My entries for the 2021 Big E photography competition

While COVID-19 clobbered all my usual photo competition events, the Big E held a series of online photo competitions, each one with a specific theme. My photo of the Jericho Drive-In – which at that time, was being used to host a high school graduation – claimed a best in category and, technically, its own…

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A little pink postcard from Des Moines, 2021 edition

Okay. Deep breath. There is a pink postcard in my mailbox. Not a canary yellow postcard, as has arrived in the past, but a neon pink one. The postcard came all the way from Des Moines, Iowa, home of the Iowa State Fair, or as I call it, one of the spokes in my 2021…

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My entries for the 2021 Iowa State Fair Photography Competition

And on Friday afternoon … Competition Season 2021 officially began for me. I sent four photos to the Iowa Sate Fair’s Photography Salon. I’ve had some success with Iowa in the past – in 2018, two of my pictures made the walls of the art gallery on the Fairgrounds, with What the Grasshopper Saw taking…

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So I’m going to go splitfilm for my Mid-Hudson Regionals entries.

Many years ago, when I first got involved in photography, I tried establishing my own creative niche, especially in the use of lo-fi film photography. And one of my more successful endeavors involved a concept I called “splitfilm,” where I shot two rolls of film in one camera, or I shot small-format film in medium-format…

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My entries into the 2020 Artful Evening

I’ve participated in the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” (now known as “An Artful Evening”) twice; last year with my drenched dandelion photo After the Rain, and prior to that with my infrared image Infrared Horizon 787.  This year’s event will honor my fellow Hamilton College classmate and blogroll denizen (and…

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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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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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