Precious Time

Random clock, NYC – via iPhone.
Precious TimeIf not now, when?(Ethics of the Fathers)If we do not seize this moment and fulfill its unique purpose, when can we retrieve it?
Wishing you a special Shabbat, Michoel, Sarah and the Oneinfocus Team

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Every Step Along the Way…

A photo from Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY.
StepsJudaism is an upward journey.Each step brings its own reward.The word ‘mitzvah’ is related to the Hebrew word for ‘connection.’Every mitzvah strengthens the bond between man and G-d.
Wishing you a colorful Shabbat! Michoel, Sarah and The Oneinfocus Team.

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Winery Wisdom

Oneinfocus shoots inside a unique winery:
Wine Barrels 2“Do not look at the vessel, but rather at what it contains:There may be a new vessel filled with aged wine, or an old vessel that does not contain even new wine.”Ethics of the Fathers, 4:20After the break – see inside a winery and learn about the depth of this week’s caption…
A unique winery in Virginia:
DSC_0137_3_2Grapes ripening – two weeks before harvesting:DSC_0003_2_2
Tea (or wine) for two:DSC_0009_2These photos were taken this week at the Paradise Springs Winery in historic Clifton, Virginia – Miri’s hometown. The winery was started by a local family, reclaiming the land’s roots as a cornerstone of Virginia’s wine making country.
Barrel arrangement:
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Securing quality contents:
DSC_0131_2_2These images were shot in the winery’s […]

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A Father’s Eye

Looking for a Meaningful day? Your eyes (and soul!) have come to the right place! Thank you to Levi Tennenbaum of Los Angeles, California for this week’s Meaningful Monday.
A Fathers EyeAs a father perceives his only child,a generous eye perceives only good in others.
More about Levi and the caption inside!______About Levi:In the words of Levi, “I am an LA based photographer who loves taking reality beyond believing. The love to create realistically unrealistic situations with humor, style and a prayer is what drives me.”Behind the caption: The caption stems from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers, chapter 5, No. 19) which explains, whoever possesses a good eye is a disciple of our father Abraham.Levi – thank you so much for the magnificent photo! Wishing you a Meaningful Monday, Michoel, Sarah and The Oneinfocus Team.

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A Fence For Wisdom

This week’s photo was taken in Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River.
A Fence For WisdomA fence for wisdom is silence.(Ethics of The Fathers)
Shooting at sunset?Sometimes it’s not: ‘the subject that makes a good photo.’ Rather where the light lands – that will make the photo! More photos inside!______Behind the photo:Sunset on the banks of the Hudson River (Google Satellite Map), made for some spectacular summer light rays.I am always looking for where the light lands. It can turn simple objects into a stunning photograph. Below are two more photos from the photo shoot.FenceWider view of the fence.Light rays settle on the wood and concrete.
Boat - Hudson RiverNotice the light landing on the water spray.Behind the Caption: From Ethics of the Fathers Ch.3 No. 13, which reads, “Rabbi Akiva would say: Jesting and frivolity […]

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Reflect Upon Three Things

This week Oneinfocus goes underground – a photo shoot in the NYC subway system.Reflect Upon Three ThingsKnow from where you came, where you are going,and before whom you are destined to give a judgment and accounting.
Behind the photo:Of all photo shoots that incur costs, this was probably our cheapest. I walked into the Kingston Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, paid $2.25, took a few photos and walked out!The photo was taken with a small aperture to create the extensive depth of field. Under the low lighting conditions and small aperture the shutter speed jumped to 6 seconds. A tripod was crucial.Behind the caption:The inspirational caption is based on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of The Fathers), chapter 3, paragraph 1 which reads, “Akavia the son of Mahalalel would say: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to the hands of transgression. Know from where you […]

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