Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Through the Glass Dispatch, Volume 2



Through the Glass Dispatch is a bulletin where I showcase some of my recent photos, share what photo projects and trips I have coming up, and share what photo-related stories I've been following online.  Click here to browse the archives.

What's New?

Downtown Saratoga From Above

I got a whole new perspective of Saratoga on Sunday when I toured my hometown by air with Independent Helicopters.  It was truly a memorable experience, and one that certainly deserves its own blog post.  Above is a sneak peek - a photo of downtown.



As always, I've been spending a lot of time in and around my beautiful hometown of Saratoga Springs.  Even for a local like me, there are plenty of new things to photograph, from the newly restored Waterfront Park on Saratoga Lake to the also newly restored Spirit of Life Statue in Congress Park, pictured above.  Expect a "Saratoga Summer" post at the end of the season.



I got to photograph this lovely home for the Carriage House Chronicles in the upcoming issue of Simply Saratoga Magazine.  Wanna see inside?  You'll have to pick up an issue (or view it online) when it comes out in the fall!

Kickin' Up Some Mud

The Saratoga Race Course is as busy as ever this summer, and I've been over there snapping some photos.  I'll share some of my favorites in a blog post at the end of the season.  In the meantime, watch for some previews on Flickr and Facebook!

Puppeteer Eric Olsen

The Saratoga National Historical Park held its annual 18th Century Day this past Sunday, and I attended with camera in tow.  I've been sharing a few of those on social media and will follow up with a post soon.  Pictured above is puppeteer Eric Olsen who lent his talent to the Punch and Judy Show.



I enjoyed attending a polo match at the Saratoga Polo Association with my photography club on Friday.  It was fun using my 150-600mm lens!  Watch for more photos in a future post.



Have you read my posts from my Rocky Mountain trip?  So far I've blogged about Glacier National Park, The Cowboy Trail, and Lake Louise in Banff National Park.  I still have three more installments in the works!

Throwback - A Photo from the Archives




The View from Alcatraz Island near San Francisco, July 2010

Photographers I've Been Following
Dog Breath Photography - Unique dog portraits
Todd Klassy - Montana farm and ranch photos
Sean Parker - Beautiful landscape and astrophotography
John E Marriott - Canadian wildlife and landscapes

What I've Been Reading
Photography Etiquette - What's the Right Approach? via Digital Photography School
‘Afghan Girl’ | The Story & Gear Behind One of the Most Famous Portraits via SLR Lounge
America's Largest Railroad Urges Photographers to Get Off of the Tracks via FStoppers
Paris avant/apr├Ęs (Before & After) via Paris ZigZag
Russian Photographers Show How Birds See Our World and It'll Leave You Breathless via Bored Panda

Did You Know?
I recently made two new Pinterest boards, Samantha's Travels and Travel Photography Bucket List.  I'd like to keep moving locations from the latter into the former!  Click the screenshots below to visit the boards and get some travel inspiration.

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