The Invasion (or: one more Corinth Reservoir starry night shot)

So last Thursday night, instead of photographing the fireworks downtown, I chose to go uptown – uptown in the Adirondacks – and photograph a clear starry night. I captured a Milky Way cluster, and I also caught a sweet reflection of the Big Dipper in the Corinth Reservoir water. I had one other experiment, and…

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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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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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Another name for a waterfall

There is a part of me that, when my emotions are low, I try to find a way to combat the lowness.  And although I haven’t done it as much of late … it’s time to break out the camera and take a walk. And for me, the walk yesterday was in the Adirondacks. Just…

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My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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My entries for the Big E 2018 Photo and Art Exhibition are…

So this is a different avenue for me.  Instead of printing and bringing my entries to the Big E and having them judged right then and there, I now must submit my photography entries – limit of two pictures – online.  With limited space in the New England Center this year, all entrants are now…

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A tour of seven Vermont covered bridges

During my recent vacation in Vermont, I was alerted to a special “covered bridge” tour near my hotel.  Of the more than ninety different covered bridges throughout the Green Mountain State, seven are within a two-hour driving trip from each other.  Wowie. So I blocked out two hours … and made the trip. I began…

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