Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello All!

arc photographic images is running a little contest this month.  Sign up for my email list to get a chance to win a free hour of photography - or if you need jewelry photography one free piece.  

I'm also planning on running a special in January and those on my email list will get first crack at it.
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Colleen McCall Ceramics and Chamberlain Acres

Just over the Walnut St. bridge and past Country Kruellers sits a newly painted light colored house and a driveway with a sign - Chamberlain Acres.   From the front you might not guess that a 3 acre garden center sits behind this old family farmhouse in a residential neighborhood
on the Southside of Elmira.  But follow the stone drive and you will not be disappointed.  Once a sprawling tobacco farm built in 1895 Chamberlain Acres is home not only to owner's Charlie Todd and his partner Glenn Miller but to plants, trees, shrubs and gifts.  Lately they have also been hosting classes - one such class is a Gargoyle making class taught by Colleen McCall.  

In this class Colleen teaches you how to carve your very own Gargoyle out of clay - suitable if you wish for perching on your house or mantle.  I stopped by to the class to photograph their creation and to roam around the property with my camera - which they very kindly allowed me to do.  The gift shop has a room with a fireplace and a gravel floor which makes it perfect for classes - the plants, gifts and hanging accessories give the place a great atmosphere.  

The students look through various books to get ideas and then with their own block of clay start slowly carving away and molding their pieces into life.  

Olive is taking a cell phone break :)  Gotcha Olive

 The Buddha Monkey Revealed

 A view of the only part of the gift shop at Chamberlain Acres

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Park Church - Elmira, NY

Last January - I can't believe it has been that long ago now - I photographed Park Church in Elmira NY.  Our guide took us all over the old building with all it's twists and turns and even into the attic which was in it's own way as impressive as the Sanctuary.  Below are a few of the photos from that day.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

 The Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church in Livingston Manor NY.  

This is a special one in my series of Churches since this is the church that I grew up in - although it didn't look exactly like this when I attended.  The pews were white and the carpet green.  You can see the old pews and carpet still in the balcony.  I remember Rev. Heafy (probably not spelling that right) and I still have the flag I waved when all the kids sang Your A Grand Old Flag.  I'd like to get home this year for a Christmas Eve candle light service.  When I was a kid there were so many people there on Christmas Eve it was standing room only.  Not so many people now I think.  Many of us who went as kids moved away.  You know I kind of miss that green carpet :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Charles Welles

Finally it is no longer a secret! Sculptor Charles Welles has been working for several years now on the Stations of the Cross in marble and he made me promise no Facebook images until he was done. This Saturday we photographed the last of the pieces and he gave me the go ahead so I'm free to share!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The image below is from a stunning series of rings I photographed for Laurie Schutt of lfs designs.  I'm just giving you a little preview here there are 6 more I think to show you.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Monastery of Mary the Queen Elmira NY

 A while back now I decided to start photographing local churches both here and back home.   The very first one I did was the Monastery of Mary the Queen on Church St. in Elmira.  It had just closed and the Sister's had already moved out but i was able to go in and take a few pictures.  I am sorry that I didn't get there sooner as I would have liked to spend some time with the sister's and photograph them as well as their Chapel.