A lunar eclipse in Onondaga County.

May 15, 2022. 9:00 a.m. Camera battery is charging. Backup camera battery is already charged and tight. SD card is clean and ready for hundreds of pictures. Nikon Df camera with different super-ultra-wide lenses – my Irix 15mm and my Vivitar 19mm – packed. Double-check to make sure the manual shutter release is in the…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 14 2022

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers. As you know, on Saturdays I turn my blog over to showcase the great blogs and photographs and stories from my personal blogroll. That’s that listing of links on the far right column of this blog. So let’s get right at it, shall we? BLOGS FOR TRAVEL The Saratoga…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for May 13, 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. In honor of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest (which is taking place this week), tonight’s Nightowl Radio Show features past winners of…

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Wrestling shippers unite! We got HOOKhausen!!

Professional wrestling can be enjoyed on several different levels. You can enjoy the athletic competition between two combatants, you can enjoy the gymnastic flips of lucha libre, you can enjoy the non-stop competition of tag team and trios matches, all of that.\ And then you can enjoy the pairing of two distinctly diverse individuals as…

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If Moldova doesn’t win Eurovision, WE RIOT!!

I’ve heard about the Eurovision song contest. I’ve heard the results of the Eurovision song contest. I even watched that 2020 film on Netflix – that one with Will Ferrell, you know the one. So when I discovered that the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest was available for us American viewers via the Peacock streaming service,…

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Kodak Red with the backup shot

in my last blog, I mentioned how I tried to use my Krasnogorsk FT-2 “Raskolnikov” camera to create a patterned film weave with the Hamilton College Chapel. I did create that, here’s the blog that proves same. But here’s the secret. I didn’t just bring Raskolnikov to campus. I also took Kodak Red for the…

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Three Times for the Hamilton College Chapel Weave

I wouldn’t mind this project … if I didn’t have to attempt it THREE FREAKIN’ TIMES to even get a workable image. I shall explain. Off and on, I’ve been trying to create a “weave” of film strips to create a unified image. My plan was to use my super-ultra-wide Krasnogorsk FT-2 camera (“Raskolnikov”), along…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, May 9 2022 progress

You know what? I have come to the realization that unless I take a couple of months off from everything AND all the yarn I order from Herrschners comes in when I need it, getting this hooked rug completed in time for the New York State Fair – at least for 2022 – ain’t happening.…

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