Friday, November 17, 2017

Have a beautiful weekend

A little manipulation

At times a little manipulation works. I am not a big fan of this practice because I am an old school photographer trained to take a photos that need no manipulation except the normal darkroom processes that were limited to cropping, burning in and dodging. What I call true images. Naturally with the advent of digital and Photoshop one doesn't know anymore "what's real and what's Memorex," as the old commercial used to say. But what can one do except to try to visit this post processing world and learn it in order to stay current. I use it very rarely but at times some images that may appear prosaic can be improved. This is my beloved Castellammare del Golfo and the image was shot with an iPhone and the manipulation was don in the phone using the Photo 360 aplet. As we say in New York "go figure." As a diverting aside the word "photoshoppare" has entered the Italiam lexicon.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Children candits

I was always shooting for social service agencies so I had plenty of occasions to photograph cute children. It was what I enjoyed doing the most.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I wish I were there

Well as the winter approaches Florida is calling. These images are from a very brief time we spent there last year. And   said, I wish I were there but for only a short time. New York and Sicily are always calling.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Night shot

Walking the dog at night, I came upon this scene. I liked how the street light made the leaves shine. Before the advent of smart phones such a scene would probably not be photographed. Who would take a big camera while walking the dog late at night. Now the images are really everywhere for the taking. It's really too easy. It's not fun anymore. But you must keep your eyes open. Occhio vivo.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rainy fall day

This is the Delaware River on a rainy fall day. A very "moody" shot.