Ships In The Night

Shot Of The Day: October 6, 2017





QOTD:
And our friends are all on board
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

— The Beatles
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Backstory: Sky of blue and sea of green…working together – can we save our planet or are we all just ships in the night?

Locale: Beneath the waves…

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

 

The Beatles – Yellow Submarine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=krIus0i9xn8


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Future Shock

Shot Of The Day: October 4, 2017





QOTD: You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
— Alvin Toffler
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Backstory: To explain a quote with another quote, here is Toffler again: ‘Science fiction is the sovereign prophylactic against future shock…You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.’ And so, like Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubauten, we are waiting for a future worth having…thanks to too many of MLK’s guided missiles and misguided men.

Locale: Clifton

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

 

Einstürzende Neubauten – Ich warte: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b831nCMRI4Y


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Paradise Lost

Shot Of The Day: October 2, 2017





QOTD:
Given the chance
I’ll die like a baby
On some far away beach
When the season’s over.

Unlikely
I’ll be remembered
As the tide brushes sand in my eyes
I’ll drift away.

— Brian Eno
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Backstory: Love the faux palm tree. Fake news, fake president, fake paradise. Truly we have landed on some faraway beach when the season’s over.

Locale: T-Ville (and that’s Tompkinsville, not Trumpville)

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

 

Eno – On Some Faraway Beach: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K29t_L3CO6A


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Yummy Taco

Shot Of The Day: October 1, 2017





QOTD:
Stay hungry, Stay hungry, Stay hungry.
Move a muscle, move a muscle, move a muscle.
Make a motion, make a motion, make a motion.

— David Byrne
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Backstory: This is a popular establishment in Rosebank. It offers Tex-Mex food prepared by Chinese chefs. Similarly, the song choice has nothing at all to do with the image. Somedays that’s how I roll.

Locale: A Coney Island of the Mind, aka, Rosebank, Staten Island

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

 

Talking Heads – Stay Hungry: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_o_2P6TYAk


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Which One’s Fritz?

Shot Of The Day: September 30, 2017
for Simon





QOTD:
Boys will be boys
And men will be dogs
I’ll be the first one to shit on your lawn

— He Is Legend
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Backstory: I see a woman and her two pugs every day. She is shy but was pleased that I wanted to photograph her hounds.

Locale: Clifton

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

 

He Is Legend – Fritz The Dog: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKg8Y5QIp9w


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Heiligtum

Shot Of The Day: September 29, 2017





QOTD:
Can you give me sanctuary
I must find a place to hide
A place for me to hide

Can you find me soft asylum
I can’t make it anymore
The man is at the door

— Jim Morrison
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Backstory: An old bandmate once said of me – ‘you are only allowed to live on islands.’ I grew up on the west bank of the Maumee River, later I lived in Key West, then Governors Island and finally Staten Island. Is it any wonder I would find the waterfront a sanctuary?

Locale: Clifton

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

 

The Doors – The Soft Parade: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbpRlqqzSD4







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Trans-Europa Express

Shot Of The Day: September 28, 2017





QOTD:
Rendez-vous auf den Champs Elysees
Verlass Paris am Morgen mit dem TEE

In Wien sitzen wir im Nachtcafe
Direktverbindung TEE

Wir laufen ein in Düsseldorf City
Und treffen Iggy Pop und David Bowie…
Trans Europa Express

— Ralf Hütter & Emil Schult
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Backstory: The boys from Düsseldorf inspired this shot but no, this is not the Rheinland, it’s actually Clifton, Staten Island. This is the MTA Railway Car Repair Shop, as seen from the waterfront, from aptly named Front Street, The quote and video are the original version(s) of TEE.

Locale: Clifton

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

 

Kraftwerk – Trans-Europa Express (original): www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMVokT5e0zs


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Bourée

Shot Of The Day: September 27, 2017





QOTD: Und soll wie aller Musik also auch des Generalbasses Finis und Endursache anders nicht als nur zu Gottes Ehre und Recreation des Gemütes sein. Wo dieses nicht in acht genommen wird, ists keine eigentliche Musik, sondern ein Teuflisches Geplerr und Geleier.
— Johann Sebastian Bach
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Backstory: I’ve been a fan of Bach for a very long time. In my youth I would place the fugues on my Dual 1226 and turn up the volume on my Pioneer (always wanted a Marantz) and test the limits of my JBL speakers. I would light my pipe and sit back and enjoy some truly divine music. So of course, as a flute player and Bach fan, I loved Ian Anderson’s rendition of Bourée. I played it on flute, badly, for a number of years. BTW, I also like painting especially street art. I like dancing too, whether it’s punk style or classical…like the Bourée.

Locale: Stapleton

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

 

Jethro Tull – Bourée: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u0XXpVGUwk


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