I Am Only Fanatical About Family

I have to admit I am NOT a sports fanatic.  I like to watch an occasional game (preferably live if possible).  I enjoy watching everything from basketball to NASCAR to hockey, but I would rather play than watch.  Maybe it’s because my father IS a sports nut (does anyone else know what is going on in cricket and handball in addition to ever known sport known to man)?  BUT…. When it comes to raising my three sons I am a total fanatic.  I even became a baseball coach to help out my oldest son’s coach (I used to coach soccer and was a camp counsel many years ago so it wasn’t a stretch, but still…).  One of the coolest, spiritual feelings I ever got as a parent so far was playing catch with Frankie Jr. in a game situation (yes thoughts of the next Tom Seaver or Cy Young did cross my mind, but it was much, much more than that).  It was his first time pitching and I got to be his catcher.  There was a feeling that I cannot completely understand but it felt like a deep connection that could only come from the repetition of playing catch with your son.  I felt at that moment that nothing else mattered and that to me there would be little that could compare to that feeling.  I hope there are many more moments like that one, with all my sons over the years.  That moment also reminded me of a spiritual connection I made a while back when I was running along the Hudson River through a forested area on the NJ side and I felt a strong spiritual presence running along side of me.  It’s very difficult to replicate these moments in our lives but (now) I definitely feel that playing sports helps connect a father and a son and builds roots that will last a lifetime.  A few weeks ago I managed to capture a handful of photographs when we were playing catch.  There’s a bunch of cool shots and I want to share this one with you.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Sun Shade

I love taking photos at my parent’s place in Union. My mother is always embellishing the trellis in the backyard.  For example– Adding a canopy  and now this sun shade to protect us from the resting sun from the West when we are eating our dinner after going for cool summer swims.

Some More Trees – Photographic Art

 


How Cool is This?

Ever since the iPhone camera was invented, it’s aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a DSLR. Sure, apps have helped your camera phone inch forward with simulated focusing F-X and faux filters.Faux no more. The iPhone SLR Mount gives you the real thing. It’ll set your phone photos apart from everyone else’s on Instagram in an unprecedented way (#nofilters!).This case-adapter combo lets you mount your Canon EOS or Nikon SLR lenses to your iPhone 4 giving your phone powerful depth of field and manual focus.Telephoto, wide angle, macro, or your fixed fifty lenses all attach to this mount giving you a full range of lenses at your iPhone lovin’ fingertips. Heck, you could even throw on a Diana adapter!  Plus, you’ll be putting the SLR lenses you already have to use with the camera you use the most — your phone.Two loopholes on each end of the case let you tie on a camera strap, so you can hang it around your neck just like your real DSLR.Now that your favorite camera has it all, what’re you going to do with your DSLR?  Purchase one here.

The First Day is the Hardest

We all have difficult days but normally the first day of our lives is the day we face our greatest challenges. With every new day and every new challenge comes new opportunities. I am frequently reminded of my father‘s favorite saying “Take One Day at a Time, Son” when I am having a trying day. Usually, the stress of thinking about the problems and challenges we are facing proves to be actually more difficult than the problems themselves. Although it is often difficult to do, it is important to face each new day (and opportunity) like our “First Day.” After all, if we could make it then, we can definitely make it now. With each new “First Day” comes a renewed sense of hope, faith, and endless opportunities to face our challenges, conquer our fears, and lead ourselves to a successful future. One of my best friends just had a baby and their little guy reminded me that the human will to persevere is probably one of our greatest assets if we could only learn to see the simple truths in our lives and focus on what is most important we would all be better off.  The following are some pics of the little guy right after he was born.  Also check out pics of mom and dad, (the Bride and Groom on their wedding day).

“The Strange and Wonderful Eyes of @FrankCunhaIII”

Some of my Photographic Artwork (created from January 1st – June 21st, 2011)

“The Strange & Wonderful Eyes of Frank Cunha III Pictorial #3″ (TCP)CHICAGO

(TCP)CHICAGO – Dateline Chicago – written by Scott Pollack Chief Editor The Critical Post (TCP)CHICAGO @ 19:4 HRS CST 19 June 2011

Frank Cunha III - The Architectist - (TCP)CHICAGO'S VERY OWN

We’ve been waiting back here for our first and premiere photo artist Architect Frank Cunha III to come up with something new for all of you to enjoy. As I’ve tried to express in previous posts about this unique man, Frank innovates. There’s something to be said about the discipline of a self taught genius. First of all, they don’t know what rules they’re breaking when they do in fact, throw ‘em right out the window. These quite correctly fall in the category of “happy accidents.”

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Eleven: Night’s Illusions

Night’s Illusions

It seems it is all a dream
A pleasant mishmash of confusion
I was fine when I went to sleep
Now the pictures flash like an illusion

Beauty of body very bold
Images sharp over laid in folds
Sensuous, desirable, a story told
A woman’s beauty never grows old

The gentle brush of scented hair
Color, thoughts flashing about
Warmth and excitement fill the air
How will this dream work out?

Another flash, a clashing sound
The alarm set to kill dreams
Brilliant images falling all around
Back to sleep, should I try?

Try learn the girls name?
Get up and start my day?
I suspect I’ll never be the same
Not after meeting, the girls with no name

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Artwork: Frank Cunha III | Poetry: Carl Watts | More Poetry

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