Model Cecelia Rose at Westcott Beach at sunset on Lake Ontario, Jefferson County, New York. I took these with a basic 70-300mm lens – this is becoming my new favorite lens for model photography! The higher the focal length, the more it throws the background out of focus, making a zoom lens perfect for separating a subject from the background. But, the trade off is that it’s difficult to steady the lens so motion blur is a problem.
Sign for the old Harbor Motel near Route 3 and Smithville Road, south of Sackets Harbor, New York. Not sure when this establishment opened or closed, but it looks like it’s been closed for a few years at least.
Neon marquee for the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave in Rochester, New York. The Little Theatre was designed by local architects Edgar Phillips and Frederick Pike in Art Deco style and opened in 1929.
Model Leah Hotte poses at a stone wall, located in Durand-Eastman Park, which was once part of a hotel dining hall that served swimmers in nearby Lake Ontario. According to legend, a woman in white haunts the ruin, searching for her long-lost daughter. The park is located in Irondequoit, New York, north of Rochester.
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The Orpheus Two at 68 US Route 11 outside Brewerton, New York, opened in 2015 and appears to not have lasted very long. Dave Buono opened the first disco in Syracuse in the 1970s and sunk a lot of money into this one. Entrance was overgrown with weeds.
Raymond R. Knapp has been a regional used car dealership since the 1970s. It is currently located in Johnson City, New York but this old sign indicates it once stood near the Rocket Center along U.S. Route 11 east of Binghamton.
The United States has long been a place of religious experimentation, sectarianism, and utopianism, encouraged by the rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. One of the most unique and long-lasting utopian experiments was founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1844 based on the Christian concept of perfectionism: that it is possible to live a sin-free life.
Noyes was expelled from Yale University in 1834 after he declared himself to be free from sin and established his own Bible school in Putney, Vermont. By 1844, it solidified into a religious community.
“Complex marriage,” or communal marriage among members, was one tenet of this new community. Noyes was arrested for adultery in 1847.
His followers and he fled to Oneida, New York, where they again established their commune. They built the Mansion House in 1862, where they lived until 1881.