But honey, I did put the Christmas tree away! Honest I did!

I’ve had this idea for a photo composition for a while, and thankfully someone could help me out with this project. The idea was to photograph a fully-decorated Christmas tree. Sounds simple, right? But what if you could take the “tree” away and just leave the ornaments and lights and tree topper behind? I did…

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One last chance at a 3D photo competition in Austria

In 2020, I submitted some film-generated stereoscopy images to an international 3D stereo photo competition in Vienna, the Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien. Unfortunately, the photos were not selected for the show. Fast forward to 2023. I’ve got a more stable setup with some killer stereoscopic images, and once again, the 3D stereo photo competition is…

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Chuck’s Best Photos of 2022

With tomorrow being a WHCL “Nightowl Radio Show” playlist, and Saturday designated as a “What’s Up in the Neighborhood” blogroll recap, this is essentially the last day of 2022 for me to share my personal recap of ten Chuck Miller-captured photos and my feelings about capturing them. So if you’ll indulge me on this wee…

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Christmas Eve at a covered bridge

It’s Saturday morning. Snow on the ground and snow in the air. This is supposed to be a time of cheer and celebration. Holiday and harmony. Unfortunately … this year I’m spending Christmas with myself. Ugh. Well, maybe I can make something out of this. Something worthwhile. Something that takes away the emptiness. You know…

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Here comes Santa Claus (and the Green Island Power Authority)

I received this notice from my community Facebook page. Green Island still treats the holidays with joy and amazement. You can’t tell me Santa Claus doesn’t exist, especially when you can see his travel route printed right in the Facebook community page. Essentially old Saint Nick will travel along the major thoroughfares in our illustrious…

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A possibility in Wyoming

So … After last week’s attempt to enter a gallery show with my photos fell flat, I resolved to try again. In an effort to add opportunities for my photos, I submitted three of my black-and-white images – my dew-soaked dandelion After the Rain, my Infrared Toll Gate Ice Cream shot We Serve Wayward Strangers,…

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An email from a New York City art gallery.

Last November, after the successful showing of four of my prints at the New Jersey International Photography Exhibition, I gathered up my courage and attempted another “call for art.” This time, I aimed for the bullseye – the dream of having one of my artworks hang on the walls of a New York City art…

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A homemade View-Master® reel featuring one of my favorite subjects of 2022.

It arrived in the mail yesterday. Well, five of them, along with viewers. I shipped three off to special recipients as Christmas presents, and I’m keeping two – one to care and one for a spare. It’s my homemade View-Master® compatible reel and viewer. Wanna see? Yes you do. That’s right. These shots from my…

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“If you bring the snow, I’ll bring the Nikon.”

Last week, I treated myself to the Capital District model train show at the Empire State Plaza. It’s a chance for me to check out the rolling stock and train collectibles, fantasize about building a gigantic model railroad layout in a two-room apartment, purchase a couple of refrigerator magnets, and leave. This time, I spotted…

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