What’s Up in the Neighborhood, October 19 2019

Good morning, my beloved blog readers.  It’s a nice crisp Saturday morning, and that means it’s time to get up, get a cup of coffee and some Cocoa Krispies, and putter through this week’s recap of the bloggers, writers and photographers in my personal blogroll.  As you know, on Saturday I take a step back…

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More 3D tests … and I promise to cut down on the flashing images

Last week, I packed two rolls of Fuji 400 film into my two Nikon EM cameras for another test of my c’est schisse 3D film photography experiment. And before I post these images … I am going to apologize to you, my beloved blog readers, for giving you headaches in past blogs regarding this experiment.…

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Wait, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops in Menands this year?

Trust me, I’ve been waiting for this information like it’s white smoke from the chimneys of St. Peter’s Basilica.  The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, an illuminated, decorated locomotive that chugs through North America, announced its continental schedule. And there’s been a change.  One that will benefit us Capital Region residents. Normally the train makes two…

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A good reason to brush your teeth – from the American Dental Association

I may have mentioned in the past that, as a young child, I spent summers at my Grandma Betty’s house in Boston, essentially getting a three-month reprieve from my parents and that toxic family situation.  Living in Boston meant that I could watch TV on special non-network channels like WKBG 56 and WSBK 38, both…

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Dream Window 23 – The Dazzling Nipper

It’s been a long time between Dream Windows, so it’s nice to get back to creating one. Background. I’ve made nearly two dozen Dream Windows – artworks crafted out of Queen Anne windows nd Tudor windows and old church windows – for nearly a decade now.  I made the first one as a therapeutic focus…

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It’s not a Mail Pouch Barn sign … but it’s a Mail Pouch ghost sign …

Yesterday I took my cameras for a little photo walk through the Adirondacks – part of it involved photographing some foliage, part of it involved preparation for my upcoming CP Holiday Train photo chase in November. And while I was scouting out a location to photograph the train as it would make its initial stop…

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Albany Patroons news, past, present and future!

So there’s a lot to share this week, even though the Patroons 2019-2020 season is still several months away from tipoff – and the ring ceremony – and the banner raising – and the ceremonial beat-down of our first opponent of the season … Follow along.  There’s some good stuff here. This Friday, the Albany…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, October 12 2019

Wow, it’s Columbus Day Weekend.  Time to get out there and do some exploring, amirite?  Go up to the Adirondacks and see the fall foliage.  Go over to the Berkshires and see the fall foliage.  Go down to the Catskills and see the fall foliage.  Hmm… I sense a theme here. But before you go…

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The Dry Test at Saratoga Harness

Okay.  I’ve got my “new-to-me” Nikon EM cameras – which I’ve combined in a c’est schisse format to hopefully create stereo photos, and now it’s time to test out my photographic plans. Work with me on this. First, take a look at the frames from this vintage 1960’s-era View-Master photo set. Well now.  These are…

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My three entries for BUILT 2019 are …

Oh look, BUILT has arrived.  BUILT: Albany Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes, is Historic Albany Foundation’s annual charity gala / silent auction, where all of the submitted artworks have to contain some tie-in with Albany’s history and architecture.  So if you like artwork that represents the Empire State Plaza, or the State Capitol, or the RCA…

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