The Contents of Solarcan #369

Remember how I said that I acquired FIVE Solarcan passive photography cameras?  Yes.  I installed four of them in one location in Menands. Last December, I installed the fifth one in downtown Albany. And here’s the installation. Right on the Hudson and Green parking garage, with a clear view of downtown Albany.  Well, at least…

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Contemplations for San Francisco – my first seven entries

Yesterday, I posted my thoughts about competing in the brand new San Francisco Bay International Photo Show.  And I received some great suggestions from you, my blog readers – about what I should enter and what I might want to save for other competitions. And just for the record, I paid for ten entries into…

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A return to San Francisco Bay… competition-wise…

Four years ago, I added a new photography competition to my “Competition Season,” as I entered several of my images in the San Francisco International Photography Competition.  And one of my images – a slitscan photo called The Three-Two Pitch – earned a silver medal in competition.    Yep, that was my best effort in…

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The Results of Solarcan #368

Remember these guys? Last year, I installed five “Solarcans” – a Kickstarter-funded aluminum beverage can / photography paper pinhole photo project, piercing a particularly precise puncture, for a pleasantly powerful passive panorama. With only the light of the traveling sun in the sky illuminating the project, I set these cans at various locations in Albany,…

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If I make one more trip to the Boreas Ponds in 2018…

For the past two years, I’ve made photography excursions to the newly-available Boreas Ponds in the Adirondack Mountains.  Essentially you drive up to Essex County, you drive seven miles on an old logging road, then you hike another three hours to a spot where – as you can see in the photo above – you…

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Destroying a Dream Window

I’ve never done this before.  Not in all the Dream Windows I’ve ever built and sold and given away. But I’m tearing the last one apart. And building a new one from its remains. Dream Window 21: Head, Heart, Health and Hands was built for the specific purpose of entering it at the Altamont Fair’s…

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My accepted entries into the Thacher Park Nature Show are …

The fun part about the Thacher Park Nature Show is that I get to take my best outdoor photos and turn them into something wonderful.  I went through my Adirondacks photos, my Washington State vacation photos, and any other nature-based photos … and submitted my four for this year. The other day, I received word…

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My Thacher Park Nature Art Show submissions are…

I enjoy participating in the Thacher Park Nature Art Show every year.  It’s an excellent event that showcases the Capital District’s amazing painters, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople as they pay tribute to the great outdoors. With that in mind, I’ve gone through my artworks and photos, looking for some awesome entries to include.  And I…

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Rexleigh Bridge. Super-ultra-wide. Raskolnikov. Успіх!

When I work on a photo project, I keep battling it and battling it and battling it until I finally get the results I crave.  Such has been the case with my weekend trips to Washington County to photograph the historic Rexleigh Covered Bridge.  I couldn’t get the foliage shot I wanted, mostly because there…

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