New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford


I’m here at the New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford. Walking around I took a few photos of people shopping. I took my Canon G7x Mark ii with me again. This camera is so amazing, I can get quality images in a small point and shoot camera without lacking the quality. It’s like a DSLR in my pocket. Check out the photos I … Continue reading New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford

Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.


I could not sleep last night, so I stayed up and created a video about my love for God. As you may know, I have studied spirituality for many years and I even created a blog and radio show about it. The only problem I had was that I did all of these wonderful things away from christianity. I let the influence of other religions … Continue reading Let your love for God give you a fruitful life. Inspiration video.

Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans


We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the city showed as much love as they could. People were … Continue reading Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans

Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras — Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in her wake, to the flowing dreads and clothes that hung … Continue reading Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The Moorish influence in Europe


When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe

New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018


MARDI GRAS FEB 2018 – Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I filmed some of the floats and bands performing. I have more footage coming soon. I used the Canon 80D and the Canon 10-22mm lens with the 50mm f1.8 as a backup. Enjoy. https://ronalpha.com   Continue reading New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018

Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018


Here are some photos I took in New Orleans. I forgot to add them with the others. My fiancé also took a few photos, I will post those at the bottom. She did pretty good. She is finally starting to trust her camera. Photography is very frustrating when you can’t grab that perfect picture when you want it. You have to figure out which lenses … Continue reading Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018

New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras


UH OH, it’s Fat Tuesday and we are here down in New Orleans for the ZULU parade. The crowd is going fucking crazy for coconuts and beads. The bands are playing loud and the kids are out here excited to catch anything that comes off of each float that passes by. I noticed that everybody made sure all of the kids received something, no matter … Continue reading New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras