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Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Decade into the Milennium

I bought this bottle of Korbel ...a decade ago!!!

First , (click) VIEW ON BLACK to see this larger

It was the Official Limited edition bottle of Korbel Champagne they put out at the turn of the milennium. (2000)

With all the Y2K hoopla that year, for nostalgia I decided to buy this limited edition bottle

Surprisingly I never got around to opening it......even a decade later!

I Googled Korbel, & believe this is the only known image on the internet of an UNOPENED millennium edition Korbel bottle :) Maybe I'll get around to enjoying it..... before the next millennium LOL!!

Have a safe & prosperous & Happy New Year 2010!!

Photography UrbanPerspective
..... into the next decade

Monday, December 21, 2009

Urban Legend: Snow Drifter

Dec 19, 2009 .... Darby Boro, Pa.

First , view the larger version (click)

..... some urban legend of a drifter in a snowstorm.....

......... UrBaNPeRSPecTIV Photography

Monday, December 14, 2009

Philly's Own "Midday Princess" Shamara

This past weekend was a rare "sunny" weekend in the Philly area.
I took advantage of this opportunity to go out & shoot.
I wrapped the day up & headed over to the PNP Family Play Center located in Lansdowne, Pa. (click on it )

Radio personality "Shamara" aka The Midday Princess heard on Power99 FM /WUSL in Philly made an appearance over there.
Since this was in my neck of the woods, & we have a rapport via Twitter , decided to head over .
First , click here VIEW ON BLACK to see the larger version of this image.

After a warm greeting & her signature " HI-5 Friend " , I somehow convinced her to let me take a picture . You know how women get when they're NOT expecting to take a pic. All self conscious about hair, makeup, etc.. But I assured her she looked fine just as she was :)

To listen to Shamara on air in Philly (she's on vacation this week (12/14) tune in middays to Power99FM (98.9FM) 10AM-2PM, or listen online (click) this link:
Shamara's Webpage

You can also  listen to her via the I-Heart radio app, key in "Shamara"
Keep up with  Shamara at .... Twitter @Shamara
Hi-5 Friend !!

Oh, and check out the commercial for the PNP Family Play Center (click)

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Darby Boro, Pa. "Turkey Bowl 2009"

What would Thanksgiving be without The Turkey Bowl.

It's an annual tradition played at "The Moose" track n field , in Darby Boro, Pa. 12:00 noon every Thanksgiving

Anybody whose anybody will come out to witness how it goes

It's a classic Old Headz vs Young Boyz, football game where mouth n muscle rule the field!

When u think "Turkey Bowl" , think
The Rucker !!..played in NY
'Cept things here at the Turkey Bowl get decided in dirt , knuckle sandwiches , and a few errand  elbows to the grill....

Be sure to view this image larger clik VIEW ON BLACK

I hadn't been out shootin in a while, so this was the perfect way for me to get back into it . To see

more images from this grimey Football classic, check out my SLIDESHOW on flickr (just clik that link in yellow)

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Model Spotlight

Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66

Showcasing up and new coming talent

I shot this back in the winter at Scruffy's Lounge, in Northeast Philly

The owner was hosting a calendar model shoot for a Bar Calendar he
wants to produce for next year.

Be sure to view a large version of this here VIEW ON BLACK

I'm always looking for aspiring models to feature on my BLOG.
And with frequent Twitter updates, any aspiring model would welcome the chance to be featured here.

Need a photog? Live in the Philly metro area ? (including parts of Delaware)

Please consider my services :)

......neo soul imagery......

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Woman Behind Khidija's Fashions

Local Philly fashion designer "Khidija" made her "Fall Harvest" fashion line debut last weekend

The event was held at Marathon Bar & Grill in Philly, complete with "live" entertainment, & DJ after party

Be sure to check out the larger version click

To see more of Khidija's creative fashions, and other images from that evening , check out my
Khidija's Fashions "The  Fall Harvest SET on flickr ( you can click on it ...to link right over to it

Like some of Khidija's fashions? She informs me that she custom designs/makes outfits for PROM,
Birthdays, Parties, weddings, etc..... So be sure to contact her ASAP

Contact her direct :   EMAIL :      Philadelphiafashionshow@gmail.com

MYSPACE  her http://www.Myspace.com/nyafashions
TWITTER:   her http//www.Twitter.com/KhidijaFashions

..... keepin an eye on the city

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gettin My Shine!!

