Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern: Blog http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:12:00 GMT Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:12:00 GMT http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v4/u283370228-o782371703-50.jpg Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern: Blog http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog 120 88 Impressionism on the Lake http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/impressionism-on-the-lake Mid October and the leaves are changing color in Harriman State Park, NY. The vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds spill their hues onto one of the many lakes in the park. The colors run and blend into an impressionist palette that shimmers in the morning sun, doubling the viewing pleasure. _A170050_A170050OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170011_A170011OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170032_A170032OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170039_A170039OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn colors harriman state park impressionism lake leaves shimmer trees http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/impressionism-on-the-lake Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:10:44 GMT
Autumn Palette http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/autumn-palette The autumn palette is rich with purples, mauves, and marigolds. Autumn asters and toad lilies are in the deeper, sometimes somber hues. Then there is the marigold, blazing yellow, adding vivid contrast from the color wheel. _A040096_A040096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A040052_A040052OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Single marigoldSingle marigoldOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Toad Lily 1Toad Lily 1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A040029_A040029OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) asters autumn glow lensbaby56 marigolds mauve outdoors palette purple riverside community garden toad lilies http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/autumn-palette Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:28:34 GMT
Wedding Daze haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-daze-haiku Happy wedding daze

Fancy shoes and garland dog

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) chimping dog garland haiku leaves shoes wedding http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-daze-haiku Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:49:49 GMT
Chicken of the Woods Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/chicken-of-the-woods-haiku Chicken of the Woods

Fungi claim to Gaudi fame

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) architecture chicken of the woods fungi gaudi haiku laetiporous cincinnatus mushroom http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/chicken-of-the-woods-haiku Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:49:07 GMT
Hummingbird on Russian Sage Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/hummingbird-on-russian-sage-haiku A cabriole

Lifting spirits on ether

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bronx botanical gardens flight flowers hummingbird leaves outdoors plants russian sage http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/hummingbird-on-russian-sage-haiku Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:23:00 GMT
The Leaves of September Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-leaves-of-september Curling autumn leaves 

Slumbering on worn brick wall

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn decay haiku leaves sere slumber snooze wall http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-leaves-of-september Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:17:46 GMT
Breakfast with a Friend http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/breakfast-with-a-friend She likes to meet once a week to catch up on political news sharing and current novel reading. Most times we breakfast at a local diner, but sometimes we become more extravagant and choose a fancier spot where flowers adorn the tables and tiny lights are strung on the planters outside the restaurant. Morning September light is lovely, catching shadows. The plating is fancy, whether Belgian Waffle or Omelette with choice of three selections. Trumpian politics is driving us sad and mad.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bottle breakfast chairs french friend fries omelette outdoors restaurant shadows strawberries sunflower tables vase waffle water http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/breakfast-with-a-friend Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:55:39 GMT
Coney Island Aquarium http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/coney-island-aquarium Aquariums are interesting places to visit -- seals and pelicans, penguins and fish. Feeding time brings out the best for moments when a seal gobbles a fish. Gulp! Creatures in captivity, and we are captive to watch. _9020062_9020062OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020075_9020075OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020080_9020080OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA in Their Elementin Their ElementOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020096_9020096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) coney island aquarium coral fish pelicans penguins people seals http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/coney-island-aquarium Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:44:17 GMT
Hockey http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/hockey A fast game. Blades on ice. Long curving sticks with flat extensions. Lots of whirling and swirling about, after a tiny black disc. And then there is the lonely goalie, who crouches and defends. War on ice. Thankfully all well padded with sticks seeking to make contact with the slithering black disc. _8200419 copy_8200419 copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200216_8200216OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200096_8200096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blades chelsea piers extensions game hockey ice indoors players shafts skates sticks uniforms http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/hockey Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:38:50 GMT
Oxalis Blooming http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/oxalis-blooming A recent present of this beautiful plant, oxalis, surprised me with early blooms and buds. Sitting on a windowsill, with other plants and objects, I assumed that the "lucky clover" leaves represented the plant.  I was not expecting flowers. I spied them when watering the plant this morning and, of course, rushed to take pictures to commemorate this event. WindowsillWindowsillOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200027_8200027OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200019_8200019OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200039_8200039OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blooms buds flowers oxalis plant http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/oxalis-blooming Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:55:47 GMT
Faces http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/faces Faces seen and those not completely revealed...private thoughts deep in reading or simply gazing. How interesting the human face and its preoccupations. Composure b:wComposure b:wOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Face2Face2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Blue EyesBlue EyesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Summer ReadingSummer ReadingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) faces http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/faces Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:53:01 GMT
Riverside Park Community Garden, my personal Giverny http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/riverside-community-garden-my-personal-giverny No it is not Giverny, but I pretend it is. Bountiful flowering Riverside Park community garden overflows with the blooms of summer. In rich array, resplendent colors grace a stretch of the promenade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 91st St. Monet and Pissarro could paint here to their heart's delight, inspired by the dual gardens now bursting in splendor.

