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) Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:20:00 GMT Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:20:00 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 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
Riverside Park Current Blooms http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/riverside-park-current-blooms Peonies and roses in vivid hues, magenta the peonies, orange-pink blend the roses, and a floral pink spray of tiny florets are currently blooming in Riverside Park Community Garden. Thanks to the volunteers who donate their time and efforts to make this a focal point of the promenade. peonyjpgpeonyjpgOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6020014_6020014OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6020075_6020075OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _6020053_6020053OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) RiveersideParkCommunityGarden floral gardener peonies railing roses spray volunteer http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/riverside-park-current-blooms Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:33:03 GMT
The Royal Purples, Riverside Park Community Garden http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-royal-purples-riverside-park-community-garden The royal purples are out in the Riverside Park Community Garden. A host of blooming beauties - iris, clematis, columbine, camomile, allium, lupine and spotted purple foxglove, among others. If the color of the majestic elites in the days of Queen Elizabeth I is to your liking, then head over to the park. As an aside, Queen Elizabeth I restricted the wearing of royal purple to her family members. It was a dye costly to produce, derived from the secretions of sea snails. Happily, it never faded. _5160020_5160020OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _5160032_5160032OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _5170090_5170090OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _5160085_5160085OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _5170027_5170027OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _5160038_5160038OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Community Garden Flowers Riverside Park allium butterfly columbine iris http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-royal-purples-riverside-park-community-garden Wed, 17 May 2017 19:17:53 GMT
Early Leafing http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/early-leafing May brings budding and leafing. The trees along the Hudson River have arching branches that are now bursting their leaves. Some people sit on benches to gaze; still others to bike and run along the paths, and those in my observing category to wander to photograph the sky and the leaves. Leisure by the HudsonLeisure by the HudsonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hole in the WallHole in the WallOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Grren Grass Blue SkyGrren Grass Blue SkyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Hudson May River benches bicyclist clouds fences leaves runners sky trees wall http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/early-leafing Fri, 12 May 2017 19:55:34 GMT
Tulip Macros http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/tulip-macros Dive into its heart

Stamens and anthers parade

Fairy dustings of pollen

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) anther bud flower macro petals pistil pollen stamen tulips http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/tulip-macros Mon, 01 May 2017 22:38:52 GMT
Andy Goldsworthy Wall, Storm King http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/andy-goldsworthy-wall-storm-king  

"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know

What I was walling in or walling out,

And to whom I was like to give offense." Robert Frost

 

The looping wall is by Andy Goldsworthy, revival of an ancient craft. The other straight line images (in color and in black and white) also highlight the artistry of his beautiful wall making as the wall heads in a straight line up a steep hill and across an open field on the other side of the pond. Walls may be useful for delimiting boundaries...as long as one can hop over them easily or comfortably chat as neighbors.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) . Andy Goldsworthy Storm King early spring outdoors stones stonewall walls http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/andy-goldsworthy-wall-storm-king Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:26:28 GMT
Upper Westside Community Garden Tulip Festival 2017 http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/westside-community-garden-tulips-2017 The Westside Community Garden annual festival of tulips is up and running. The morning rain added drops to the petals and an overcast day failed to diminish the beauty of these flowers. In fact, they sparkled with vibrancy. The variety is spectacular.  _4210097_4210097OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _4210026-2_4210026-2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _4210038_4210038OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _4210017_4210017OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Tulip Festival Westside Community Garden tulips http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/westside-community-garden-tulips-2017 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:55:11 GMT
Storm King Art Museum: A Sense of Scale http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/a-sense-of-scale Including people in a scene with monumental outdoor sculptures provides a sense of scale. The oversized works at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY, touch the sky. How tiny the visitors appear next to these works by Alexander Liberman, Mark di Suvero, and Alexander Calder. _4150037_4150037OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _4150086_4150086OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _4150212_4150212OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) NY. Storm King art center outdoors people sculptures http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/a-sense-of-scale Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:28:31 GMT
Pink and White Tulips Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pink-and-white-tulips-haiku Peppermint tulips

