Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hope Inspiring Resplendent Roses & Blossoms At Blessed Home Long Island, New York, Day Before My Birthday 2012 - IMRAN™ A dozen years ago before I penned these words in 2024, the rose bushes at my blessed home on Long Island, New York, were in full, glorious bloom. It was the early summer of 2012, the day before my 50th birthday. The tornadoes and droughts of total economic meltdown, brought on by the policies of Republican President George W. Bush which enriched the super-wealthy with one trillion dollars of tax cuts, had wreaked havoc on my life as on millions of ordinary individuals, families, and entire towns. The next few years were spent on surviving, recovering, and rebuilding. Even then it was a rocky road. By the time 2012 rolled in, after a labyrinthine journey of heart-sinking troughs, fleeting peaks, and unexpected drops into new valleys, life began to hint at a promising change ahead. I had to remind myself that life’s most exquisite blooms often come accompanied by the piercing thorns of reality. The key is to persistently tend to one’s garden of dreams, rooting it in unshakeable faith, nurturing it with the water of hope, showering it with the rain of love, fortifying it with the grains of gratitude, and ceaselessly illuminating it with the lights of confidence, and perseverance. No matter the adversities you face, remember, they are but temporary. You possess the strength to surmount them. Never let go of your dreams. Never relinquish your authentic self. Within you lies an indomitable spirit. You are capable of blooming despite the thorns. Are you ready to live the life you dream of? © 2012-2024 IMRAN™Hope Inspiring Resplendent Roses & Blossoms At Blessed Home Long Island, New York, Day Before My Birthday 2012 - IMRAN™ A dozen years ago before I penned these words in 2024, the rose bushes at my blessed home on Long Island, New York, were in full, glorious bloom. It was the early summer of 2012, the day before my 50th birthday. The tornadoes and droughts of total economic meltdown, brought on by the policies of Republican President George W. Bush which enriched the super-wealthy with one trillion dollars of tax cuts, had wreaked havoc on my life as on millions of ordinary individuals, families, and entire towns. The next few years were spent on surviving, recovering, and rebuilding. Even then it was a rocky road. By the time 2012 rolled in, after a labyrinthine journey of heart-sinking troughs, fleeting peaks, and unexpected drops into new valleys, life began to hint at a promising change ahead. I had to remind myself that life’s most exquisite blooms often come accompanied by the piercing thorns of reality. The key is to persistently tend to one’s garden of dreams, rooting it in unshakeable faith, nurturing it with the water of hope, showering it with the rain of love, fortifying it with the grains of gratitude, and ceaselessly illuminating it with the lights of confidence, and perseverance. No matter the adversities you face, remember, they are but temporary. You possess the strength to surmount them. Never let go of your dreams. Never relinquish your authentic self. Within you lies an indomitable spirit. You are capable of blooming despite the thorns. Are you ready to live the life you dream of? © 2012-2024 IMRAN™


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Can't See The Forest For The Seas - IMRAN™ This photo was captured twelve years and one month ago today. During my several months long drive along every mile of Florida coastline in 2012, in my search for what is now my Apollo Beach home, this was one of the beaches I stopped at along the journey. Sanibel is among the loveliest places in Florida. I just loved the dark tree stumps and the perfect blue colors of the water. The tree limbs' shades make this one of the few photos I will also post in Black & White as well as this color version. Let me know what you think. © 2012-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #Sanibel #autobiography #travelogue #traveling #beach #beaches #seaside #trees #nature #tranquility Nikon D300 #memoriesCan't See The Forest For The Seas - IMRAN™ This photo was captured twelve years and one month ago today. During my several months long drive along every mile of Florida coastline in 2012, in my search for what is now my Apollo Beach home, this was one of the beaches I stopped at along the journey. Sanibel is among the loveliest places in Florida. I just loved the dark tree stumps and the perfect blue colors of the water. The tree limbs' shades make this one of the few photos I will also post in Black & White as well as this color version. Let me know what you think. © 2012-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #Sanibel #autobiography #travelogue #traveling #beach #beaches #seaside #trees #nature #tranquility Nikon D300 #memories


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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Thought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. This is a different order from a different restaurant also not too far from me. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #restaurant #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humorThought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. This is a different order from a different restaurant also not too far from me. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #restaurant #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humor