Big Daddy Pimpin!!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66



This izzzz ....ol' skool .......
Street shot one afternoon last fall ,
university campus ........... Philly

..... Gettin My Shine

URBAN PERSPeCTivE photography

Friday, September 25, 2009

X-Files : Fort Mifflin

X-Files : Fort Mifflin
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66

You'll have to view the ORIGINAL size to see what I'm referring
to (clik on the green Original to link over to larger size in my Flickr account)
This was shot at Fort Mifflin on the Delaware in Philly. An old
Revolutionary War Fort...which has been extensively documented
for paranormal activity
My on camera flash DID fire believe it or not. I would have just tossed
this one aside for being underexposed...but then I noticed if you
look over by the picture of the canon on the wall, there is a bluish
haze that starts there, and extends past the window. You would
expect this 'hazy' effect in a smoky room, but I assure you these
rooms are smoke free and when I shot this I saw no "haze" in the room
There is no window on the opposite side of the room either for light to
get in that way either
This photo was NOT enhanced in anyway, not even light adjusted due to underexposure.
If u really scrutinize this image at 100% you will see a reflection of the haze in the glass on top of the case. This rules out "something in the camera" defect
Paranormal? Just some "weird" anamoly? Skeptical? ....why not go check this place out for yourself
and decide ;)
One thing's for sure, "light" sure does behave oddly here. You can check out a prior "unexplained"
image I shot in one of the other quarters here.

URBAN PERSPeCTIVe photography....
...we get to the bottom of things :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Unexplained : Fort Mifflin

Unexplained : Fort Mifflin
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66

This past weekend I went over to
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware (in Philadelphia)
Can't remember which room or quarters
this was in.
Anyways, I noticed the following unexplained
"light" in the middle of the room AFTER I snapped
this image. It does not appear on any pics before or
after this one, so i do not think it was some "fluke"
pertaining to the camera for 1 image.
This photo was NOT enhanced in any way, &
this is basically straight from the memory card
Fort Mifflin   is the subject of many
paranormal investigations & has been featured on 
several cable channels.Please click that orange Fort Mifflin
to link over to documented cases. People travel here just for
that purpose, sort of ghost hunters if you will
I saw a wall in one of the rooms over there of pictures
that visitors have sent in of unexplained "things"
in their photos. I think this image might join
that wall. Click here for larger & ORIGINAL sized versions

URBAN PERSPECTIVe photography......
...conducting X-file investigation thru photo documentation, just for the record :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66

In a whole new light :)

This is probably one of Philly's most heavily toured treasured items.
So it's almost impossible to get a shot of it by itself (as a visitor).

Tried some experimenting in Photoshop and this was the result

Be Sure to click here VIEW ON BLACK to see the larger version

I included the Original shot also. You
can click directly on that shot to see it larger.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Humans & NonRuminant

Humans & NonRuminant
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I originally was gonna call this shot "Poignant Moments"

First be sure to VIEW ON BLACK to see this larger

Shot this at the Philadelphia Zoo earlier this year.
Since this was taken, said elephant(s) have now been moved to the zoo in Pittsburgh, Pa. Philly no longer has elephants at the zoo....

..... "Poignant Moments".... the slight blur of the elephant symbolically fading out of the picture

I remembered that the scientific name for elephants is "Pachyderm"
(I've already linked that word, so just click on it ) .
In part, that definition of Pachyderm says "Any of various NonRuminant mammals..."
I always got a chuckle out of that word "NonRuminant : non-room-ey-nant. LOL LOL LOL

.....Poignant Moments : Human & NonRuminant captured.......


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time For Action

Time For Action
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I shot this back in January during President' Obama's Whistle Stop Tour in Wilmiington Delaware

First, Be sure to view the larger version of this shot by

clicking VIEW ON BLACK

This shot always stuck out in my mind. He had just delivered a
historic speech, turned from the podium, 1st Lady Michelle behind hm,
then looked into the audience to see who's hand he was gonna shake.


