How’s this for a graduation ceremony photo?

Here’s the deal.  In addition to the two photos I am allowed to enter in the Big E’s photography competition this year (assuming, of course, that the Big E WILL operate this year), the Big E has also held an online monthly contest, with each category being based around a theme.  The theme for June…

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The Jericho Time-Slice Project

Over the years, I’ve wanted to get an awesome, iconic photo of the waycool Jericho Drive-In marquee.  But understand this.  Photographing a movie theater marquee isn’t just “show up, shoot, leave.”  Most often, the following happens: Either the marquee shows whatever movies were playing that night, immediately dating your photo; The theater has no movies…

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Just another Macro Monday

I’ve remained sheltered in place during this COVID-19 invasion.  Been sheltering for the past two and a half weeks.  And it’s not fun.  You know those episodes of Lockup where they put the inmate in administrative segregation, where they’re only allowed one hour of outdoors recreation or human contact in a day?  Yeah, now I…

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Chuck’s Best Photos of 2019

So I do this every year around this time … I go through all my photos from the past year, some that have won awards, some that didn’t but I still think they’re awesome, and I recap them in this year-end blog special.  Hopefully I’ve captured your favorites from the past year as well.  That…

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Instead of stars and stripes – how about a stripe made of stars?

To be honest, I thought about going to the Empire State Plaza and photographing the fantastic fireworks show.  I really did. And then I remembered it would be a freakin’ furnace there.  100 degrees in the shade.  And the Empire State Plaza HAS NO SHADE. I then thought about an auxiliary shooting spot, and after…

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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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