The Most Surprising Thing

Shot Of The Day: August 18, 2017





QOTD: Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.
— Leon Trotsky
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Backstory: I love street scenes and walking to work every day, 3 miles door to door, yields lots of photo ops.

Locale: Stapleton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

Stranglers – No More Heroes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gfIgA-PYyQ


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Wait A Million Years

Shot Of The Day: August 17, 2017





QOTD:
I’d wait a million years
Walk a million miles, cry a million tears
I’d swim the deepest sea
Climb the highest hill, just to have you near me

— Mitchell Bottler and Gary Zekley
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Backstory: Another classic Grass Roots hit…and a window display from a relatively new thrift store. The owner, Christopher, puts some effort into his displays. It shows.

Locale: Stapleton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Grass Roots – Wait A Million Years: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HOV867dVlU


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Hate Has No Home Here

Hate Has No Home Here (1)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — August 14, 2017. Assembling in Tompkinsville Park – across the street from where Eric Garner was murdered – a diverse group of Staten Islanders held a silent candlelight vigil, standing united against hate in America and remembering Heather Heyer, who was brutally murdered for standing up for her country.
Hate Has No Home Here (2)
“We are Staten Islanders. We are New Yorkers. We are Americans. We stand united against hate.”
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Heaven Knows

Shot Of The Day: August 16, 2017





QOTD:
Oh Lord, Heaven knows
How much I love you and
How much it shows

— Mike ‘Harvey’ Price and Dan Walsh
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Backstory: If loving the Grass Roots is a so-called guilty pleasure I’m guilty as sin. Loved ’em as a kid, still listen to them today. RIP Rob Grill.

Locale: West Brighton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Grass Roots – Heaven Knows: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdej9GWq0dU


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Frankenstein

Shot Of The Day: August 15, 2017





QOTD: There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
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Backstory: I’m not sure why this rig is named Frankenstein but it made me laugh – and think of Edgar Winter and Ronnie Montrose.

Locale: Clifton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8f-Qb-bwlU


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So Long (My Earthly Paradise)

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Shot Of The Day: August 14, 2017





QOTD:
So long my earthly paradise,
Strangers hands.
Gathered gold off your pinnacles,
On the sand.
The bastards that destroy our lives,
Are sometimes just ourselves.
But mostly they’re invisible,
I hope they fry in hell.
I hope you fry in hell.

— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: What will the ancestors say about our allowing madmen to poison the Earth? All in the name of the Seven Deadly Sins…

Locale: Planet Earth

Equipment: Nikon D7200 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G

 

Robyn Hitchcock – Earthly Paradise: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXlu6TA2lAw


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Child Of The Universe

Shot Of The Day: August 13, 2017





QOTD: Child of the universe – your universe is getting very hot.
— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: Thanks to Nadja for the cool Eye. I hope the Universe cools down – for your sake and your children’s.

Locale: Planet Earth

Equipment: Nikon D7200 / AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G

 

Robyn Hitchcock – Child Of The Universe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=onnsKaRCFB4


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Life Is The Only Thing

Shot Of The Day: August 12, 2017





QOTD: Life is the only thing worth living for.
— Flipper
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Backstory: This is my favourite Flipper song and one of my favourite lyrics period. So like the locket says, Live And Let Live.

Locale: The left ventricle.

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Sigma 18~200mm f3.5-6.3 DC

 

Flipper – Life: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDzB-Eu8YeQ


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Erinnerung

Shot Of The Day: August 11, 2017





QOTD: Oh Rose of my heart, can’t you see? I don’t belong to misery.
— Tom Verlaine
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Backstory: I was hired in this building in 1990. The hospital it once was a part of is gone, death by bankruptcy. I miss it.

Locale: West Brighton

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 

Television – 1880 Or So: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhDI0HN9HH0


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