....historic images now included :)

Urban Vogue

Urban Vogue
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
This is a 3rd or 4th incarnation of a severely underexposed shot.

Shot this at a local jazz festival in the West Oak Lane Section of Philadelphia last summer.

I REALLY was tryin to get the taller lady in frame, but the one with the sunglasses stepped into frame as I snapped .

click VIEW ON BLACK clik to see this larger

This image was severely underexposed , as u can see in the top image (click on it to see larger size)

Somthing about this image.... 

Can't let it go to waste......


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Get A Kiick out of this!

Guest photog on calendar model shoot hosted at Scruffy's Lounge in the Northeast section of Philly.

Be Sure to VIEW ON BLACK  < to see it larger


Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I shot this a couple evenings ago.

Noticed our little friend here, ran inside the house, and grabbed camera.
I was stretched out on the porch flat on my belly for this one.

Can we say Symbolism? Let Us Pray.......


photography courtesy URBAN PERSPECTIVE


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Moments in love

Moments in love
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Wanted to get this one up on my blog since it's new and fresh.

Attended a wedding yesterday as a guest, but always have the photog eye turned "ON" LOL

This is one of several images I snapped yesterday. Since I was a guest, and not shooting in any "official" capacity, I'm sharing this image as well as any others from that day.

Please be sure to view this image in the larger size by clicking here:

I 'll be uploading more pics to my flickr account as the week progresses from this wedding. Nice to shoot as a guest this time around. Not under any deadlines to get images edited.

In this shot, the bride n groom share intimate moments in love during their first dance.

We were given small bottles of soap liquid to blow bubbles as they danced. I liked how the bubbles add to the magic of the moment here.

Photography courtesy URBAN PERSPECTIVE photography

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Barmaid ...on a Bike

Barmaid ...on a Bike
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Downtime from photoggin allows me to sort thru the many THOUSANDS of images I've shot and go back and edit.
This was shot one eveining at Scruffy's Lounge in Northeast Philly.

The owner hosted a model party for next year's bar calendar.
She's actually a barmaid......but I think she's cute enough to pass for a model. Agree?

Be sure to see the larger version of this image click here : VIEW ON BLACK

Photograhy services courtesy : URBAN PERSPECTiVE photography

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Haven't blogged in a minute. So thought I'd post sumthing new .

Be Sure to view the large version VIEW ON BLACK

This was shot inside the McNeil Avian Center at the Philadelphia Zoo.
This place is THEE place to be if you're a tropical bird :) Some of the world's treasured exotic birds take up residence here. And no doubt real estate in there..(trees, branches, etc..) is at a premium

I chuckled when I saw this image. Even the residents...birds in this case, display a certain DECORUM inside this multimillion dollar paradise

photography courtesy THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE
professional services handled with a certain decorum.......

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sweet Tweet from a Diva

Sweet Tweet from a Diva
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
In this age of Social Networking and Web 2.0 , I still get out in the "real world" and photog.

I was asked to photog a baby shower recently.

As soon as I saw this message... A "Tweet" came to mind. If you don't Twitter, then this won't make any sense . Suggest you get on board :) Twitter

click VIEW ON BLACK now to see the large version of this pic

Look , her message is 69 characters long (a space between words counts as "1" character in the Tweet world.)

Sweet Tweet From a Diva..... now Tweeted ...


Saturday, July 4, 2009

An Imitation of Life

Imitation of Life
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
A couple months ago, had a gig in the Rittenhouse Square section of downtown Philadelphia.

I've always associated that section as "artsy" in the center of a metropolis. This particular park is surrounded by swank , high class hotels and other high rise buildings

So as I was walking thru the park on the way back from the gig, I happened upon this scene.

click VIEW ON BLACK click to see the larger version now :)

I snapped a few images, and the artist came back from wherever he was and began painting again.

I introduced myself and told him all about THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE Blog, and I'd like to feature his work on there.

