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Relax in Lavender

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on September 1, 2015 Read More
2/79 Sean John Glasses
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Lets See

Posted in product by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Come. Look through me. Let me show you my mystery, and take you to an enchanted place. I’ve shared it with no one, but you are worthy. Yes…you are beautiful. Come with me. Let me show you my soul. There’s a lush, grassy hill where I wish to sit with you, where you can look through […]

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3/79 Amsterdam Reflections
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Amsterdam Reflections

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I once saw two lovers in a gondola under the bridge. She sat on a cushion. He stroked her hair. They only saw each other; their private oblivion. Cloaked and encased – amour. The bustle of the city only feet away. But they heard nothing, except their own sweet-scented whispers. As I stood in the […]

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4/79 Gorgeous Eyes
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Gorgeous Eyes

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Angelo D’Esposito I met Sincerity on the street corner. He bought me a coffee. His face was kind, and kindness is warm on cold days. “How have you been,” he asked. “Great now,” I said. The sun pushed a cloud aside and stretched its blazing arms across the sky. “Everything passes,” said Sincerity. “Yes,” I […]

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5/79 Peaceful Beauty
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Peaceful Beauty

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Her eyes…they move me. When I smelled her scent…it carried me, to distant places I hadn’t ever known, but she was there. She made my heart swell with rapture, and I knew her cavalier look was only an invitation for more. “Before the dance begins…come with me,” she said.

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Pretty Sisters

Posted in portraits by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I know from where you came. I recall your first step, and your first birthday, your first kiss, and your first bike – I forgot which came first, but I do remember… the first time you bruised your knee. Mommy rubbed a dandelion on it… and it made you smile your tears away. I held you […]

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7/79 Ravello Tree
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Ravello Tree

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Next to you I feel free. When the wind blows, my eyes tear. I lie under you for refuge, to hide within myself so no one will see. I am delicate in your arms, but I am not vulnerable. You are firm and grounded, but my spirit soars above you. Why must we be forced […]

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8/79 Fierce
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Fierce

Posted in portraits by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I could never keep the camera so steady, on something so rare. Exquisite? Perhaps. But I am too numb with awe to decide. Jumping over time, arriving to witness that, makes my heart froth with envy. Not to possess, but to gaze; in a wanton, appreciative way, to share the same breath and –– She saw […]

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9/79 Jenna
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Jenna

Posted in portraits by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Sometimes… reflections turn over. On the belly of reminiscence, are the moves of a sundrenched love. I’m pulled, always. There is nothing in my eyes, except the sights of sand against skin. When passion exceeds the moment, and a life. I’m pulled, always. Our shadows… Under that sun… It was an old scene, in a […]

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10/79 Pizza Maker
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Pizza Maker

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Hands are the identity of experience. Two of the loyal servants. Weathered and calloused are the scars of work. Been there. Done that. Hell, they provide for a family. They give life and touch love. Hands are the story that’s hardly told. Grip, squeeze, toil. Caress, touch…they’ll make you writhe. They’ve helped build this world. […]

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11/79 NY Finest
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New York’s Finest

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

There are lessons within our destiny. Every life path may have a different design, but we all eventually come together, and all roads arrive at the same place, because we are all ONE. This is my job. Doesn’t mean I don’t want peace. Doesn’t mean I don’t have a heart like you do. Doesn’t mean […]

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Into the Mediterranean

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Oh, you blustery giant. You behemoth of constant, churning wonder. You domineering brute! Your frosty tips enchant. Your energy moves. Your life inspires. You are the lightning rod of culture – and frivolity of mortal time. Treading carefully betwixt your beautiful eruptions. Like the orgiastic gathering of underlings that pull man down; The heathens of […]

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13/79 Lily Reflections
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Lily Reflections

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Oh, hello, Ms. Lily! How you fascinate! Your floating kisses, woo and lull those you desire, delicate and dainty, you persist. Remember when we were together? You kept brushing up beside me, your tickles and your touch, an arousal in the fog, you still moved. Then we moved together. One with the world…in rhythm. You […]

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14/79 Giverny Boa
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Giverny Boat

