Village Tree Before the Snow

Though snow is now entombing most of upstate New York, we were still in the midst of fall just a couple of weeks ago. The towering trees of Canton’s town green take the autumn experience to the extreme, and convey a lot of the small-town charm that I love. I’m glad I was able to photography them before the season locked into winter.

Village Tree Before the Snow

Puck Control

Watching the Women’s Ice Hockey team cruise to victory over Dartmouth was satisfying from both the standpoint of a fan (Here we go, Saints!) and from the standpoint of a photographer. Though I know that my 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens will forever be the patron saint of action photography, I really enjoy the challenge of shooting with a 35 mm prime lens. Appleton Arena is a gorgeous old rink with acres of wood, and the less extreme lens gives me the chance to capture the action and the ambiance from the standpoint of a fan in the front row.

Puck Control

American Cinema

The American Theatre in Canton, New York has survived many a winter (and an unfortunately interior remodeling) with much of its twentieth-century charm intact. Continuing my investigation of the “slightly sinister” in small-town America (from yesterday and last spring), this is yet another charming vision of Americana. The echo of a passing car’s headlights in the street below only adds to the mystery.

American Cinema