Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

When I think of hope I think of our children. I think of the future thinkers, problem-solvers, leaders, writers, scientists, peace-keepers, soldiers and educators who will make not only our country and ultimately our planet grow and strive, but will secure the fate of mankind to continue to flourish and survive. As a former elementary school educator in New York City, I always had this hope in mind whenever I taught the many beautiful and wonderfully intelligent children of the Bronx. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

Week Photo Challenge: Simple

I am amazed at how people take simple objects and things and turn it into great works of art. While walking down an 8th Avenue fair in Manhattan one hot summer day, I came across such an artist who specializes in “metal art”. He takes bicycle and real engine parts, scrap metal, nuts, bolts, and screws and welds them together to truly create beautiful sculptures. He then polishes them all with wire brush and finishes the job by coating the sculpture with lacquer to prevent them from rusting. He’s very well known for creating Alien, Predator and Star Wars metal … Continue reading Week Photo Challenge: Simple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

This World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, France was truly one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited. It was a beautiful, clear summer day and the tranquility and solemnity¬† of it all made a memorable impression on me. It reminded me that the freedom we all enjoyed was due to the great sacrifices made by these incredibly brave soldiers. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Biltmore Providence and my iPhone 4s

I just recently got back from a business trip in Providence, RI. It was my first visit to this beautiful city and I wanted to take some great pictures in between my visits to the local schools. Unfortunately a few shots in, my battery died on my Canon G12! I was so upset. Having no other equipment, I decided to take some shots with the iPhone 4s. Much has been made about the stellar pictures this iPhone produces, even rivaling some point-and-shoot cameras and even a few DSLRs. I put that to the test in the days that I was … Continue reading Biltmore Providence and my iPhone 4s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

As I child I was always interested in archery. I never got the opportunity to get into this sport/hobby throughout my youth. However, when I went to a resort in the Dominican Republic several years ago, one of the many activities offered was archery. I immediately took to it and upon my return back home, I searched online looking for information on archery groups in New York. I stumbled upon meetup.com and there I met Dee. She had organized a meetup group called New York City Archery Group. She was super friendly and extremely helpful to new archers to the … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

USB to 3.5mm Audio Adapter

I’ve been searching for the longest time for a quality USB audio headphone so I could listen to music on my computer. Radio Shack, Best Buy, or my local Micro Tech Center didn’t have what I was looking for. I saw many USB headphones but I wasn’t pleased at all with the selection and to be honest, I didn’t want to buy another pair. I already own a Logitech headphone with microphone but when I wear it for long periods of time, it begins to cause some discomfort around my ears. The headset is best suited for Skype calls or … Continue reading USB to 3.5mm Audio Adapter