Results from the New York State Fair, 2021 edition

I still remember the day. It was twelve years ago around this time, and I earned my first-ever ribbon in professional photography competition, an Honorable Mention for a shot called Action Under the Basket, a shot that involved my hanging the rafters above Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, just to get a “straight-down” shot of…

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My 2021 entries for the Altamont Fair are…

I first entered the Altamont Fair’s photography competition in 2009. I didn’t pick up my first ribbon until 2011, and it took a sheep photo in 2012 to gain my first blue silk. Since then, I’ve pulled three blue silks out of the Arts Building displays, including two “triple-blue” prints, After the Rain and Washington…

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The little email from the 2021 New York State Fair Photography Competition

I’m used to many things during Competition Season. I’m used to a postcard of notice from the Iowa State Fair. I’m used to arriving at the Altamont Fair on the opening night, and then slowly making my way to the Fine Arts Barn to see the results. And I also enjoy doing the “double dip”…

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My entries for the 2021 New York State Fair Photography Competition

Last year, due to COVID-19, the New York State Fair’s 2020 season was cancelled.  That meant that the photography competition – which I had entered for the past 11 years – was shuttered for the season. I had six entries, but none could be shown. Nuts. And for the longest while, I was worried that…

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