I need snow showers for the next two weeks…

There’s a shipment of extension tubes on its way from B&H Photo in New York City to my home at the Town and Village. And tonight, I’m pit-stopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics to find some black velvet or black fleece fabric. Trust me.  It’s on. Background. Last week, I captured snowflakes from an early morning snowstorm. …

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The Snowflake

Okay, It’s freezing outside.  The temperature is colder than a pawnbroker’s heart.  Snow falling all over the ground, God’s holy dandruff coating the neighborhoods. Good.  Just what I want to happen today. Let me explain. Earlier this year, I tested out some macro photography to capture snowflakes as they landed on a fence post.  I…

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Call for Entries: The 41st Annual Capital District Photo Regionals

There are competitions … and there are competitions. And one of the big competitions for me has been the Capital District Photo Regionals, the chance for photographers around the area to showcase their best works and to see how they’re judged against their fellow photographers. First things first.  If you live within a 125-mile radius…

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It does look much better in metallic…

A few months ago, I was fortunate to photograph a rainbow as it stormed through the Capital District. Yeah, I know.  Rainbow 101.  Anybody can capture a rainbow. But I caught the rainbow with its bow connected to the Half Moon weather vane atop the SUNY Administration building (the old D&H building) in downtown Albany.…

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Chuck’s Photos of 2018

It’s Christmas Eve, and I take this time – in-between last minute shopping and the like – to look back on how my photos did this year.  There were some successes and there were some should-have-been successes – as well as some pictures for Competition Season 2019. But these photos are tones I feel really…

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A return to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Background. Last year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train traveled through the Capital Region.  The train run combines a mobile concert with a charitable fundraiser – visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local food banks, and the train provides a half-hour of holiday music and contemporary hits.  A good time is had…

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Returning to Rexleigh

I thought I was done with driving to the hinterlands and photographing the Rexleigh Covered Bridge that spans the Battenkill River. I mean, after my triple-blue-winning Washington County 2:30 a.m. picture, with the Rexleith Bridge in the foreground and the Milky Way in the distance … I thought I had captured my “Rexleigh shot” and…

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