My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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The Drive of Shame, 2018 Edition (UPDATE: ONE GOT THROUGH!!)

Good morning.  I have to write this blog post early, because by the time you read it, I’ll be on the highway to Syracuse. Let me explain. The New York State Fair requires that all non-accepted entries for the photography competition be claimed today.  Of the six entries I submitted for 2018, three of them…

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The postcards finally arrived from Syracuse … and …

So six postcards arrived in my mailbox Saturday evening.  Three from the photo discipline, three from arts and crafts. Let’s check the arts and crafts section first, shall we? The first card I checked was my Saratoga Vichy Table, a piece of furniture that was crafted from two Saratoga Vichy crates. And the piece was…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Good morning everyone.  Hope you’re starting your weekend off well, and here’s something to make your weekend even better – a collection of blog posts, podcasts and writings by some of my favorite bloggers, podcasters and photographers.  Check them out and you will enjoy. And let’s start with… Robert Eaton’s “Koffeefrkeleven” blog, “Albany Gone: Lost…

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My entries for the Big E 2018 Photo and Art Exhibition are…

So this is a different avenue for me.  Instead of printing and bringing my entries to the Big E and having them judged right then and there, I now must submit my photography entries – limit of two pictures – online.  With limited space in the New England Center this year, all entrants are now…

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The postcards from Syracuse, 2018 edition…

I don’t want to look at them. I know they’re in the mailbox, and I don’t want to look at them. Nine postcards.  Six for photography, three for arts and crafts. Nine postcards in my mailbox, all of whom made a long journey from the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse to my home in…

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So my 2018 Iowa State Fair ribbon-winning photo is…

I submitted four entries to the Iowa State Fair’s photography competition, and heard back that one of the entries was not only accepted, it won an award. But I don’t know which picture, or what award. Over the weekend, there was an artists’ reception at the Iowa State Fair, where the winners were announced. Unfortunately,…

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Inside a four leaf clover … if it is a four leaf clover…

Yesterday I was at a pool party with some friends, we were soaking up the sunshine and having a good time. Then, one little girl – probably no more than seven years old – ran up to the adults.  “Mommy, mommy,” she said, “I found a four-leaf clover.” And she showed it to us.  Sure…

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