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Sunday, November 21, 2021

 ARM WRESTLING. Hada a chance to shoot the CNY Arm Wrestling Championships at Steve's Restoration and Hotrods in Herkimer NY.  Met some great people including Jim Dougan, Organizer of the event who allowed me to get close to the action.  Arm Wrestling actually goes back to the Egyptions in 2000 BC, was popular among Native Americans and the finally became a sport here in 1952 at Gilardi's Saloon in Petaluma California.

Jim received an important award, the National Anthem was sung and then the games began.

Here are some images of this intense competition.  Like two gladiators in the ring trying to win but without the intent of harming your opponent.  Dramatic, but full of friendship and concern not to injure your opponent.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Street Portraits

 I love meeting and photographing people on the street.  For me, it is easy.  I smile, chat a bit and find that most people are happy to have their photo taken.  It is important to use a small camera that does not intimidate.  For this, I use a 12 year old Fuji X-Pro 1 with an 18mm f2.0 lens.