What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 8 2019

Rise and shine everybody, it’s time to enjoy another great weekend.  But before we do that … let’s get a cup of coffee, maybe a little breakfast of eggs and bacon, and read the blog posts and observations from the good bloggers and photographers and podcasters from my blogroll.  I hope you enjoy. BLOGS FOR…

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So about those three roses and a bottle of mineral water…

Last week, I showed off some lenticular-like photos – the subject was three home-colored roses that were arranged in a bottle of Saratoga Vichy mineral water.  Looked sorta like this. It looks nice …kinda funky … but, as you can see, a small breeze kissed some of the blue petals during my shoot, which caused…

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Can CivMix take the spot of All Over Albany?

Let’s first remember the great website All Over Albany, the independent site that featured the best and most interesting and noteworthy happenings in the 518.  Such a great site.  I still miss it today. And with that, I have news.  There’s a new Albany-based cultural website that just went live earlier this week. It’s called…

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You gotta put a wiggle in your pitch, son…

Hernan Perez is a utility player for the Milwaukee Brewers, he’s moved from shortstop to right field to wherever the Brewers need him. Last night, in what was a nasty blowout for the Brewers – they were down 16-0 after 8 innings to the Miami Marlins – Perez got the call.  Take the mound. And…

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My 2019 Iowa State Fair entries are …

And the game begins.  Iowa.  The de facto start for my Competition Season 2019. Yesterday, I mailed a package of four prints to Des Moines. Last year, I claimed my first blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair when my photo The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake claimed silk in the “Anything Goes” category.  That…

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Why I support Kirsten Gillibrand for President (and so should you)!

We’ve got nearly two dozen men and women who have declared their intent to run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. And depending on your personal situation, depending on what you want for our future, you might feel that Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris or any of…

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NBC’s The InBetween – “I see dead people…”

There was this great Australian soap opera drama called Love Child, a period piece about unwed teen mothers in the late 1960’s.  I really enjoyed it, and although I hoped that Love Child would somehow make it to an American broadcast (it would have done well on PBS Masterpiece or maybe as a Netflix import),…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 1 2019

Hey everybody, guess what – it’s June!  No, I’m not going to put up that meme of Justin Timberlake with the words “It’s Gonna Be…” because that’s so last month… but what I am going to do is post some great blogs and stories from the bloggers in my personal blogroll, which I do every…

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88 Minutes in Chinatown

When I get a photo concept in my head, I won’t let the concept go until I’ve actually achieved successful results.  I don’t care how long it takes – weeks, months, years – the journey is just as important as reaching the destination. Here’s my concept.  I want to take a picture with one type…

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K-Chuck Radio: As I walk through this world…

I want to share this little track with you.  It’s a 1961 doo-wop track by a Chicago-based group, the Dukays, with lead singer Eugene Dixon. “The Girl’s a Devil” earned the Dukays a contract with the tiny Nat record label, and eventually the Dukays went back in the studio to record sides for future singles. …

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