Wayback Machine Friday...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, March 28, 2008

This is a flashback of two posts we did back in 2006...Just some photos we have taken...no Photoshop was used on these, though, as we look at them - there are some things we would love to play with...and very possibly will...These were all taken with a Canon A-1 with a Canon 80-200 Zoom attached. Analog...wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy before there was digital cameras...OLD SCHOOL

1000 Islands in Northern NY State
Looking at the Canadian Side
Personally, I never color edit sunrises or sunsets.

Rockefeller Center - NYC
Decorative Globes and Their Reflections

Taken On The Eastern End Of Long Island
Here we might blowout the background, thus letting the
in-focus buds leap off the page.

Taken from roof of apartment on east side of Manhattan
I would like to go in and blacken the sky to enhance the fireworks.

Shot somewhere on the Delaware River
The lone leaf floating - the rocks framing the trunk
The absence of color even in a color photograph all came together.
This is one we might go total gray-scale or even colorize it to something outside of nature.

"It's My Z"
The license plate from the infamous "second love"
I really wanted "ITZMYZ", but it was already taken

Simple...straighten the car.

This was taken on Central Park South, in Manhattan, where the hansom cabs line up to take people for rides through the park. The driver and his horse were bonding and all my brain kept thinking was that an owner and their pet grow to look alike.

"In His Eyes"
This gentleman was sitting on a bench in Central Park when I saw him. I was about 50 yards away and had my telephoto lens, so he never knew I was shooting him. It was his eyes that got to me. There semed to be depth in them...not the emptiness you see so often in the eyes of the homeless.

Street musicians in Manhattan are as common as sidewalks. As I was walking by, this combo had taken a break and my eye caught the intersections of the brass from the instrument, the music stand and the music lights. I snapped it.

Finally...just some tulips growing in Central Park

If we are not mistaken, this is the first song Taylor Hicks sang after they had cut to the Final 12 during season five.

A great Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition. Taylor did a great job with it that evening and we remember thinking...'he has done this with his band'...

We were right...this is the Taylor Hicks Band - before that show. The band is now know as The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra.

As we have uploaded this, nothing is playing from lifelogger - even music we have used in the last week.. we hope that is rectified for you.

Have A Great Weekend...


40 Of Your Sparks

  1. katherine. Says:
  2. these are wonderful vincent....my faves are the fireworks...the trunk...the brass....and the tulips...

    who was taylor hicks?

  3. I remember seeing these photos the first time and being very moved.

    Stunning, Vin. Thanks for sharing again.

  4. Schmoop Says:
  5. You have really nice globes Vin. Cheers!!

  6. Liz Hill Says:
  7. I like the pics as they are sugar--you have a good eye. And you know my favorite is the man on the bench.

  8. Kb Says:
  9. Fabulous pictures! Have a great weekend!

  10. KATHERINE: TY...I do like the fireworks and the trunk....and hardy har-har-har

    SONGBIRD: TY for sticking around for a second viewing

    MATT-MAN: You do have a man-crush on me...it is final....

    TURNBABY: TY dear...yup he is pretty cool

    KB: TY and you also

  11. Twyla Says:
  12. Amazing pictures! You certainly have a talent. :-)

  13. Mia Says:
  14. wow very cool pics.

    Hey Bond, how do you, and where do you find those bar things that you put in your blog, to just play music?

  15. leelee Says:
  16. Great Photos Vinny...and btw..happy anniversary..I watched the video over at bagwine...wonderful!

    In NJ we call it sauce (gravy is brown)...ok well in my house we did.. that lasagna sure looked yummy! I might make one this weekend..and use only homemade gravy....


  17. Travis Cody Says:
  18. Thanks for the Levon. When he did that song on the show, it totally erased any other contestant for me. I was already dedicated, but from that point forward it was Taylor or no one.

    Have a great weekend.

    Oh...and the photos are terrific.

  19. bond these are wonderful!!! just wonderful!

    smiles, bee

  20. DrillerAA Says:
  21. Great photos my man.
    I love Sunset, Best Friends, In Eyes, and Trunk. But, OMG...I owned a '71 240Z back in the day. It is my favorite ride to this day!!! I loved that car. I'd own a 350Z now if it were possible, but I gotta have my pickup truck and my wife has to have the Pathfinder. Oh well, maybe one of these days I'll return to my love affair with the Z-car.

  22. TWYLA: Thanks...I need to break the camera out again

    MIRANDA: Thank you and i sent you the info via email

    LEELEE: how sweet...thanks...always gravy in my home

    TRAVIS: It did make me realize he had a talent for sure...and you enjoy your weekend also my friend

    BEE: Thank you so much xoxoxoox

    DRILLERAA: I was a member of the "Z-Club of America" we used to have rallys and all..I loved my Z

  23. Anonymous Says:
  24. Absolutely stunning! My favorite is the fireworks photo... and the tulips... and "In His Eyes"... okay, okay... I love them all!

