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The White Dog.
April 25,2018.
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A photograph of open doors. Possibilities of alternate endings..momentary anticipation and what historical set of circumstances let up to this scene.
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Happy #worldpenguinday ! 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧


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Kodak Moment.
April 25,2018.
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The only shots I wanted today was a good double shot espresso,photographs were a distant second.
After coffee I went to my favorite used book store only to find the owner leaving for the bank so to kill time I visited an antique store where I ran into one of my favorite cameras, the Kodak Retina iiic. Paid ten dollars left not knowing wether it worked or not.
Happy.
Returned to the bookstore and ran into Irving Penn’s book...Passage. Paid five dollars..I was happy.
Seeing Irving Penn’s portrait of one of my all time favorite photographers Josef Koudelka in the book..mind blowing.
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New Orleans, LA


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Happy Birthday..Israel.
April 23,2018.
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It was advertised as a celebration of Israel’s culture.
It’s seventieth birthday as a nation...I was ready.
I watched videos on Israel, it’s conflicts, it’s history in the Bible..Abraham. It’s food..culture. I was ready to immerse.
This event was slated for Lake Ebola Park on a Sunday the busiest day for the park. It was advertised as a public family event.
I was eager to learn.
I arrived to find a close knit Israel community..tightly knit.
Only Israelites were present, everything flowed inward..zero attempt at external inclusion.
I raised my camera several times only to have someone conveniently step between me and my subject. I was asked more than once if I belonged to the Israel community. And then there was the private armed security guards, not Orlandos finest police department.
Why advertise as a public event in a very public place and then shut non Israelites out?
I don’t know enough to pass judgment...but I didn’t like being asked by armed guards to leave the event.
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Oxford Street shadow self-portrait #canpubphoto #everybodystreet #streetphotography


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Swimming Swan.
April 19,2018.
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Frustrated..this black swan would not sit still for a good composition and when he did, the shot did not work.
Black swan in a kiddie pool,what are the odds? The pool itself was enclosed so I guess he was left there to recoup from some injury.
It turns out that the swan sitting still in the pool was not the shot I needed..his splashing around was what I needed.
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New Orleans, LA


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Broken Vessel.
April 19,2018.
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We are not a perfect species. We seem to be paying a heavy price for eating a single forbidden fruit.
Why put the fruit there and tell us not to eat it in the first place?
I don’t believe the punishment fits the crime.
Broken vessel.
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Force of Nature.
April 16,2018.
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Breeder syringe feeds young birds up for sale.
These birds are marketed as ..hand fed..suggesting that they are somewhat domesticated.
Not true.
Birds especially very intelligent parrots never become domesticated and much like other animals only respond to rewards. It is this intelligence that frustrates some owners but also provide the basis for life long loving companionship for others.
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Creation and Profit.
April 16,2018.
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Some estimates indicate that there may be over 16million birds being kept as pets in US households today. Not counting those being kept by breeders and the rest in pet stores awaiting sale.
From the above statistics it’s clear that there is a great demand for exotic birds and breeders are doing their best to fill this demand.
Man has kept birds as pets for millions of years and were much more closely connected to nature and the birds natural behavior, nowadays, most people only know of birds from TV shows and are clueless to a birds natural Instincts.
While many bird owners enjoy many years of loving companionship with their pets, many owners become frustrated as the responsibility becomes too overwhelming and birds become a problem.
Here a potential buyer hold a baby parrot lovingly while the vendors hand seems much more aggressive.
This little baby caught in the tug of war of misinformation,fascination and profit.
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Bredda Anansi.
April 15,2018.
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Bredda Anansi, a Jamaican historical folk lore hero..albeit a spider.
Parents would gather the children and recite Anansi stories passed down for generations all the way from Africa. Anansi was the joker, the prankster but he always came out on top. Life lessons passsed from generation to generation like a bitter medicine laced with honey and related to everyday animals and insects children could easily relate to.
Maybe I’ll try telling my daughter an Anansi story..or better yet I’ll just send her a link.
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Unhinged.
April 13,2018.
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@rezaphotography was the inspiration for this photo. His photo of the boys slinging the frame of a television set across the street in a war zone opened my mind to our own leadership conflicts.
Who are these Americans who still support this president? We now see right through his made up policies trying to wing it as he goes along. We watch the heavy lift of his supporters dragging empty transparent racist views down the path clearly marked wrong way.
Unhinged.
Pardoning Scooter Libby...
Unhinged.
We have a president who did not realize that the American system has been flogging him with a rock in a sock while he slept completely ignorant of his own stupidity.
The most powerful man in the world could not keep his shit together for a whole term.
No amount of power can cure stupid.
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