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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Going Mobile

Shot Of The Day: August 10, 2017





QOTD: I’m goin’ home – and when I wanna go home I’m goin’ mobile.
— Pete Townshend
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Backstory: Does an RV have to be rolling down the highway to be mobile?

Locale: Tompkinsville

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

 

Simon Townshend (Pete’s younger brother) and Roger Daltrey – Going Mobile: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqg5yxRqQo


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Glory

Shot Of The Day: August 9, 2017





QOTD: When I see the glory, I ain’t gotta worry.
— Tom Verlaine
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Backstory: This street shot was taken outside the new digs of Bound For Glory. Love the sign.

Locale: West Brighton

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

 

Tom Verlaine – Glory (Live circa 1984 – after 1:53 minutes of intro verbiage): www.youtube.com/watch?v=8At_DDt2UUw




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The artist is Doug Aldrich who painted all of the signage for the new shop.


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Walking In The Ruins

Shot Of The Day: August 7, 2017





QOTD: We build cathedrals to ransack and pillage.
— Tim Finn
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Backstory: This is what remains of the former Farm Colony on Staten Island. (Pardon me for taking Tim Finn’s lyric out of context but it seemed apt).

Locale: The New York City Farm Colony – a former poorhouse located in the New Springville section of Staten Island.

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

 

Split Enz – Walking In The Ruins: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmH28t1Sntw





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“Abby”

Abby
This is Abby, one of the staff at my local Dunkin Donuts. She is perky (sorry but it is a coffee shop after all) and always has my coffee waiting for me by the time I get to the counter. I’m predictable. One day, while standing on line, I spotted a Coke with her name on it in the refrigerator case…