Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

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J. Press and Barrie Ltd. Booters

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Barrie Ltd. Booters; J. Press - York Street, New Haven, CT

Spring or Fall, my Dad would usually spring (for me) for a pair of shoes at Barrie Ltd. Booters on York Street in New Haven.  Right next to J. Press, this was a Saturday shopping experience for the young man – coached by his Dad.  I remember a pair of Barrie’s slip on “loafers” were somewhere around $22.  In the late 50’s and 60’s this was a considerable expenditure for some new kicks.

I remember vividly my Dad an my uncles buying shoes from Barrie’s.  They knew quality and it looked good on them.

When it came to clothes, my Dad pointed me in the right direction.  First J. Press; but I was poorer than dirt – but it stuck with me.  He gave me some hand-me-downs that to this very day I wish I still had.  The ties were a whole different deal — the stripes the regimentals, the pinpoints – all beautiful, clean and classy!

Thanks Pop!

Spring

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Spring in the meadow

A Prayer in Spring

Robert Frost (1915)

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

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April 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

TR6 and Sharpness

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You can take the word “sharp” to mean a lot of things.  In this case I’m applying to the crispness of a very cool automobile…  My love of TR6s is enhanced by this photo.  For starters I love the color!  I love the clean surface of green with the saddle interior and the snap of those red-line tires.  Like a drive on a crisp autumn morning this TR6 has it all!

I did some playing with the sharpening tool in Adobe Elements – to the point where I think you could put your fingers into the tread of the tires.

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March 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Week’s Work

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Over the past couple of weeks a took a couple hundred photos, but didn’t have much time to work with them,  post-processing and so on.  Next week proves to just as busy, I can’t seem to breath Monday thru Friday.  Living for the weekends here!  I’m in one of those situations where I can’t relax.  I have a pile of books I want to read, but I can’t relax enough to read even five pages.  I have three high-profile projects, and I have to keep my wits about me.  I wish I could retire, but that’s just not in the cards right now.

Fishing - Lake Eustis

Night Sky

Top Drawer - College Park

California Special

Woof Vroom Vroom

Fat Fender

Transformations

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Famous Baxter's in Hyannis

Mr. Grant

World's Most Famous Beach

Get Discovered!

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March 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Drunk on the Kool-Aide

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OK, I admit it.  My name is Paul, and I’m an HDR-aholic!  There!  I said it.  I’ve been sloppy drunk on HDR lately – I can’t seem to stop myself.  I know it may be a bit over-the-top.  In some ways it really grabs you and is easy on the eyes.  In other ways — well, it’s a bit much.  I’ll be doing this for awhile if you want to leave and come back in a couple of weeks.  If you think it looks OK, then hang around.

I was in Orlando yesterday at a meeting at the Citrus Club (la-de-da).  Terrible meeting, but I took some photos from the top floor where the dining area is.  I’ve always loved emeralds and sapphires – and that’s what I was trying for with these two buildings.

Emeralds and Sapphires

Emeralds and Sapphires

I took this next one a year ago in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost Park.  Its the tower of … @*  ?  I dunno what the tower is supposed to be for or what it represents.  Its just this faux, artsy-fartsy tower here in Central Florida.

Artsy-Fartsy Tower at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL

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March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Beached

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Along the very south end of Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet) you can find some lovely homes sitting atop the dunes – barrier dunes protecting the shoreline and the turtle nests.  Some think the houses intrude on the natural land and seascape – they may, but I guess we get used to what we see.

Our toys are kept close to the dunes so they don’t get caught in the surf and end out at sea, riderless.  The lighthouse is right in back of me.

This is one of my shots from August 8, 2008 (08-08-08) – a grand summer day in Florida.

Beached

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February 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Do clothes make the man?

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I think integrity makes the man.  What do you think?

From The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

Cary Grant

I love dogs!

Fred Astaire

Madras Nightmare

My favorite tie and dog

J Press

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February 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Stop

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STOP

OK, you can GO now!

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February 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Mid Century Models – Some great photography

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Thought I’d pass along this gentlemen’s flickr site.  I guess he build all of this and used model cars as well to show mid century living’s two biggest endeavors – homes and cars.  Hope you like it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/sets/72157604247242338/show/with/2346008881/

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February 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm