The magic of rural sunrises is the quiet. Or should I say human quietness. The birds were chirping and the woodpeckers were pecking and except for nature I was all alone. This shot was taken on Johnson Road in Geneva.
February 2015 was the coldest month in Rochester's recorded history but it made for some beautiful landscapes as the water froze and snow collected on it. This was taken in downtown Rochester as I waited (and shivered) for the sunrise.
The Times Square Building (right) is the eighth tallest building in Rochester. Attop it are four aluminum wings 42 feet high, known as the "Wings of Progress", each weighing 12,000 pounds. The Mercury statue sits atop the Aqueduct Building. It is 21 feet tall and was created in 1881. These structures are among the most distinctive features of the Rochester skyline.
The Lighthouse is located in the former Village of Charlotte (at the Port of Rochester, NY). The Tower is 40 feet high with an additional 12 feet of height for the lantern room. There are 42 steps and then an 11 rung ladder that takes you into the lantern room.
Village Gate, located on N. Goodman Street, has a great collection of small businesses, shops and restaurants, as well as a great collection of public art. It's a great place to visit, even if you aren't hungry.
A destination for both tourist and locals, the Genesee Brew house was transformed from a century-old packaging center to a muesum, gift shop, pilot brewery and pub-style restaurant. It also provides spectacular views of Rochester's High Falls.
While there were many reports that Niagara Falls had frozen over during the winter of 2013-2014, there was still a lot of water moving on the morning of March 6, 2014 when temperatures reached a low of -4 F.
The originial Oak Orchard Lighthouse, located at the end of a pier in Point Breeze, NY, washed away during a storm on December 23, 1916. Local residents built a replica lighthouse in 2010 that now serves as a museum.
Located 30 miles east of the Niagara River, this lighthouse was named Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse. It is located in Golden Hill State Park on Lake Ontario in NY. Today, the lighthouse is open for tours and guests can even stay overnight in the assistant keeper's quarters.
The southernmost part of Conanicut Island is known as Beavertail, for its shape on the map. This rocky, windswept point looks south to the open Atlantic Ocean and separates the East and West Passages of Narragansett Bay. The Beavertail Lighthouse was built in 1856 and it is still in active use.
The southernmost part of Conanicut Island is known as Beavertail, for its shape on the map. This rocky, windswept point looks south to the open Atlantic Ocean and separates the East and West Passages of Narragansett Bay. The lighthouse was built in 1856 and is an active lighthouse.