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

When Dad brought us out for the first time, It was in that boat. We thought we saw the universe that evening. Love was all around, It was in the stars, the moon, and in your eyes. There was a glimmer. To see the boat so idle and lonely at the bank, No one, who […]

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15/79 Hamlet House
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Hamlet House

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

In a past life I can remember, looking out that window. There are ruffles in my dress, and on my sleeves. I see a horse drawn carriage with a man in it. Someone I don’t quite recognize. He’s reaching for something – something colorful. Flowers perhaps? My blurry eyes do not obey. I can hear […]

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Ribbon Rivers

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

There are winds that blow out of the north. They cleanse, scrape, scrub everything…immaculate. If you are not told about them, you would never know. The winds leave a peace that is so quiet, It can conquer your thoughts. The purge sinks down deep…and realigns everything. Makes one remember softer days, In safe civility, Lollipops, […]

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17/79 Boat Sunset
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Into the Sunset

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

The sun reflected off her skin. Even though it was late in the day, She wanted to soak up every chance, To have the rays upon her – chasing. So she would keep moving her chair to be in the line, Of the now setting sun. I would oblige, and move with her. This was […]

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18/79 Stunning Holi Hai
Stunning Holi Hai

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Stunning

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Culture is the summer grass that comes up under bare feet, Up between your toes, It’s rich, lush tone pleasing to the eye. Culture is wonder in another zone. It is the exploration of the unfamiliar. The horizon that pushes even further across the red and orange sky. But that which mankind does not know, […]

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19/79 Octopus Cassandra
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Octopus

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I was in your presence, your moment… I could see inside you. Your tentacles touched me. I observed the veins in your arms, the sanguine color pulsing through, the smoothness of your skin. Your lips pursed against mine, rapt in my visions. You circled me. When the straps fell off your shoulders, you did not […]

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American Beauty

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

That spangled banner, All the glory, A spirit so palpable, The zeal is in the soil, It’s always here. Trumpets blare. Props roar to life. “All clear.” A new day, a new mission. Seeing you brings it all back. My quiet, ever-beating metaphor. Your lipstick never smears. And those legs! Oh, my… Maneuvers in the […]

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21/79 Purple Marine
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Funky Marine

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

“That cold metal could ruin a wild sensation.” “Well, let’s try it anyway,” she said. “Kinda ironic, dontcha think?” “What? Right up against “Clark”, next to a red light?” “With your pants already off and an extinguisher behind you.” “That’s just in case we can’t put the flames out, sweetheart.” “Shh…someone’s coming. Give me my […]

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22/79 Pearls Daily
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Vintage Beauty

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I remember when you sat on my wing… All my insides were aflutter. Glory welled up into gorgeous, opulent drops, And dripped off us both, Like long kept passion. Our embrace…with allies overhead to witness. Neither wanted to let go. The next day…in that dogfight, Your photo never left my lap. It was my fuel […]

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23/79 Rosie Cheeks
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Sexy Rosie

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

It was past midnight, when my hands roamed. Someone came out of the alley. He saw us. We both kept going. He watched. Scents of love were on her neck. Sweet and salty on our lips. He puffed his cigar… the smoke furled up. Pinned against the white star. The sound of ripping fabric. We […]

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Salute

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

Respect can lead to beauty. Beauty has order. Even in chaos…or war. But respect…signifies honor. A personal constitution. A decency that doesn’t quit. So what’s a salute? Well…do you see how the sun salutes the moon every morning? Only to be saluted by the moon on its way back down, to the other side of […]

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Manhattan Bridge

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

I remember when I saw you under the bridge. You had already talked yourself down. But you were still not convinced. I sat with you. You cried. I bought you dinner. You cried. I walked you home. You cried at the door. Then you hugged me. “I didn’t think anyone was left out there like […]

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Taxi!

