Apollo 16 NASA Astronaut Patch – 1972

Launched April 16, 1972 from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The three Astronauts were: Young, Mattingly and Duke. This is the official “Apollo Astronaut Emblem” new in the original package. 4 inch round patch very nicely embroidered. This is the launch that I was at and filmed with my dad’s 8mm movie camera. I hope to be able to post the video of it soon. It was one of the most amazing sights and sounds I have ever witnessed. Back when TWA was still in business. This patch in its original unopened package is rather rare. I … Continue reading Apollo 16 NASA Astronaut Patch – 1972

Magical Day with our Mets!

Wednesday, March 22nd was our 43rd wedding anniversary! So we celebrated by going to see our New York Mets at their Spring Training facilities at Port St. Lucie, Florida. Other than the final score… 15-9, it was a blast to see the players again in one of the nicest places to see a game. We got to spend the day together and that was the best part! Thanks for your visit! And Let’s Go Mets!   Continue reading Magical Day with our Mets!

Cocoa Beach Firefighters – 1972

Cocoa Beach, Florida firefighters, May 1972 As part of my college ‘Photographic Documentation’ classes at Hydrospace Technical Institute (a mouthful), I decided to join the Cocoa Beach Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter trainee in the Spring of 1972. The highly trained professionals at the station agreed to train me and allowed me to document their activities for my class. Since Cocoa Beach is so close to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, the firefighters at Cocoa Beach had access to better personal gear (Lexan helmets and other high tech safety equipment) than other departments that were not expected … Continue reading Cocoa Beach Firefighters – 1972

Reflections – 1972

Self portrait at 18 Cocoa Beach, Florida March 1972 Camera:  Yashica TL Electro-X Lens:  Auto Yashinon 50mm f1.7 lens Film:  Kodak Plus X Pan Processing:  Self processed Scanner:  Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Part of a collection of negatives that I shot while at college in South Florida. These have never been printed and have only just recently been ‘found’ again. Wow, 45 years ago! Continue reading Reflections – 1972

Winter departs… Spring will pass quickly… Summer stays & sizzles

We enjoy our all too short Winter… the sky is bright blue and often cloudless. The humidity is bearable for once. Spring – one of the nicest seasons – departs quickly as the Summer sun returns north of the equator. The unrelenting heat drives us to seek water and shade. Boats and beaches – sea breezes and cool drinks – air conditioning and thoughts of the mountains. But Summer is our favorite season – it has to be – it seems to never give up or go away. It’s also a favorite time to enjoy photography. The colors are amazing … Continue reading Winter departs… Spring will pass quickly… Summer stays & sizzles

The Doors* new doors added 2.25.2017l

Everybody uses them – we hardly take notice until they fail – we all have our favorites. Here are some of ours. A short photo essay on doors (*and knobs and handles too)!   Thanks for your visit! Do you have a favorite? Let us know. Supporting Cast: Sony Cyber-shot W170, Samsung Galaxy S4, Fujifilm FinePix S9900, Fuji Photo Fujipet   Continue reading The Doors* new doors added 2.25.2017l