Focusing On Binghamton's Beauty And History

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 18, 2009 at 11:52 PM EDT

Photographers focus on Binghamton's natural beauty and historic architecture.

The city is one of hundreds taking part in a worldwide Photo Walk.

They're getting out their cameras, gear and are heading out in the city.

Binghamton is one of 900 cities competing in the 2nd annual Worldwide Photo Walk.

It's mission is to bring people and communities together through photography.

More than 35 people are traveling to historic and architecturally fascinating sites in Binghamton.

They're snapping photos and capturing this moment in time.

"I expect to be able to take pictures of the city which is very diverse architecturally, and it's a place I love," says photographer Sandy Cecelin.

Whether fully equipped with a tripod-pod and high optic zoom, or just a simple camera, they were taking photos everywhere.

Here at the courthouse in Binghamton, it's just one of the many architectural and historical buildings that these photographers are hoping to catch through their lenses with a different view.

A different view of a city that many of these people call home.

"We enjoy the evening out plus the photography end of it to look at the things that are in our own town with fresh, new eyes," says photographer Frank Cecelin.

"Meeting new people and discovering new things. We're retiring now and so we're getting into new things not having so much work responsibility. So it's fun to have this to do," says Karen Pompi.

All to help show the world the beauty of Binghamton.

Many of the photographers plan to upload their pictures to the World Wide Photo Walk web site.

You can visit the site at www.worldwidephotowalk.com

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