Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The S2 was a worthy successor to the Si. The body was that of the Nikon F 80 an improvement over the S1 but not by much. The sensor was fabulous as these out of the camera JPEGS show. These shots of two volunteers and a staff member of Trump Pavilion of Jamaica Hospital. my client, were shot after an event. The lens was the Nikkor 24-85 F2.8-4.
Monday, June 7, 2010
One of my favorite area of NY is the Madison Square Park where one gets to see the famous Flat Iron Building. This early skyscraper shaped like an iron to press clothes, is so well balanced and so architecturally pure that it has survives all sorts of fads and styles and still satisfies just like any classical work of art. These photos were shot on a Sunday in July of 2002 with the wonderful Olympus E-10 that had a mere 4 mega pixels. But it's lens was formidable.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Agrigento with it's Valley of the Temples is one of the most splendid cities in Italy. It is surely Sicily's leading center for Greek architecture. It has some of the finest monuments in all of Magna Grecia. The city originally known as Girgenti had it's name changed by Mussolini who wanted to call it Agrigento from the Greek Agrakas that was the city where the temples actually are. The modern small city is on ahilltop looking to a blue the sea in the backgroundand the splendid temples below. I have photographed these marvels before. On my last trip to Agrigento I just wanted to go to the famed Via Atenea, Athenian Avenue. This is where Pirandello "hahged ou"t as a youngster and were Brancati, Sciascia, Borgese Vittorini, Bufalino et al. the genious of modern Italian literature, all from Sicily, BTW, would venture. It's really a small Avenue, not to long but it exudes a class that cannot be described. Totally ineffable. To be there and walk on these same sidewalk and have an espresso was one of the most moving cultural experiences in my life.