Saturday, August 8, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 8, 2009

Castellammare del Golfo during the "La festa del 21 Agosto." Canon 30D with the Canon 24 to 85 3.5-4.5 EF lens.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Epson White Paper available to download

Epson so called White Paper is intended to explain the process involved in obtaining high quality results wit its K3 inks. Its a free download at:

Cut and paste the link to the adrees line on your browser.

Is this the future now? Sony camera takes it's own photos.

It's almost scary. Are we photographers destined to become obsolete?
Sony has announced the Party-shot personal photographer. It's an automated photo-taking cradle. The device uses the DSC-WX1 and DSC-TX1's face- and smile detection functions to detect photo opportunities in social environments. You can place the Party-shot on a table or tripod. The device tilts and pans to locate and follow potential subjects. It will also recompose its shots on the rule-of-thirds. Don't smile if you don't want to be on candid camera. This is bound to make for some great reading on photo blogs. I may just be able to send my camera on assignments while I stay home and play with my dog!

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 7, 2009

VENEZIA, April, 2007. Nikon D200 with the 18 to 85 3.5-4.5.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 6, 2009

Let's chill things a little for a hot August day. A winter day in Manhattan. January 2006 with the Canon A 620 P&S.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sicilian red onions with the Panasonic LX 3

Just some very "mooving" onions, when you cut them up. What flavor!
Hand held at ISO 400.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 5, 2009

Castellammare del Golfo, my birthplace. It's where I am currently. This photo was taken early in August 2007, early morning with Canon 5D and the 24 to 85 Canon EF 3.5-4.5 also an excellent travel lens.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sicilian white peaches. Panasonos LX 3

They actually taste better than they photograph! Hand held at ISO 400. There is some blur but who's looking!

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 4, 2009

Remaining in Florence. Again it's the D200 with the Nikkor 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 DX Nikkor.
April, 2007.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Photo of the Day August 3, 2008

In Sicily with my LX3. My beloved Castellammare del Golfo. The farmer's market early in the mornig. There is fresh and then there is this fresh.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 3, 2009

The Arno river in Florence as a lone canoe goes toward the setting sun. The NIKON D200 with the 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 DX Nikkor. April, 2007.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In the I can hope dept. A leica CL digital camera

Wouldn't it be nice the Beach Boys song goes.. and I apply this to an idea that occurred to me while at one of my favorite camera stores, Armato Pro Video, yes they have still cameras. I was looking around and talking to Michael when I saw a used Leica CL for 350.00. I thought came in my head. Wouldn't it be nice if Leica, dropped a 4/3 sensor in the camera and took it from there. They have all the dies. I would even like the lever that would now simply cock the shutter saving on battery life. The 2X magnification factor would easily be adjusted on the frame lines and we could use all M mount lenses on it. It's a dream, but Minolta had the CL too so now Sony could do it or Leica could license it to Panasonic. But as the say goes, I can dream can't I?

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 2, 2009

Can't seem able to get out of Venice. Off piazza San Marco. It's cliche' as all hell but who
o cares. Late afternoon light on an April day in 2007 with the NIKON D 200 and the 18 to 85 3.5-4.5. This is indeed a great travel lens. I now travel very light. I do not let the equipment get in the way.