 

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blooms flowers gardens giverny promenade railing riverside park community garden summer walkway http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/riverside-community-garden-my-personal-giverny Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:05:01 GMT
Gabriel Blows his Horn http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/gabriel-blows-his-horn Simon2Simon2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Simon1 copySimon1 copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Simon3Simon3OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Must be Judgement Day

Blow, Gabriel, blow your horn

Announce just mercy

 

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blowing gabriel horn music musician playing trumpet http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/gabriel-blows-his-horn Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:12:51 GMT
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/crocosmia-lucifer Lucifer can refer to the morning star or the devil. For Crocosmia 'Lucifer', this gem of a red vivid flower, devilish may seem more apt. Its genteel tailored buds give way to explosive flowers in a billowing  burst. crocosmia lucifercrocosmia luciferOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _7190030_7190030OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Crocosima lucifer budsCrocosima lucifer budsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) buds crocosmia lucifer flower flowers garden outdoors perennial plant red http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/crocosmia-lucifer Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:42:00 GMT
The Selective Focus - Lensbaby Composer Pro II Edge 50 http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/the-selective-focus---lensbaby-pro-composer-ii-edge-50 A new lens toy! But one that takes some work to master. No autofocus here. All is manual and the edge produces a slice of focus that can be moved around, leaving all else in blur. These remind me of Edward Hopper's paintings of solitary people. My goal was to photograph the Guggenheim, but I was too close. I saw another opportunity  though - strangers on the street. I took the challenge. _7090062_7090062OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _7090058_7090058OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _7090064_7090064OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _7090074_7090074OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) LensbabyEdge50 building dogs drinks standing strangers street sunlight traffic light walking http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/the-selective-focus---lensbaby-pro-composer-ii-edge-50 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:02:06 GMT
Winter Gardens and Seedheads Exhibition Up and Running http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/winter-gardens-and-seedheads-exhibition-up-and-running I am exhibiting this month of July at the St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Ave - 81St). The theme is Winter Gardens and Seedheads, one arc of the ongoing bud-flower-seed cycle. All photos are macro images, metal prints, vivid in color, and all were taken during the winter months at the Riverside Park Community Garden at Riverside and 91st St. They line the staircase between the first and second floors and remind us of inevitable seasonal change and the beauty of a plant when it is “over.” In personal respects, it is an homage to Piet Oudolf, the Danish landscape designer (HIgh Line) who recognized the ways in which winter gardens add different forms, colors, and textures to the surroundings.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) . Exhibit NYC Piet Oudolf St. Agnes Library Winter Gardens and Seedheads indoors library metal prints photographs staircase. http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/winter-gardens-and-seedheads-exhibition-up-and-running Sun, 02 Jul 2017 03:01:28 GMT
Preparing for an Exhibition http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/magcloud Preparing for an exhibition at St. Agnes Library, a branch of the New York Public Library. Stay tuned.
Winter Garden and Seedheads

Winter Garden and Seedheads

Bud, flower, seed - each has its own beauty. In winter, the Riverside Gardens of New York City reveal new forms, varied shapes and textures in muted shades of umber and burgundy. Seed structures have silky fibers and tails to float to new destinations. Other seeds simply drop in place. Flowers in…

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) exhibition gardens indoors library seedheads winter http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/magcloud Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:14:06 GMT
Tiger Lily Burning Bright http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/tiger-lily-burning-bright Tiger Lily burning bright

Stamens, pistil in my sight

Scalloped petal and orange glow

With veined magenta stripes below.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) anthers leaves macro orange petals pistil stamens tiger lily http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/tiger-lily-burning-bright Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:22:52 GMT
Ninety Plus Degrees and Jump Roping http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/ninety-plus-degrees-and-jump-roping Over ninety degrees in NYC and an intrepid young woman exercised under the hot broiling sun. She jumped rope continuously, then lay down on the ground for some leg exercises. She was an adept jump roper, quite graceful as well as purposeful. In admiration, I salute her. IntrepidIntrepidOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6130016_6130016OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6130030_6130030OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6130049_6130049OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6130047_6130047OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Riverside Park balcony exercise heat jump roper jumprope outdoors summer http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/ninety-plus-degrees-and-jump-roping Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:44:28 GMT
Dappled Light/Street Life http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/dappled-light/street-life Grocery shopping in sunlight makes for interesting light patterns on consumers and workers. Outdoor stands laden with fruits and vegetables attract the shoppers, although other passersby simply hasten past -- probably with larders already filled. _6110107_6110107OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6110106_6110106OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6110105_6110105OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) buyers groceries outdoors shoppers sunlight workers http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/dappled-light/street-life Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:57:36 GMT