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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So my submission for the Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show is …

The deadline for submission to the Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show is next week.  But with everything else going on – BUILT, the Work of Art at the Albany Institute of History and Art – I plumb forgot.  This can happen when you’re my age.  The three signs of old are are loss of memory…

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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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My entries for the 2019 Durham Fair are …

The Durham Fair is my fifth and final entry in Competition Season 2019.  And I’ve made a bit of an adjustment as to what I enter in this competition. Please let me explain. At one point in time, the Durham Fair and the New York State Fair’s photo contests shared the same submission dimensions –…

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Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night

After my recent success in mixing vintage Verichrome Pan film with Kodak Instamatic film (88 Minutes in Chinatown), I wanted to try this splitfilm trick again.  And I wanted to create something that was a “day versus night” exposure, using the lights of an amusement park or the midway of a county fair to build…

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