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In the Shadow of 911

Once in a while good things happen that warrant mentioning. During the tumultuous times of 911, some African-American kids, some of Haitian descent, were unjustly arrested by the FBI for their “alleged” involvement in contributing to 911. But time was on their side and eventually they got released from prison. “In the Shadow of 911” is an upcoming documentary film by the famed director Dan Reed from “Leaving Nevertheland” the very successful documentary on Michael Jackson. At the height of his stardom, the world’s biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them. The documentary, In the Shadow of 911, tells the story of the so-called ‘Liberty City Seven’ — a group of young Black men accused of assisting Al Qaeda in a plot to blow up buildings within the USA. Produced by Reed’s production outfit Amos Pictures, he considers the film to be his most complex and challenging documentary to date. The Liberty City Seven were not …

Meeting Dale

When it comes to street photography there are many choices out in today’s market. Remember there is no right or wrong. These cameras are just tools towards fulfilling our vision. Today, I took the Pentax K5 IIs to the streets of Downtown Miami where there are a multitude of worthy photographic scenes. The K5 performed flawlessly. The fact that it doesn’t have a Anti Alias filter I think brings a lot to the table. Images are sharp, crisp, and in my opinion, they have that full frame look, you know, that richness of the frame. Pentax got it right with the K5 IIS, the buttons are perfectly laid out, the grip is very ergonomic and just feels great despite this camera weighing in a little more than one may be used to from a different manufacturer. Exposure compensation and ISO have dedicated buttons right next to each other thus complementing, in my opinion, the two most used options in any camera. Photoessay “Meeting Dale” Here’s a photoessay “Meeting Dale” where I had a chance to …

Little Girl

I’ve been of the grid again but still taking picture almost daily but not publishing as I’ve been exploring lenses, styles, and light. Here’s one from yesterday that I felt a huge connection. I don’t know something about this little girl and her innocence that is so precious. As adults we must always strive to maintain a child’s innocence as long as possible. Their formative years are certainly a very special time. Seeing them grow and develop into young adults and eventually creating their own lives with their own families. Life, its history in the making. Cheers everyone.