So now I present the work of Charles Cushing Fine Arts.
(you can clik directly on his images to see the larger versions)

To find out more about this world traveled artist, please visit his website : CHARLES CUSHING FINE ARTS from there, you can even purchase some of his fine art pieces

All photography courtesy URBAN PERSPECTIVE photography

Friday, July 3, 2009

A "Damn" Great Spot

A "Damn" Great Spot
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
.... no , not for me, but if you view the ORIGINAL size of this in my Flickr account, you'll see the fisherman against the wall !! (you can click that Flickr by the way to see that particular size)

Can you imagine the overwhelming view that must be..... standing there with all the water from the falls...and the noise.

Even from my "spot".... it was a spectacular scene.

You can see a larger version by clicking VIEW ON BLACK

...spectacular vision :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Bird

For the birds
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
:) :)

You gotta see the large version of this...do so by
clicking VIEW ON BLACK

I shot this inside t the new multimillion dollar McNeil Avian Center at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Whooooooo Knew? ROFL!!

....don't let it ruffle your feathers

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Divas Legends

Divas Legends
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
A Philly based socialite group asked me to photog their "Mad Hatter" anniversary.

Who was I to turn THAT down? LOL...

The event was held at a swank Rittenhouse Square Hotel in downtown Philadelphia.

All ladies were exquisite , decked out in their fashionable hats and attire. They drew the attention of quite a few patrons as well in the hotel.

>>click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see the larger version

It was my pleasure to serve their photog needs for the day.

.....memorable images for ANY occasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bokeh Haze Philadelphia

Bokeh Haze Philadelphia
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
What a VIEW!!!!!

I shot this from THE top step of the world renowned Philadelphia Art Museum (yes, THAT Art Museum where Rocky Balboa made his iconic stance into history)

>>click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see a larger version of this shot

It started drizzlin, and the bokeh on the car headlights .....lends it's own unique quality to the picture

.....focus in bokeh

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tropical Bird

Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Not too sure of the species name with this bird.

I used my favorite "bird" lens as I've nicknamed the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4 - 5.6 lens (NON I.S. {image stabilization for non photogs})

I'm normally NOT big on flash photography. But in certain circumstances I thought this shot, as well as a few I shot inside the brand new McNeil Avian Center at the Philadelphia Zoo warranted it.

I'm also now shooting in RAW mode since Corel Paint Photo Shop Ultimate X2 FINALLY upgraded to recognize Canon Rebel XSi RAW convert formatting.
Since I started shooting RAW, it's like a whole new range of possibilities opened up. Whewwwwww.... photogs will appreciate the range in tones....

>>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to see the large version

It's mostly natural lighting within the McNeil Avian Center, located within the Philadelphia Zoo.

If you're a bird lover...and photog... GET THERE YESTERDAY!!! :)

...on bird watch :)

...through the eye of the needle

..I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. --Jesus

At Philly zoo a couple weeks back. As soon as I saw the camel ...and the loop on the saddle.... the above quote from the Bible came to mind without a second thought. The trick was "framing" this as best I could to convey that message. Keep in mind animals don't stand still for long, so after a series of shots and waiting paitiently, I settled on this shot

>>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to see the large version

......inspired by a Higher Power :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rain Brings it to Life

Rain Brings it to Life
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I think the Gods must have been smilin upon me that day

I was on a casual walk around the Art Museum area in Philadelphia.

This shot is part of the George Washington Monument Statue that is across the street from the Art Museum

Sure, I liked the effect I was seein thru one eye squinting thru the viewfinder
>>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to see the large version of this

Just by luck..... it happened to be a slight drizzle .... if you've clicked on that link above..... you'll see an interesting effect the rain has on it..

It looks like........ rain ...brings it to life :)

Photography courtesy URBAN PERSPECTIVE

An Offering

An Offering
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
This was from a series of shots I took around the world reknown Art Museum in Philadelphia
I was on the Kelly Drive "side" strolling along and thought this would make for an interesting shot.
Now the statue in the forground holding up the cross is more than 150feet away from the museum.
And you can best believe the smaller statue on the roof "framed" by the larger statue arms was no accident LOL.
Took about 3 attempts to get it "right"....or at least how I pictured it in my mind.
>>click VIEW ON BLACK click<<to see the large version
The sun shining thru the clouds ...seemed symbolic of some higher power.......

