Spectres

Shot Of The Day: October 31, 2014





QOTD: Dreams are necessary to life.
— Anaïs Nin

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: Yet another great mural from NYC Arts Cypher. You gotta love these guys. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, where else?

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5


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The Disciples Of Light (Never Invented Anything)

Shot Of The Day: October 30, 2014





QOTD: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: I like this building – and the new owners let me peek inside. I don’t think they knew I was a fan of Ian Anderson. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton Heights

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5


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Verpiß Dich

October 29, 2014






I care not a whit for the puerile prattle of fools in high places, what some call politicians, a circus masquerading as a convent. Pusillanimous panderers proffer alliterative platitudes about Stronger Than The Storm – bathed in bright lights and heart pounding drumbeats, emblazoned with stirring rhetoric. Bullshit abounds in the halls of the false prophets who shew forth vaporous wonders to seduce the electorate.

And yet we are still here. Not stronger than before, not stronger than the storm, but we stand here still – offering this single digit salute.

Beyond the folly of FEMA and all of the acronyms, beyond the Red Crosses and empty promises, we are still here. Those who died, those who survived, those whose lives and homes were shattered, we are all still here. Remembering…

I recall a stuffed Buzz Lightyear stuck to the door of a dislocated doorway. No sign of the occupants. No sign of the children of Halloween.

I remember a Tigger peering out from under a pile of shingles that had been a roof. Allstate got many miles from their photographs, their subscribers were well screwed. Capital, It Fails Us Now.

I know a young girl, a surrealist by trade, who said, “Dad, Halloween really sucked this year.” All I could say was, “Yes it did.”

I remember a day, a day when we were young, and loved Halloween dearly. Can we have it back?

And at the last, to Sandy on her anniversary, I say, “Verpiß dich.”


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Bent Pages

Shot Of The Day: October 29, 2014





QOTD: All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
— Edgar Allen Poe

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: One of a number of local projects that I admired. — TAG

Locale: The Peoples Republic of Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5


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Fechten (Fencing)

Shot Of The Day: October 28, 2014





QOTD: Never fight an inanimate object.
— P.J. O’Rourke

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: I have no idea why I like this shot. And neither do you… — TAG

Locale: Overstepping my boundaries.

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5


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What Were Once Vices…

Shot Of The Day: October 27, 2014





QOTD: I dreamed a thousand new paths… I woke and walked my old one.
— Chinese Proverb

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: The Ideology that succeeds best denies its own existence. — TAG

Locale: Inside A Prefabricated Home

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8


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I Went Down A Strange Street

Shot Of The Day: October 26, 2014





QOTD: Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: Why am I tempted to push rather than pull? — TAG

Locale: Inside an Oppositional Disorder (Somewhere in Stapleton)

Equipment: Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f3.5


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Folie A Deux

Shot Of The Day: October 25, 2014





QOTD: Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one.
— Alain Chartier

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: When I’m alone among Dalmatians I begin seeing spots. I’m a conformist. — TAG

Locale: The other side of No Tomorrow (Merax One-Shot Photo Studio)

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 & Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset)


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Introjektion

Shot Of The Day: October 24, 2014





QOTD: Conformity is the ape of harmony.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: The most entrenched ideology is the one we deny having. — TAG

Locale: Fictional Reality

Equipment: Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset)


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Tageslicht (Daylight)

Shot Of The Day: October 23, 2014





QOTD: Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine.
— Patti Smith

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: If you don’t know Delerium ask Matthew (Sweet) to show you some Daylight. It’s got a nice palette. — TAG

Locale: Somerset, Pennsylvania

Equipment: Nikon D200


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