Infrared Horizon 787 is officially a Work of Art

Eight years ago, my blogger friend Teri  Conroy (she’s the owner of the peaceful llama farm Wunsapana Farm in Altamont) gifted me a Rolleiflex Automat MX camera, a medium format twin lens reflex gem.  I’ve shot dozens of rolls of print and slide film through it, and recently it’s been my camera weapon of choice…

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A brand new opportunity for Infrared Horizon 787

Several months ago, I was driving to Albany via Interstate 787, when I passed by the little clearing between Exits 7 and 6.  It was a quick glance to my right, as it always is when I pass this spot on the highway.  A little stream, with a scary nightmare tree along its shore. On…

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The Durham Fair 2018 and the Tilcon Controversy

The Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut is my final stop on Competition Season 2018.  And although I got stonewalled by the New York State Fair this year (one entry in, no ribbons), some of my pictures have picked up sweet silks at other venues and competitions. And right now, three photos – as well as…

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Durham Fair: Yes, it was made by a “man” …

The Durham Fair in Connecticut is my last fair of Competition Season 2019.  And when I discovered that their photographic entry requirements were reduced from four entries to three per person, I was kinda okay with it … but it made me more interested in entering another category. You know … one of the stitchery…

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My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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The postcards finally arrived from Syracuse … and …

So six postcards arrived in my mailbox Saturday evening.  Three from the photo discipline, three from arts and crafts. Let’s check the arts and crafts section first, shall we? The first card I checked was my Saratoga Vichy Table, a piece of furniture that was crafted from two Saratoga Vichy crates. And the piece was…

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My photography entries in the 2018 New York State Fair are …

The Syracurse. That’s what I’m currently dealing with. For the past two years, and in three of the last four years, I’ve submitted entries to the New York State Fair’s photography competition … and they’ve all been rejected. Urgh. Syracurse indeed. However … this year I am hoping … hoping hoping hoping … that the…

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So I just heard back from the Iowa State Fair …

Background. Last year, for the first time in three tries, I had artwork accepted at the Iowa State Fair.  Two of my pieces, the infrared graveyard photo Farrell and my perspective piece What the Grasshopper Saw were accepted for display.  And What the Grasshopper Saw took third place in its category. Yeah, I danced around…

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My entries for the 2018 Iowa State Fair are…

And with a simple click of my mouse, my four entries are on their way to McGreevy Pro Lab in Albany for printing.  Once I receive them back, I will ship my entries to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair’s annual photography competition. In the past, I’ve struggled in this competition – granted, it’s…

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