Welcome to the List of Champions

I won’t lie.  I hold onto slights like a bear trap holds onto a hiker. Many, many years ago, when I first started entering my photos in competitions, I tried submitting my shots into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  The Photo Regionals are the preeminent show for local photographers, and I had hoped that something…

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Results from the 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

It’s Saturday afternoon, and I just received an e-mail from Albany Center Gallery. I can feel my heart pounding right now.  It’s been three years since my neon dancing artwork Step and Pivot made the cut for the then-39th edition of the prestigious Capital District Photo Regionals.  And through all the craziness that’s gone on…

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I almost pulled a Photo Regionals “audible.”

Well, it was delayed because of COVID-19, but the 42nd annual Photo Regionals will actually take place this fall.  In fact, tomorrow I drop off my three entries at Albany Center Gallery.  All submissions will be shown in a salon setting, then the best of the best will be selected for the regular Photo Regionals…

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So I just heard from San Francisco…

A few months ago, I tried my hand with the the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition.  This is truly an opportunity for me to expand out from competing in local fairs and the like.  And in 2014, my elongated photo of a baseball pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, garnered a Silver Award in the…

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After the Rain as a metallic print

Background. Last year, my macro print of water droplets on a dandelion, After the Rain, joined my collection of “triple blue” award winners, as it took blue first place silks at the Altamont Fair, the Big E, and the Durham Fair.  It was only my fourth-ever print to pull this “triple blue” achievement, and I…

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Call for Art: 2020 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography

You know that moment when you’ve turned the corner in your physical recovery from an injury? It happened yesterday. Just for a lark, I looked online to see the dates of my various photo competitions.  And sure enough, the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition is accepting entries. I’ve had some success with this…

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The results of Work of Art 2019

So after four ribbons, three of them blue – it’s time to see if my macro photograph After the Rain can hold its own in a full gallery show. And last night … it had its chance, as one of 35 artworks in the 2019 Work of Art gallery fundraiser for the Albany Institute of…

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After the Rain is officially a Work of Art!

Last year, I was very fortunate in that one of my artworks, my infrared photo Infrared Horizon 787 was accepted into the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” show – and the piece eventually sold at that show. So I tried again this year.  I was allowed two submissions, so I chose…

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It’s nice to get feedback (Big E 2019 edition)

Of the five “competition season” yearly photo salons, the Big E provides the most “judge’s feedback.”  Sure, I could track down a judge at one of the other events and ask him or her what he/she thought of my photos, or maybe a judge might check off a reference on a scotch-taped checklist. Since the…

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The big surprise at Durham Fair 2019

Road trip to Durham, Connecticut.  It’s my fifth and final entry for Competition Season 2019, and there are several storylines this time around. For this competition, I entered my macro dandelion photo After the Rain, along with two new entries – my photo of a distressed Grateful Dead-painted Volkswagen Beetle, Brokedown on Maggie’s Farm, and…

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