Another test of my IRIX lens

Of late, I’ve really enjoyed my new Irix 15mm f/2.4 super-ultrawide rectilinear camera lens.   I used it last month to capture my Stone, Saltwater, Surf and Seagulls picture, which is already aimed for Competition Season 2017. But one picture does not a lens purchase make.  I need to see what else this lens can create.…

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Kellyanne Conway named UAlbany graduation commencement speaker

The following is an April Fool’s Day post that originally ran on April 1, 2017.  The contents of this post are to be taken as fictitious and humorous.  Kellyanne Conway, the pollster who organized the election campaign of President Donald Trump, has been named by the University at Albany to be its keynote commencement speaker…

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The Lenticular Horned Dorset

As I gather my photos for Competition Season 2017, I know that there are several images that I’ve placed in the “short pile” for this year’s shows.  And in doing so, I hope that my photography skills have improved with time.  It’s a challenge each year to come up with the best images – ideas…

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It doesn’t stand for Advance 1 Chuck…

Flashback. Last November, while I sat in a hospital bed trying to figure out what happened to my foot (spoiler alert: it’s broken), I received even more distressing news. My diabetes – which I thought I had kept under control – was completely out of whack. And one of the biggest offenders … was my…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, December 22, 2016: Ten for Thursday

Good morning all.  Are you ready to enjoy the best blogging experiences the Times Union has to offer?  Especially from their independent and community blogging crew, who write about things that are important in this world, whether on a global or a minute scale, and share these thoughts with all of you. First off, I…

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