Friday, December 31, 2010

A new year, new photos

Let's start the new year with deep color and pleasantries. I'm always fascinated by the so called point and shoot cameras. I will call them small cameras to distinguish them from those toy like cameras that are OK but leave much to be desired. The G-9 and the G-11 are examples of such units. On a trip they are absolutely right. They are unobtrusive, light and very capable. Ho camera hassles, no changing lenses. A trip should be enjoyable, it should not turn into a photo job.
The location is Greenport Long Island on a beautiful Saturday the springtime. Speaking of which, it's not to far away.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter memories / Yashicamat 125-G

Memories from another storm and another winter long ago. I loved my 6X6 cameras. If they could only make a digital one where one could focus on a LCD looking down like in the TLR's it would be wonderful. It would be very easy to implement.
This picture was shot in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
The film was Tri-X developed in Kodak D:76 full strength.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pleasant thoughts / Nikon D-200

Thinking of Venice on these snow covered days. The lens was the 18-70 3.5-4.5 Nikkor kit lens. A great travel lens, light and unobtrusive. Image IQ is also great.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More from my archives / Leica M-4

This was cousin Grace who lived in Washington CD or as she used to say, "in the district." To say that she was a character would be an understatement. She also had a lot of character.The lens was the 35mm F2 Summicron. The film was Tri-X developed in D-76 1:1.

The big storm / Canon G-9

These was shot by my wife Marcy with her G-9. Our poor excuse for a mayor, is more concerned about salt in the diet than in clearing the streets outside of Manhattan.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Big mama

This is what the storm looks like.

A few from my archives / Canon FT

When you are practically snowed in, you scan old photos. These were shot in 1971 in Kyoto, Japan with the Canon Ft and the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL. A super lens. The film was Tri=X developed in D-76 1:1. The original print is on Kodak Polycontrast F double weight.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Enough already. / Nikon 70S

I'm so sick and tired of shoveling snow that I could scream. A little color please. The lens was the kit lens: the Nikkor 18-70 3.5-4.5.



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Winter wonderland, my..... / Nikon D-700

If this is what they mean by a winter wonderland, they are kidding. This is when it all turns to black and white. I was walking my dog so I used my new 16-35 F4 Nikkor.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Winter / Canon 5D

I shot this early snow scene with the original Canon 5D and the 24-105 F4 L. We are getting ready foe what could be some serious snow here in NYC. What can you do. With winter here can spring be far behind?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Al the best for the Holidays

A labor of love

I want to express to all of you who occasionally visit this blog a deeply felt thank you. Of course I also want to extend wishes for the holidays and for the coming new year.
This is a labor of love. I just want to share my work - some good and perhaps some not so good - with all who care to visit. This is in a way a dangerous undertaking as it exposes my talents or lack thereof. I am surprised that very few of you comment. I would really appreciate some comments to discuss the images. I also welcome criticism. It may appear easy but it takes determination to keep on going posting new photos. But I love to do this and as long as you visit, I will go on posting.
Again, thank you and all the best.
Rocco Galatioto

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A nice fall day / Canon 5D

A wonderful Saturday at the North fork of LI where I often go to get my wine. I drink nothing but LI wines now. The lens was the wonderful Canon24-105 F4 L.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

La Lampara Association / Nikon D700

A few faces from the La Lampara Acsociation Cheristmas pageant. All shot with the Nikkor 28-105 F 3.5-4.5. Who needs so called digitally ready or optimized lenses when this lens can put out such results.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas / Nikon D 700

Shot a a local Christmas pageant sponsored by the La Lampara, a Sicilian cultural association. The lens was the Nikkor 28-105 F3.5-4.5.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A few more... / Canon 1D III

A few more from the Bishop's Lunch as posted previously. The lens was the Canon 24-105 F4 L.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Summer dreaming / Canon 30D

There's really is no place like New York. This shot was taken on a perfect summer evening at the Sea Port. After it got dark, the Brooklyn Philharmonic played a free concert whose finale piece was the Fireworks Suite by Handel. Of course it was accompanied with timed and choreographed fire works. Sublime.

If it only had interchangeable lenses....Fuji X 100

This may be the best street camera ever made in the digital era. I can hardly wait to use one. The Fuji X 100. This could be the only camera anyone ever needs for serious artistic photography.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Again with the spring ideation....Canon 10D

What can I do, I'm an hopeless romantic. The results of a pleasant morning at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I do not recall the lens used but who cares.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Christmas Canon 1D III

A choir from Catholic schools at the Bishop's Lunch dedicated to raise scholarship funds for Catholic Education. The lens was the Canon 24-105 F4 L.
Trying to get in the Christmas spirit. I just watched the original Christmas Carol from 1938 and it got things starting for me. I wish the best to one and all.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tax day Olympus E-20

What do you do after you pay those confiscatory taxes to Washington? Why, you go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I'm always pleasantly surprised at the quality that early digital cameras had in spite of all their many limitations. The lens on the E-20 was phenomenal, for example. This shot is an out out the camera JPEG.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lare fall in Central Park Nikon D200

A wonderful Saturday afternoon in November. My daughter and I were photographing just for fun, for a change, and had a really wonderful time. The lens was the Nikkor 24mm F2.8.

Happy holiday season to all.. Nikon D300

Just want to wish a happy holiday season to all. I just shot these in my backyard. The lens was the Nikkoe 35-70 F2.8 at the macro setting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Late fall view. Nikon D 200

Late fall vista at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with the D200 and the 17-55 F2.8 Nikkor.

Flower abstrarction at home Canon 1DIII

On a rainy spring day, you shoot inside. These flowers were shot with the Sigma 50mm F2.8 Macro.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just a pretty rose Canon 1D III

Yes, by any other name etc. etc...But it's nevertheless a pretty rose that presages things to come. The lens was the Sigma 50 mm F2.8 Micro.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

First snow..Canon 5D

Yes indeed, the first snow in NE Pennsylvania. The lens is the inexpensive Canon 28mm f2.8 EF.