My 2021 Durham Fair photography contest entries are…

I have to be honest. I wasn’t planning on entering Durham this year. Part of it is the cost of putting together the prints and the two trips to Connecticut – one to drop off the images, and one to bring them home after the fair is complete. But the thing is, I’ve always had…

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He caught fish. I caught him.

As part of my usage of Fuji Velvia 100 film, I spent some time photographing the covered bridges in Bennington County, Vermont. Just a few test shots, nothing out of the ordinary. Bennington has five covered bridges, including three that are within minutes of each other – the Silk Covered Bridge, the Paper Mill Covered…

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The Summer and Autumn with Fuji Velvia 100

I’ve used Fuji Velvia 50 and 100 ISO films, off and on, for some time. But demand for the deep-color slide film had waned of late. And in July, Fuji stopped making the Fuji Velvia 100 film formula – not because of low demand; but because there’s a trace amount of a specifically banned compound…

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My entries for BUILT 2021

I’ve participated in BUILT, Historic Albany Foundation’s annual charity auction and art show, for the past 11 years. I have seven of the commemorative “artist” pins (I lost the 2013 pin last year, grr), and I also have the 2021 commemorative COVID face mask. But I also have wonderful memories of participating in the event.…

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Call for Entries – the HIPA 2021-2022 Photo Competition

I’ve entered this competition several times, and although I’ve never won – at least not yet – I still try. This is one of the biggest worldwide photo competitions in the world. It’s the annual HIPA photo competition, sponsored by His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The competition…

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Tranquility and peace.

Yesterday, I did some peaceful photo shoots – drove to Vermont and photographed some covered bridges in Bennington County; then later in the day, I drove to a sunflower farm in |Rensselaer County and took some sunflower pictures. Great stuff. Now I shot all those wonderful images with my film cameras, so you’ll have to…

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Goal for 2022: Learn to Develop My Own Film

Okay. For years, my rule of thumb has been to take my film rolls to my pro lab of choice, McGreevy Pro Lab in downtown Albany. And for years, this has been a worthwhile endeavor. Even today, I still swear by McGreevy’s efforts. But recently, they stopped developing slide film. No more E-6. No matter,…

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Results from the New York State Fair, 2021 edition

I still remember the day. It was twelve years ago around this time, and I earned my first-ever ribbon in professional photography competition, an Honorable Mention for a shot called Action Under the Basket, a shot that involved my hanging the rafters above Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, just to get a “straight-down” shot of…

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Altamont in Redscale

Over the years, I’ve acquired various film stocks that, for one reason or another, I just don’t use. To the point where if I ever wanted to employ them in standard photography, well, the stock just doesn’t stand up to the efforts. Such was the case when I acquired a pack of Kodak Vericolor 120…

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Altamont Fair results, 2021 edition.

This is the eleventh time I’ve entered images in the Altamont Fair’s photography competition. There wasn’t a show last year due to COVID-19, so I’m glad that the Fair is back and that I’m able to enter artwork again. And it still harbors some memories and emotions in me. Every time. Like the first time…

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