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Ever Worse Managed Southwest Airlines Sends Promo Emails Near End Of Offer Period - IMRAN™ Sends Promo Emails Near End Of Offer Period - IMRAN™ In general, I’m not a fan of hedge funds or corporate raider investor groups taking over companies. Nothing good usually comes out of it for the target company, its employees, or customers. However, I was happy to hear that one such group, Elliott Investment Management L.P., just acquired a massive stake in Southwest Airlines. The group is focused on removing the incompetent CEO and self-serving board at Southwest. On those people’s watch, I’ve gone from once loving Southwest Airlines to despising it. They turned a customer-service focused institution into a fiasco-addled, screwups-riddled, nightmare customer-experiences airline. That applies to everything from their planes, to the cramped seats, outdated systems, and even to mismanaged promotional offers. Here’s one example from literally right now. They’re running a promotional campaign from June 10-13. When did they send out the email? June 12! The date is even included in their email text, which is the day before the 50% promo ends. Thanks, but 100% no thanks. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #SouthwestAirlines #travel #marketing #management #leadership #mismanagement #CX #CustomerService #CustomerExperience #consumersEver Worse Managed Southwest Airlines Sends Promo Emails Near End Of Offer Period - IMRAN™ Sends Promo Emails Near End Of Offer Period - IMRAN™ In general, I’m not a fan of hedge funds or corporate raider investor groups taking over companies. Nothing good usually comes out of it for the target company, its employees, or customers. However, I was happy to hear that one such group, Elliott Investment Management L.P., just acquired a massive stake in Southwest Airlines. The group is focused on removing the incompetent CEO and self-serving board at Southwest. On those people’s watch, I’ve gone from once loving Southwest Airlines to despising it. They turned a customer-service focused institution into a fiasco-addled, screwups-riddled, nightmare customer-experiences airline. That applies to everything from their planes, to the cramped seats, outdated systems, and even to mismanaged promotional offers. Here’s one example from literally right now. They’re running a promotional campaign from June 10-13. When did they send out the email? June 12! The date is even included in their email text, which is the day before the 50% promo ends. Thanks, but 100% no thanks. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #SouthwestAirlines #travel #marketing #management #leadership #mismanagement #CX #CustomerService #CustomerExperience #consumers


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Monday, June 10, 2024

Tiara Visit After 8 Years, 12 Years Ago - IMRAN™


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Tiara Condo Singer Island Former Florida Second Home Visit After 8 Years, 12 Years Ago - IMRAN™

In my 35 years of American life, I have been blessed to have lived in Florida in parallel for about 20 of those years. My first "second home" in Florida was at this incredible building called Tiara Condo on the Atlantic Ocean, on Singer Island. I purchased it in 2003.

My condo was just a few floors below the rooftop spaceship like circular wraparound private restaurant and club. I sold it in 2004 and left early morning July 4th, 2004. I drove to Atlanta to be on CNN live that afternoon. And then drove on back to my New York home. 

Soon after I sold, the Tiara was devastated by two separate hurricanes. A lot of people lost everything they had in those incidents. It took years to rebuild. But I was living and working in Miami in those years. 

Eight years after I sold, I was blessed to be looking to buy another second-home. During that 2012 two-three months of driving every mile of Florida coastline, looking at possible places.

Obviously, my beloved Tiara condo was one of the places on that list. So, I was back there looking at mine, and other, condos. I also stuck around until dusk to experience that magic I loved at the start of this century. 

I made this short video of the building, from the wide beach outside it. The magical Atlantic Ocean colors were still visible in the near-dark conditions. The pink clouds above were beautiful. Ironically, you can see the lights on in the condo I so loved.

Much that I loved the place and that feeling, the seller's asking price of $650,000 for a 2-bedroom condo did not make sense to me. So, I left one more time. Maybe I will return another day.

A dozen years after my visit, and a full 20 years after I sold my condo, I am sharing these magical memories and story. I hope you find it touching and inspiring. 


