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Photo by Elise Laura Feinstein

Photo by Elise Laura Feinstein

I received this wonderful photo yesterday, after the Morning Mug had already been posted, but this was the sweet message we received from today’s featured photographer:

I would like to dedicate this photo of mine to my grandpa Abe Feinstein because I got the passion of photography from him. We still take photos together. Happy birthday to him he is 87 today.

A birthday wish for you, Grandpa Abe: A gezunteh leben ahf dein pupik (a healthy life on your belly button). And many, many more happy birthdays to you!

Photo by Elise Laura Feinstein

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

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Bay Improvement Group did it again!

The group had its 24th annual holiday bash this past Sunday, bringing together more than 150 people to rock out to tunes and collect toys for some of the area’s neediest kids.

The do-gooders, with help from sponsors including Councilman Chaim Deutsch and Assemblywoman Helen Weinstein, as well as businesses like Jimmy’s Famous Heroes and the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, raked it more than 850 brand new toys.

After the party, the toys were distributed to the group’s longtime partner, a local shelter for battered women, as well a new recipient, Coney Island Hospital’s pediatric unit, where they’ll be given out to terminally ill kids.

“The people and toys kept coming, we didn’t have time to open the many bags [at the event],” BIG President Steve Barrison wrote to Sheepshead Bites. “It was a success and all the toys were delivered to the shelters and Coney Island Hospital pediatrics!”

Photo by Gennady Favel

Photo by Gennady Favel

Photo by Gennady Favel

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Emilia Amos

Photo by Emilia Amos

It’s not so easy to see, but this photo was shot a few months ago during a time of very low tide.

Photo by Emilia Amos

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by George Burshteyn

And if any of you out there are interested in why the sky turns these beautiful shades while the sun rises and sets (which, as you know, it doesn’t really do), read on:

At sunrise or sunset, sunlight takes a much longer path through the atmosphere than during the middle part of the day. Because this lengthened path results in an increased amount of violet and blue light being scattered out of the beam by the nearly infinite number of scattering “events” that occur along the way (a process collectively known as multiple scattering), the light that reaches an observer early or late in the day is noticeably reddened. Thus, it could be said that sunsets are red because the daytime sky is blue.

Photo by George Burshteyn

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

 
Photo by Elise Laura Feinstein

Photo by  Katelyn Stone

Photo by Katelyn Stone

Some of my favorite photos of Brooklyn are the ones in which you cannot really tell that it’s Brooklyn at all. This is Gerritsen Beach, but for all I know, if the photographer told me it’s Warm River, Idaho (population: 3), I wouldn’t have any reason to doubt her.

Photo by Katelyn Stone

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Ned Berke

Photo by Ned Berke

Chances are, unless you are unusually precocious and aware of pop culture that pre-dated your existence on the planet, if you are 35 or younger, you don’t get the origin of that quote.

Photo by Ned Berke

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by George Burshteyn

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

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