I’m gonna shoot this box in 2022.

Background. I have a camera that can shoot with 70mm film, also known as 616 roll film. It’s my AGFA Clipper Special f/6.3, a 15-shot square-image camera that was manufactured in 1939, and which came into my possession when I purchased it for $15 at a Massachusetts yard sale. Since then, the camera has produced…

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“The Long, Strange Trip” is a Work of Art!

It was way back in 2019 when I traveled to Old Forge, New York, on rumors of discovering the remains of a vintage 1974 VW Super Beetle, one that had previously seen more than its share of Grateful Dead shows. I photographed it with various cameras, including using my Nikon Df with an assortment of…

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It’s a camera shutter. It’s not a detonator.

Last week, an American Airlines flight from Indianapolis to New York was forced to make an emergency landing due to what had initially been described as an in-flight passenger situation. Uh-oh. Well, it turns out that the “in-flight passenger situation,” according to the New York Daily News, was because a passenger saw another passenger adjusting…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, October 16 2021

So new readers to this blog might be wondering why I do a Saturday recap of the great photos and stories from my personal blogroll. Let me recap for you. Years ago, this blog was part of a collection of community-written blogs that were featured in the Albany Times Union’s blog portal. The portal featured…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for October 15, 2021

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. This weeks episode features popular music on WHCL from 1980 to 1984, in tribute and in memory of fellow WHCL broadcaster and…

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A Prayer of Hope for Alan Mansfield

In 1983, I discovered the New Zealand / Australian rock band Dragon. And fell in love with them. I played their hit song “Rain” on my college station practically every hour on the hour. When I wrote for Goldmine magazine, I begged the publisher to allow me to interview members of Dragon for a feature…

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So there’s a lunar eclipse coming next month.

Long-time blog readers know that I enjoy photographing eclipses. I’ve caught one lunar eclipse back in 2015, and in 2017 I drove to South Carolina to capture a full solar eclipse. I know that two more solar eclipses are arriving in the United States in the next few years, but November 19th will feature a…

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