  25. Anndi Says:
  26. You said old?


    Fever's gone!

    until I heard Taylor... and LMBO

    And why does your blog make a noise when I open it and it finishes loading? Seriously.. why does it boing?

  27. Those are wonderful Bond! I grew up in the back of a 280 Z. And I do mean the back. Crammed into the hatch with the parentals upfront. Now a days that would be highly illegal!

    I also love the shot of the homeless man. You are right, it is not sad - more evocative.

  28. Oh and what year is that Z? I did time in a 78 ;)

  29. Vin, what wonderful photos! And I love that you tell me what you want to do to edit each one! You are some photographer! :D

  30. Jeff B Says:
  31. All nice pics, but "In His Eyes" really jumped out at me. I could see an entire story unfold in my mind with that one shot.

    Thanks for sharring those.

  32. Fantastic pictures. Very well done.

    Have a great weekend.

  33. SANNI: ah shucks darlin

    ANNDI: A state of mind...I am not old..things are...and the boing comes from the Radio happy Hour Player...I am trying to get one that does not boing

    STARRLIGHT: The Z is a 75...

    JEFF: That one still holds so many thoughts for me...

    RWA: TY Sir...coming from you it feels good

  34. STARRLIGHT: HIGHLY Illegal..well, unless you are Britney...LOL

    THE TEACH: TY...I have been lax in my photo ops...but plan on getting back into it

  35. BOND, there is a quote from MASH that reflects you comment on my post today.

    Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can't change rule number one. -- Henry Blake

  36. Meribah Says:
  37. Beautiful images, Bond, and beautiful music. I love me some Taylor Hicks! But you knew that already! :P

  38. Lu' Says:
  39. I just stopped over from bagwine and all I have to say right now since I'm runnig out for dessert is, WOW. Love your profile pic. The photos are GREAT. I wouldn't change anything about the tree trunk pic. WOW WOW. Gotta run :)

  40. soulthing Says:
  41. Love the Taylor Hicks song!! That guy is cool good! Keep his music coming! Check out my blog for him... lots of good music on the player...


  42. Oh how I hated these photos before. OK, just joking. Have a great weekend!!!!

  43. Tug Says:
  44. I remember your original post with the pic of the homeless man & how much I loved the eyes...

    Are you going to repost these after photoshopping?

  45. Don't tell anyone but the part of being Britney I would like the best is being able to say "Ding Dang, Y'all!" with impunity!

  46. Julie Says:
  47. I remember these pictures Vinny....as touching today as they were before.

    Thanks for the Tay!

  48. TopChamp Says:
  49. I like the tree best.

    Are you still watching AI or is it finished over there? It seems to be on digital tv all the time here.

    Glad you're better - me too.

  50. SARGE: It is true...and I recognize the quote...wars are fought by the young...bet they would be much shorter if the older men had to fight them

    MERI: TY dear...

    Lu': Hope you stop back and visit again

    SOULTHING: Welcome to The Couch

    BUD: yup I remember you hating them so much - LOL good weekend Sir

    TUG: Once I get the new photoshop I will...

    STARRLIGHT: I promise, I will not say a word to ANYONE...OK, folks, do not read Starr's comment

    JULIE: TY dear friend...

    TOPCHAMP: It is still very much on... they are down to 9 contestants now

  51. Ken Says:
  52. I too saw your Blog-Fo over at Bagwine. It's a great calling card!
    The pics are great, love looking into the mans eyes and guessing!
    Growing up in my house [mama from Sicily] it was always ...gravy!
    So Howdy from the the other end of TN

  53. Oh and I want to say that while wearing bootie shorts and holding a peice of fried chicken. I am all about committment.

    Wait..I mean that as in dedication to a belief not in a nuthouse kinda way. Gotta be clear on that when talking Britney;)

  54. MICKEY-T: Thanks for coming by The Couch..there is always room here,,,,
    And Howdy from Memphis

    STARRLIGHT: You know you do that WAY to well... LOL...and them are some bootie shorts y'all gots on there

  55. Hehehehe...well I have clocked a good amount of time in the Peach State and I am a natural mimic. I can go seriously cracker if I want to. Even the Southern Ex boyfriend gave me props for that.

    Dollars to donuts I spend the day sayin "fixin to."

  56. bwahahahahahahaaa... THAT is one I have not picked up on.. I am saying "y'all" and "all 'yall" and use "Ma'am" all the time and I have begun to "cut off" the lights....

  57. All Y'all is a personal favorite. I also like to slip in the occasional "losing my religion" when I am pissed off. That one really throws folks cause they are only familiar with the expression as an REM song.

    Cut the lights...lol...I can't wait to move to the South.

    I am trolling YouTube today and on a video posting kick. Fixin to go on a drive and listen to some Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd ;)

  58. Unknown Says:
  59. Cool pics - who knew you had that in you?

  60. RW Says:
  61. Those are awesome shots my friend!! Thank you for sharing them, I like the tree trunk, when I first looked at it I thought it was a island lol. Very well done!


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