Thursday, December 30, 2010

Moving on....finally a title

I have thought about this for a while, and I will be moving my work to a new blog where I will focus on Penn Station BB shots. I am calling it "Penn Light."

I hope you will follow me there.

This is an amazing experience. I have so enjoyed getting to know all of you.


Railroad is running again without delays and there is much snow around. Cozy vacations with good warm meals and company.

Back to work next Monday, make it next year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cold day, warm heart. Good day for oatmeal and hot chocolate.

Praise the Lord and pass the road salt for the icy front steps.

There is a line in a popular Christmas poem about children having thoughts of sugar plum fairies dancing in their heads. Well, I dream of Jeanie with any colored hair on an August subway platform.

Just kidding.

Been watching the Dylan documentary "No Direction Home." I finally joined Netflix and the streaming feature with a wireless router is fantastic. The Dylan movie is not available to stream so I rented it on DVD.

Also got the Dylan Mono box set for Christmas but have not opened the discs yet.

Hope you are all well, my best.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A BB shot form "summer in the city" on a December night when here we are having blizzard conditions on Long Island. We expect close to two feet of snow overnight and high winds.

Christmas was great for our children. Today one we has one indoor soccer game and preparations for the snow.

Yesterday Santa brought me I some postcards for Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom shows from the late cities - small versions of psychedelic posters created weekly for bands playing in San Francisco - Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jimi Hendrix.

This Poster was created by Rick Griffin.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Everyone is calling Santa or Sinatra. Thank you for a year of visits and for all you share....

Santa baby, just slip a Sable under the tree for me;
Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue;
I'll wait up for you, dear; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed;
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed;
Next year I could be just as good... if you check off my Christmas list;

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot;
Been an angel all year; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, one little thing I really need...
The deed... to a platinum mine, Santa baby,

So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with the duplex and checks;
Sign your 'X' on the line, Santa cutie,
and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany;
I really do believe in you;
Let's see if you believe in me...

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing... A ring...
I don't mean on the phone; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry, tonight

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I am getting used to a clean lens and have to modify technique - speed of pan, amount of intentional camera movement and preference for lighting levels.

I am glad I cleaned the lens and enjoy this new "toy."

For a long time I used the dirty lens to enhance anonymity.

Off today for Christmas so for the next week or so I will rely on my backlog of BB shots.

My best.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

After a year and a half finally I cleaned the BB camera lens for the first time. Much sharper and faster iamges which I have to get used to using, again.

Life still blurs, sometimes. A rarer pan to the left.

I work tomorrow and then I will take rest of month off to relax with my family....Peace.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Cold, again, inspiration - Mick's name in it if you look carefully....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Saturday, December 11, 2010

A week ago Leslie Avon Miller of Textures Shapes and Color was kind enough to post three of my BB images in her new tumblr site. Her new site features many provocative and inspiring work - paintings, quotations and photographs. I provided song lyrics to go with my three images....Leslie is a gifted artist and an inspired communicator.

Leslie cropped my BB images which provides an editorial perspective to my full frame from the hip low resolution work.

The three images she chose can be found here , here and here.

Thank you, Leslie.


This new quilt features a BB images from the e train. Have a great weekend.

Friday, December 10, 2010

5th Ave platform in evening. Teens here today but no wind....winter.coat.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Penn light - morning rush.

Continued use of the pan and the dance.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Penn Station morning commute today - everyone seems to be wearing black because black is the new black and black is not as good "eye candy" for a blackberrry image. I am drawn to reds, blues and greens.

Hope you are having a productive and artistic week. I am less in touch with blogging artists as I was a year or two ago. I miss that electricity.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Been listening to Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" a song she sang at the opening ceremony for the World Cup finals four years ago.