Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunday afternoon in Central Park long ago / Nikon Ftn



Central Park in the seventies was absolutely phenomenal. On any weekend afternoon it was an ongoing show. Here are two guitarists shot with the Nikkor 105 F2.5.

La bella Toscana / Canon 5D




Yes, Tuscan countryside at dusk. The place is the Castello da Verrazzano, the place where Da Verrazzano was born. It's in Greve in Chianti the famed wine region. The lens was the 24-85 F3.5-4.5. A nice travel lens.

Friday, January 14, 2011

One from Firenze Nikon / D-200


Florence at dusk. The lens was the 18-70 F 3.5-4.5 Nikkor. A nice travel lens.

That fabulous 120 format / Yashicamat 124


I love the square format and the way the looking down focusing, showing you the entire negative and how things appeared size wise on the negative. The reversed image was a thing that one got used for. The film was Tri-X Professional developed in D-76 1:1 dilution. BTW, the location was Madison Square Park in Manhattan.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One more from the archives / Canon FT


Central Park South. A carriage driver looking for a fare. Shot with the Canon 85mm F 1.8 FL. Shot with Tri-X developed in D-76 1:1 and printed on Agfa Brovira F grade 3.

Ghosts of winters past Nikons II


I used to love the Nikonos II in bad weather. It's 35mm f2.5 UW Nikkor was phenomenal.
This shot was made in Union Square in Manhattan. The film was Tri-X developed in D-76 diluted 1:1.

Oskar Barnack Award for 2011 announced by Leica

Leica's Oskar Barnack Award 2011 international photo competition will be open for entries from January 15 with a first prize worth €14,500 (~ $19,000). For this year's prize the winner will receive an M9 rangefinder and lens in addition to the €5000 cash prize offered last year. To enter, participants need to submit a series of ten to twelve images expressing 'the interaction between man and the environment.' There will also be a Newcomer award open to photographers under 25 years. Submissions are open until 15 March 2011. If you do not know who Oskar Barnack was, well it's really too bad.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento / Canon FT


I have been posting many photos taken with the Canon FT. It was my first serious camera and together with the 50 1.4 FL, the 28 F 3.5 FL and the 85 F 1.6 FL I was set to go. This shot was taken in Agrigento, Sicily. It has a strange feeling, late afternoon with the sun low in the horizon creating the interesting lens flare. It was taken in front of the Tempio della Concordia. The film was Tri-X developed in D-76 1:1.

More snow Nikon D-700



The last thing we needed. It's very pretty in the city before it becomes dirty and muddy.
It was almost pristine this morning when I tppk out Charlie for his walk. I used the Nikkor 20mm F 2.8 lens,

How memory cards are made

This is an interesting video that shows how Lexar manufacture's it's memory cards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvf29R7nXlM

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More color can spring be far away..... Nikon D-200


More color more spring dreaming. More insanity. The lens was the 24mm F2.8 Nikkor, the place was the Queens Botanical garden. The day was beautiful.

Some more winter color / Canon 20D



At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A winter day that was actually very pleasant. The lens was the 16-35 F2.8 L.

One from Sicily, a few years ago / Canon Ft


Two men sitting in Scopello, Sicily. The lens was the Canon 50mm f1.4 FL. Tri-X developed in D-76 1:1.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I cordai di Siracusa / Canon FT


Down by Dionisio's Ear in Syracuse the one in Sicily not the one upstate NY, of course. These men were re enacting the old rope makers. The lens was the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL. Tri-X in D-76 1:1.

Washington Square / Canon FT


A scene typical of what Washington Square Park was in the 70's. Today it has changed and has become gentrified and has lost a lot of its magic.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

One more archival shot Nikon / Ftn


Woman sitting and in contemplation on a bench in Central Park. The lens was the 105 F2.5 Nikkor. Tri-X in D-76 1:1 dilution.

Old Veteran Leica M-4


Sad photo of an old veteran on Veterans' day long ago. The parade was poorly attended but this lone veteran up on the reviewing stand was at full attention. The lens was the Leitz 90mm F2.6 Elmar.