The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “Life

Trafalgar Square

Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London, England, Double Decker Bus

A view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square, London.


Molten Metal

Aluminum, Molten Metal, Artist

An artist at work pouring melted aluminum into a mold to create a sculpture.


Paintings in a Museum

Paintings in a Museum

So, what painting would look best at home?
The black one or the black one or the black one.
Choices, choices….


Kiss me…..

aquarium, fish

….I”m beautiful!


Ruins

abandoned house, winter, snow

An abandoned house after a winter snowstorm.


A House Divided…

United States Capitol, Washington, DC

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln


Count Basie Musicians

Count-Basie-Orchestra--Musicians

The 3 gentlemen pictured have been with the orchestra for many years. The gentleman on the left was also with the Duke Ellington orchestra at one time. I asked the gentleman on the right about the Basie Orchestra’s appearance in the Mel Brook’s film “Blazing Saddles” and it wasn’t Basie’s real band.


Happy New Year…

Flower with Ladybug

…from the Ladybug.


My Christmas Tree

Found someone living in my Christmas Tree.


My own “A Christmas Story”

A Christmas Story, Christmas Tree, Xmas Day, toy, robot, Big Loo

For those unfamiliar with Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story”, it is the story of Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle,” exclaims Ralphie! The movie follows his adventures of trying to convince his parents, his teacher and the department store Santa Claus that this would be the perfect Christmas gift. (It also tells the story of his dad wining a “major prize” – the now infamous “leg lamp”.) When Christmas arrives, Ralphie scrambles to open his gifts but is disappointed when he doesn’t find the Red Ryder. As he sits on the couch trying not to show his sadness  his father says, “What’s that by the desk?” The Red Ryder was hidden in the corner, out of view. When Ralphie see the box, he knows that his Christmas wish has come true.

(For those unaware, “A Christmas Story” was based on a collection of individual stories written by Jean Shepherd in the 1960’s. )

I also had my own “A Christmas Story” gift. It was 1963 and the toy was “Big Loo”. It was a robot that stood 3 feet tall.  Just of few of it’s features were that it could talk, squirt water from its navel, was equipped with a compass, whistle, bell, a Morse code clicker with chart, and could bend over and pick up objects. For me, it was the greatest gift ever made. And when Christmas arrived, my big desire was also “hidden in the corner, out of view”. And when my Mom pointed out the box, I knew that my Christmas wish had come true.

Of all the toys I received when I was a child, that is the one I still have. Some gifts are too special to ever get rid of.

My Big Loo & me.


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Gnomes

It’s almost that time!


Social Distancing…

Seaside, Ocean, Beach,

… at the Seashore.


Travelin’!

Motorcycle

Somewhere in Wyoming on a trip out west,
these folks were outside my window.


Two Musicians

portrait, musician, musicians, cello

In the mood…


Cape Cod Shellfish

Provincetown, Cape Cod, Shore, Beach, Shellfish

On the shore of Cape Cod Bay in Provincetown, a shellfish opens.


Zombie Halloween

Las Vegas, Night, Nighttime, Zombies

Zombies are everywhere! Including Vegas…


The Watcher

Surveillance

Is he watching you?


Autumn Leaves…

Autumn Leaves, Country Road

…on a country road.


Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, New York City, Manhattan

A beautiful day in the park in New York City.


Piccadilly Circus, London

Piccadilly-Circus, London, England

No matter where you go, harried commuters look the same.


The Chrysler Building in New York

Chrysler Building, New York City

A nighttime photograph of the Chrysler Building in New York City.


It ain’t Paris, Honey…

Las Vegas Eiffel Tower

…but it feels like it.


Umbrellas

It’s raining umbrellas!


Las Vegas

Polaroid

Day dreaming about a trip to Vegas several years ago . . . Traveling . . . Forgot I used to do that.