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Yellow blurrrrrrr down Broadway. I catch you now and then in the corner of my eye. It somehow moves me. It’s like…some turn-on that’s not literal. It’s an arousal, but for the city. Then I realize. Even though you splash water on me on rainy days when you turn corners. Even though you sometimes stop […]

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27/79 La Puerta Del Sol
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La Puerta Del Sol

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

The meeting. It had been 7 long years since my eyes rested inside yours. I replayed over and over, how perfectly you fit in my arms when we hugged. How, when we spoke, our empathetic tones always matched. How you always made me feel. How I always felt around you. I wanted to write this […]

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28/79 Grand Central Station
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Grand Central Station

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

You are the monarch of orderly madness. Oh, Grand you are! Symbolic in every way. A sibling to a city. Central to a metropolis. Receiving the servants of society’s program. Loyal they enter you. Lovers, workers, toilers and dreamers. Filing and moving like uncoiling serpents. You engulf them, And their meticulous patterns. You swallow, A […]

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Downtown New York City

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Release me from your clutches. Please. The first time we kissed I lost my breath. The second time…still hasn’t ended. I’m stuck to you. I like the coolness of your metal against my skin. Your boulevards, streets and avenues… I’ve made love on them once or twice, When I lost track of the moon in […]

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30/79 Ballerina Legs
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Ballerina Legs

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Frayed fabric at the toe…on the platform and pleats. That’s the evidence of dedication, In case you want to know. Bruises on the knees come and go. I can’t show you those right now, Because love takes them away. These legs belong to not just anyone. They are symbols of grace; eloquent tools. These legs […]

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31/79 Rusted Subway Car
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Rusted Subway Car

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

There are still people on this car. You just can’t see them. Not with these eyes. Not in this dimension, but they are there. I promise. Can you imagine? Can you? Imagine that man off to the right, With the starched white shirt and tie. Hanging on…to the side of the wall. Looking through the […]

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32/79 Central Park Pretty in Pink
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Central Park Pretty in Pink

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Walking through Central Park in New York City in the Springtime, people watching, enjoying the sights and scents of the Cherry Blossoms.

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Early Sun in Positano

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

I awakened one morning, went out onto the balcony to experience this beautiful morning sun in Positano, Italy. It was a breathtaking view, the air smelled fresh and I was delighted to be in such a warm inviting place.

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34/79 Brooklyn Bridge SkyLine
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Brooklyn Bridge Skyline

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Skyline This is my all time favorite photo, taken New Years Eve Day 2007. It is my best seller, purchased throughout New York and the United States as well as three other countries. This photograph has many feelings and emotions attached to it nostalgia, pride, success and love. I always had a fascination with bridges, how […]

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Architectural Detail

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Architectural detail of The Brooklyn Bridge. I always had a fascination with bridges, how they were built long ago without the technology and equipment we have today. How they withstand the weather and immense traffic all these years. Born in Brooklyn its logical that the Brooklyn Bridge is my favorite bridge. I walk around that […]

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36/79 Shadows in La Puerta Del Sol
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Shadows in Madrid

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Shadows of the busy people walking through La Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Spain.

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Lady Liberty Portrait

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States of America on October 28, 1886. The statue represents Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Freedom. The statue is on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and is an icon of freedom and is a welcoming sight for immigrants, tourists and native New Yorkers. I […]

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Stephanie

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015 Read More
39/79 Flower Burst
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Flower Burst

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015 Read More
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Happy Flowers

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Sunflower She is waiting for the rain. Splattering down on the grey pavement and washing away a muggy atmosphere from the humid clouds, it comes. And it comes. And it comes. Drenching her skin and caressing her upturned face. Her yellow-gold hair sheds water but only so fast as to let it collect in her […]

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41/79 Swan Portrait
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Swan Portrait

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015 Read More
42/79 Lotus Flower
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Lotus Flower

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Angelo

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

International Angelo D’Esposito modeling eyewear in New York. Angelo has lived in Italy,  Australia and London. He is hoping to relocate to New York in 2015. What an angel to work with!

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Cheryl

Posted in portraits by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Photogenic Cheryl, showing off her tattoos that have deep personal meaning.

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Dana

Posted in portraits by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015 Read More
46/79 Model Bracelets
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Hippie Chick

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015 Read More
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In Training

Posted in product by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

Suzie at the Smithtown Campus for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc. and America’s VetDogs.

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48/79 Vatican Stairway
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Vatican Stairway

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The spiral staircase of the Vatican Museum in Vatican City, designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The remarkable Sistine Chapel with its decorated ceiling by Michelangelo is the last gallery within the museum.

