A return to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Background. Last year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train traveled through the Capital Region.  The train run combines a mobile concert with a charitable fundraiser – visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local food banks, and the train provides a half-hour of holiday music and contemporary hits.  A good time is had…

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Returning to Rexleigh

I thought I was done with driving to the hinterlands and photographing the Rexleigh Covered Bridge that spans the Battenkill River. I mean, after my triple-blue-winning Washington County 2:30 a.m. picture, with the Rexleith Bridge in the foreground and the Milky Way in the distance … I thought I had captured my “Rexleigh shot” and…

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Infrared Horizon 787 is officially a Work of Art

Eight years ago, my blogger friend Teri  Conroy (she’s the owner of the peaceful llama farm Wunsapana Farm in Altamont) gifted me a Rolleiflex Automat MX camera, a medium format twin lens reflex gem.  I’ve shot dozens of rolls of print and slide film through it, and recently it’s been my camera weapon of choice…

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The Results of BUILT 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, my artworks are on display, along with hundreds of other amazing paintings, sculptures and craftspieces from dozens of Capital Region artists, as part of Historic Albany Foundation’s “BUILT: Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes” event. I’m all set.  I’ve got my suit on, my six stickpins from my first six BUILT appearances…

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It’s as clear as black and white

I wasn’t planning on entering any more photography contests this year. My good friend and fellow photographer Melissa Simser-Iovino changed that for me. Melissa – who has a thriving photography business and who also took my head shot that adorns this blog – entered some photos in the upcoming LensCulture Black and White Photography Awards…

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And now I hear from BUILT 2018…

  I’ve entered my artworks at BUILT, Historic Albany Foundation’s charity fundraising auction, for nearly eight years.  Ever since I submitted my first piece, a print of The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake, my artworks have found new “forever homes” with art lovers throughout the Capital District. Earlier this year, I submitted two photos and…

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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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