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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Bird

For the birds
Originally uploaded by RayBanBro66
:) :)

You gotta see the large version of this...do so by
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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.

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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)

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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....

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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

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......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
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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.
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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 ***