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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Philadelphia Experiment

Street photoggin  in Philadelphia I'm  often out and about with my smartphone or trusted Canon DSLR ....
I don't post new BLOG entries often ...
So I'm highlighting shots taken over a period of time .
I was awestruck when I saw the mighty USS Kennedy dry docked at the Philadelphia Naval Yard one morning .

I grabbed my Canon .... and began a walking tour of the City .

I took a shortcut ... through an Underground place .... beneath the city
as I slowly worked my way East towards the older section of the city known as Old City for its Colonial History

Once inside of  Independence Hall . I saw  "The Original Seat of Government" ........ George Washington sat in this very chair with it's unique sunrise/crescent symbol at the top of the chair .

.... and right across this room ..... The Accused stood here in this cage , often shackled to plead their innocence Before the Court ..

Just East of Independence Hall is the Bourse Building

I was satisfied with the day's shoot ..... and switched into the digital realm via my smartphone
I play an augmented reality game called Ingress on there ... you have to physically visit certain
places in "real life" in order to do what you have to do in the Ingress game "digitally"

  "On this Site in 1897 Nothing Happened"

By chance .... I found this one on the game grid ....... and sure enough .. in "real life" there is a plaque with this inscription on it .
It is located in Old City Philadelphia along 3rd between Chestut & Market street
These plaques began appearing back in the 80's across the country and the world from what I would further research , however there is no clear explanation as to it's meaning or who is the original owner of this phrase or plaques.
There are some derivations of the year indicated on the plaque , but for the most part they mostly specify 1897
To give you an idea of how obscure this plaque is , the one that is located in Philadelphia , I took some pics from wider angles

In honor of my great grandmother who was born this very year 1897 A.D.  and whose lifelong membership of the United Methodist Church , its  traditions and teachings through whom I have nurtured my own Faith
 This selfie testifies that Jesus Christ of Nazareth IS Always Present Here

 (Matthew 24:35)
Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

The following passages of Scripture are read and cited here at this site and place  :
( Luke 1: 45 ) "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord."

(John 11 : 25-26) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?27She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

(Matthew 22:46) And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Journey To Become #NadjahNicole

#NadjahNicole ...  debuts 9 track EP
"Journey to become Nadjah Nicole


Pictured (left to right) ..          . Guitarist : Ismail Yusef-ali Abdus Salaam
                          Lyricist : Nadjah Nicole
Grammy Award Producer : Carvin Haggins 

After a successful run with #TeamBlake on NBC's The Voice (Season 9) , Delaware's songbird ... Nadjah Nicole debuts her HoT new 9 track EP https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/journey-to-become-nadjah-nicole/id1118678204

Nadj is wasting no time promoting her debut EP ..& held a CD listening party at
where her EP was also recorded

Invited guests were treated to an acoustic set where 
she performed her first single "Bubblegum" which is now available on  
We were also treated to an another  forthcoming single titled "And I "  &  she reflected upon her music career & life in general, since her stunning performance on    Season 9 of NBC The Voice .   .. ...
Nadj has really come into her own with this EP release!! She delivers powerful vocal performances on each of her tracks ..... NO AUTO TONE !
There are two spoken word poems ... Music is Life ... which has a neo soul rhythmic flavor to it ... & Spirit ... which I must say is Nadj's own testimony to GOD & definately a Must listen to! 
 The awesome & talented "Ismail" plays guitar on all tracks....
She is also backed up by background singers Abraham Todd
Jasmine Johnson & BriaMarie
 Grammy Award Producer Carvin Haggins  produced all tracks ....
and Nadjah ALWAYS lovingly thanks Executive Producers (her parents) Wayne L Pennington & Khimula Taylor
Please see EP for additional credits not listed
Official Release Date   
I asked Nadj if it was OK to Periscope ..... which she eagerly agreed .... Unfortunately the (mobile) connection was too slow for a "smooth" broadcast ....
However..... the one minute or so I was able to broadcast .... you can still hear a good audio clip of her acoustic version of "King Son"  from that evening
(if you don't have the Periscope app .... you can still watch this brief video by clicking on the time stamp in the tweet ) : 8:16PM 03JUN2016

Saturday, September 5, 2015

#Philly's Own Nadjah Nicole @NadjahNicole

NadjahNicole ... on Fleek! 
TWITTER : @NadjahNicole

INSTAGRAM : @NadjahNicole

Check Back for more pics from our recent photo shoot..... 

Some of my long time Twitter & photog friends know that I'v been photo shooting 
 her journey  since  MySpace ...... 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sandra Bland #SandySpeaks #DayOfRage

AUG 8, 2015 ... Nationwide #DayOfRage demonstration organized by the Anon Intel Group 
Demonstrators gathered in unison throughout  various cities across the USA today 
 to bring awareness & demand justice in the Sandra Bland case

                                   Sandra Bland Legal Fund 

Locally, this demonstration was held @ Love Park in downtown Philadelphia

Community organization group Lehigh Valley Cop Block 
(pictured below)  gathered peacefully to help bring awareness 
to Sandra Bland's case  as well as to protest the 
                escalating cases of  increased usage of  lethal (police) force  against
mostly unarmed citizens. 

AUG 14, 2015

Hannah A Bonner .... pastor/clergy of the United Methodist Church has stood vigil @ the Waller County Jail  where Sandra departed this life ..... & brings us timely updates from "on scene" ... as well as inspiring quotes, & provocative vids of Sandra Bland  ...  keeping Sandra Bland's name & spirit alive in the name of Jesus Christ
TWITTER: @HannahABonner
Editor's Note: As a member of the United Methodist Church , I stand in solidarity with pastor Hannah A Bonner 
asking ... #WhatHappenedToSandraBland     #ConnectionMinistry 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Content coming Soon AUG 2015

Philly Skyline

It's been awhile since I'v last Blogged .... 
Decided to pick up my camera again ... & get out in these streets ...
Should have some fresh content for you within the next few weeks (end of JUL2015 / AUG2015) ... Keep in mind it's only me producing content ... so I gotta get out there ... shoot it, edit it then Blog it . ...
... I have some new ideas on how I wanna do things far as the bloggin angle .... it's come a long way since I first started out 7-8yrs ago (blogging /photoggin) 
But I'm eager to re-boot  & share some good stuff with you...

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I shoot with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS .. as any good tog would  :) 
one of my personal faves ... the one below was somewhere in Old City Philly ..  Market St


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