A brand new opportunity for Infrared Horizon 787

Several months ago, I was driving to Albany via Interstate 787, when I passed by the little clearing between Exits 7 and 6.  It was a quick glance to my right, as it always is when I pass this spot on the highway.  A little stream, with a scary nightmare tree along its shore. On…

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Another name for a waterfall

There is a part of me that, when my emotions are low, I try to find a way to combat the lowness.  And although I haven’t done it as much of late … it’s time to break out the camera and take a walk. And for me, the walk yesterday was in the Adirondacks. Just…

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The Durham Fair 2018 and the Tilcon Controversy

The Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut is my final stop on Competition Season 2018.  And although I got stonewalled by the New York State Fair this year (one entry in, no ribbons), some of my pictures have picked up sweet silks at other venues and competitions. And right now, three photos – as well as…

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So my entries for BUILT 2018 are…

This is the big nugget for my “Charity Season 2018” submission listings.  BUILT.  Albany Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes.  With this collection of artworks, I hope to add my own “architecture through artists’ eyes” to this nice event. It seems that every competition I enter is reducing the number of accepted artworks, so with that I’m…

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A trip to the Big E, 2018 Edition

I can never win with the Big E parking lot. I get there early, I get shuttled off to the farthest reaches of the parking lot. Every other parking lot in every other Fair that I attend either ha a really good parking situation, or they offer shuttles. But for the Big E … it’s a…

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Trying to avoid the sunflower crutch

It’s the latest photography fad.  You find out that there’s a field of sunflowers somewhere, and it’s within your driving distance.  Oh, how fantastic a photo that would be.  So you jump in your car and you drive to the sunflower field.  Oh, these would make great photos, you think to yourself. You get there,…

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Mail Pouch Barn ghost sign meets infrared

Last Sunday, I drove to Dutchess County to photograph one of the few remaining Mail Pouch Barn ghost signs left in New York.  The barn is part of a private property estate, so as long as I stay on the side of the road, I can photograph the building without violating the many “NO TRESPASSING”…

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If you don’t C♯ you will B♭

Deep in the heart of Albany’s farmland, on a stretch of highway that can take you from Greene County to Schoharie County without even a single sniff of the New York State Thruway, there’s an old dilapidated upright organ.  It looks like it’s seen better days.  No, it looked like it had seen better lifetimes. …

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Durham Fair: Yes, it was made by a “man” …

The Durham Fair in Connecticut is my last fair of Competition Season 2019.  And when I discovered that their photographic entry requirements were reduced from four entries to three per person, I was kinda okay with it … but it made me more interested in entering another category. You know … one of the stitchery…

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