.... an Offering

photography courtesy : URBAN PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Stolen 120 version 2
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
WOW!! Had a great day personal shootin in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia
I shot this behind an American Indian bronze statue facing the William Penn Statue that sits on top of City Hall.

PLEASE <<> VIEW ON BLACK click >> to really SEE this :)

Don't you just love the irony of this photo... (pardon the pun on the "irony" & the statue in the foreground)

...There sits William Penn ...the "settler" on top of City Hall...and our American Indian friend ...as a "reminder" ;)

*** This image soon to be available as a high quality poster print on my Etsy store ***


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chicks and Bad Hair Days

Hope this won't ...ruffle your feathers!! LOL!!

I shot this at the brand new McNeil Avian Center at the Philaelphia Zoo.

>> clik VIEW ON BLACK clik << to see this larger


Friday, May 29, 2009


Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Strollin the boardwalk in Atlantic City one winter afternoon, and this scene caught my eye.

Please >> click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see this larger

If I remember, this particular store is or was going out of business
and had a clearance sale..... statues included...

I didn't take home any statues.... just a memory.... "immortalized in a photo"

.......for your special moments......

Believe It..... or Not!

Believe It..... or Not!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Whenever I'm in Atlantic City, rarely without my camera in tow ;)
I always find interesting stuff to shoot
Shot this one casually strolling the Boardwalk down there.

Please >> click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see this larger

This is the outside of the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum . One year I ventured inside ...........

.... Believe it ...or Not ! :)

Urban Sunset III

Urban Sunset
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I did a slight lighting enhancement to brighten up the image a little, but the colors in the sky and all are "natural" This is how it looked in my lens when I shot it.

Happened to be in the back room of my house and looked up and saw this....

click VIEW ON BLACK click to this larger.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trolley Line

Trolley Line
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
The obvious was stated in a prior image. "Trolley Driver View"

I took a second look at this other image I shot from the trolley ride that day................


Then it hit me..... the irony of the lines in the photo .......... (chucklin)

I snapped this image on one of the old trolley shuttles around the Philadelphia Zoo /Fairmount Park area on Girard Ave.

....its got its own je ne sais quai

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ye Olde Pump n Fountain

Ye Olde Pump n Fountain
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Now let's face it.... we don't see too many of these around anymore.

But over at the Philadelphia Zoo, if you're strollin along the right path, you will happen upon this treasure ;)

Nothing beats a "warm" stream of water from an old water fountain spigot on a hot day. Even the pump in the background is "functional" or at least appeared to be.

Anyways, I wanted to keep the vintage feel of the spigot and pump, so I experimented in Photoshop and was content with this. There's still a sense of modernism witht he color I left in. I thought an all black n white or vintage sepia toned for the whole image would have been "cliche"

>>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to see the larger version

....lemme quench your thirst for bangin images ;)


Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
.... but the masses call said mammal.... Elephant or "Mascot" :)

I shot this over the weekend on a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo.
This particular one put on a little show for the crowd that gathered.
it was hot, humid, and this one was rolling around in the murky pond keepin cool.

Be sure to >> click VIEW ON BLACK click << to get the full effect

..... wildlife photography now included :)

Guess Who Got the Last Laugh ?

Sort of a cynical abstract view of this place

I shot this inside the historic Eastern State Penitentiary .
Looking up as I did to the upper tier in this cellblock,
I noticed a cynicism in the way the light shines through barred windows

.... sort of a laughter at the fact that there's no escaping

>> click VIEW ON BLACK click <<


Can U Hear Me Now?

Can U Hear Me Now?
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Look, I gotta give credit to my fellow BLOGGER : "Bahiyah
for this new title

I originally called this shot "I'M ALL Ears" .... but I liked Bahiyah's comment better for the title.

I shot this at the Philadelphia Zoo. I was lookin to shoot somethin a little different for this rhinoceros shot .

