A Canadian Pacific Holiday Train show in the springtime for COVID-19 relief!!

Longtime readers of this blog will immediately know that for me, the holiday season culminates with me chasing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train throughout New York State.  It brings me personal joy, from seeing the concerts provided at each train stop, to photographing the big, illuminated train as it winds its way through the Adirondacks.…

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The Jericho Drive-In will show movies starting this Friday!!

It seems like a million years ago.  But it was March of this year, when I wrote this blog post about whether drive-in movie theaters could operate, in a limited capacity, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for this idea.  As long as drive-in theaters can establish solid…

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The 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

Sweet lord, it’s that time of year again.  An opportunity to enter my best photos into the 2020 Capital District Photo Regionals, to put my work up against the best work of the best photographers in the area. Recap. After years of entering and failing and entering again and failing again … in 2014, my…

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I don’t care if it’s May 15, June 6 or the 12th of Never…

In New York, we are currently on a “Pause.”  That means non-essential businesses must have their employees work from home, and that some services and luxuries must remain closed – all to stop the spread of COVID-19b from person to person.  The most recent deadline, as set via executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo, was…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 9, 2020

Hey everybody, I hope you’re doing well through all of us.  And just like every third commercial on TV today, this blog is here for you.  And by “here for you,” that means that I will continue to post at least one blog per day, as I have done for the past nearly 11 years. …

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Best Cleaners did me a solid

I’ve mentioned in this blog about how, when this COVID-19 war is over, we should support the companies that did more than just put out an advertisement that said, “We’re here for you,” and actually SHOWED they were here for us. So with that, let me wholeheartedly recommend Best Cleaners for your Capital District laundry…

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High and Tight

I’ve been fiddling around with macro photography for a while now, mixing different lenses with focus stacking techniques.  The results have been pleasing – several different flowers and petals and flora, all clipped into an alligator-clip armature, then several photos taken and stacked to bring out the sharpness. Now I’m going back to an idea…

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K-Chuck Radio: The many hits of one-hit wonder Robin Ward

Robin Ward has recorded hundreds of songs.  But not under her real name.  Heck, Robin Ward isn’t even Robin Ward’s real name … so follow along with me. Jackie Ward was a very accomplished pop singer who was in high demand as a background vocalist and demo performer.  In fact, it’s her voice of “The…

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The Big E’s photography contest is ON … with some additional options…

Last week, I noted that it’s very unlikely that the New York State Fair will operate in 2020, and if it doesn’t, then the photography competition therein would be in question. The Big E’s photography competition, held in conjunction with the September Big E in Massachusetts, apparently is still on.  And they’ve added some new…

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