Photographing the Poestenkill Gorge Falls

Last year, when I attended the Octoberfest festivities in Troy, I purchased a book as a benefit for the Rensselaer-Taconic Land Conservancy.  The book, “Natural Areas of Rensselaer County, New York – Second Edition,” featured several different walkways and hiking paths, as well as vintage photography of many of the original trails and buildings and…

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Photo Essay: Manchester Millrats free agent camp

Last Saturday I got up at about 3am, loaded my laptop and my Nikon D700 into my Pontiac 6000, and drove all night (and early morning) to southern New Hampshire.  As much as I would have loved to take a moment and photograph the fall foliage, I was thwarted by pouring rain throughout the road…

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I finally got a rainbow

I’ve had several goals as an amateur photographer.  The first goal is to become a better photographer, and I realize that no matter how much I do learn about photography, I will never learn it all. However, one of the subjects I always wanted to capture was a rainbow.  Understand that rainbows are elusive creatures…

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Road Trip: Photographing the Premier Basketball League Combine

It’s what, 8pm and I’m here at the Thruway rest stop at Sloatsburg – the first rest area after you get off of I-287 from New Jersey.  It was a long road trip and I needed to take a break, a chance to upload some photos to my flickr site and decompress for a bit.…

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Photo Essay: Testing out my Kenko 180

Among my arsenal of camera lenses that I’ve acquired over the years is this Kenko 180° screw-on fisheye lens.  From the looks of it, I should be able to shine a red light through it and pretend it’s the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Although I already have a dedicated fisheye lens (my…

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