My entries into the 3D image show

Okay.  Competition Season 2020 begins … with a new contest.  Super. After years of experimenting with three-dimensional images – both in film and in digital – the Austrian 3D photo competition has just entered its “Call for Entries.”  I have until April 1 2020 to submit my four best 3D images to the competition. This…

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It’s tough for a guy to get Laowa’d these days …

My current setup for macro photography – a series of extension tubes and an old HELIOS-81 piece of Commie glass – is okay, I guess.  I was able to create the macro photos After the Rain and Mittsu No Yuki with them, but SIX extension tubes and a 50mm f/2 prime lens makes a person’s…

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Wait, Amazon sells books? Really? Since when?? :D

Last month, I visited the Great American Train Expo at the Empire State Plaza.  The train show features working models and layouts of various train sets.  For hobbyists, there are also train ephemera and memorabilia from popular lines, so you can really have fun at these events. As I arrived at the train show, I…

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Chuck’s Best Photos of 2019

So I do this every year around this time … I go through all my photos from the past year, some that have won awards, some that didn’t but I still think they’re awesome, and I recap them in this year-end blog special.  Hopefully I’ve captured your favorites from the past year as well.  That…

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One final adventure with Leica Green

Last Sunday, I transferred ownership of my Leica M3 (“Leica Green”) to a rising photographer for her future use. But before I gave her the camera … I took one or two “final photos” of Leica Green. It’s a similar pose I used with Leica Green when I was first gifted the camera; I based…

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The future adventures of Leica Green

I’ve owned my Leica M3 (“Leica Green”) for several years now.  It was gifted to me by a wonderful blog reader, and in the time I’ve owned the camera, I’ve had it re-leathered, added a nice strap, and shot several dozen amazing images through it.  I’ve shot with print film, slide film, black and white…

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Holy crap, how did I forget that I took this photo?

I experiment with different film and digital techniques.  This is how I operate. And some years ago, I rolled some 120 AGFA Scala film onto a 620 spool, and shot eight exposures in my Kodak Medalist II camera.  I sent the film off to the only place in the world that is capable of developing…

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Call for Art: The Thacher Park Annual Nature Art Show

Attention all artists in the Capital Region.  Have you ever painted a nature scene?  Have you ever captured that awesome photo of a bird in flight?  Have you taken something from the world outside and made it a gem inside? Here’s your chance to display it. The Thacher Nature Center at Thacher Park will host…

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My first snowflake photo of the 2019-20 winter season

The snow arrived.  And it arrived in big sheets.  We have a veritable winter wonderland today. And while everyone else is racing to Stewart’s for toilet paper and beer … I’m making sure I have all my connections.  I want snowflake photos. Last year, it took a while for me to get all my settings…

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