards in Wexford on a glorious fall day to soak in a few hours of delightful seasonal festivity. Pumpkin treats, kettle corn and apple cider. Deeeelish.

I didn't take many photos at the orchard, but this is my current desktop shot.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The drive back from Falling Water in Mill Run, PA may have been one of my favorite parts of my Pennsylvanian fall day with my mom. We happened to hit the Summit Inn Resort* in Farmington, just as the sun was setting over the rolling hills.

Perfect... except for the fact that due to construction, we couldn't figure out where to turn off to get to the resort - thus, sending us down to the base of Summit Mountain. Fortunately, by the time we drove back to the top, this was the scene that awaited us.

With the levels of light so even, the warm colors of the sky over the cool tones of the hills looked like strokes of a painter's brush. A moment where truly, the camera falls inferior to the sensory detail of the human eye.

In the years I've been shooting, I've never printed or framed a photo for my personal use, but this one I just might.

*Fantastic place, a ton of history, must go back.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

A fond farewell to JoePa on the first day in 61 years he has not been a coach on the field at Beaver Stadium for the Nittany Lions.

I've watched him on TV, I've watched him in the stands, I've watched him on the sidelines and despite my heartbreak on many levels of this story, I am positive that the university made the only decision they could have in regard to Paterno.

This isn't how it was supposed to be, but this is how it has to be. Best of luck to Mr. Tom Bradley and the team throughout the rest of the season.

For the future that we wait,
Raise the song, raise the song.

Joe Paterno/Post-game press conference - Penn State vs. Northwestern/9.30.06

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.
When I run dry,
I stop awhile and think of you.
So long, Frank Lloyd Wright.
All of the nights we'd harmonize 'til dawn,
I never laughed so long.
So long.
So long.

So long, already!!

("So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"/Simon and Garfunkel/Bridge Over Troubled Water)

Falling Water/Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright/Mill Run, PA/10.7.11

P.S. - For those unaware, the Guggenheim is, coincidentally, another Wright design.

Monday, November 07, 2011

A trip to the Guggenheim is always quite refreshing, particularly if you've found yourself on the iconic museum's roof with one of your closest photographer friends and MGMT. Hopefully, when the band's management clears some of the photos for personal use, I will be able to post some from the actual shoot!


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Jack White's ex-wife has a band. Who knew?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

My curls have almost set, so I think it's about time we get this show back on the road!

Photo by Roger Kisby