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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Deadline day for San Francisco…

So today’s my final day.  At midnight tonight, the ten entries I submitted for the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography art show will be locked.  After tomorrow, my photos are in the hands of he judges. If any of my pictures are selected, I will be happy. Background. I entered the San Francisco Bay…

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The Contents of Solarcan #369

Remember how I said that I acquired FIVE Solarcan passive photography cameras?  Yes.  I installed four of them in one location in Menands. Last December, I installed the fifth one in downtown Albany. And here’s the installation. Right on the Hudson and Green parking garage, with a clear view of downtown Albany.  Well, at least…

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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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The Contents of Solarcan #367

Three months ago, I installed several “Solarcan” pinhole cameras around the Albany area.  The goal of these pinhole cameras was to capture the sun as it streaks through the sky, capturing it as a long solar blast from solstice to solstice. Three months later … I’m ready to harvest one of the cameras and examine…

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The Solarcan Project: A year-long photographic experience

A few months ago, I backed a Kickstarter campaign for the Solarcan, a mass-produced pinhole camera that will capture a very long exposure – instead of minutes or hours, this camera is designed to capture an image over a period of months. The Solarcan was created by Sam Cornwell, who initiated the Kickstarter campaign to…

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Microscopy wth a Zhong Yi Mitakon macro lens

The photo you see here was taken with the most powerful marco lens I’ve ever owned, a Zhong Yi Mitakon super-macro lens.  Its most powerful setting – four and a half times normal size. I am not kidding. Four and a half freakin’ times normal size.  Holy John C. Holmes, Batman… Anyways, Zhong Yi Optics,…

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