Feature Friday by Rise Collaborative

by / Oct. 2, 2015 11am EST

Editor’s note: Each week Buffalo lifestyle brand Rise Collaborative scour Instagram for their favorite locally sourced images. Each Friday we at The Public will feature a few of their favorites, along with a little bit of info from the photographers themselves. To submit your Instagram photo use the hashtag #FFRisePublic

1. @swiftyny

“We spotted this bald eagle while walking through the Tift Nature Preserve. It was amazing. It was sitting high in a dead tree overlooking the whole marsh. This was such a great moment because we don’t usually see any of these birds in this area. Another interesting thing we saw was a small flock of Canada geese right below the same tree settling down for the night. The eagle must not have posed a threat to them because they were totally calm. And then, BAM the super moon rose and the eagle took off who knows where. It was an awesome experience.”

2. @eebress

“I had no idea there was a green roof up there either! I was on a tour for BOMA and they were showing us the cool features of the building. Unfortunately the green roof can’t be accessed by the public, because the only part of the building that has access to it is the mechanical room on the very top. They wouldn’t even let us on the roof, but the picture was from a doorway with the mechanicals behind me. Anyway, what a cool feature for this building… In Buffalo there can’t be many buildings with this that I can think of.”


View from the green roof of Conventus! What a beautiful building it is. #buffalony #buffalove #bnmc

A photo posted by Eric Bress (@eebress) on

3. @sarahfonzi

“The sculpture ‘Valere Passage’ is located at Isle View Park on River Road in Tonawanda. It was commissioned by the Tribute Garden dedicated to those affected by domestic violence. I used textiles from around the world as inspiration to show solidarity for the cause and unite us in global change. It is a steel construction and was fabricated at my metal shop inside The Foundry (298 Northampton Street, business incubator… not on elmwood)”


My new sculpture at Isle View Park #tributegarden #buffalony #publicart

A photo posted by @sarahfonzi on

4. @jordan_timberworks

“Rowing is a demanding sport before you consider that it requires the athletes and coaches to wake up at 5am in order to get on and off the water in time to make it to their 8am classes or jobs and still get the prescribed work in. Most of the time they push off the dock in pure darkness and conduct most of practice in the dark. As the days get shorter and colder, we often don’t see light until we dock again at the end of practice. I’ve had a lot of people say to me ‘I don’t know how you do it,’ and I’m sure our rowers have as well. For all the early mornings and physically exhausting work, there are upsides. Up on the edge of Erie County, we’re just far enough away from City of Buffalo lights that there’s little to no light pollution to distort the natural beauty of this region. While our guys launch in the darkness, they do so to a sky full of stars overhead. We frequently surprise the wildlife, sending frantic flocks of geese flying or freeze the occasional Great Blue Heron in its tracks as we disturb the morning quiet with the sound of a 15-horsepower outboard and the voice of our coxswains pushing their crews. And when we do finally see the sunrise, it’s always glorious. It’s truly hard to do justice to how beautiful daybreak in Western New York is. The morning I took this photo, I just got lucky enough to capture a small glimpse of it with my phone.”


Good to be back in #buffalony . #rowing #nofilter #crew #Sunrise #novices #gobulls

A photo posted by Jacob Jordan (@jordan_timberworks) on