Striped patterns in pink and white

Candy cane lovely

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bouquet haiku patterns pink and white stripes tulips http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pink-and-white-tulips-haiku Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:55:19 GMT
Pink Moon http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pink-moon "The first full moon in April is called a 'pink moon' because it's when a spring flower called moss pink or phlox typically blooms, according to the Farmer's Almanac." and here it is in glowing color over the towering towers of the El Dorado apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.   Glowing Pink MoonGlowing Pink MoonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pink Moon UWSPink Moon UWSOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pink MoonPink MoonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) April El Dorado towers NYC Pink Moon http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pink-moon Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:31:47 GMT
Pansies http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pansies Pansies faces looking  up

Holding wonder like a cup

(A variation of lines from Sara Teasdale's "Barter")

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) outdoors pansies raindrops http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/pansies Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:41:27 GMT
Tinkle Tinkle Little Bell http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/tinkle-tinkle-little-bell Tinkle tinkle little bell

Time for dinner

Ain't that swell

Food that's spicy, sweet, and hot

Served from the kitchen's big crock pot.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bell clapper loop plate ringer sterling silver http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/tinkle-tinkle-little-bell Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:56:10 GMT
Where Will You Be, 1/1/3000? http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/where-will-you-be-1/1/3000 No one living today will be around on January 1, 3000 to see the opening of the Time Capsule standing at the Weston Pavilion entry to the Natural Museum of History, NYC. The capsule of gleaming stainless steel includes an assortment of random items -- a soccer jersey, NYT archived magazines, penicillin from France, hair samples of Dolly, the cloned sheep, and post-it-notes. In a misting rain, the sculpture gleams brightly. The artist, Santiago Calatrava, describes it as a flower. I see welcoming wings. TC facing view copyTC facing view copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA TC at West Wing copyTC at West Wing copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA plaqueplaqueOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Museum of Natural History Santiago Calatrava Time Capsule pavilion sculpture stainless steel http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/where-will-you-be-1/1/3000 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:52 GMT
Spring Won't Be a Little Late This Year http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/seeing-wont-be-a-little-late-this-year Or so it seems, if one uses as a barometer the flowering cherry blossom tree in the Crab Apple Grove in Riverside Park, NYC. Passersby gazed in astonishment at the floating pink cloud of a singular tree among many with bare branches. A balmy 70 degree break in the weather pattern the last week in February must have prompted the flowering...an evident sign of global warming, I suspect. Cherry BlossomsCherry BlossomsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _2270084 copy_2270084 copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _2270101_2270101OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _2280019_2280019OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA must have prompted the flowering...an evident sign of global warming, I suspect.

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Riverside Park blooms branches cherry blossoms outdoors trees http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/seeing-wont-be-a-little-late-this-year Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:20:54 GMT
Steppin' Out with My Baby http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/steppin-out-with-my-baby In this case the "baby" is Lensbaby Velvet 56, an amazing lens that creates dreamy images with the lens wide open and then sharper ones as you close it down. New learning curve here, but there is no fun without the challenges. Just beginning with this technique.... snowdrop1snowdrop1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA snowdropsnowdropOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA golden grassesgolden grassesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA February walkerFebruary walkerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Lensbaby Velvet 56 grasses lens outdoors snowdrops walker http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/steppin-out-with-my-baby Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:35:27 GMT
Shadowed Tangerines http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/shadowed-tangerines Yes, a flash can make a difference in the image photographed. Tangerines resting in a bowl take on a new appearance when shot with a flash. More menacing perhaps with the shadows of the bowl and the stems heightening the light and dark, but interesting enough for the first image to make Flickr Explore on February 7th. TangerinesTangerinesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Tangerines1Tangerines1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Explore Flickr bowl flash shadows tangerines http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/shadowed-tangerines Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:28:33 GMT
Lemons and Lighting http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/lemons-and-lighting P1260144P1260144OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA With lighting and macros, lemons take on an allure. Using a slave flash on closeups of lemons with sterling silver miniature figures, I created some fanciful scenes. More to come. Lighting casts shadows and  mystery. P1260036P1260036OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA P1260033P1260033OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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mananee@mac.com (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) , "slave flash", figures, miniatures, bird lemon seeds lemons lighting macro rhinoceros sterling silver http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/lemons-and-lighting Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:17:30 GMT