Friday, April 2, 2010

Photo of the day: April 3, 2010 Canon FT


From a scan of a Kodachrome II slide shot in paris in July of 1972. It seems as if it were only yesterday. Tempus fugit! The lens was the superb Canon 50.. f1.4 FL.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Photo of the day April 2, 2010 Nikon D700


My pride and joy. My camellia bush in my back yard that is now in bloom with its perfect intense red flowered.
The D700 with the 60mm F2.8 Micro Nikkor.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: 4-1-10 Canon 5D


April may be the cruelest month but the word April alone puts me in a good mood. It's really spring! This shot is from Lido D'Ostia outside Fiumicino airport in Rome. Ostia was Rome's port and is a very important archeological city. The lens was the much maligned 24-85 3.5-4.5 EF. A great travel lens no matter what the silly pixel peekers say.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Must reading article by Thom Hogan

Thom Hogan, a person whom I respect, posted a very interesting article on his site
http://www.bythom.com/ that for the endless time explores that can of worms about equipment making some one better. Of course equipment does not, by itself, make anyone a better photographer. Nevertheless the techies out there who buy cameras to take endless series of "test shots," are not really interested in advancing the art of photography since to them photography is not the photo but the camera. I totally agree but poor Thom is wasting his breath, I'm afraid.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Photo of the day: 3-31-10 Nikon D2X


From a stage play at an Arba Sicula event. The subject was Don Sturzo, the Sicilian priest who founded the Partito D'azione during the fascist period, was exiled to the USA and upon his return after the war he founded the Christian Democratic party that ruled Italy for over 50 years after WW II. The camera was the Nikon D2X with the 80-300 F3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo of the day: March 30, Nikon D300


Could not help myself. I just had to post this photo shot of me and my Charlie, the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog. I had just gotten him 5 days before. The D300 with the 35-105 F3.5-4.5 Nikkor. The shot was taken by my daughter Jennifer a superb photographer in her own right.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photo of the day: 3-29-10


Shot with the Canon D39 and the 16-35 F2.8L. This is the Delaware River north of Port Jervis, NY and looking towards Pennsylvania.

Photo of the day: 3-28-10 Canon G9


If you are ever in Rapallo in Liguria Italy of course, you must stop at the NOSTROMO where it's always all you can eat at a fixed price. This is the tomato and onions salad with olives that accompanies the meal. A place near to my heart. I should be eating there soon. Cannot wait. Here I used the G9 and it's built in flash. Buon appetito!