My Durham Fair 2022 entries are …

The Durham Fair photo competition is my final in the five-spoke “Competition Season” run. And I’ve definitely had some success this year, but Durham has always held a good spot for me.

I’m usually limited to three entries per year at Durham; however, this season, Durham will offer a fourth entry in a themed category.

I will drop off my artworks at Durham this Saturday, and won’t know until a week afterward how they did. But these are the four that will get the rub this year.

Of course, I’m entering…


As Seen From Screven County. Nikon Df camera, Maksutov MC MTO-11CA 1000mm F10 mirror lens, 30 images shot in 10-minute intervals. Photo (c) 2022 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

This lunar eclipse exposure has claimed silk in every competition; and it’s got two blues already (Iowa and Syracuse). Can this entry finish out the year as a Triple Blue award winner?


We Serve Wayward Strangers. Kodak Medalist II camera, Efke 820 infrared film, with Wratten R78 filter. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

My infrared shot of the old Toll Gate Ice Cream parlor has two second-place silks in its holdings, which is very admirable. I’d like to see if it can earn a blue ribbon before the end of the year, so here’s for some hopes.

My last two entries are new for Competition Season 2022, and if they do well, I may hold them over for next year’s entries. They include:


A Bicolor Sunflower. Google Pixel 6 Pro camera. Photo (c) 2022 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

I usually submit photos that were created by my digital SLR or from my film gear. This is a rare instance where I chose a cell phone camera shot. But this Google Pixel 6 Pro camera really has some oomph to it.

And finally, in the Durham Fair’s additional entry category that celebrates a post-COVID-19 world … I pulled out …


Rooftop Celebration. Nikon F2S camera, Kodak Ektachrome film, Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 lens. Photo (c) 2022 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

So I’ve got a nice mix here. Four different cameras, four different techniques. And the hope is to take home some tasty Nutmeg State silk next week.

As well as a silk or two from the Big E, where two of my images are already waiting for Opening Day at the Fair there.

So here we go. Final entries for the year.

Let’s see how we do.