Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The Bird Whisperer
Hitchcock would be proud of this scene.  Seagull pecking at the eyes of  grandpa while the baby watches in horror.  In the next scene the birds attack the baby ferociously swarming the blue stroller pushing it down the boardwalk.  It will be known as the stroller scene reminiscent of the baby carriage on the stairs scenes in  the classic movies The Battleship  Potemkin and The Untouchables.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Girls

Taken in the governor's mansion on Governor's Island the original photo of Rachel was blurry along the edges. I decided to reformat the photo texture so that it still retains the composition that I was happy with and gave it a new look.  

I guess the original photo of Elena was taken about 20 years ago when photo art  began to be available  in photo editing programs.  Don't remember the actual photo effect that I used but it combined color and photo elements that make it a
painting portrait.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sand and Fog

The Ghostly Wonder Wheel
Boardwalk zombies emerge from the morning mist
The pier to nowhere
House of Sand and Fog

Sand Prints

Sometime the milk chocolate sand and the frothy surf look like a Brooklyn eggcream.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


At the end of It's A Wonderful Life George Bailey picks up the novel Tom Sawyer and reads the parting words from his personal angel Clarence:  "Remember. No man is a failure who has friends."

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photo Art

Vintage postcard of the Scream Zone
View through the atrium to the sea.

Winter branches
A charcoal surf.