My photography entries in the 2018 New York State Fair are …

The Syracurse. That’s what I’m currently dealing with. For the past two years, and in three of the last four years, I’ve submitted entries to the New York State Fair’s photography competition … and they’ve all been rejected. Urgh. Syracurse indeed. However … this year I am hoping … hoping hoping hoping … that the…

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The photos I’m NOT entering in the New York State Fair…

Right around this time, I list the six images that I’ve captured and mounted and nursed and nurtured and hoped would reach the walls of the Harriet May Mills Art Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. And right around this time, I wonder if these six images have earned their right to be among…

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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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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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