My Thacher Park Nature Art Show submissions are…

I enjoy participating in the Thacher Park Nature Art Show every year.  It’s an excellent event that showcases the Capital District’s amazing painters, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople as they pay tribute to the great outdoors. With that in mind, I’ve gone through my artworks and photos, looking for some awesome entries to include.  And I…

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Rexleigh Bridge. Super-ultra-wide. Raskolnikov. Успіх!

When I work on a photo project, I keep battling it and battling it and battling it until I finally get the results I crave.  Such has been the case with my weekend trips to Washington County to photograph the historic Rexleigh Covered Bridge.  I couldn’t get the foliage shot I wanted, mostly because there…

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Chuck’s Best Blog Moments of 2017

Well, wasn’t THIS an interesting year? With new directions and new achievements and new everything, 2017 was a year for my blog like none before. So let’s recap ten moments – great and challenging – from this year in blogging, shall we? And let’s start with…

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Chuck’s Top 10 Photographs of 2017

I suppose this year, more than any other in my photographic adventures, really symbolized my ability to survive against all odds.  No matter what was thrown up against me, i still found a way to get my cameras into the world and capture the beauty and awesomeness of 2017. And every year at around this…

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Wintertime at the Rexleigh Bridge

Last autumn, I took pictures of the Rexleigh Covered Bridge in Washington County.  I had hoped to capture the Rexleigh with fall foliage bursting around it … but the fall foliage at Rexleigh just wasn’t being as cooperative as I wanted.  Urgh. So I decided to go with Plan B. Plan B, in case you’re…

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The Contents of Solarcan #370

Recap.  Way back in July, I installed several Solarcans – passive cameras made out of pinhole-poked beer cans and photo-sensitive paper – and set them up in various locations around St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. After a three-month soak, I removed Solarcan #367 from its post, scanned in the contents, and got a halfway-decent picture…

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Call for Art: 15th Annual Thacher Park Nature Art Show

I want to share this with all of you, especially if you live in the Capital District and have the ability to paint, sculpt, draw, photograph, or create. The Thacher Park Nature Center is hosting its 15th annual Nature Art Show, and they’re calling for art.   The show will run from March 10th to the…

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On the other side of the camera, for a change.

I could sit here and take selfies all year if I wanted to.  But for a change, I wanted to have someone else take my picture.  You know … head shots and environmental portraits and all. So when my friend Melissa Simser-Iovino was offering a “Cyber Monday” sale at her photo website Melissa Simser Photography,…

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So that’s what those Adirondack High Peaks are…

Earlier this year, I hiked through the Adirondacks on my way to the Boreas Ponds, and its breathtaking view of the Adirondack High Peaks in the distance. You know … this photo. This is a great photo … certainly a shoe-in for Competition Season 2018.  Look at that mirror-glass water.  That subtle color change of…

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