“Lens flare is created when non-image forming light enters the lens and subsequently hits the camera’s film or digital sensor. This often appears as a characteristic polygonal shape, with sides which depend on the shape of the lens diaphragm. It can lower the overall contrast of a photograph significantly and is often an undesired artifact, however some types of flare may actually enhance the artistic meaning of a photo. Flare can take many forms, and this may include just one […]
Sixteen photos inspired by Philly Photo Day. Biker along Kelly Drive East Coast Boxer Midvale Avenue Vain Futility Baby Girl the Boxer A woman searching for In Riva Restaurant. (I know this because shortly after I snapped this photo, she turned around and asked me if I knew where it was located.) John, the landscaper at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Doorway to a mausoleum at Laurel Hill Cemetery Autumn afternoon on Allegheny Avenue. (Has a nice ring to it, no?) […]
Categories: America, Animals, Architecture, Autumn, Bicycles, Boxers, Dogs, Graveyards, Life, Pets, Philadelphia, Photography, Urban • Tags: America, Animals, Architecture, Autumn, Bicycles, Boxers, Dogs, Graveyards, Life, Pets, Philadelphia, Photography, Urban
“Thin are the night-skirts left behind By daybreak hours that onward creep, And thin, alas! the shred of sleep that wavers with the spirit’s wind: But in half-dreams that shift and roll And still, remember and forget, My soul this hour has drawn your soul A little nearer yet.” -Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), from “Insomnia” Bedtime for Baby Girl, © 2013 by Gina Marie Lazar Lovrencevic. All rights reserved.
Categories: Animals, Art, Boxers, Color, Dead English Dudes, Dogs, Friendship, Inspiration, Love, Pets, Photography, Poetry, Portraits • Tags: Animals, Art, Boxers, Dead English Dudes, Dogs, Friendship, Inspiration, Love, Pets, Photography, Poetry, Portraits
Meet Lexi, a six-month old pug puppy. At times, this furry creature bears a striking resemblance to Gizmo, the fictional mugwai character from the movie Gremlins. Pugnacious to the core, Lexi tends to quarrel with her Boxer cousin, Baby Girl. Nevertheless, she can be awfully sweet when she sets her mind to it.
The most beautiful moments in life are like falling leaves: that is, graceful as they flutter to the ground. And — like falling leaves — they remind us of the ephemeral nature of life. Rarely do we have the opportunity to pick those leaves up, press them between two sheets of wax paper, and save them for posterity’s sake. Recently, I was curled up in bed when one of those “beautiful moments” caught my eye. I tried to enjoy it […]
This post is dedicated to our lovely feathered friends, who are truly quite stunning creatures, when you really stop to think about it. The first photo in this series was captured last weekend in Ocean City, New Jersey, where the seagulls practically outnumber the beachgoers. The following photo features a seagull soaring over an uprooted tree awash in the murky waters of the Mississippi River, just south of Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This little guy (or girl) is […]
Categories: Animals, Art, Birds, Budapest, Minneapolis, Mural, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Photography, Zoos • Tags: Animals, Art, Birds, Budapest, Minneapolis, Mural, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Photography, Zoos
The oldest zoo in America, the Philadelphia Zoo was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1859 but delayed by the onset of the American Civil War. The zoo first opened its doors on July 1st, 1874. 138 years later, the zoo is still going strong, and remains one of the top family-friendly tourist destination in the city.