Alignment, Miller … it’s all about alignment.

Yesterday, I uploaded my time-slice of the Jericho Drive-In Theater sign.  And I was happy with it.  And I went to bed. And this morning, I looked at it, and said to myself, “Self … you can do better than that.” Take a look at the picture. The vertical slices may be symmetrical to each…

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The Jericho Time-Slice Project

Over the years, I’ve wanted to get an awesome, iconic photo of the waycool Jericho Drive-In marquee.  But understand this.  Photographing a movie theater marquee isn’t just “show up, shoot, leave.”  Most often, the following happens: Either the marquee shows whatever movies were playing that night, immediately dating your photo; The theater has no movies…

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Hey, remember that 3D photo contest I entered this year?

God, it seems like a lifetime ago. I had this idea to enter some of my 3D film photos into this Austrian photography contest.  Figured I’d take a chance and see if there were any decent results from it. Well … Those were the photos I entered. And yesterday, I checked the competition’s online website…

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Aw, nuts. No Durham Fair this year. It’s okay. I understand.

I’ve had awesome success over the years at the Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut.  In 2013, my splitfilm photo The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake not only picked up a blue ribbon for first place, it won Best in Show in its category, my first-ever BOS award.  Over the years, I’ve claimed several blue silks…

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The 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

Sweet lord, it’s that time of year again.  An opportunity to enter my best photos into the 2020 Capital District Photo Regionals, to put my work up against the best work of the best photographers in the area. Recap. After years of entering and failing and entering again and failing again … in 2014, my…

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High and Tight

I’ve been fiddling around with macro photography for a while now, mixing different lenses with focus stacking techniques.  The results have been pleasing – several different flowers and petals and flora, all clipped into an alligator-clip armature, then several photos taken and stacked to bring out the sharpness. Now I’m going back to an idea…

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The Big E’s photography contest is ON … with some additional options…

Last week, I noted that it’s very unlikely that the New York State Fair will operate in 2020, and if it doesn’t, then the photography competition therein would be in question. The Big E’s photography competition, held in conjunction with the September Big E in Massachusetts, apparently is still on.  And they’ve added some new…

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More macro fun as a COVID-19 distraction

I’m seeing some blooms.  And I’m seeing some petals. There may be life in this barren wasteland after all. In an effort to keep myself functional during this COVID-19 pandemic, while still remaining in isolation to avoid catching the coronavirus myself, I’ve set up a small studio with the goal of photographing items in macro…

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Just another Macro Monday

I’ve remained sheltered in place during this COVID-19 invasion.  Been sheltering for the past two and a half weeks.  And it’s not fun.  You know those episodes of Lockup where they put the inmate in administrative segregation, where they’re only allowed one hour of outdoors recreation or human contact in a day?  Yeah, now I…

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