Returning to the Nimslo

A few years ago, I purchased a four-lensed 35mm toy film camera.  The Nimslo was originally built so that the average photographer could capture four images simultaneously, then that film would be sent to a special lab to produce a three-dimensional “magic motion” print. Although Nimslo’s lab went away, the camera is still a fully…

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The Snowflake hunt – “King of the Snowbank” time

Sunday night.  Just as the sun drops below the horizon, the snowflakes fall again. Super.  If those snowflakes keep falling in the morning, I’ll get some swank snowflakes for my photos. Monday morning. I look outside. There’s snow on the ground … but no snowflakes in the air. Damn it. I checked the Weather Channel…

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The “unfortunately” letter

I’ve learned through the years to accept failure.  I don’t have to like it, I don’t have to celebrate it, but I do have to acknowledge it. Failure can mean anything from my photos not getting accepted into a show, to missing out on a trivia competition, to drawing four kings in poker and losing…

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I need snow showers for the next two weeks…

There’s a shipment of extension tubes on its way from B&H Photo in New York City to my home at the Town and Village. And tonight, I’m pit-stopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics to find some black velvet or black fleece fabric. Trust me.  It’s on. Background. Last week, I captured snowflakes from an early morning snowstorm. …

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The Snowflake

Okay, It’s freezing outside.  The temperature is colder than a pawnbroker’s heart.  Snow falling all over the ground, God’s holy dandruff coating the neighborhoods. Good.  Just what I want to happen today. Let me explain. Earlier this year, I tested out some macro photography to capture snowflakes as they landed on a fence post.  I…

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Call for Entries: The 41st Annual Capital District Photo Regionals

There are competitions … and there are competitions. And one of the big competitions for me has been the Capital District Photo Regionals, the chance for photographers around the area to showcase their best works and to see how they’re judged against their fellow photographers. First things first.  If you live within a 125-mile radius…

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It does look much better in metallic…

A few months ago, I was fortunate to photograph a rainbow as it stormed through the Capital District. Yeah, I know.  Rainbow 101.  Anybody can capture a rainbow. But I caught the rainbow with its bow connected to the Half Moon weather vane atop the SUNY Administration building (the old D&H building) in downtown Albany.…

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