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 Altamont. Photo Y could be a hit in Iowa, but it could stiff at Durham.

With that in mind, I considered this image as one of my four entries for the 2022 Altamont Fair.

Kátsha’ nu: weso (Where are you all going?). Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 lens. Photo (c) 2021 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

I had initially printed a 7×20 ultra-wide version of this, and framed it for consideration at Altamont. Then some things happened … I went to Baldwinsville and photographed a lunar eclipse; I climbed on the roof of an American Legion post and photographed a military firing salute; I took several different photos, and eventually I had to consider pulling Kátsha’ nu: weso out of the Altamont mix.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not getting shown.

No, sir, no.

Kátsha’ nu: weso was selected as one of the display pieces in Albany Center Gallery’s upcoming show Connections. The show is designed to showcase ACG members’ works, as well as the works of friends and local artists who are not yet currently members of ACG. I recommended one of my artist friends, Robert Eaton, and he also had one of his artworks selected for the show.

Here’s a link to the event. The show itself will run from August 2 to August 20, 2022 at Albany Center Gallery’s studio in downtown Albany.

So this just means that instead of appearing in a specific show for Competition Season 2022 … it moves to a different show for Exhibition Season 2022.

And I’m totally on-board with that. 😀