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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St. Joseph’s Church as a foliage fortress

It’s Sunday morning.  And I have an idea. One of the most impressive parts of the Albany skyline is St. Joseph’s Church on Ten Broeck Street.  But if you try to photograph St. Joseph’s Church FROM Ten Broeck Street, you run into problems with photographing tall structures from the street itself – the building looks…

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Recovery of the Milky Way files

Last week, after photographing the nighttime sky up in the Adirondack Mountains, I came home, popped the SD card into my computer, and – the card crashed.  I couldn’t pull any files from the disc.  In fact, the only files I was able to retrieve were a few scattered images that my computer automatically uploaded…

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Beaches, birdies and bikinis

Look, I know I’ve been going on and on about my Florida vacation.  But I need to focus on it so that I’m not focusing on other things.  If you know what I mean. And that includes the remainder of the photos from my cameras. I spent Memorial Day at Flagler Beach, along Florida’s Central…

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Never stop at “Just Good Enough” when taking pictures

As my annual photography “Competition Season” looms closer, I realize that I have some really awesome photos to pick from this year.  Some of them have shown a strong depth and evolution in my photography; others have offered me the chance to take a chance.  Fancy chance that. One of my earlier photos, however, bothered…

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The High Five Inside

Sunday morning.  I’m at Washington Park.  The tulips have just started blooming. In two weeks, every photographer and shutterbug worth his or her salt will be all over these flower beds, looking for that great photo. I didn’t feel like waiting two weeks. Besides, I wanted to test out some extension tubes – metal rings…

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