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How dare you!

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He was so bummmmed about this haircut.  Here – the mean lady sprayed him with water and wants to cut his hair….

I stole this photo from my daughter-in-law Brenda – only because the face tells the story.  This kid is so cute! (it’s the family genes ya know!)

How dare you!


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May 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Two favorites – Chevy Bel Air and a LaSalle

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Although these two cars are almost worlds apart in time 1936 to 1958, they both have their own elegance.  In the LaSalle below, I really like how the clouds came through in the front fenders.  Hope you like them.

1958 Chevrolet Bel Air

1936 LaSalle

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May 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I’m for sale

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Or at least some of my photo prints are.

Almost a month ago I showed some of my prints to the owners of a framing and art shop in the College Park section of Orlando.  She took six prints right away and asked for seven more.  I needed to write a bio for myself so I dashed off a couple of paragraphs about myself and why I love photography.  I also needed a bio photo and I may use this one – So what do you think?  Does this patch-mad say photo-artist? or dork?  Even if you comment with dork – I’ll still post it.

Bio photo

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May 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Random photos and thoughts

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I can’t seem to settle on any one thing to blog about tonite… so I’m just going to post some photos that I like.  Perhaps add a few thoughts along the way.

1964 MB 600 Pullman

Now that’s a big ride… with the top down champagne will spray in your face at 35mph.

141 Ridgewood Ave

The house I grew up in.

When we lived there it was all white with forest green shutters.  A short walk to The High Lane Club, scene of explosives and fish homicide, as a friend put it.  A lovely place.  My Dad paid $35,000 for this place in 1959 and today it is up for sale in the high $300,000.

57 Cad Man

Light em up

Always liked these two photos – the smirk on this guys face –

The patch mad kit

This is my kit for tomorrow — breaking out the patch mad – we finally have permission – a decree from Washington D.C.

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May 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Street Beauty

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This baby was waiting for me on Park Ave in Winter Park.  She’s a vamp!  She’s a temptress!  Oh my!

On Park Ave

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May 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Crunchy Onion Chicken

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This is actually FRENCH’s Crunchy Onion Chicken – and it is goo-ooo-o-ood!

You know when you come home from a hard day of dragon-slaying and sit down at the computer with a Manhattan (or two), you start to get hungry.  Then, you remember – two months ago you made this recipe from the can of French’s French Fried Onion Rings… and now you have to have it!

So here you go — bon appetit!  (KSA — please help me with my French!)

I’m leaving the photos LARGE so you can read the recipe.  I made a killer Eggplant Rissoto the other night and I have plenty left over… so that’s what I’m having with this chicken tonight – pairing it all with a bottle of Pinot Grigio.  In about an hour, I’ll update this post with the results.

The inspiration!

The Method

OK — here’s the result – it was good… kinda had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner… so— le-see, that’s two Manhattans and two Pinot Grigios… and here I am tryin to make this all good.

Here’s the pic.

Buon Apitito!

Does anyone else go to bed at 8:00 PM ??

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May 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Casa Feliz – Winter Park, FL

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Casa Feliz, a Spanish style masonry farmhouse complete with bell tower, arched doorways,  and courtyards,is a prime example of the work of designer James Gable Rogers II, Winter Park’s best known architect.  For over 60 years, his prolific work helped to define the unique residential character of Winter Park.  Rogers is also known as the architect of other Florida landmarks including the Florida State Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee.

The painstakingly refurbished home is now open as a museum on Sundays from 12-3.

Casa Feliz - Winter Park, FL

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May 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Classy little place

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There’s this classy little courtyard off Park Avenue in Winter Park FL.  The times that I’ve passed it, I wished I’d had my camera with me.  I got a shot of it last week and thought I’d post it along with a couple of other jewels from the Winter Park streets.


Friendly Brit on the street

RR gleaming

57 Dodge Convertible

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The painted skies of central Florida add a bit of whimsy to this photo.  Again, this was taken up at The Village.  This very nice couple from Gray, Maine own this beauty.  I blogged this one previously, but with added effects, I thought I might send your way again.

Tonight the wife an I are making plans for a trip north this summer – to possibly take in Washington, DC, Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT (for the best pizza in the whole wide world), Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA, Central New York State, Three Mile Bay, NY, then plunge quickly south on I-81 and I-95 to finish the rest of the year’s rat race.  Tentative  time period is June 26 through July 11.  It’s all in the planning stages, but I can’t wait to “get outta Dodge!”.

1957 Dodge Crown Royal Convertible

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May 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm

1952 Buick Super

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I shot this photo a couple of years ago at the Antique Boat Show in Tavares, FL.  This very classy Buick was as clean as anyone could image.  If you’re heading out on a vacation this summer, see if you can pick one of these beauties up – It will put anyone’s SUV to shame.

1952 Buick Super Woody

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May 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm