Saturday, August 22, 2009

Photo of the day, August 22, 09

One more shot of that Tuscan sun, Same time and equipment as the previous shot.
This is the Chianti region. Stupendous.

Photo of the day, August 22, 09

Let's cool off a bit with a splash. A summer day in Washington Square Park. Shot with the LX 3.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Photo of the day, August 21, 09

That old Tuscan sun. It may not be as powerful as the Sicilian sun but this late afternoon shot shows its glory. April 2008. The Canon 5D with the 24 to 85 3.5-4.5 EF lens.
BTW Today is the feast of the Madonna in Castellammare. We are all celebrating.
Evviva la Bedda Matri, Evviva!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


"if you need a telephoto, it means you are to far away.;
Henri Cartier Bresson

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 20, 2009

La festa di la Bedda Matri. The town feast in honor its Patron The Madonna del Soccorso in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. A Canon 30D with the 24 to 85 3.5 4.5 EF lens.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The old Film Vs Digital debate that will not go away.

It's always heard by many, some of whom, are basically computer phobic and unable to change that "film still rocks" or that it's superior to digital. It's one of those annoying arguments that will simply not fade away into the sunset. Each media has its strong points. However, each media records reality with its own distortions. This debate reminds me of the old CD Vs LP debate two decades ago or so, Each gives it's own take on reality and that is actually a good thing. Digital is what it is but we always make the mistake of comparing it to film. They are completely different media. If you like film fine, who am I to tell you that you are wrong or right. It's wrong, though, to expect digital to emulate film. It cannot be done. Digital has many great advantages over film, but it's not film and can never be. Just go out and take pictures with whichever media you use. Have fun;life is too short.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 19, 2009

Winter time again to cool the August days. Rockerfeller Center in December 2007. A Canon Eos 1DII with the 16 to 35 f2.8 Canon L lens.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 18, 2009

We are in Siena, in April of 2007 and it's that magical time, dusk. The Nikon D200 with the Nikkor 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 Nikkor. One of my faves.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Look what the neighbor brought. Again with the LX 3

I have found this camera totally satisfying this time around. No need for heavy and bulky equipment. After all, it's a vacation not an assignment.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 17, 2009

Back to the Brooklyn Botanic on a splendid April day in 2002 with the Olympus E 20. A magical place, this garden, at a magical time.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Siciian eggplants - Panasonic LX 3

Some delicious eggplants. I used a few to make OTW caponata.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 16, 2009

I know that this is a cliche' photo and I do not care. Taken with the Nikon D200 and the Nikkor 18 to 86 3.5-5.5 lens. I't's the Ponte Rialto.