Saturday, August 15, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 15, 2009


The ides of August. Well summer is winding down. Too bad. A playful scene of children in Pittburgh in Mat of 2007 shot with the D200 and the trusty Nikkor 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 lens.

Friday, August 14, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 14, 2009


It's August, and it's hot in sicily where I am now. So this schene of Fifth Avenue at Christmas time should, at least, mentally cool things off. The Canon Eos 1DII with the Canon 16 to 35 f2.8 L lens.

Two more from Castellammare del Golfo with the LX 3


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A plea for a new Panasonic. An LX 4?

Hope springs eternal even in the dog days of summer. I absolutely love the LX 3, it is the camera I have on my present trip to Sicily, but I miss a viewfinder. I just do not like to shoot looking at the LCD screen. It makes holding the camera unstable and in daytime it is totally useless. So I opted for the external viewfinder but that is only for the widest end. A viewfinder, even an EVF, would go a long way. But please Panasonic, do not increase the pixel count. Do not add noise to this little gem. Of course, as has been stated here, the Olympus Pen also lacks a viewfinder. What a shame.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 13, 2009


Good all Pittsburgh PA. At dusk in May of 2007 with the D200 and the 18 to 85 3.5-4.6 Nikkor.

Two more from Piazza Armerina



Again with the LX 3. That Leica Summicron lens on this little camera is superb.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 12, 2009


The brooklyn Botanic Garden in an warm April day in 2002 with the Olympus E20. It was a great camera for it's time. A classic, really.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Roma mosaics from Piazza Armerina using the LX 3



These are the best preserved examples of Roman mosaics anywhere. The site is at Piazza Armerina located almost in the geographic center of Sicily. A must see for anyone interested in art ans architecture.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 11, 2009


Toscana April, 2007. The D200 with the Nikkor 16 to 86 3.5-4.5. Looking out from The Verrazzano Castle.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lu beddu paisi, with the LX 3


Taken at dusk with the Panasonic LX 3 at ISO 4oo. Castellammare del Golfo.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 10, 2009


Sicily August 2006 with the Canon A 620P&S.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quotation

"With advances in new cameras we can still count the great photographers on th e fingers of one hand."
Joseph Breittenbach, my beloved teacher.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 9, 2009


Venice, can I ever leave it? April, 2007 . Nikon D 200 with the Nikkor 18 t085 3.5-4.5 lens.