SimplyMyView Photography

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Fish Store Italian Style                                                                                         Retail fish stores with real fish mongers still exist everywhere in Italy in contrast to the U.S where small local fish stores are getting harder and harder to find as the big supermarkets have become the source for most of our food. For now, at least, Italy still retains its close ties to the local markets and vendors and this in large part explains why their food tastes so good. When you move to mass production and pre-processing you lose quality and flavor and also importantly you lose the one to one relationships with the store owners. If you still have local markets near you consider yourself lucky and support them, your tastebuds will thank you.

Fruit and Vegetable Stores Italian Style                                                                 Retail markets are just a step away from the truck markets. Everything looks and tastes amazingly good and has that just picked look. Where, but in Italy does the local fruit man look as stylish as the one above.  

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Thanks to Biutifulpics for their reblog of this photo.  http://biutifulpics.tumblr.com/

Brooklyn Bridge Park Carousel                                                                             Built in 1922 and more recently restored by Jane and David Walentas. It took a few years and petitions to finally get the carousel installed to its current location in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Here patrons can enjoy a genuine bit of history as well as enjoy the magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hudson River and One World Trade Center.

Fresh Direct Italian Style                                                                                       No home deliveries here, on the other hand deliveries right out of the ocean and right off the farms to your local pier or town square, Absolutely!   Many vendors are the farmers and fisherman that have brought their products directly from their source to the markets. The only thing fresher is if you were on the boat or on the farm yourself. Its also a fairly common custom that when you order almost anything you either get a small sample or a few extra oz’s thrown in as a courtesy.  Very old school and very nice.                                                                                               

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Stormy Weather                                                                                                   The sky was ominous but it actually never rained that day. “Bad” weather can actually be good weather for taking photos. The clouds add drama to a shot, they often make the colors around you more vibrant than otherwise (flowers and greenery especially) and there is a certain “power of the universe” energy that big storms and open skies impart. Of course you have to remember to be respectful of nature’s power and not get into dangerous situations, but that said bad weather can provide good photography.

Thanks to Biutiful Pics for their reblog of this pic.

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Thanks to Portrait Photographers for their reblog of this photo.  http://portrait-photographers.tumblr.com/

Thoughtful Moment

Staten Island Ferry at Sunset

You can take this ride endlessly and each time it’s unique and wonderful. The crowd is a mix of locals, tourists, foreign born and native born, young and old, you name it  they’re on the boat. A blend of all that is great about NY. The icing on the cake is of course the views. I will always miss the approach to NY side as the twin towers loomed ever closer, a dramatic moment if ever there was one. The new tower, now outwardly completed will add its own drama to that approach and a whisper to the past as well.

This is one of NYC’s best bargains, its free, so get out there and give it a try.                                                                        

Sunset On The Countryside                                                                                South Italy. The light is magic and so is the country

Sunset On The Countryside                                                                                South Italy. The light is magic and so is the country

Rivello, Italy                                                                                                          Sunrise, Daytime, Dusk. Its all good and all beautiful

Rivello, Italy                                                                                                        Panoramic view overlooking the town and the surrounding mountains and valleys. Che bella vista.

Rivello, Italy                                                                                                        Panoramic view overlooking the town and the surrounding mountains and valleys. Che bella vista.

Stormy Weather                                                                                                   The sky was ominous but it actually never rained that day. “Bad” weather can actually be good weather for taking photos. The clouds add drama to a shot, they often make the colors around you more vibrant than otherwise (flowers and greenery especially) and there is a certain “power of the universe” energy that big storms and open skies impart. Of course you have to remember to be respectful of nature’s power and not get into dangerous situations, but that said bad weather can provide good photography.

Twilight Brings The Spirits                                                                                    As twilight arrives the spirit of the rides come alive, no tickets necessary.

Heads Up!                                                                                                             Horse head sculpture over the entrance to apartment building in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Forecast: Intermittent Subterranean Showers                                                        Even the street art can’t believe it. Raining in the subways? With the weather these days so unpredictable, anything is possible.

The Misspoken Word                                                                                         Are they selling Frankenburgers that actually eat grass?                                     A commonly used term but to get technical, its the cows that are grass fed, not the burgers. On the other hand they do taste good… the burgers not the cows.

Woodpecker                                                                                                         Seen in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.  In the same region as Ding Darling and absolutely worth a visit. Interesting swamp land and nice variety of birds, and also easy to navigate on boardwalk throughout the sanctuary. Woodpecker fyi: while it is known that the woodpeckers skull has a front spongelike “shock absorber” and a very tight enclosure around its brain which limits brain shake, this doesnt fully explain how its brain isn’t traumatized by the very rapid head movement during its pecking. One of nature’s mysteries yet unsolved.