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Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. Silver gelatin print. ©

Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. Silver gelatin print. ©  Click to enlarge.

JOHN WILLIAMS    “Theme from Il Postino,”   Pittsburgh Symphony with Itzhak Perlman.  The film was made in Italy, near Naples, although the original novel, about the poet Pablo Neruda, was set in Chile.  It is a wonderful movie which was released in 1994 and won “best picture” and “best music” Academy Awards in 1996

 

 

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Paul Goldfinger © Long Valley, NJ. Christmas day.  Silver gelatin darkroom print.

 

JUDY GARLAND  from Meet Me in St. Louis

 

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“Lone Tree.” © Paul Goldfinger.  Silver gelatin darkroom print. Click to enlarge.

 

NAT “KING” COLE:

 

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Ocean Grove., New Jersey.   Paul Goldfinger © 2012

 

PEGGY LEE

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Paul Goldfinger © Preservation Hall, New Orleans.

SIDNEY BECHET.  A New Orleans saxophonist performed on an album called “A Christmas Eve in Paris.”  We are putting up some Christmas music before you all have had enough and it still sounds fresh.  Actually we like to play some Christmas music on Blogfinger all year round.

 

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Cape Cod. Scanned from a darkroom silver gelatin print c. 1993. By Paul Goldfinger. Image published on the cover of Internal Medicine News. ©

Truro Dunes, Cape Cod. Scanned from a darkroom silver gelatin print c. 1993. By Paul Goldfinger. Image published on the cover of Internal Medicine News. ©  Click on photo to enlarge.

THELONIOUS MONK SEPTET.    “Ruby My Dear.”  The tenor sax player is probably John Coltrane.  Monk wrote the piece in honor of his first love Rubie R. (1947)  Netflix is currently showing a documentary about John Coltrane who once was part of Monk’s group.  It is “Chasing Trane.”

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St. John’s Island. Sunset Lake.  Asbury Park.  There is a white shore bird on the island which is hard to see. It is an immature great blue heron. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

BOB DYLAN    “Once Upon a Time.”  From his album Triplicate.

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Flatiron Building. Try-X collection. c.1990.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography editor @Blogfinger

Like Ocean Grove, the Flatiron Building is on the US National Register of Historic Places.  It was built in 1902 and has a steel triangular frame which sits at 5th Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd St.  That part of NYC is called the “Flatiron District.”

From a photographic point of view, sometimes you get strange perspectives, as there is with my photo above which gives the illusion of Flatiron tilting.  Professional architecture photographers use large format cameras with special equipment to get the  correct appearance.  But many early photos of the Flatiron show the same off-perspective, but they just accept the result and don’t comment about it.

The name flatiron refers to the shape of an antique metal  clothes iron.

Below is Edward Steichen’s famous 1904 night photograph of the Flatiron. This building has been a favorite subject of photographers:

Edward Steichen 1904

From   Uptown Lowdown, a Jazz Salute to the Big Apple (live) with Warren Vaché   (trumpet), Ken Peplowski (clarinet) and other famous players we have “Rose of Washington Square” and  “Broadway Rose” :

 

 

 

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Ocean Grove South End. Viewed from the east end of the Lake.  November 5, 2017. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.

 

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK:

 

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Portrait of Tom. He’s about to make his first cast at the OG shore. 4:30 pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017.  We changed the clocks today—darker sooner. Click to see the face of a happy man.   Paul Goldfinger photo ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.

Late afternoon on a cloudy day at the Ocean Grove South Beach.  There were kids with dads, and guys playing with their dogs in the sand, but overall, the beach was sparsely populated.  Several surf fishermen were out. One was sitting at the edge of the surf talking on his cell phone while watching his line. Can you be in the zone while talking on your cell?  The vibe at the beach was very mellow as the clouds began to darken, and the waves were a bit rambunctious.

Tom Wik lives on Heck Avenue almost close enough to cast from his porch. But he was not keeping his distance as he readied his gear. To fishermen, it is the being there that’s most important.  Catching a fish is secondary.

Tom chose to wait till the end of the day to go surf fishing.  The temperature was about 60 degrees, and given the misty moment, it seemed like Tom picked the perfect time.  Being alone out there might set your mind to wonder why things are as they are.

ART GARFUNKEL:  “I Wonder Why”

“I wonder why it is the sea’s so calm tonight,
The sands are ghostly white
Beneath the moon.
It seems strange to me to stand in endless space,
And know that in this place
I’m held within its timeless sway.”

 

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