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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dandelion Bokeh


Dandelion Bokeh
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Last spring when I got back into photography after a hiatus from it , I started taking simple images of "spring"

Fast forward a year later to ..NOW....

I happened to look out back this afternoon, and noticed "spring" was in the air again.

New flowers blooming from the trees, and things growing from the grass.

Grabbed my Canon, and purposely shot at 35mm focal length.
This is one of my fav focal lengths when using a Canon standard 18-55mm I.S. lens

The title is a play on words . Bokeh (click to hear how it's pronounced)
This simple 5 letter word is pronounced so many different ways by different photographers. But once you heard it a few times, and check out the definition , you might have a better appreciation for the image.
I wanted to capture an image with this in mind , and something not too cliche.

VIEW ON BLACK (clik) to get the full impact


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..... this Bokeh for you :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Philadelphia Skyline : Belmont Plateau

Accessible by land and air.
I shot this around sunset this past weekend
Once you VIEW ON BLACK (clik) you'll see the airplane in the image as well :) (near the second tallest building)
Thought I was gonna have to get rid of the hiker in the foreground (photoshop) but decided against it, since the airplane in the image sort of balances it out.
Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture before jumpin to hasty conclusions :)


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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Side Street Comic Relief


VIEW ON BLACK (clik)

Was in the South Street section of Philly the other weekend.
For those that don't know, it's Philly's "hippest" street .
Metro chic stores, bars, cafes, and wannabees line the streets
If you're "SOMEBODY" ..and have the need to be seen.... then you had better get here quick :)
.... Even the side alleys have their own little thing going on, and I was eager to explore them :)



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Look At it This Way ....

This is a view looking towards the only EXIT for fomer prisoners at the Historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia


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....another way to look at it

Come Here For A Minute.....

This was shot inside the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pa.
I was looking inside a cell and snapped this image

VIEW ON BLACK (clik)

It's funny what you see in pictures sometimes isn't it? (chucklin)





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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Shut Up or Play It !!


Shut Up or Play It !!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
This is a genuine pipe organ.

This one is located at Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia.
The good reverend Martha A Lang, pastor, informed me that they have it tuned quarterly.

I was at this church recently for a photography gig...... how could I NOT take this shot? :)

VIEW ON BLACK (clik)

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...even in the House of the Lord :)

...Except Photogs with Long Lenses

WARNING !!

Skilled photogs WILL get the shot .....regardless :)

VIEW ON BLACK !! (click the link to see larger)





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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Right on Cue


Right on Cue
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Well, it's been awhiles since I uploaded one of my model pics.

This was from a Calendar Model Search event in Philadelphia last month.

Clik on the appropriate colored links to see previous images from that evening.


You can also view this one larger here VIEW ON BLACK






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..... right on cue :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Somebody's Idea of Pentinence

Another shot from my day's shoot at the historic Eastern State Penitenitary in Philadelphia Pa.

VIEW ON BLACK (click)


........ The light is haunting here..............................



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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

je nais se quai 7


je nais se quai 7
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
You shoulda seen the other 6 !!! ROFLMAO !!!



VIEW ON BLACK (click here)





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it's turned into something that I do not know what :)

Hell


Hell
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
It is rumored that above the gates to Hell a sign reads
"Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here"
I shot this inside the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pa.
One could only imagine the misery suffered here in this desolate place, now in ruin.
Today is April 15. I hope you chose to file your Federal Income Taxes......
..... or be subject to a place such as this.

See this image larger VIEW ON BLACK (click)


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Light Abstract


Light Abstract
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
This place is full of them.
Historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
I was on the upper tier in a cellblock lookin thru a gated fence and saw this image.
VIEW ON BLACK (click) to see this larger






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Monday, April 13, 2009

Boundaries


Perimeter
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
As the Merrium Dictionary defines it : Something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent.
This is the perimeter of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia..
...... and it's boundaries within the bigger picture :)

VIEW ON BLACK to see this larger




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...photography with no boundaries :)

Jagged


Jagged
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
I didn't realize it at the time when I snapped this, but there's sort of an interesting illusion if you look at the background.
Some old broken section of the prison "looks" thru the jagged broken window.
This was shot at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
Be sure to VIEW ON BLACK to get the full effect of this image



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......... way I see it

Some Chick Hangin around the Prison

I guess on nice days the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly.....
you can find chicks hanging around the prison (LOL)

Definately view this larger by clicking here VIEW ON BLACK

Snapped this one walking the perimeter of the prison.

....... I heard all these LOUD chicks, and ...........


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....sometimes a chick magnet :)

Rack n Bowl


Rack n Bowl
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Spent a full day over the weekend inside historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pa.
The prison is over 200+ years old, and now in ruin.
I captured quite a few interesting images in there, so I'll blog some of my favs from the day's shoot here.
In this shot, we're looking inside a cell. The lighting comes from slits in the ceiling. These slits were known as the eye of God, as the light would shine thru , the prisoner in theory would seek penitence for his crime.
I have plenty detailed shots of the ceiling and the eye of God , and will BLOG them eventually.
Please view this image larger here (click) VIEW ON BLACK


THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE
was recently told I'm like a "brown penny" because you'll
never know where I'll show up . LOL!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Light Painting


Light Painting
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Black light and incense smoke.

