Saturday, April 17, 2010

ASH CLOUD

Because of the ash cloud, and the difficulties I'm having in returning to NY, with great reluctance, I must temporarily cease the picture of the day. This feature will be be introduced ASAP.
Sorry

Photo of the Day: April 17, 2010 Nikon D2X


New York City unarguably the greatest city in the word. Shot with the D2X and the 17-55 F2.8 DX Nikkor. What else can one say.

Friday, April 16, 2010

BELLA SICILIA

I'm really having a great time in Sicily, where the weather is superb, the fields are aflame with an incredible variety of wild flowers that are resplendent with infinite colors. The food is superlative. For example, today's lunch at the home of my dear friends Lilla and Tonino Mione, began with a variety of antipasti that included superb roasted peppers that were to die for. The "primo" or first course was a fresh "pasta con frutti di mare" or sea food past that was cooked "in bianco," without tomatoes but included fresh zucchini. The secondo was a freshly caught "pesce spada" or sword fish that was baked with seasoned breadcrumbs; real"ly divine' All washed down with a nice dry local white wine. Of course dessert and or immancabile espresso," or the must have espresso followed along with local oranges that were really phenomenal. You have not tried citruses until you taste Sicilian ones. Tonight we are having a dinner that has locally made sausages as it's main course. We may eat pasta again! What can I say. I must leave on Sunday but will return in August. I just cannot stay away.

Photo of the day: April 16,2010 Canon 30D


I'm in beautiful Sicily a wonderland of colors this time of the year but I stll miss my animals. This photo of my cat Bella was shot with the 3oD and the 100mm F2.8 Macro Canon lens.o

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Photo of the day: April 15, 2010 Nikon D 300


I'm presently in Sicily in Castellammare, my home town. Here is a photo taken on September, 3, 2008 with the D300 and the Tokina wide angle fish eye zoom of a piazza in Castellammare.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Photo of the day: April 14, 2010 Nikon D 300


A panoramic view of Castellammare shot in September of 2008 with the D300 and the Tokina fish eye zoom. I will be going there in a few days. Can hardly wait.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photo of the day: April 13, 2010 Panasonic LX3


It's not the Arctic just Juniper Valley Park in Queens this winter. Specifically it's the dor run in the park were us dog lovers take our dogs to run each morning no matter what the weather. The LX3 is great for these shots.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Photo of the day: April 12,2020 Canon 30D


Being that I'm presenly in Italy, naturally I miss my animals. This photo of Stanley, AKA The Sheriff, was taken with the 30D and the 100mm F2.8 macro lens.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Photo of the day: April 11, 2010 Canon 5D


A spring afternoon in the Chanti region of Tuscany. These two youngsters are sons of dear friends of mine. The 5D with the 24-85 F3.5-4.5 EF lens