The new quandry – +1 Df, or +2 Zfc‘s?

A few years ago, I dabbled in three-dimensional photography, and I experimented with a few different options. I used vintage cameras that had multi-lens outputs, like the Trio 3D and the NIMSLO. I used two Nikon EM’s and shot them simultaneously. But I wasn’t very satisfied with the results. And I think I have a…

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The International Photography Exhibit’s press release (with four Chuck Miller photos in it)

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m completely over the moon that four of my photos – Washington County 2:30 a.m., Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night, The Three-Two Pitch and We Serve Wayward Strangers – have been accepted as part of the New Jersey Photography Forum’s International Photography Exhibit, to be held this…

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My Durham Fair 2022 entries are …

The Durham Fair photo competition is my final in the five-spoke “Competition Season” run. And I’ve definitely had some success this year, but Durham has always held a good spot for me. I’m usually limited to three entries per year at Durham; however, this season, Durham will offer a fourth entry in a themed category.…

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When Nikon Athena’s on point…

I’ve really been digging my Nikon F2S camera (“Nikon Athena”) of late. It’s a great little workhorse, and the pictures it captures are as sharp as a knife. And this summer, I’ve had a bit of fun with Nikon Athena, packing it with a roll of Kodak Ektachrome E-100 and taking it for a few…

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The New York State Fair results, 2022 edition

My usual routine for the New York State Fair is to get up as early as possible, drive to Syracuse to get a good parking spot, and then enter the Fairgrounds. This year, I tried something different. Instead of driving out to Syracuse, I hopped aboard a Yankee Trails chartered bus. Different experience, to say…

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Trying to align Nipper and a rainbow.

Man, what a miserable, overcast drive home. Clouds in the sky look like they’re going to explode in showers. And I’ve got the sun behind me, beating on the back of my car as I head into this murky weather. Oh look, there’s the statue of the RCA Victor dog Nipper atop the former RTA…

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A promise to be kept in December.

Earlier this year, I made a promise that should my photo Katsha nu: weso (my capture of the Oneida illuminated tipi installment along the New York State Thruway) receive any proceeds, either through sales or awards, I would donate that money at the end of the year to a Native American charity. This is what…

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My 2022 Altamont Fair results – and a post-fair good deed.

When was the first time I tried the Altamont Fair’s photography competition? Way back in 2009. It was so long ago, I was blogging about it on a different platform. Way long ago. I didn’t win that year. Nor did I claim any ribbons in 2010. Things picked up in 2011, however, with a couple…

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My entries for the 2022 Altamont Fair are …

If we’re talking NASCAR parlance, I treat Competition Season as a tour through the big tracks. The New York State Fair is my Daytona 500, the Iowa State Fair is my Darlington, the Big E is the Bristol Motor Speedway, and the Durham Fair is Loudon. The Altamont Fair, however, is my Martinsville. It’s tight,…

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A bicolor sunflower

Of late, I’ve enjoyed visiting the sunflower farm at Herrington’s Pumpkins in Washington County. Last year, I got some great photos there, and this year, I hoped to capture some more. I brought along two cameras – my Nikon F2S (“Nikon Athena”) and the Pentacon Six (which has still not earned a nickname). My film…

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