Xperimenting one evening with black lighting conditions.

VIEW ON BLACK




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Friday, April 10, 2009

Pool Tea or Me ?


Pool Tea or Me ?
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
What a dumb stupid question ROFL ROFL

Be sure to VIEW ON BLACK (click)

Another one of those images I snapped from that hard nite's work at the Calendar Model Search at Scruffy's Lounge in NE Philly .

If you're a new follower, whether from my Facebook page, or Twitter, or even BLOGGER, be sure to click the color links within this post to see even more images from that evening's shoot.


Welcome to THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE
...it's really not that difficult a decision :)

Full Throttle !!


Full Throttle !!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
.. Indicative of my upcoming weekend photography wise :)

Shot this one a couple weeks ago at a Calendar Model shoot in the Philly area. Click on all the links to see prior images from that evening's shoot. Plenty plenty more to come.

See this image larger (click) VIEW ON BLACK !!


starting to feel "bothered" (chuckle) ...well then GO GET A GRIP !!



THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE
.... we capture those special moments

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Smoking Section


The Smoking Section
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
This is around the one year anniversary of my joining flickr, the photo sharing service from Yahoo.

Thought I would step out back and try and commemorate with a shot.

I was trying to shoot at 35mm (millimeter) focal length. I must have tapped the lens and it got knocked back a notch to 34mm.

Anyways, be sure to VIEW ON BLACK (click) to see the larger version

This is The Smoking Section of ...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quiet Storm


Quiet Storm
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
It just dawned on me that I'm at my one year anniversary using flickr
(that's the photo sharing service thru YAHOO)

Wanted to commemorate the moment.....

As it hailed fiercely, I managed to snap off this shot.
VIEW ON BLACK to see this larger



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A Quiet Storm of images

Monday, April 6, 2009

All on Board !!!


Model : Stefan Borys
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
Model Stefan Andre contacted me via a Craiglist ad I posted..

To view this image larger, just VIEW ON BLACK !!

For more information regarding that day's shoot, you can check out my former BLOG post here "Get on Board"





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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lunar Science


Lunar Science
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
....not quite an exact science... but nevertheless IT IS studied . VIEW ON BLACK to see this in a large version

Selenology

.... and it's studied in depth ... here........


stick with me, and you might learn a 'lil sumthin sumthin
:) Maybe even a little Spanish? Para Mi Vida




........... in THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE


view the image in larger sizes by clicking on it

This...is BLOG LUV !!!




Over the past couple weeks while out and about photoshootin gigs here and there, I've had the opportunity to network with some really great people.


Some of these people even have businesses of their own, and we all know (at least us entrepreneurs) that nothing helps business better than good word of mouth.


So, that being said, I will start featuring some individuals that I've met over the course of few weeks and featuring them here, provided I've had the chance to photograph them while at the event I met them at.


As Marlo Ricketts Green , owner of Regina Lesley Event Artistry told me ...that's showin "Blog Luv" :)
She's the young lady seen in the green blouse.


Marlo coordinated a 30th Bday party event for Kishayra. [seen here in the dark purple dress]
Kishayra also owns her own Event Planning Business called DreamRealEvents


Marlo was assisted that evening by one of her recently certified students Taisha Ellington-Johnson.
(seen standing in the middle of all 3 ladies) Marlo's professionalism and skills made the event run smoothly.It was a pleasure working along side her and I would welcome the opportunity to work again with any three of these professionals


Be sure to check out her BLOG to find out more about this incredible lady's background, and her event planning coordination business. I would personally and strongly recommend her for your event as well, if you live in the Philly, Delaware, So.Jersey area.


Of course I couldn't let the evening pass without mentioning to Marlo and Taisha that my sister owns her own Event Planning business called Affiance-Events. She specializes in Destination Weddings from London to New York. She also publishes a BLOG about daily women's issues from a "mom" and "wife" point of view, so I'm sure the ladies out there will want to check out her HanginWithMrsACooper BLOG link... or her button is in the column to your left. She would love to have you check it out
My BLOG is seen internationally thru various resources I've linked to, so be sure to check out her website if you're in the U.K. and looking to get married here in the USA


Good luck ladies in all your endeavors

THE URBAN PERSPECTIVE
.....not afraid to show other professionals BLOG LUV

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Je Nais Se Quai 6


Je Nais Se Quai 6
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
"The Red Zone"

Was in a club setting when I eyed this shot.

To really see the effect.... click here : View On Black or you can click on the image.

You'll see patrons ...shadowy ...in the darker portion of the image when
you click on the link.

I had read in a photography trade publication that hues of red and yellow tend to draw in the viewer's eye .

Is there any truth to this ? ............... I see you keep staring :)

By the way the title is part of a series of personal shots I'm working on. To see prior shots I BLOGGED in this Je Nais Se Quai series, click here : Je Nais Se Quai

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Get a Grip Baby !!!


Get a Grip Baby !!!
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
It's Friday and the weekend's here !!!

I had the pleasure of photoggin this up and coming model at a calendar
search
gala last weekend.

Be sure to click on the image to see the larger versions... or... I'm trying something new where you can click here (VIEW ON BLACK) to see this the way I really intended you to see it.

In either case..... hang on for the ride........

and Get a Grip Baby !!!

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