Saturday, July 25, 2009


Ravenna, the mosaics. April, 2007 with the Nikon D 200 and the Nikkor 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 lens.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 25, 2009

Another from the hot house at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on a cold February day of this year. The 5D with the Sigma 59 2.8 Macro.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Panasonic LX 3 progress report.

As I keep on using this marvelous camera, I'm beginning to realize that it is becoming my constant companion. I got the Voigtlander 25mm view finder and a lens mount with a 52mm to 58mm adapter ring screwed on it and this makes for a nice lens shade. The Panasonic finder is nowhere to be found and the Leica one is ridiculousle expensive. It's one cool looking little camera.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 24, 2009

A trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the winter warms up the heart. Love those green houses. After a wait to get the lens fog to clear up, I shot this with the Canon 5D and the Sigma 50 2.8 Macro lens.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Photos of the day July 23, 2009

These photos are courtesy of "Il Corriere della Sera" of Milan. These are photos of the longest solar eclipse of the century. It blanketed parts of Asia on 7-22-09. Awesome!

Refreshing quote from a politician

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi who has been under fire for some alleged personal peccadillos, stated "non sono un santo", "I'm not a saint," whem pressed by reporters about the allegations. Would it not be nice is America's politicos were as forthcoming. It would change nothing but it would lower the level of hypocrisy.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 22, 2009

Back to the NY Botanic Garden. November of 2007 with a Canon 30D and the 34-85, 3.5-4.5 EF

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

From the "pictures I wish I had taken" files

Rubber ring to rubber ring: Swimmers still manage to smile despite being crammed into a swimming pool in Nanjing, China, as a heatwave sweeps across the country.

Gee it's more crowded than the E train at rush hour. And just as intimate, I might add.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 21, 2009

A beautiful June night at the NY Seaport. The Brooklyn Philharmonic concluded with Handel's Royal Fireworks Suite accompanied with real fireworks. As they say, only in New York! Canon D30 with the 24to85 3.5.-4.5 lens.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Famous Capa photo a forgery?

From the El Periodico de Catalunya, we learn that the famous photo was actually taken 50 kilometers away. On the time of the alleged photo, the place was peaceful. It also implies that it is a staged forgery.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 20, 2009

My favorite student Jennifer shooting in Coney Island. Shot with the D200 and the 16-85 3.5-4.5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN. You have surpassed your very proud teacher.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 19 , 2009

An early summer day at a Brooklyn flea market. A bored seller shot with the Canon 9G.