The wounded arrow of Mr Smith

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A View from the bridge.

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Wesley Lake. November 2015 By Prosper Bellizia. Blogfinger staff © Wesley Lake. November 2015 By Prosper Bellizia. Blogfinger staff ©

Song dedicated to the people of France:   Josephine Baker, an American who lived in Paris.  “J’ai Deux Amours”  (I have two loves)  America and France have always been friends. They were our first allie.

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Lightshow at the OG Beach

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Beachfront. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 2010  By Paul Goldfinger.Copyright.  Click left for full view. Beachfront sunrise. 7:53 a.m. 2002. Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger.  Copyright. Click left for full view.

As a photographer, I much prefer sunrises to sunsets. Maybe it’s because photographs of sunrises are rarer than sunsets. After all, most people are still awake when the sun sets, but hardly anyone is up and about when the sun reappears early in the morning. But also, in my opinion, sunrises are more beautiful than sunsets, and speaking philosophically, more uplifting because beginnings are happier than endings.

Yet people love to see images of sunsets. To be honest, I almost never photograph a sunset or accept one for publication on Blogfinger (with very rare exceptions). I think they are corny and boring. Some of you will probably sneer at my opinion and consider me to be an  effete snob. One of the definitions of effete is  “decadent.” I like that, although I…

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The Asbury Connection: Where north meets south

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Asbury Park, near the Casino. By Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff. © Oct. 16, 2015 © Asbury Park, near the Casino. By Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff. © Oct. 16, 2015 ©

On Saturday, October 17, at 5 pm, at the Carousel building in AP, there will be a ceremony honoring all the wall painters who create artistic excitement with their works all over A. Park.  Our Asbury correspondent Stephen Goldfinger lives over there and will be keeping his eyes open for news of interest to us on the other side of the divide.

SINEAD LOHAN    “Sailing By.”

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