The Lunar Eclipse and Barnyard Expletives

There are moments in our lives where we plan things out, bit by bit, piece by piece, frame by frame. We plan these things out. We account for all possible variables. We keep a spare tire in our car just in case we develop a flat. We keep three cans of Spam in the cupboard…

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It’s looking like North Hudson on Thursday night / Friday morning.

I get one shot at this. One shot. And I have to get this correct. No do-overs. So here’s the plan. The 2021 lunar eclipse will appear on the evening of November 18, 2021, and into the morning of November 19, 2021. The prenumbral eclipse starts at 1:02 a.m., with the partial eclipse beginning at…

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The results of BUILT 2021

First things first. I had a tradition of wearing all my BUILT artist pins every year. That ended after last year, when my BUILT 2013 pin disappeared on the way home from BUILT 2020. So if anybody out there has an extra BUILT 2013 stickpin and can spare it, please contact me. That being said,…

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The results of “Work of Art” 2021

Two years ago, right around this time, I traveled to Old Forge, New York, and photographed a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle that was repainted with Grateful Dead logos and had traveled to dozens of Grateful Dead concerts. I used various filters to capture the car’s image, and combined some of those photos into a lenticular,…

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The Quechee Journey, over rocks and rivers and ravines

Memo to everybody. If I ever talk about doing this again … ever … you have my permission to come over to my place, knock on my door, wait until I come out to greet you, and then you can whack me upside the head with a skillet. But for now, I did what I…

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“The Long, Strange Trip” is a Work of Art!

It was way back in 2019 when I traveled to Old Forge, New York, on rumors of discovering the remains of a vintage 1974 VW Super Beetle, one that had previously seen more than its share of Grateful Dead shows. I photographed it with various cameras, including using my Nikon Df with an assortment of…

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So there’s a lunar eclipse coming next month.

Long-time blog readers know that I enjoy photographing eclipses. I’ve caught one lunar eclipse back in 2015, and in 2017 I drove to South Carolina to capture a full solar eclipse. I know that two more solar eclipses are arriving in the United States in the next few years, but November 19th will feature a…

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The judges’ decisions from the 2021 Big E Photography Salon

So my Big E photos (and their subsequent ribbons) should be on their way back to me any day now. But with that in mind, the Big E was also kind enough to email me the judges’ results for my two photos, Strasburg Number 90 and Five Tickets To Ride Day and Night. Now, mind…

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How have I never known about this TMax film?

Some time ago, when I was preparing my Kodak Medalist II camera (“Kodak Red”) for usage, I purchased some pre-rolled 620 film (respooled from 120 film) from the Film Photography Podcast store. In the batch was a roll of Kodak TMax film, which, for some reason, I don’t remember ever using. While I was at…

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