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Sunday, June 09, 2024

Kennedy & K2 At Sunset Watching Noisy Boaters Passing By In Winter 2023 - IMRAN™ © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #Florida #IMRAN #ApolloBeach #TampaBay #sunset #dogs #weather #winter #weekend #Saturday #seaside #beach #gratitude #Maghreb #GSD #GermanShepherdDogs #Kennedy #K2 #memoriesKennedy & K2 At Sunset Watching Noisy Boaters Passing By In Winter 2023 - IMRAN™ © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #Florida #IMRAN #ApolloBeach #TampaBay #sunset #dogs #weather #winter #weekend #Saturday #seaside #beach #gratitude #Maghreb #GSD #GermanShepherdDogs #Kennedy #K2 #memories


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Bay/Babe (Let Them) Watch - IMRAN™ Even though it was still officially winter, Florida weather on Tampa Bay in mid-March was super bright and hot. It was made hotter by the sizzling photos of Shannon I took that day. Several boaters passing by seemed to enjoy "Bay/Watch" and the Babe was quite fine to "Let Them Watch!" © 2023-2024 IMRAN™Bay/Babe (Let Them) Watch - IMRAN™ Even though it was still officially winter, Florida weather on Tampa Bay in mid-March was super bright and hot. It was made hotter by the sizzling photos of Shannon I took that day. Several boaters passing by seemed to enjoy "Bay/Watch" and the Babe was quite fine to "Let Them Watch!" © 2023-2024 IMRAN™


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Saturday, June 08, 2024

Thought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. Note to self: don’t order dinner hungry after missing lunch. Salmon Lover’s Delight, Playboy Roll, and Coral Reef Roll if I recall correctly. I’ll share several photos of these from different angles to show why Japanese food is so cool to photograph even at my unmade dinner table at home. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #restaurant #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humor #3DThought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. Note to self: don’t order dinner hungry after missing lunch. Salmon Lover’s Delight, Playboy Roll, and Coral Reef Roll if I recall correctly. I’ll share several photos of these from different angles to show why Japanese food is so cool to photograph even at my unmade dinner table at home. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #restaurant #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humor #3D


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UrUXSux: YouTube iOS App One Of The Worst UX Designs Ever - IMRAN™


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Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Thought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. Note to self: don’t order dinner hungry after missing lunch. Salmon Lover’s Delight, Playboy Roll, and Coral Reef Roll if I recall correctly. I’ll share several photos of these from different angles to show why Japanese food is so cool to photograph even at my unmade dinner table at home. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humorThought For Food: What Addiction To Japanese Food? - IMRAN™ What do you mean I have an addiction to Japanese food? I strongly disagree. OK, fine. I have an addiction to food in general, and Japanese specialty rolls and sashimi in particular. Not only is it great tasting, it also looks good, and is fun to photograph. Salmon is my favorite fish, raw as well as grilled. Note to self: don’t order dinner hungry after missing lunch. Salmon Lover’s Delight, Playboy Roll, and Coral Reef Roll if I recall correctly. I’ll share several photos of these from different angles to show why Japanese food is so cool to photograph even at my unmade dinner table at home. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #food #foodie #Japanese #sushi #sashimi #cuisine #eating #dining #lifestyle #bokeh #3D #gratitude #ApolloBeach #Florida #lifestyle #salmon #tuna #avocado #humor


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Monday, June 03, 2024

Vivid Sunset On Tampa Bay At Apollo Beach Home January 2023 - IMRAN™ Even when it is an old Nikon pocket camera, and one of their lousier models, the CoolPix 6200, Tampa Bay, Florida sunsets can still come through amazing. You can see how the greens are washed out when the vivid settings are used to highlight the stunning sunset and dusk colors. But, it was the flaming clouds image I was trying to capture anyway, not the nearby palm tree fronds at my blessed home nor the not too distant mangroves. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #ApolloBeach, #Coolpix6200, #Florida, #IMRAN, #Nikon, #Sunset, #SymphonyIsles, #TampaBay, #water, #seaside, #beach, #waterfront, #Maghreb, #blessed, #gratitudeVivid Sunset On Tampa Bay At Apollo Beach Home January 2023 - IMRAN™ Even when it is an old Nikon pocket camera, and one of their lousier models, the CoolPix 6200, Tampa Bay, Florida sunsets can still come through amazing. You can see how the greens are washed out when the vivid settings are used to highlight the stunning sunset and dusk colors. But, it was the flaming clouds image I was trying to capture anyway, not the nearby palm tree fronds at my blessed home nor the not too distant mangroves. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #ApolloBeach, #Coolpix6200, #Florida, #IMRAN, #Nikon, #Sunset, #SymphonyIsles, #TampaBay, #water, #seaside, #beach, #waterfront, #Maghreb, #blessed, #gratitude


