Saturday, July 31, 2010

Photo for 7-31-10 Olympus E 300

New York has diversity in spades. This is a normal scene at the Queens Botanical Garden. Queens, BTW, is by far the most diverse borough of New York City. The lens was the 24-45 F3.5-5.6.

Friday, July 30, 2010

ARCHIVE Photo of the day 7-30-10 Leica M-4

An old veteran sadly watching the poorly attended Memorial day parade on fifth Avenue. The shot was on Ektachrome X with th 90 mm Elmar 2.8 lens.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Photos for 7-29-10

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has one of the most extensive planting of Japanese cherries outside of Japan. Every year the Japanese community in New York does a festival to celebrate this spectacular event. These shots were taken with the D1x and the 35-135 F 3.5-4.5 Nikkor.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Archival photos 8-28-10 Canon FT

Two shots from the Far East. The top one if from Hon Kong while the bottom one is from Macao. Both shot with the Canon FT and the 50mm F1.5 Canon FL lens. Both are shot on Kodak Tri-X and developed in D-76.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Partenza 8-27-10 Nikon D 200

Sicilia bedda, isula scarsa d'aqua ma ricca d'amuri. Partu, vegnu, m'avvicinu. Luntanu nnu ci pozzu stari cchiu'. Cuminciu a sintiri i toi ciavurii, i toi sapuri e comenciu a viriri li toi culuri. Comu pozzu stari luntanu. Solu taliannuti 'nta na carta geografica palesanu li tiu biddizzi. Chi triangulu beddu. Tuttu l'amuri chi niatri chi stamu luntanu e purtami chiusu dintra lu nostru cori nun si po' fari capiri a chiddi 'ccu nu tannu mai vista o assapuratu li toi beddizzi. La tua genti amurusa, li toi mari cavuri e virdi comu li toi campagni chi a primavera sunni di milli culuri. Vegnu, picchi stari luntanu di tie e' mpossibbili.
An ode in Sicilian to Sicily. I'm leaving today. I wiill be there soon!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The successor of the LX-3 is here, the LX-5

The same superb sensor with more dynamic range and the same superb Leica Vario Summicron
that now goes to 90mm equivalent. But the deal maker is the ability to add an EVF to the camera thus making easier to use in daylight. I cannot stand to use the LCD screen to compose images. This little gem should be here soon. Let's hope that the distribution is better than it was for it's predecessor.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

That amazing LX-3

Yes indeed, that amazing LX-3 that was commandeered by my daughter but had the fortune to use and take to Italy last August. Here are some of my roses as they were beginning to fade. I hope you like them.