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Garden City Park, New York, U.S. May 2, 2020. Dusk falls on suburban street on Long Island.

Turning an Obstacle into a Sweet Tool

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
May 7, 2020

reflecting on an essential errand

Last weekend I drove to my fiancé Bob’s home to drop off a banker’s dozen of blueberry hazelnut oatmeal cups. Because Long Island is a hot spot of the Coronavirus pandemic, I hoped the box of breakfasts would help delay his next trip to the supermarket.

Earlier that week, when trying my first and only cup, I was unpleasantly surprised how the sugar overpowered the grain-fruit-nut combo, but Bob famously enjoys eating any food that isn’t a hard boiled egg.

“Garden City Park, New York, U.S. May 2, 2020. Behind Bob Stuhmer, social distancing in his front yard, is box of food, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City Park, New York, U.S. May 2, 2020. Bob Stuhmer, social distancing in his front yard, has box of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Blueberry Hazelnut Oatmeal Cups on his stoop. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After I parked across from Bob’s house, our social distancing swap-dance began:

I carried the oatmeal box to his front stoop, where I left it, and then walked back to the curb.

Then Bob came outside, walked to a curb area far from me, and left a bag with two bottles of chardonnay he picked up from outside the entrance of a nearby liquor store.

He went back by his stoop, and I picked up the bag, put it in my car trunk, and returned to the curb.

“Garden City Park, New York, U.S. May 2, 2020. Dusk falls on suburban street in Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City Park, New York, U.S. May 2, 2020. Dusk falls on suburban street in Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

As we were chatting, Bob looked up and past me, saying, “Look at the beautiful sky!” I turned around to see the golds, pinks, mauves and violets of dusk grow.

Using my iPhone 11 Pro, I captured a colorful photo, but along with the sky and houses, it included a less-than-picturesque parked car (mine) across the street, and a truck parked along the curb next to me.

Faced with the intriguing challenge, and after some trial and error, I decided to stand at the side of the truck and position my cell phone by its roof.

The truck, which had been a distraction, an obstacle, transformed into a giant reflector that helped me capture intriguing scenes. Yes!

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Because I must avoid gluten, it’s crucial I use reliable brands of gluten free food, such as Bob’s Red Mill. Thought not a fan of the oatmeal flavor I gave Bob, I’ve been enjoying their Apple Pieces and Cinnamon, Maple with Raisin, and Organic Classic oatmeal during the Novel Coronavirus “New York State on PAUSE” stay-at-home.

Bob’s Red Mill is in partnership with No Kid Hungry (NoKidHungry.org).


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Garden City Park, NY, U.S. May 2, 2020. Dusk falls on suburbia, including Engel home, on Long Island.


Garden City Park at Dusk: my PHOTO GALLERY

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Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Reception at fotofoto gallery for its Your Best Shot Open Photography push-pin exhibition.

long ago last month, at fotofoto gallery

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
March 31, 2020

putting a pin in it

MY ANSWER:  Fotofoto gallery’s “Your Best Shot” Reception, on February 29, 2020, for its Open Photography Push-Pin Exhibition

QUESTION:  What’s the most recent social gathering of two or more people you’ve attended?

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. DONNA LYNN STEIN, of Centerport, is at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. DONNA LYNN STEIN, of Centerport, is at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. Susan Tiffen, her mother-in-law, was a Best in Show co-winner. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

On Leap Day, I got a chance to see my friends and their photography at the fotofoto gallery push-pin event in Huntington.

Then March came in like a lion that quickly became an invasion of COVID-19 lions. Serious and smart social distancing became a must.

So my above answer will be my answer for the foreseeable future.

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Susan Tiffen poses under to her photo ‘Jones Beach Babe,’ a Best in Show co-winner, as her son takes her picture during reception at fotofoto gallery for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. SUSAN TIFFEN, of Roslyn Heights, poses under her photo ‘Jones Beach Babe,’ a Best in Show co-winner, as her son and daughter-in-law take her picture during reception at fotofoto gallery for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. SUSAN K. SILKOWITZ points to her photo during fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. SUSAN K. SILKOWITZ points to her photo during fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Artist C SLOGGATT WOLFF is at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Artist C SLOGGATT WOLFF is at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

  • AHMAD HARMON photos (@Ahmadshotya) My favorite photos by an artist I didn’t know about until the fotofoto reception:
Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Photographs by AHMAD HARMON are among those displayed at fotofoto gallery's'Your Best Shot' Open Photography exhibition, seen during its Reception. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Photographs by AHMAD HARMON, of Newport News, Virginia, are among those displayed at fotofoto gallery’s ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography exhibition, seen during its Reception. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Artist LINDA STAALLONE LOUIS and her husband are at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition, which includes her photo of her young granddaughter. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Artist LINDA STALLONE LOUIS and her husband, both of Dix Hills, are at fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition, which includes her photo of her young granddaughter. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Seen from a sidewalk sign and fotofoto gallery reception for its'Your Best Shot' Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. Seen from sidewalk sign is the fotofoto gallery reception for its ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography push-pin exhibition. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. BOB STUHMER waits across the street from the Paramount Theater while his friend captures photos, after they left the nearby fotofoto gallery reception. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. February 29, 2020. BOB STUHMER, of Garden City Park, waits across the street from the Paramount Theater while his girlfriend captures photos, during their walk from fotofoto gallery to Ravagh Persian Grill. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

fotofoto finish


FEATURE PHOTO  at top of post  [NOTE: digital isolation of photos] Huntington, NY, U.S. Feb. 29, 2020. Photographs in the fotofoto gallery ‘Your Best Shot’ Open Photography exhibition are attached to walls with push-pins. Below are Facebook links of photographers, when possible:

Photographs, clockwise, starting upper left: VICTORIA JORGLEWICH   @Victoria6868  (wet beach boardwalk)  •  DEBORAH KITTNER  @DeborahKittnerPhotography  (hot air balloons)  •  DEBORAH KITTNER  (tulip)  •  ART LEIBOWITZ (mother child diamond wall)  •  LINDA LOUIS @LindaStalloneLouis  (granddaughter)  •  ART LEIBOWITZ  (hazy beach fencing)  •  ART LEIBOWITZ  (Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, NYC)  •  DEBORAH KITTNER  (sunflowers butterfly)  •  VICTORIA JORGLEWICH  (train tracks sunbeams)


fotofoto gallery reception:  my photo gallery

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