Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photo of the day 8-29-09 So long Sicily,arrivederci


Again taken with the Panasonic LX 3. This is Simone, my cousin's grandson.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Photo of the day August 28, 09


It's time to leave my beloved Castellammare del Golfo. I'm returning today to my also beloved New York City. I will post more photos of Sicily in the near future. Shot with the LX 3 at 400 ISO.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Photo of the day August 27, 09 Panasonic LX 3


A simple salad of fresh Sicilian tomatoes and basil. Topped with olive oil and sea salt. It doesn't get simpler than this.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photo of the day Cucuzzi signorini. So called snake squash - LX 3


I believe that two things ca never be of shortage in Sicily. One is eggplants. The so called Italian or Sicilian eggplants that are light purple and round, and the snake squash or, in Sicilian, cucuzzi signurini. The adjective signurini means maid or unmarried. It's a mystery why this type of squash is so named It but it's renowned for its. fresh attributes as opposed to eggplants that are hot or more irritating. In Sicily foods are divided into the frischi e cavuri [fresh or hot] categories. It's also worth noting that these categories do not apply uniformly as what is hot in one area may be fresh in another. Go figure. Yet these two vegetables are food staples and are taken very seriously here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Photo of the day August 25, 09


As summer winds down and the agosto castellamarese comes to a close. it's worth reflecting on the great fruits here in Sicily. Here's an examples of white peaches. Taken using the LX 3.

Monday, August 24, 2009

An open invitation to all.

Please e mail me photos to be posted as photo of the day. It would be nice if I could post photos of different photographers The photos will never be used or abused in any way. Mail them to galatiotophoto@gmail.com. Jpegs only please, not too large.

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 24, 2009


Sempre Venezia. Si puo' mai lascisre? Always Venice can one ever leave?
Shot on April of 2007 with the NkonD200 and the Nikkor 18 to 85, 3.5-4.5 DX lens.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY August 23, 2009


Mozia, Sicily. Le saline, the salt fields, August 2004. Nikon D70 with the 18 to 85 3.5-4.4 Nikkor DX.