Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The bridge over the Lahn

Just a few snaps taken from the stone bridge that spans the Lahn in Wetzlar, Germany.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Saratoga Greek Revival

I happened upon this out building in Halfmoon, New York and thought it quite interesting.

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This is the main house, which is quite impressive.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Low Bridge, everybody down.

We all grew up singing the old song, Low Bridge (15 years on the Erie Canal). New York State has an extensive canal system that does indeed still run from Albany to Buffalo. It also runs up through Lake Champlain.

In early October I took a visit out to my mother’s area which in near Waterford, New York. I did a little exploring on a rainy morning.

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The upriver side of Erie Canal Lock 3 at Waterford.

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Two shots of the tug Buffalo.

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I believe that this is Lock 2. You can get a perspective of the size if you notice the fisherman just right of center.

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Looking down at the canal harbor at Waterford.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Canals of Annecy


Today I have three more images from Annecy, France. I could have shot here all night!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Seafood in the middle of Germany?

The first time I went to Germany, my host suggested that we go out to a seafood restaurant. My first thought was, “You are going to take a man from Gloucester to seafood restaurant in the middle of Germany?”

Well, yes. The restaurant is Hörnsheimer Eck in the old part of Wetzlar. I have been there three times and they do not disappoint.

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We started out with tuna tartar, octopus, and crayfish. Some sun dried tomatoes on the left of my plate, crawdad, marinated eggplant and fresh mozzarella on the right. When I’m in Germany, I go for the wheat beer.

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Above is a grilled fish platter that included salmon, swordfish and tuna. Look closely and you will see some octopus. Now I’m not a big octopus eater. But let me tell you at Hörnsheimer Eck, it is to die for.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rainbow over the salt marsh

We had a little shower go through and create a rainbow over the salt marsh.

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Be sure to visit Skywatch Friday this week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Something I’ve always admired

I’ve always admired this idyllic setting along 1A in Ipswich, Massachusetts. I’ve had my eye on this spot for over five years, but never had a reason to shoot it. That changed last Saturday morning. I was afraid that I would return from Europe to find that I missed the show. The sugar maples are doing very well this fall.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sugar Maple Butter-butts

It has been a while since I’ve shot some birds. Sunday morning I was driving by the Oak Hill Cemetery and found this drop dead gorgeous sugar maple. I just had to shoot it. Cemeteries are great places for fall foliage. There is generally a good deal of space around the trees and there are no power lines in the picture.

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There were a good number of Yellow-rumped Warblers flitting around the cemetery.

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Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Arriving in Germany

Wow, on the 11th of October, we flew out of Boston at 10:30 PM and touched down in Germany at 11:00 AM local time on the 12th. I don’t sleep on airplanes, so for me it was like landing at 4:30 in the morning. We got settled into our hotel in Wetzlar and by 1:00 PM (with my body telling me that it was now 7:00 in the morning), we went out for a walk to find something to eat.

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Hmmm… what’s on the menu?

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A great, spicy Italian pasta dish and a glass of Piedmont Barbara. Hand made fresh pasta and meat sauce. Yah, body it may feel like 7:00 in the morning, but it is after high noon here. Stop whining and get into the local time zone!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Back in the US

I was away on business travel last week, visiting Germany and France. It was a very productive trip. Fortunately we had a little time to walk around. Here is a shot of me in Annecy, France.

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On this trip, I decided to not take my big boy cameras. It’s a lot of bulk for business travel. However I did bring along my new LG G3 cellphone.

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I’ve had it for about two weeks and we are becoming good friends. Above is a pretty difficult shot because it was taken as the sun was going down. Below is another tough shot of a bakery. There was funky light shining on the stonework and the bright lights from inside the shop. Tough shooting, but the cellphone did a good job. Let’s face it, the G3’s camera has demonstrated quite a dynamic range in this image.

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Will the G3 replace my full frame D600? Only on business trips.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Batten Kill Valley

The Batten Kill river crosses the Vermont-New York boarder at Jackson, New York, just east of Cambridge. There is a little pullout that I took advantage of to take some early morning pictures.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sugar House

I saw this sugar house while driving out of Manchester, Vermont along Rt 30, heading up Bromley Mountain. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

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