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Sunday, June 02, 2024

Magnificent Paris Late Afternoon Sunlight On A Street Leading Up To The Arc de Triomphe - IMRAN™ J'adore Paris. Walking in the city is always a delight. Especially when I have this kind of late afternoon early spring sunlight. The lights and shadows hold very special meaning to some very important people in my past. We'll always have Paris! It is an added bonus when I can capture one of the most historic icons of the city from a clear street. A clear blue sky as a backdrop for an HDR picture could not have been planned better. © 2018-2024 IMRAN™ #ArcDeTriomphe, #Architecture, #Europe, #Flying, #France, #History, #IMRAN, #landmark, #memories, #Paris, #street, #sunlight, #Travel, #TreesMagnificent Paris Late Afternoon Sunlight On A Street Leading Up To The Arc de Triomphe - IMRAN™ J'adore Paris. Walking in the city is always a delight. Especially when I have this kind of late afternoon early spring sunlight. The lights and shadows hold very special meaning to some very important people in my past. We'll always have Paris! It is an added bonus when I can capture one of the most historic icons of the city from a clear street. A clear blue sky as a backdrop for an HDR picture could not have been planned better. © 2018-2024 IMRAN™ #ArcDeTriomphe, #Architecture, #Europe, #Flying, #France, #History, #IMRAN, #landmark, #memories, #Paris, #street, #sunlight, #Travel, #Trees


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Saturday, June 01, 2024

“Your Eyes Are Like Mesmerizing Pools Of Light, Green Sea Monster!” - IMRAN™


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3 Bird Formation Flying Over Stunning Sunset Tampa Bay Florida - IMRAN™ (SOOC Panorama) Exactly 5 years ago today. Three birds flying in a straight arrow like formation from Ruskin towards eastern parts of Florida caught my attention. It was the first of June. I was mesmerized by this stunning sunset unfolding in front of me. As I snapped away with the Nikon D850, I was able to capture the 15 handheld photographs to compose this absolutely unedited panorama. I did add my name tag and auto-filled the white space at the top and bottom edge where stitching of handheld photos can leave gaps. Enjoy! Love, comment, share! © 2019-2024 IMRAN™3 Bird Formation Flying Over Stunning Sunset Tampa Bay Florida - IMRAN™ (SOOC Panorama) Exactly 5 years ago today. Three birds flying in a straight arrow like formation from Ruskin towards eastern parts of Florida caught my attention. It was the first of June. I was mesmerized by this stunning sunset unfolding in front of me. As I snapped away with the Nikon D850, I was able to capture the 15 handheld photographs to compose this absolutely unedited panorama. I did add my name tag and auto-filled the white space at the top and bottom edge where stitching of handheld photos can leave gaps. Enjoy! Love, comment, share! © 2019-2024 IMRAN™


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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Beautiful Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bokeh Background (Summer 2010 Long Island, NY Home) - IMRAN™ It was a hot summer's day in late July 2010 at my blessed home on Long Island in New York. The barely 12 inches tall butterfly bushes I had planted in 1995 had grown into 12 feet tall plants at my back decks. They really are magnets for butterflies. On some days it seems like a computer generated scene, when hundreds of these beautiful creatures are all over the plants. I captured this perfectly positioned butterfly 14 summers ago, with the Nikon D300 I still use. The summer sunlight glow on some elements vs the slightly darker shaded areas in the background made the scene even more magical. © 2010-2024 IMRAN™ #bokeh, #Bushes, #butterflies, #Butterfly, #D300, #EastPatchogue, #flowers, #green, #Home, #IMRAN, #LongIsland, #memories, #Nature, #Nikon, #Patchogue, #radiant, #summerBeautiful Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bokeh Background (Summer 2010 Long Island, NY Home) - IMRAN™ It was a hot summer's day in late July 2010 at my blessed home on Long Island in New York. The barely 12 inches tall butterfly bushes I had planted in 1995 had grown into 12 feet tall plants at my back decks. They really are magnets for butterflies. On some days it seems like a computer generated scene, when hundreds of these beautiful creatures are all over the plants. I captured this perfectly positioned butterfly 14 summers ago, with the Nikon D300 I still use. The summer sunlight glow on some elements vs the slightly darker shaded areas in the background made the scene even more magical. © 2010-2024 IMRAN™ #bokeh, #Bushes, #butterflies, #Butterfly, #D300, #EastPatchogue, #flowers, #green, #Home, #IMRAN, #LongIsland, #memories, #Nature, #Nikon, #Patchogue, #radiant, #summer