>> click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see this larger version


My Kinda Shot ! :)

My Kinda Shot ! :)
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I have a little bit more free time being on vacation to go through my portfolio and BLOG images I just never got around to.

This was at a Calendar Model Shoot a couple months ago. I was invited to be one of the guest photogs for the evening.

Please >> click VIEW ON BLACK click << to see why this is "My Kinda Shot" (chucklin)

URBAN PERSPECTIVE photography services
..... I gotchu ! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm All Ears !!

I'm All Ears !!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Especially when it comes down to my photography aspirations.

I shot this at the Philadelphia Zoo this past weekend.

You can >>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to get the full effect.

THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE .... photography services

Flew The Coop

Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
For such a small bird, this parrot's got a loud mouth on him

Shot this over the weekend at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The zookeepers let him out of the cage for "flight" training.
It's amazing that he stayed within a certain perimeter, and didn't just fly the coop :)

>> click VIEW ON BLACK click <<

THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE ......photography services

Monday, May 25, 2009

Darwin Theory... Gone Wild

Made a spontaneous trip to the Philadelphia Zoo this past weekend.
I anticipated a new bird attraction, but it isn't set to debut to the public til later this week on 5/30/2009 The McNeil Avian Center Therefore, I will make a trip back ;)
Most fans of my photography note that I am an avid bird enthusiast , and enjoy using my favorite "bird" lens , as I so have nicknamed this lens : The Canon EF 75-300mm f/4 - 5.6 III lens to capture bird life
Anyways, I was inside the Primate house at the Philadelphia Zoo and shot this looking behind glass.
This "primate" probably has some fancy scientific name for it.... but it's still a damn monkey in my book !! ROFL!!
Please <<> VIEW ON BLACK click >> to see this image larger

.... gone WILD! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lamborghini in Philly

Lamborghini in Philly
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I was in the Rittenhouse Square area of downtown Philadelphia yesterday.
Had a photog gig at one of the swank hotels in that district.
I knew the area was photogenic , and it's ALWAYS something to shoot in that area.
I shot some interesting stuff in the park and surrounding area, and will upload those as time permits.
At this time I'd like to thank my Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4 - 5.6 I.S. lens
for this one . (chucklin)

Be sure to >>click VIEW ON BLACK click<< to see this larger

photography courtesy

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Philly's Own : Nadjah

Philly's Own : Nadjah
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Introducing "the world" to Nadjah.
She's already performed at THE APOLLO in Harlem, NYC. Won 1st place the first time around, and placed 3rd on her last visit.
As we know, 3rd time is the charm!! :) She'll be performing live and on stage at the Apollo theater again on Jun 24th.
For those that don't know.... The Apollo theater is where many African American RnB artists are "made" or broken.
The other day when we were on location in Philly for a photog shoot, I asked her how this felt.... to perform at the Apollo in front of a tough New York City crowd. She just casually acted like it was no big deal :)
Can u imagine... bein on that stage..... 5 boroughs of NYC residents converged in one place ready to eat you alive if you show any sign of weakness? I'm sure you've seen it on formerly televised shows.
Anyways, she's stood that challenge and continues to strive for singing excellence.
You'll be able to catch a live performance closer to home next weekend (in the Philadelphia metro area) at THE REBEL restaurant in Wilmington Delaware. Click on the link for more details... or follow her on her MySpace page at http://myspace.com/nadjahsings
She's tryin to reach the 100,000 plays mark so the major labels will even "look" at her . So just open up her MySpace in a separate window and let her bless your ears, so she'll get a full credit listen.
Don't worry, it's not the electronically processed vocals you may be accustomed to hearing :) She has a strong pure voice....and won't make "diva" excuses if you ask her to sing on the drop of a dime
Be sure to follow her on Twitter also Twitter @Nadjahsings

You can see this image larger if you click this VIEW ON BLACK link.

Like what you see? ....or hear? Get the word out and Tweet this post (from the Comments section) She would appreciate the support

Photography courtesy : THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Urban Perspective

Urban Perspective
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
.... This could be any city.........


Took this shot up on the Belmont Plateau in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia.