Submissions of a single section of scarlets and shades

Many years ago, I tried to submit some of my artworks to a major art event, the annual Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region.  My images were not accepted.  And in that unacceptance, I received some comments about WHY my photos were rejected… At the time, I had submitted a mixture of different film techniques…

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A difference between slide and print Infrared film

During my experiments with color infrared film – both medium format slide and print formulae – I wanted to determine the best outputs for both products. What I’ve discovered is – with the color print Infrared film (“CIR 120”) I’ve acquired, I have more flexibility with my shots.  In sunlight, I can use the photographer’s…

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Entering a contest that I’m ineligible to enter …

Nothing like trying to enter my photos in a competition in which I already know I have no chance of succeeding. That has to be the epitome of cojones, right? Let me explain. The United States Government has an image competition every year for their national Federal Duck Stamp.  Painters and illustrators around the nation…

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Barn Versus Weeds, Parabola and other returning subjects

As you’ve recently discovered, I’m currently on a color infrared film kick.  I’ve packed my Rolleiflex Automat MX camera with infrared print film (and slide film) and taken it for various walks around upstate New York. And this time, I’ve decided to go back to previous photographed subjects … and give them another snap, just…

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The Grave of William Smith

I never really knew this cemetery existed. Honest. But apparently this gravesite, tucked into the woods at the intersection of Spier Falls Road and Locust Grove Road in Corinth, still holds a few souls at rest. This website lists all the known cemeteries and graveyards in the Greenfield / Corinth / Porter Corners area in…

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So I got the results from the San Francisco Bay show … and …

Here we go.  Competition Season 2018 results. Earlier this year, I entered ten images – some classics, some new pictures – in the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography “Call for Art” event.  Four years ago, my image of a stretched-out pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, claimed a silver award in the show. Here’s the ten…

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My entries for the 2018 Iowa State Fair are…

And with a simple click of my mouse, my four entries are on their way to McGreevy Pro Lab in Albany for printing.  Once I receive them back, I will ship my entries to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair’s annual photography competition. In the past, I’ve struggled in this competition – granted, it’s…

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Alternate photographic options at the Altamont Fair

As you know, I’ve entered my photographs at the Altamont Fair’s photograrphy competition for the past decade or so.  Some years I’ve been successful – a blue ribbon for Farrell, a second-place silk for Midnight at the Palace Theater, lots of love for Vivaldi’s Pond and Aerochrome Falls and The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake……

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Yeah, that is a rough stretch on I-787…

There’s a section of Interstate 787 – just before you reach Exit 6 – where, if you look over to the side of the road, you can see what looks like a rotting white tree next to a stream.  I’ve pulled over on occasion and photographed that tree, but I’ve never felt that I’ve captured…

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One more swim into the infrared pool…

Background. I’ve dabbled off and on with infrared film, mostly black and white film (Kodak HIE) and color film (Kodak EIR, Aerochrome).  I’ve had some success with the products, including the photos Backstretch and Aerochrome Falls. Then I received some news.  My infrared film connection – the one who got his mitts on the last…

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