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Monday, May 27, 2024

Absolutely Stunning Blood Red Memorial Day Sunset 2024 On Tampa Bay At Blessed Apollo Beach Home (VidCap) - IMRAN™ It’s only a low resolution video screenshot on the iPhone 15 Pro Max but it gives you an idea of tonight’s stunning Memorial Day 2024 sunset. I captured it at my blessed home on Tampa Bay. This corner of my place in the universe at this moment in space and time has among the greatest sunsets I have seen in all my travels for half a century or more. Tonight was a great example. I said a prayer of gratitude soon after. The Nikon D850 timelapse being captured right now will be posted another day, God permitting. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #sunset #nature #photography #MemorialDay #holiday #gratitude #MaghrebAbsolutely Stunning Blood Red Memorial Day Sunset 2024 On Tampa Bay At Blessed Apollo Beach Home (VidCap) - IMRAN™ It’s only a low resolution video screenshot on the iPhone 15 Pro Max but it gives you an idea of tonight’s stunning Memorial Day 2024 sunset. I captured it at my blessed home on Tampa Bay. This corner of my place in the universe at this moment in space and time has among the greatest sunsets I have seen in all my travels for half a century or more. Tonight was a great example. I said a prayer of gratitude soon after. The Nikon D850 timelapse being captured right now will be posted another day, God permitting. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #sunset #nature #photography #MemorialDay #holiday #gratitude #Maghreb


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A Dog's Life: Action Movie Star Dog Kennedy & IMRAN WICK(3D Sense Of Humor) - IMRAN™ I had actually enjoyed John Wick 3 a lot more than the first two movies, despite the violence being a little too central to the movie. But my enjoyment of the movie was likely increased by the active, and I mean active, ball-busting (biting?), role two German Shepherd type Belgian Malinois Dogs play in the action sequences. But the coolest thing to me was the badass poster photo of Keanu Reeves and Halle Barry in the desert with the two dogs. I could not arrange for a sexy co-star and a second dog, but I really wanted to spoof the poster with my own version with Kennedy. Since a visit to a desert location was not practical, we decided to do the shoot right outside the home in Apollo Beach, Florida. It also would have taken a year for my hair to grow to Keanu's hair length. It would also have taken minus 20 years for my stubble to be dark as it was in the past. Lacking a time machine, and feeling certain that Keanu Reeves will not feel his chance of getting the next movie are threatened by me, this is the movie poster for.... IMRAN WICK(3D Sense Of Humor). My multi-talented handyman took some great shots with my Nikon D850. In this one Kennedy's and my legs are caught in matching mid-stride and he looks sufficiently menacing (although he was actually smiling thinking we were going for a drive). © 2019-2024 IMRAN™A Dog's Life: Action Movie Star Dog Kennedy & IMRAN WICK(3D Sense Of Humor) - IMRAN™ I had actually enjoyed John Wick 3 a lot more than the first two movies, despite the violence being a little too central to the movie. But my enjoyment of the movie was likely increased by the active, and I mean active, ball-busting (biting?), role two German Shepherd type Belgian Malinois Dogs play in the action sequences. But the coolest thing to me was the badass poster photo of Keanu Reeves and Halle Barry in the desert with the two dogs. I could not arrange for a sexy co-star and a second dog, but I really wanted to spoof the poster with my own version with Kennedy. Since a visit to a desert location was not practical, we decided to do the shoot right outside the home in Apollo Beach, Florida. It also would have taken a year for my hair to grow to Keanu's hair length. It would also have taken minus 20 years for my stubble to be dark as it was in the past. Lacking a time machine, and feeling certain that Keanu Reeves will not feel his chance of getting the next movie are threatened by me, this is the movie poster for.... IMRAN WICK(3D Sense Of Humor). My multi-talented handyman took some great shots with my Nikon D850. In this one Kennedy's and my legs are caught in matching mid-stride and he looks sufficiently menacing (although he was actually smiling thinking we were going for a drive). © 2019-2024 IMRAN™


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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Dodged Dogged Double Vision Double Vision - IMRAN™


Dodged Dogged Double Vision Double Vision - IMRAN™

Exactly five years ago today. The forever smiling Kennedy in the back. Fast-growing K2 in front had been with us a full five weeks. He was just 13 weeks old in this photo. 

Both German Shepherds were waiting as I was bringing them a treat. They watched me take this photo of them with my own selfie reflection in the sliding door. 

The doubled title words play on there actually being a dual reflection in the double-paned glass. I had to use high contrast to avoid it looking too much like a shaky camera photo. 


