So my 2018 Iowa State Fair ribbon-winning photo is…

I submitted four entries to the Iowa State Fair’s photography competition, and heard back that one of the entries was not only accepted, it won an award. But I don’t know which picture, or what award. Over the weekend, there was an artists’ reception at the Iowa State Fair, where the winners were announced. Unfortunately,…

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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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There are my photos, on the big screen!

There I was, sitting in a small auditorium on the RPI campus.  There were maybe about a hundred other people in the room.  And up on the screen… for just a second or two… was my print Low Tide at Sunrise. Background. About a month or two ago, I received word that an RPI student…

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My photo results for the 2013 Durham Fair are…

One of my regular blog readers, Bob Burger, also enters his photographs in competition every year.  I’ve seen his work at the Big E last year, his photos are very impressive. So this year, he and I arranged a “gentleman’s agreement” for the 2013 season.  He wanted to enter his work at the Vermont State…

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My Best Photos of 2011

As the new year begins, I once again look back at the past twelve months of photos and experiments and snapshots and splitfilms, seeing which of my photographs have really stood out for the new year. I said goodbye to some cameras and hello to others. Some of my photos picked up silk – others…

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Lodge’s, Llamas, Agfa-Ansco and other fun things at the New York State Fair

This just in.  5:00 a.m. is an ungodly hour to hit the road for the New York State Fair.  However, it’s the best time to go – especially on a day when EVERYBODY’s going to Saratoga for Travers Day.  Good.  You guys all go fight for parking and lose your money there.  I’ll go in…

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Results of my entries into the 2011 Altamont Fair Photography Contest

Tuesday afternoon, 5:00 p.m.  Everything else in my busy day has been completed.  Nothing to hold me back.  Now I need to know. The answer to life, the universe and everything? The sound of one hand clapping? The air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? Nah… I already know those things.  It’s 42, the beginning of…

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Competition #3 – The 2011 Altamont Fair Photography Contest

It’s my third year of trying.  It’s my third year of competing.  And as you can imagine… I’m not giving up.  Even though I’ve gone 0-for-10 on the two regionals earlier this year, those exclusions doesn’t hurt as badly as my going 0-for-8 at Altamont.  Eight photographs over a two-year span; eight cold-blooded, cold-hearted rejections.…

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So I got the word from the New York State Fair… and the pictures that passed the first round are…

I just heard from the organizers of the New York State Fair.  And they think that two of my six submissions have passed the first round of judging. It’s not six – but it’s two.  Two have passed through, and have a good shot of picking up some display space in the Harriet May Mills…

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