The 2019 PhotoCenter of the Capital District Members’ Show now has a theme …

The PhotoCenter of the Capital District is a great organization for experienced and first-time photographers to advance their crafts.  They hold a “Salon Night” on Tuesday evenings, and there are various “members’ shows” throughout the year.

In the past, the PhotoCenter has hosted two “members’ shows” back-to-back – a “Best of the year” show (all images must be from that year), and a “Best of our Members” show, which is more inclusive.

This year, however, both those shows were retired, in favor of a themed show.  The them this year was “Portals” – which could include windows, doors, entranceways, all of the above.

With that in mind, I went through my archive, and found some images for consideration.

This morning, I received word that three of my images – two legacy, one new – would be on display at the Members’ Show “Portals,” so I need to get a-printing.  The entries include:


New Scotland Road. Rolleiflex Automat MX camera, color infrared film with yellow filter. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

This was my Aerochrome shot of the bridge entrance in Slingerlands.  I’ve shot and entered this photo in other competitions before, and it did make the walls at the Iowa State Fair this year, so it’s nice that the PhotoCenter is giving this image some love.  Yeah, I’m gonna take my Rollei to New Scotland Road, I’m gonna … shoot till I can’t no more …

NIAGARA 1970 1995 2016

Niagara 1970 1995 2016. AGFA Chief camera, Kodak Verichrome Pan 70mm film (expiry 1970), Kodak Instamatic Gold 200 film (expiry 1995). Photo by Chuck Miller.

I’ve always felt that this image is a lost gem.  It’s part of my splitfilm experiments, when I jammed a roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan AND a roll of Kodak Gold Instamatic 200 film in the same big fat AGFA Chief and shot the images together.  It’s similar to my current Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night, my Ferris wheel picture that’s now part of the Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show.  😀


Contact. Nikon Df camera, Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, ISO 6400, 30 seconds on f/2.4. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

This is my newest “Portals” theme, and I’m liking this image so much, I didn’t even wait to enter it in Competition Season 2020 – I want this little treasure to get some love at the PhotoCenter’s show this year.

So once I get done with this crazy weekend, I need to get these images printed – matted – mounted – and framed – in time for the upcoming show.

This is nice.  And much thanks to Nick and the good folks at the PhotoCenter of the Capital District for considering my images for the event.

Works for me.