Haunted Saviour

Shot Of The Day: June 30, 2014





QOTD: Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment.
— Paul Cézanne

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





Backstory: A couple of shots celebrating the Zeiss Tessar series of lenses. (The top image was shot with the camera in the bottom image: a 2007 Nikon D40x body with a 1951 Zeiss aus Jena Tessar Preset lens, mounted via an m42 to Nikon F adapter). — TAG

Locale: Merax ‘One Shot’ Photo Studio

Equipment: Nikon D40x / Zeiss aus Jena 50mm f2.8 Tessar 1Q (Preset) & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D


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So High On Eyes

Shot Of The Day: June 29, 2014





QOTD: A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Backstory: Birch leaves, shot in monochrome mode on a D40x with a Zeiss Tessar lens (circa 1951). The tree’s name is Emily (She’s often inclined to borrow somebody’s Dreams til tomorrow…). — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

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


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After Dark

Shot Of The Day: June 28, 2014





QOTD: If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.
— Saint John of the Cross

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

Backstory: This was my third test shot with the Zeiss Tessar / D40x combination. The optics are pretty impressive and I like this shot of my kitchen a lot. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

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


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Here’s My Angled Dream

Shot Of The Day: June 27, 2014





QOTD: A true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.
— Ernesto Che Guevara

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

Backstory: This was a test shot – I mounted a 1951 Zeiss Tessar (m42) on a Nikon D40x and this was my first shot. I like it, perhaps because the subject is someone I love…an assistant principal (when my son was in first grade) called my little guy a ‘Free Spirit’. — TAG

Locale: Silver Lake, Staten Island

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


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A Rose That’s Not From Anywhere

Shot Of The Day: June 26, 2014





QOTD: The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
— Arthur Christopher Benson

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

Backstory: Lubitel means Amateur in Russian – this Soviet-made Twin Lens Reflex was designed to introduce 35mm film photogs to Medium Format photography. — TAG

Locale: Merax ‘One Shot’ Photo Studio

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)





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An Endless Shadow Bar

Shot Of The Day: June 25, 2014





QOTD: Walking the wire is living. The rest is just waiting.
— Karl Wallenda, in conversation a few weeks before he fell to his death in 1978

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

Backstory: This barbed wire has personality – in colour and in black-and-white — TAG

Locale: Front Street, Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110) & Nikon D200 / Nikkor 28~80mm f3.5-5.6 D





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Big City Madness (Comfort My Soul)

Shot Of The Day: June 24, 2014





QOTD: In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
— Akiro Kurosawa

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

Backstory: Sometimes I look down the street sideways. It’s a neurosis – I like Sideways Streets. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Thrills As Cheap As Gas

Shot Of The Day: June 23, 2014





QOTD: Life is not a dress rehearsal.
— Rose Tremain

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

Backstory: These heels are well used but the price is right. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Echoes Of Empires

Shot Of The Day: June 22, 2014





QOTD: Work is the only dirty four-letter word in the language.
— Abbie Hoffman

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

Backstory: This 1963 Buick Special is a regular in my lens but this is its first closeup. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton Heights, Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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Death Comes Driving Down

Shot Of The Day: June 21, 2014





QOTD: Our last garment is made without pockets.
— Italian Proverb

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

Backstory: I like this bus, it’s the color scheme: black and white. — TAG

Locale: Front Street (Clifton), Staten Island

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Zeiss aus Jena DDR (Tessar) 50mm f2.8 (Ilford HP5 / Kodak HC-110)


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