Albany Patroons force Game 3 of 2022 TBL Finals!

The Albany Patroons have fought their way back from adversity throughout this entire postseason. In the opening playoff round, they lost the first of a three-game series against Atlantic City, only to sweep the Gambits in Games 2 and 3 at the Armory to advance. They then had to hold off the Huntsville Hurricane in…

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Did Asuka try to steal second base on Becky Lynch? :D

Although I haven’t really watched WWE’s professional wrestling shows of late, I sometimes take a glance if I know that a couple of the promotion’s best wrestlers are competing against each other. That’s usually the case when you get a match between Japanese wrestler Asuka and Irish wrestler Becky Lynch. The two of them work…

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My Empire State Plaza Fireworks Photos, 2022 Edition

There’s only so many times I can travel to the Empire State Plaza and photograph the fireworks show. It’s a fantastic show, don’t get me wrong. But when you have to get there at 4pm for a 9:15 boomtime JUST so you can find decent parking AND you can find a decent shooting spot AND…

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At the 35-Yard Line

I’ve photographed fireworks displays in the past. Big booming fireworks events that can be seen in the next county; small fireworks shows in private lots, and almost everything in between. Last June, during my Hamilton College reunion, I discovered that the College would produce a fireworks show on Saturday night. Of course, now I’m looking…

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Re-assigning a photo I had scheduled for Altamont 2022.

For me, Competition Season 2022 involves going through all my photos, looking for the ones that will work with the various shows, and hoping I’ll pull a winner out of the mix. Nothing’s guaranteed. And no matter what I consider, Photo X may work at the New York State Fair, but it could bomb at…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, July 2 2022

Hello, my amazing blog readers. It’s time for another go-round with my personal blogroll, sharing the blog posts and photos and other projects that my fellow bloggers and photographs have achieved this week. Definitely worth a look-see if you have a moment. And they include … BLOGS FOR TASTE Bill Dowd’s “Notes on Napkins,” “Schenectady’s…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for July 1, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s episode features songs that were based on historic events. Some are story-songs, others pull full inspiration from the moments in time.…

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Contemplating an Infrared film run

I’ve shot infrared film off and on for several years. I’ve shot color Kodak EIR when I’ve had fresh stashes of it; I’ve worked with Kodak HIE black and white film, Aerochrome color infrared film, Efke 820 black and white stock, and a few other mixtures. Some examples are below. Which, of course, gets me…

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I need an Acclaimed #78 jersey, and I’m not a cop.

I enjoy watching All Elite Wrestling. For me, Wednesday night is reserved for AEW Dynamite, and Friday nights are locked in for AEW Rampage. For me, it’s much more exciting than watching WWE wrestling. The storylines make more sense, the action is more realistic, and you get more involved in watching the program each week.…

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The Albany Patroons RETURN TO THE FINALS!!

In the end, last night wasn’t even close. The Albany Patroons entered the Washington Avenue Armory and dog-walked the Kokomo BobKats 121-83. Took them out like Glass Joe in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Don’t believe me? Look at that scoreboard. It gets better. With that win, the Patroons are now the champions of the TBL’s East…

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