Blazing Inspiration

A Brooklyn morning – via iPhone:
Chassidic FireWhen Reb Zusia and Reb Levi Yitzchak read the Tanya for the first time –separately, each in his own home – they were so inspired,that they felt compelled to tell each other about this amazing Chassidic work.
They met in the middle of the city and it burned with the fire of their inspiration.
Wishing you a warm Shabbos! Michoel, Sarah and The Oneinfocus Team

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Back on Track

A photo from the Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn NY:
Back on TrackThe Tzemach Tzedek once encouraged an equestrian to return to Jewish observance, but the man’s mind was on his horse. “See how it runs!” he exclaimed. ” It covers much more ground than slower horses!””But,” asked the Tzaddik, “if your horse takes a wrong turn, it’ll get lost faster than a slow horse!””Aha!” said the horse fancier. “My horse makes up for lost time and returns real fast.” “You said it!” replied the Tzemach Tzedek. “The same drive that led you astray, can get you back on track.”
Good Shabbos! Michoel, Sarah and The Oneinfocus Team

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A Chassidic Story

A photo shoot at the Brooklyn Bridge in NY:
A Chassidic StoryTwo men who had not seen each other for 30 years meet up: “My whole life I have worked to be in the limelight, to be a someone,and I have remained ordinary.”Said the other, “I am jealous, my whole life I have tried to be humble, a nobody,and I have not succeeded.”
Setup and satellite views after the break…______Yesterday towards sunset I jumped on a train and headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
With diminishing ambient light and a goal to light just the left foreground, exposure became relatively complicated; photo enthusiasts can see Exif data in the Oneinfocus Flickr Stream.In simple terms I placed a wireless flash on the floor, set the camera timer to a few seconds, ran real fast and sat down! Below is the setup photo.
SetupSetup photo. […]

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It Once Happened…

In early June 2008, a week after launching Oneinfocus we traveled to Columbia, Maryland. It was a summer sunset, and I headed out on a photo shoot. Not far from the home of my in-laws I found an abandoned hotdog stand.On a cold winter day, more than a year later I returned to the same spot.
Once It Happened...The sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe was once gazing out of the window, when his teacher approached him. “Always remember Yosef Yitzchak,” he said,”it is better to be on the outside looking in, than on the inside looking out.”
Below are the the photo and caption from the summer of 2008:My Yellow AbodeIn my yellow abodeI dream of a constant lightThe sun rises and hours later it setsI am lost in a shade of darkness…In my yellow abodeI dream of a constant lightI wake early in […]

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The Boat Lesson

It’s our first Meaningful Monday at Oneinfocus! Thank you to everyone in the Oneinfocus community for your submissions. It sure was a challenge deciding which photo to select.An email from Moishe Markel, a manager at Kehot Publications in Brooklyn, New York read as follows: “I took this photo almost 5 years ago with a Sony DSC P-Series. It was a great consumer level point and shoot pocket camera. The only complaint I had was the lag time. The location was Charlevoix on Lake Michigan. The caption is yours to figure out.” Share your thoughts on the photo with Moishe in the comments section below.
The Boat Lesson […]

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