An alternate take on the Ocular 6

Last month, I took some dream-inspired photos of my eyeglasses against the image of my living room Venetian blinds. And the best of the pictures was this image, which I called “The Ocular 6.” I still like this photo, don’t get me wrong. But I wanted to try something with it. Right now, all I…

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You mean there WILL be a Competition Season 2021? For reals???

It’s one of the signs that our world is returning to some semblance of post-COVID normalcy. I just received word that the Iowa State Fair, one of my locales for my annual “Competition Season” of photography, WILL indeed operate in 2021, and they’ve already sent out a call for entries for images. And I immediately…

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I’m not letting Louis DeJoy ruin my Competition Season 2021.

Background. Whenever I need to make a lenticular “magic motion” print for Competition Season, my go-to source is Peter Sinclair of Snap3D.com. I send him the images, he crafts me a spectacular lenticular print, and it arrives safe and well in my mailbox. In fact, Snap3D was the company that made my print The Long,…

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Breaking my snowflake maiden

Two years ago, I tried my hand at snowflake macro photography, eventually scoring the photo Mittsu No Yuki for my efforts. That was two years ago. After purchasing some focus stack bellows, I planned on improving my photo sharpness in the 2019-20 wintertime. But in January 2020, I shattered my ankle. By the time I…

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2021 Thacher Park Nature Show CANCELLED, Trivia Bowl XVII POSTPONED

Apparently COVID-19 hasn’t stopped messing with our world yet. Some time ago, I mentioned that the Thacher Park Nature Show, in which artists can submit their photos and paintings and sculptures for a special gallery show at the Emma Treadwell Center at Thacher Park, would take place. That was until I received this notice. Hello…

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So did my 70mm “Force” project work?

Background. I have a canister of 20-year-old expired Kodak Portra 160NC film. It’s 70mm wide, which means that the only camera in my arsenal that can handle it is my AGFA Clipper Special f/6.3, which takes 616 (also known as 70mm) film. Last week, I packed a strip of the film in the AGFA, and…

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Hey artists – Thacher Park Nature Show is still ON!

I do enjoy the Thacher Park Nature Show, it’s a nice little art exhibit that features’ artist’s takes on nature and our environment. I’ve seen beautiful paintings, photographs, sculptures, carvings, you name it. It just totally impresses. And if you enjoy nature and creating something from it, I wholeheartedly encourage you to participate in this…

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