Category Archives: Travel

Lady Liberty

“We Found Them In A Box”

Photos:  Lady Liberty & The Twin TowersUntitled-5

Ten Awesome Facts about the Statue of Liberty –>>  http://mentalfloss.com/article/51521/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-statue-liberty

 

 

 

 

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Yummmmm…

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Food can be art too!

This photo was taken for the North Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA, a movement that encourages consumers to buy locally grown food. Depicting the importance of staying fresh, the plates here are made from palm leaves– how fitting? Needless to say, this photo shoot was both intriguing and delicious for everyone on set!

Here’s a recipe for Italian Dumplings so you can try this dish yourself!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons margarine
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 quarts water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

Directions: 

1 In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender.
2 Add spinach, cook and stir over medium heat until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
3 Stir in ricotta; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
4 Transfer to a large bowl.
5 Add 3/4 cup of flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
6 Cool for 5 minutes.
7 Stir in eggs; mix well.
8 Place remaining flour in a bowl.
9 Drop batter by tabelspoonfuls into flour; roll gently to coat and shape each into an oval.
10 In a large saucepan; bring water and bouillion to a boil-reduce heat.
11 Add a third of the dumplings at a time, simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean.
12 Remove from the liquid with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
13 Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Bon Voyage!

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Handsome aspiring model on a boat

With a shot like this to begin your modeling career, it’s all smoothing sailing from there. Bon Voyage!

We found a great website for you to see some examples of headshots and comp cards. Go to www.marrazzomorgan.com!

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Ssssssnake!

Friends, meet Snakey McSnakerson….

Just kidding! That’s not his real name!  But it might as well be — This Burmese Python who goes by the name of ‘Hernia‘ is heavy enough to give you one!

We had the incredible opportunity to hang out (literally!) with Hernia and his rescuer, Bill Boesenberg, owner of Snakes and Scales and the self proclaimed “North Jersey’s Crocodile Hunter“.

Bill and his team rescue reptiles from all over the country.  He “founded Snakes-N-Scales and Turtle Tales, LLC in 1995, and is now the largest Animal Outreach Educational Organization in NJ.  Snakes-N-Scales comprises a collection of over 400 reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, one of the largest in the surrounding states of NJ, NY, PA and CT”.

To learn more about Bill and his program, please visit  http://www.snakes-n-scales.com

 

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“Many people have an uncomfortable feeling about snakes and the bigger they are the more uncomfortable the people become. So when people are watching a TV show, on a channel that is supposedly a nature/fact channel, and they begin to describe the take over of North America by giant pythons loosed in Florida, and headed for all states north, many people become upset. Newspapers print articles about giant snakes eating babies and attacking people as they walk in the fields. Other TV specials appear about how numerous and dangerous these snakes are, and they are coming after you, so people are panicked!

The people write their Congressional representatives and want to know what is being done and how this could have happened. The Congressional reps have seen the same show and they are upset too, so they act in what they believe is in everyone’s best interest. They want to ban the snakes from being pets so no more will be released to take over the world!

So called experts, from organizations that oppose owning any pet that isn’t a domestic cat or dog, are called in to testify. They agree, ban them all! They are going to take over the whole country like some sort of snake plague.

Unfortunately this isn’t an old Pinky And The Braincartoon, it’s real. More unfortunate is that it’s all wrong! Burmese pythons are loose in Florida, along with monkeys, pigs, parrots, iguanas, parakeets, snakehead fish, house cats and a host of other animals that don’t belong there. Yes, that’s true. But unlike the pigs, monkeys, parakeets, snakeheads and cats, Burmese pythons can’t handle even a moderate winter, they die. So the idea that they will be showing up in Times Square anytime soon is ridiculous.

They don’t eat children, nor attack people out for a walk, and the numbers are at best unknown, and at worst grossly inflated. They do get big, but they are mostly shy animals and will run, as fast as is possible with no legs, from people. It probably is a good idea to have some form of permit system in place, but dogs are licensed everywhere and are still running loose and are much more dangerous to children than big snakes could ever be.

The furor was created from fear for the sake of ratings, to sell newspapers and TV commercials. The loose pig is actually more dangerous to crops, local animals and children but loose pigs don’t sell commercials; loose giant child eating pythons do.

We’ll try again tomorrow night, okay Pinky?”

                                   -Bill Boesenberg, Snakes and Scales

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The flight of the monarch

Monarch butterflies are amazing creatures. Fall is the time when monarchs begin their migration. Unlike other butterflies North American Monarchs travel up to 3,000 miles in migration each year. They make the round trip voyage once in their lives, and then their children and grandchildren follow the same migration root in the future, often returning to the same trees as their ancestors to avoid bitter winters. However, only the fourth generation monarchs migrate each year; the first three generations die after only six weeks of being out of their cocoons, whereas the fourth generation can live for 6-8 months.

As you can see these creatures are extremely delicate and beautiful. Preserved butterflies make for a beautiful natural prop in photography.

 

As fall breezes in, watch for monarchs in your area! Track the flight of the monarchs and when you should be able to see them here: http://www.monarchwatch.org/tagmig/peak.html

 

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Who’s your favorite olympian?

At Bohm-Marrazzo Photography we’re a big fan of swimming prodigy, Michael Phelps. So is the lovely border collie “Luca Phelps”.
Here, she takes on the character of 22-time gold medalist Michael Phelps. Recuperating from some world record breaking laps in the pool, Luca still finds the composure to pose for the camera.

Unfortunately we were not able to go to London to shoot at the Olympic pool, so we posed our Olympian in the studio and compiled the image with a background of the pool–Thanks to Gerry’s photoshop expertise. You would never know she wasn’t actually an olympic swimmer would you? This photograph was taken for SPLASH News (and for our amusement)!

Happy Sporting. Game on!

Like reading about animal Olympians? Stay tuned to our blog for more to come!

Special thanks to Diane Bauman for the lovely Luca!

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Time Travel

There are a few things in this world that can take you out of the space around you and bring you to another time and place. What’s our favorite way to time travel?

Books! Spend some quality time with your favorite book and your couch. Escape the summer heat and go somewhere cool.

Hitchhike to Alaska with Christopher McCandless. Or travel to the magical Narnia with the Pevensies. And not to mention you’ll still be home for dinner tonight.

(Reading is this Afghan, Usa’s favorite way to time travel, too!)

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Bon Voyage!

Travel photography is really all about the joys of travelling. It’s about taking the time to look around and find the elegant beauty in the simple things of a foreign place.

Looking up and seeing this interesting roof scene captures a very different, yet equally captivating depiction of Bermuda.

When it comes to travel photography try keeping it simple, like how you would enjoy a relaxing vacation. Sometimes the most interesting photographs of a destination are of the less typical scenery.

So while you’re out travelling this summer keep this in mind!

Happy shooting!

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