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Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Tampa, Florida. Food truck event. 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

 

PEGGY LEE

 

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Wedding Party. Edison Estate on the Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers, Florida. March  2011. Re-posted by Paul Goldfinger- 2018—-Blogfinger.net ©.

 

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

 

This photo requires a bit of narrative.  It’s a gorgeous Saturday in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Edison Estate  (the winter home of  Thomas A.)   We’re milling about, sizing up the tour which we are about to take, when a white limo pulls up.  Out spills the bridal party. The wedding photographer is fumbling with his equipment, and the women form a protective ring around the bride.

So here I am with my camera, and this scene unfolds right in front of me. I pick up my Leica M-9 and start shooting. I’m caught up in the event.    I’m a paparazzi, circling the scene like a shark—moving in with my wide angle lens.

Just then, a cell phone rings multiple times, with the sound coming from the right side.  It’s  the bride’s mother’s phone.   I snap the photo, and then the bride says, “Mom!!  I think your phone’s ringing!!”

 

Editor’s note:  The bride was so beautiful;   I can’t leave it like this–with Mom’s phone ringing.  Let’s fast forward and imagine a moment later in the day when all attention is focused on the bride.

 

Here are the JAGUARS:  This is one of the all-time great love songs—-By Jerome Kern  (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics.)  Dorothy said that she cried when she first heard Kern’s melody.

 

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Bunche Beach, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger © February , 2018. Click to enlarge.

 

Enlarge the photo to see the variety of bathing outfits at this family beach in South West Florida.

 

 

PINK MARTINI:

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Gasparilla Island Florida. No boardwalk, no lifeguards, nobody selling anything, no beach badge. Just beauty and pleasure. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Gasparilla Island Florida. No boardwalk, no lifeguards, nobody selling anything, no beach badge. Just beauty and pleasure. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

AMY GRANT

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Captiva Island. Florida, 2006. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Captiva Island. Florida, 2006. By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.

 

 

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK :

 

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Paul Goldfinger © January, 2020. Southwest, Florida.   Click on image to enlarge.

 

LANA DEL REY “Blue Velvet.”    This song is from 1950, and Tony Bennett was the first to have a hit with it.  Lana Del Rey is a currently active recording star who made this version first in 2012, and it was well received.

David Lynch, who made the movie of the same name, liked it very much. Del Rey is a glamorous star who wore an off -the-rack dress from the mall to the Grammy Awards.

The version of Blue Velvet below is from her album Born to Die–the Paradise Edition (2018)

Her latest album was nominated but did not win at the 2020 Grammys. It is very good.

 

 

Lana Del Rey

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From the “Faces at the Farmers’ Market” series.  Ft. Myers, Fla.      January 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

 

PATRICK RIGUELLE AND JOHN TERRA.   This song was written by Neil Diamond.  From the album Songs From the Brill Building:

 

 

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Gramma Dots. Sanibel Island, Fla. Eileen is gleeful over a menu.  A rare visit to a restaurant. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  February, 2021. ©

 

Like most people we know, we are pretty much stuck at  home.  But Florida has opened up, with precautions.  We went with two friends, and the relief to get out was joyful.  It was the first time in about a year. But things are starting to normalize, and we should be back in the Grove in a couple of weeks.

As seniors we were put ahead of most others, but we still couldn’t find a shot after trying for a month.  Finally we had a chance in Feb, but we had to drive 2 1/2 hours to a Publix supermarket in Tampa.    (“Took my girl to Florida and now I’m gonna Tampa with her.”)

Then we had to take the same 5 hour round trip for the second shot.  But we were grateful.

 

BLOSSOM DEARIE:    “Some Other Time.”   from her album Sings Comden and Green.

 

 

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Gasparilla Island, Florida. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Gasparilla Island, Florida. 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN:   “Pie Jesu” by Andrew Lloyd Weber from his Requiem

 

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Sanibel Island, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Q2M. February 1, 2021.  Click to enlarge the creature.

 

 

LUND KORALLERNA  “Sankta Lucia”   From, a Swedish Christmas.

 

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