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49/79 Louvre Entre
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Louvre Entre

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The Louvre Museum is located in the heart of Paris. It is one of the largest museums and most visited in the world. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is on display at the Louvre.

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50/79 Grand Canal
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The Grand Canal

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

To me, Venice is a city out of a storybook fairytale. Everywhere you look are peaceful canals, window boxes filled with fresh fragrant flowers, handcrafted gondolas, magnificent architecture and beautiful people.

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51/79 Versaille Grounds
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Gardens of Versailles

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The gardens behind the beautiful Palace of Versailles.

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The Original Nathans

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The original Nathan’s Famous hot dog stand opened in 1916 in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Nathans is open 365 days a year and is the location for the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest which is held on July 4th.

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53/79 Bella
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Bella

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Bella, poised like a statue. The Italian Greyhound breed has a long history, because of their gracefulness they have been portrayed in paintings and were a popular breed in Renaissance Italy. They continue to be a great companion, smart and full of energy.

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Notre Dame

Posted in black & white by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a wonderful example of French Gothic architecture, it is also one of the largest and most well known church buildings in the world.

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Street Art

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Vibrant street art, a colorful fire hydrant located in “5 Pointz” an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, Queens, New York. This used to be one of the premiere graffiti locactions where murals were painted by artists from all over the world. Unfortunately the artwork was painted over and was torn down at the […]

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Colorful Exit

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Colorful exit and walkway leaving the Picasso Museum in Paris.

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Lights! On Stage

Posted in characters by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015 Read More
58/79 Red Leaves Bridge
Red Leaves Bridge

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Red Leaves

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Simple natural beauty.

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59/79 Hatcher Pass Creek
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Creek

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Hatcher Pass Creek, Alaska.

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Cariboo

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Cariboo in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Red Dress

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Bride and Groom

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Minnie at Barkfield Road

Posted in product by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Minnie shopping at Barkfield Road in Northport.

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St. Mark’s Basilica

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Saint Mark’s Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice since 1807, prior to that it was the chapel of the Doge. It is located in Venice, Italy. The detail and the architecture of the cathedral is astonishing, it was a symbol of Venetian power and wealth. From the 11th century the […]

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Pompeii Walkway

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The ancient city of Pompeii has a fascinating story. Much of the area was destroyed and covered with 13-20 feet of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The area was rediscovered 1,500 years later in 1599 and further  in depth discovery in 1748. So much of the city and artifacts were well […]

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Florence

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. You feel like you are in a dream when you stroll the streets of Florence with all the art, history and architectural beauty.

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Evening Meal

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Enjoying an evening meal in Montmartre Paris, France. Bon Appétit.

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Nautica Sunglasses

Posted in product by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015 Read More
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Cappuccinos

Posted in product by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

A delicious, hot, frothy cappuccino break in Paris, France.

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Butterfly

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Irises

Posted in nature by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Velvety violet irises with a burst of sunny yellow.

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72/79 Autumn Reflections
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Autumn Reflections

Posted in landscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Autumn reflections of a swan and leaves on Argyle Lake.

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Pin Up Girl Coney Island

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Empire State Building

Posted in cityscapes by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

A New York icon, the Empire State Building reaches 103 stories into the sky. This skyscraper one of my favorite landmarks in NYC. The top of the building has been lit up in many different colors for all kinds of reasons, including celebrations, remembrances and honors…in this photograph the building displays the traditional American red, white and blue.

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Flower

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76/79 Varla Velour
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Varla Velour

Posted in characters by WpRafDen on January 2, 2015

The beautiful Varla Velour.

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The Cyclone

Posted in black & white by WpRafDen on January 2, 2015

The Cyclone is a landmark in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The brave come to ride it year after year. The not as brave can enjoy other rides, walk on the boardwalk, go to the beach, enjoy a famous hot dog and listen to the screams coming from the people riding the Cyclone.

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Zaug

Posted in people by WpRafDen on January 2, 2015

Daniel Zaug is a creative, talented and private individual. If you are lucky enough to get to know him and spend time with him he has a great sense of humor as well.

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Pet Shampoo

Posted in product by WpRafDen on December 30, 2014 Read More