Friday, October 31, 2008

:: GOOD TIMES!! ::

AMAZING parade today for the phillies world series win... LOTS AND LOTS of fun loving people... as well as some really nice cops who took being silly stringed with cheer!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

:: lite play ::


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

:: pause ::

well this was an image from chickies and petes restaurant very near the citizens bank park where the phillies were playing game 5!! it was amazing atmosphere ... the city has come alive with support... unfortunatly though the real revelry has been delayed at least another day or so ... the game is now tied and awaiting finishing hopefully tomorrow! ... LETS GO PHILLIES

Sunday, October 26, 2008

:: proper ::

manayunk fire station.... a very quaint small town fire station and one with incredible color!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

:: usual shine ::

a view which i see very frequently... this is the spot where i spend most of my time studying "bucks county coffee shop" in manayunk ... a very comfortable and relaxed shop with good coffee and free internet... everything you could ever want!

Friday, October 24, 2008

:: transcendence ::

this is a breathtaking cathedral which is minutes from philadelphia in bryn athyn... the "bryn athyn cathedral" is the high seat of the General Church of the New Jerusalem which is an international church based out of bryn athyn... originally from the Swedenborgian belief system they "New Church" set its self apart and founded itself here... if you are ever in the area you should definitely go and see the cathedral and the grounds they are a great place to walk and take time to relax...

thanks to "Selma, Alabama"(check the blog out!) for their "fall award" for my picture yesterday ...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

:: favorite season ::

a self-timer picture of my sister and myself.... we were up in state college, pennsylvania (about 3 hours from philadelphia) the home of the penn state university! we were visiting my grandfather and attending the football game PSU vs Michigan... it was a wonderful fall day and one full of joy and some great pictures!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

:: fun-house ::

this picture was taken in the parking lot of ikea... this fully covered parking garage allowed only some of the setting sunlight to flow in ... using the light and myself as a subject created an interesting perspective silhouette view

Monday, October 20, 2008

:: dignity ::

Sunday, October 19, 2008

:: t-minus ::

Friday, October 17, 2008

:: end the fog ::

picture of downtown philadelphia focused on the brand new comcast building ... the fog of philadelphia's sports troubles are still lingering over philadelphia BUT the phillies are 4 games from ending that ... LETS GO PHILLIES... NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPS!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

:: midas touch ::

there is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves... how strange it is, that a fool or knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty.....
-- ann radcliffe

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

:: joy ::

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

:: 5 years time ::

so i was listening to a song entitled "5 years time" which made me smile and think back to what i was doing around 5 years ago ... this picture is from a time that i spent in the middle east, this in particular in israel... the song and the picture for me struck a chord which resonated with me !

Monday, October 13, 2008

:: playing with dimensions ::

this beautiful church in the germantown area of philadelphia and is a throwback to a day passed... today the area is rife with color and diversity and i feel is an area far to rarely visited by the residents of greater philadelphia... the area has been home to many famous people from louisa may alcott, to bill tilden, to bill cosby ... i really liked the church though because of its arhitecture and it was a perfect subject to work on affecting the way an image feels in its use of dimensions and visual perspective...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

:: a long look ::

here is a picture i took yesterday morning getting in line for the obama rally... this is around 8:30 in the morning for the 11 am talk... line extends for about 4 blocks straight ahead and then two or more to the left... i loved the exuberance and diversity which existed in the crowd.. all backgrounds, all ages, all sorts of stories...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

:: history ::

today i had the privelage of seeing obama speak in the germantown area of philadelphia... it was amazing, i got there at 8 am for an 11 am speech and the line was over 8 blocks long in two directions... i just hope that this type of energy is still here in a few weeks... although every person who runs for office is a "politician" and probably not aligned fully with what i would like obama is a very charasmatic leader and will instantly improve our standing here and globally... it is definitely time to make some changes

Friday, October 10, 2008

:: pilgrims progress ::

following my theme from yesterday i am going to continue to contrast small vs large beauty... here again the wall that i came upon, like many buildings in philadelphia, was historic and beautiful with its fully covered ivy surface... but a closer look at the ivy shows a new view of this beauty... a third aspect for me deals with the contrast to the "open road" the view of the picture gives the feeling of an everlasting road... one which someone might begin a journey upon... but you have to know that although there is much beauty up the road there is also beauty right where you are... the key is to keep the eyes open no matter what stage of the road we are on!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

:: intricacy ::

Almost passed this amazing site the other day on my bike... but when i stopped got off and really looked the incredible detail of such a creation blew me away.... directly behind it is a church which has amazing beauty and is a creation which as humans we hold up as superb but which pales in comparison to such beauty as the spiderweb... but yet it astounds me to think of how much is out there that we don't see because we are just too busy and don't stop to see...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

:: piety ::

have been thinking a lot lately about "piety" and its relationship to religion as well as politics ... its connection to humbleness and christianity...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

:: impression ::

Monday, October 6, 2008

:: standalone ::

Sunday, October 5, 2008

:: victory ::

bring on the dodgers!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

:: celebrate good times ::

So this is going to be a much longer picture post... primarily because i am just sooo pumped about the philadelphia phillies!! ... was at the huge game last night and saw the team go up 2-0 in the best of 5 series... 1 MORE to go... BRING ON THE DODGERS (for the rest of the pictures I took check out my other site... click here )

Citizens Bank Park

Thursday, October 2, 2008

:: melody ::

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

:: october theme day- LINES ::

this is a picture i took at a "eyes wide open across pennsylvania" event in phoenixville, pa (just outside philadelphia) ... in 2006-2007 i worked for the AFSC based out of pittsburgh, pa... as a peace advocacy organization we worked in many areas promoting peace and understanding... one of the areas which i headed up was the "eyes wide open"... this profound exhibit travels across pennsylvania displaying a pair of military boots representing each pennsylvania soldier to be killed in the war in iraq... at this time pa has lost 189 young men and women... the exhibit demonstrates in a very tangible way the cost of war ... many states are now presenting the exhibit and if anyone ever has a chance to go it is a powerful and important experience
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