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Friday, May 24, 2024

Stunning Dramatic Dark Clouds & Bright Tampa Bay Florida Sunset, 180° Panorama At Blessed Apollo Beach Home, Autumn 2018 - IMRAN™ This very detailed panorama spans from North to South views of a magnificent late October 2018 Florida sunset from the dock at my blessed home on Tampa Bay. It was created from about half a dozen photos taken with the Nikon D850. A beautiful lover had given it to me as a birthday gift the year before, in 2017. Literally 4 months after this photo, she gave me the second of the three bests gifts ever….. my precious beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy for Valentine's Day in 2019. K2 the next GSD was also her gift in 2020, a year after Kennedy. © 2018-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Tampa #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #Florida #sunset #panorama #memories #autumn #OctoberSkyStunning Dramatic Dark Clouds & Bright Tampa Bay Florida Sunset, 180° Panorama At Blessed Apollo Beach Home, Autumn 2018 - IMRAN™ This very detailed panorama spans from North to South views of a magnificent late October 2018 Florida sunset from the dock at my blessed home on Tampa Bay. It was created from about half a dozen photos taken with the Nikon D850. A beautiful lover had given it to me as a birthday gift the year before, in 2017. Literally 4 months after this photo, she gave me the second of the three bests gifts ever….. my precious beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy for Valentine's Day in 2019. K2 the next GSD was also her gift in 2020, a year after Kennedy. © 2018-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Tampa #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #Florida #sunset #panorama #memories #autumn #OctoberSky


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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Ship Sails Past Layered Clouds Show Stunning Sunday Sun Striped White, Gold, Orange & Red In iPhone Zoomed-In Video Capture - IMRAN™ What a dramatic range of colors striping the spring Sunday sun at sunset, as a cargo ship crossed Tampa Bay across it. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #ApolloBeach #TampaBay #sunset #seaside #Maghreb #beach #gratitude #Sunday #weekend #spring #boating #shipShip Sails Past Layered Clouds Show Stunning Sunday Sun Striped White, Gold, Orange & Red In iPhone Zoomed-In Video Capture - IMRAN™ What a dramatic range of colors striping the spring Sunday sun at sunset, as a cargo ship crossed Tampa Bay across it. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #ApolloBeach #TampaBay #sunset #seaside #Maghreb #beach #gratitude #Sunday #weekend #spring #boating #ship


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Silly Amazon Site Error Highlights Future Vision That 3DP+JITM+RTD= MobRet - IMRAN™


 

Silly Amazon Site Error Highlights Future Vision That 3DP+JITM+RTD= MobRet - IMRAN™


The magical powers of Amazon, or the weakness of poor UX CX software systems quality assurance? Amazon dog food delivery is Available TODAY -- even though the product is Not Available. Maybe the Amazon trucks have mini-factories to manufacture dog food en route to making a delivery. 


In all seriousness, for several years I have described to clients how such a blend of mobile 3D printing, just-in-time manufacturing, and real-time-deliveries will enable the reality of such Customized Mobile Retail sooner than we expect. 


Human foods are likely among the first use-cases that will go mainstream. The irony, that basically the centuries old street food vendors concept at a far more flexible and gigantic scale is one of the next big things. What else do you think such convergences will create opportunities for?


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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Unusual Image Of Two Friends Rigging Up For A Beautiful Tampa Bay Florida Sailing Saturday Past A Palm Tree “Umbrella” - IMRAN™ It’s a windy but humid Saturday on Tampa Bay. Through my living room windows I saw two guys setting up their vessel to go sailing. The strong wind was whipping the palm fronds wildly. I crouched at the window sill to take this shot. It took about a dozen clicks before I got one without the plants blocking part of the view. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #sailing #spring #sailboat #catamaran #weekend #weather #water #trees #POVUnusual Image Of Two Friends Rigging Up For A Beautiful Tampa Bay Florida Sailing Saturday Past A Palm Tree “Umbrella” - IMRAN™ It’s a windy but humid Saturday on Tampa Bay. Through my living room windows I saw two guys setting up their vessel to go sailing. The strong wind was whipping the palm fronds wildly. I crouched at the window sill to take this shot. It took about a dozen clicks before I got one without the plants blocking part of the view. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #TampaBay #ApolloBeach #sailing #spring #sailboat #catamaran #weekend #weather #water #trees #POV


