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Anticipating the Moment

I don’t like to take a ton of shots, hoping to get a find one of the action.  I try to anticipate when the moment will be optimum to shoot.

Here is one of a skateboarder by the Game Pieces public art in Philadelphia.

skateboatder

The giant dominoes are part of Game Pieces-

and the cropped version

skateboarder crop-going for the separation between the board and the bench as I am clicking the shutter.

See 3000 dominoes and the domino effect on an old Mr. Rogers Neighborhood episode.

The Domino Effect

 

 

Action photography post from four years ago with an airborne skateboarder at UCONN


First American to Score 500 Goals and 1000 Points in Hockey

Joe Mullen.  Hockey legend.

Hockey Hall of Fame 2000.

The first American to score 500 goals and also to score 1000 points in hockey (which happened at the Civic Arena as a Pittsburgh Penguin)

When I was with Steve at his conference in Philadelphia, there was a very excited young man on the elevator who had just gotten an autographed puck from Joe Mullen, former  Pittsburgh Penguin (now assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. 

After I got to the hotel room I thought I’m going down to the bar and ask Mr. Mullen for an autographed puck for Bobbijo’s friend Julie Ann who is running marathons and raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research.  Team Kaelyn’s Kure has an invitation for the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser April 18th and there will be an auction.

Mr. Mullen was gracious and signed the puck you see in the photograph below.  I’m getting it to Kaelyn’s mom, Julie Ann  so they can add it to the Hockey items at the fundraiser.

Thank you for your generosity, Mr. Mullen.

By the way. Steve and his Dr. friend,  shook your hand at the old Pittsburgh airport, before security measures.  You got off the bus and the fans met the team, cheering your Stanley Cup 1991 win!!!

Joe Mullen Autographed Puck


Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

“This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: post a photo which is not what it seems to be.”

Knight Piece

Chess Piece

Game Pieces

Game Pieces-  by Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, and Roger White

Public Art in front of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building.

Crop Building Philadelphia

Me and my sister in Philadelphia

Entire Reflection

The reflection of THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES

First Bank of the USThe Actual Building  – The First Bank of the United States.    (where all the trouble began)


Night Diner

9th Street       South Phillynight diner


Image

Philadelphia Church Signage

Ashes to go


Count 18 Million Human Viewers Plus One

Two years in a row on Thanksgiving, Penny the Golden Doodle watches the National Dog Show.  Seriously.

I saw it today with my own eyes.

The link said there was an audience of eighteen million viewers.  Plus Penny!

National Dog Show

 

2013 National Dog Show

 

 

NAtional Dog Show2013 National Dog Show

 

2012 National Dog Show2012 National Dog Show as taken by my daughter Laura     (the television on the other side of the living room)

 

 

She got so excited she stood up on her hind legs

 

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Golden Doodle


“You Don’t Remember- I’ll Never Forget.” 11-20-80 10:10 AM

11-20-11     Happy 31st Birthday Matthew.     love, Ma

Photographed by Herr Spahn

Photographed by Arleen McC. Thank you for sending this to me. It is a great shot!!


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