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Thought For Food: Reveling In Ravioli Revelation - IMRAN™ Honestly speaking, I do not like pasta and starchy stuff. However, if you drown it in enough creamy sauces, cheeses, etc. then I’m quite willing to enjoy it. Ravioli with other stuff inside it also offers some options I enjoy. Boiling ravioli doesn’t really count as cooking (which is something I truly have no interest in all my life) but throwing on a few things can lead to some decently tasty - although not earth shattering - meals. © 2021-2024 IMRAN™ Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max portrait mode photo April 22, 2021. #IMRAN #Florida #Italian #food #foodie #cooking #ravioli #bokeh #eating #diningThought For Food: Reveling In Ravioli Revelation - IMRAN™ Honestly speaking, I do not like pasta and starchy stuff. However, if you drown it in enough creamy sauces, cheeses, etc. then I’m quite willing to enjoy it. Ravioli with other stuff inside it also offers some options I enjoy. Boiling ravioli doesn’t really count as cooking (which is something I truly have no interest in all my life) but throwing on a few things can lead to some decently tasty - although not earth shattering - meals. © 2021-2024 IMRAN™ Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max portrait mode photo April 22, 2021. #IMRAN #Florida #Italian #food #foodie #cooking #ravioli #bokeh #eating #dining


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Crouching K2 Hidden Dragon - IMRAN™ My always playful German Shepherd Dog K2 loves to play predator, especially with my beautiful neighbor family friends’ dog. The Wolfe’s, whose dog Riley ironically isn’t a GSD, had taken care of Kennedy & K2 for 3 days. That was literally two days after I brought K2 home in April 2020. So he is very close to them. Riley is a really sweet and super fast running labradoodle, whom my dogs never could catch in a race. This April (2024) as we were leaving for a walk, K2 saw Riley sitting looking at him from his driveway. K2 likes going into this crouching tiger stance and holding perfectly still for minutes- as if his prey can’t see him. 😀 I took this picture and just wanted to highlight his posture and fun personality. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #ApolloBeach #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #K2 #dogs #animals #posture #wordplay #predatorCrouching K2 Hidden Dragon - IMRAN™ My always playful German Shepherd Dog K2 loves to play predator, especially with my beautiful neighbor family friends’ dog. The Wolfe’s, whose dog Riley ironically isn’t a GSD, had taken care of Kennedy & K2 for 3 days. That was literally two days after I brought K2 home in April 2020. So he is very close to them. Riley is a really sweet and super fast running labradoodle, whom my dogs never could catch in a race. This April (2024) as we were leaving for a walk, K2 saw Riley sitting looking at him from his driveway. K2 likes going into this crouching tiger stance and holding perfectly still for minutes- as if his prey can’t see him. 😀 I took this picture and just wanted to highlight his posture and fun personality. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #Florida #ApolloBeach #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #K2 #dogs #animals #posture #wordplay #predator


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Saturday, May 11, 2024

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Facebook Pushing Foreign Funded Fake Accounts Shoving BS AI Jesus Imagery Into USA Feeds In election Year - IMRAN™ The same AI generated Jesus imagery, either with these fake Chinese type crews, or Jesus' face seeming to pop out of mutant shaped human figures and fake objects that idiots fall for thinking they saw some miraculous vision. Some of the fake accounts even have names clearly from other non-Christian faiths, but Zuckerberg wants to get richer with fake accounts counting towards Facebook value. He does not care that China and others are funding an attempt to shove religion into American politics and destroy traditional democracy here with separation of church and state. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #elections #politics #religion #propaganda #fakeaccounts #fraud #DumbFuckery #JesusFacebook Pushing Foreign Funded Fake Accounts Shoving BS AI Jesus Imagery Into USA Feeds In election Year - IMRAN™ The same AI generated Jesus imagery, either with these fake Chinese type crews, or Jesus' face seeming to pop out of mutant shaped human figures and fake objects that idiots fall for thinking they saw some miraculous vision. Some of the fake accounts even have names clearly from other non-Christian faiths, but Zuckerberg wants to get richer with fake accounts counting towards Facebook value. He does not care that China and others are funding an attempt to shove religion into American politics and destroy traditional democracy here with separation of church and state. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #elections #politics #religion #propaganda #fakeaccounts #fraud #DumbFuckery #Jesus


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Friday, May 10, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Kennedy Esq. GSD & His Love For Other Animals - IMRAN™ In the first few months of my getting Kennedy as a gift, my precious rescue German Shepherd Dog, I walked 25000 steps daily (12.1 miles max one day for me) with him. Until the Florida summer and time constraints made that unsustainable, it became about 10,000 daily steps on average since then. This photo of Kennedy and the bunny just casually watching each other was taken on May 10, 2019. That was exactly 5 years ago from my writing these lines tonight. His care for other animals was mind blowing. He was clearly a young GSD between 3-5 years old then. He loved chasing squirrels up into trees. But then one night during our walk he found a dazed & confused squirrel in the middle of the street. It had likely struck the side of car tyre so it wasn’t bleeding or injured, but in shock. By the time I realized what it was, there was no time to pull in the retractable leash Kennedy was on. I was worried the alpha male predator in him would rip the poor small creature (as he did to a toy squirrel the first night I had him!). Instead, I was stunned as Kennedy nuzzled the shocked and now doubly-surprised squirrel to my neighbor’s grass on the side of the street! We stood for a few minutes watching. Then, sure enough, the little animal got back to its full senses and successfully ran off into the night. Kennedy just had this look of joy on his face as he looked up at me. Best Dog Ever. © 2019-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #dogs #animals #memories #5Years #compassion #tenderness #rabbit #bunny #AnimalKingdom #ApolloBeach #Florida #walkingA Dog’s Life: Kennedy Esq. GSD & His Love For Other Animals - IMRAN™ In the first few months of my getting Kennedy as a gift, my precious rescue German Shepherd Dog, I walked 25000 steps daily (12.1 miles max one day for me) with him. Until the Florida summer and time constraints made that unsustainable, it became about 10,000 daily steps on average since then. This photo of Kennedy and the bunny just casually watching each other was taken on May 10, 2019. That was exactly 5 years ago from my writing these lines tonight. His care for other animals was mind blowing. He was clearly a young GSD between 3-5 years old then. He loved chasing squirrels up into trees. But then one night during our walk he found a dazed & confused squirrel in the middle of the street. It had likely struck the side of car tyre so it wasn’t bleeding or injured, but in shock. By the time I realized what it was, there was no time to pull in the retractable leash Kennedy was on. I was worried the alpha male predator in him would rip the poor small creature (as he did to a toy squirrel the first night I had him!). Instead, I was stunned as Kennedy nuzzled the shocked and now doubly-surprised squirrel to my neighbor’s grass on the side of the street! We stood for a few minutes watching. Then, sure enough, the little animal got back to its full senses and successfully ran off into the night. Kennedy just had this look of joy on his face as he looked up at me. Best Dog Ever. © 2019-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #dogs #animals #memories #5Years #compassion #tenderness #rabbit #bunny #AnimalKingdom #ApolloBeach #Florida #walking


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Sunday, May 05, 2024

Outdoor Flowers Late Night Walk Manhattan New York - IMRAN™ It was mid-autumn when I captured a few photos of these beautiful outdoor fall flowers during a late night walk in my forever American hometown of Manhattan, New York. They were displayed on Third Avenue near 49th Street. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #NYC #NewYork #Manhattan #NewYorkCity #autumn #flowers #street #walking #nightOutdoor Flowers Late Night Walk Manhattan New York - IMRAN™ It was mid-autumn when I captured a few photos of these beautiful outdoor fall flowers during a late night walk in my forever American hometown of Manhattan, New York. They were displayed on Third Avenue near 49th Street. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #NYC #NewYork #Manhattan #NewYorkCity #autumn #flowers #street #walking #night


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My German Shepherd Dog K2 = Kangaroo Too - IMRAN™ I took this photo exactly 3 years ago, when my German Shepherd puppy was 14 months old and had been with me for one full year. He and Kennedy were back from a lot of playtime, and clearly tired. As I clicked the photo of his pose, I realized his name K2 (to honor the K2 mountain in Pakistan and as K#2 after my first GSD in USA, Kennedy) also could stand for “He’s a Kangaroo Too!” © 2021-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #puppy #dogs #humor #kangaroo #animals #memoriesMy German Shepherd Dog K2 = Kangaroo Too - IMRAN™ I took this photo exactly 3 years ago, when my German Shepherd puppy was 14 months old and had been with me for one full year. He and Kennedy were back from a lot of playtime, and clearly tired. As I clicked the photo of his pose, I realized his name K2 (to honor the K2 mountain in Pakistan and as K#2 after my first GSD in USA, Kennedy) also could stand for “He’s a Kangaroo Too!” © 2021-2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #GermanShepherdDog #puppy #dogs #humor #kangaroo #animals #memories


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