Saturday, January 29, 2011

More great photot from Marcy / Canon G-9

Who says you cannot take great pictures with a small camera. Marcy, my wife, shows time and again her ability to awe me with her great ability to take a great photo with the minimum of fuss. The one of the Flat Iron Building resembles the great one that Steiglitz did. I have tried to emulate this with all my fancy cameras for years and have failed. She used the G-9 and succeeded.I am very proud of this photo and of the other two.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Enough white on white / Olympus E-20

I am so tired of snow and photos of snow that I can scream. January is not over yet!
To look ahead to pleasant days I went back to a pleasant morning in the spring of 2002 with my Olympus E-20. A wonderful camera with a first class lens. The venue is the glorious Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Enough with this snow already! Canon / 5-D

This is what it looked like this morning after being hit again with snow. The lens was the Canon EF 35mm F2.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The most beautiful building / Canon 5-D

This is my favorite building in New York. I have photographed endless times and it always fascinates me. I shot these these with the Canon EF 35mm F2.

Men in the subway / Canon 5-D

A trip on the subway led to these two photos. The lens was the Canon EF 35mm F2.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monte Carlo / Canon 5D

Monte Carlo is so clean that I was almost afraid to walk as to not dirty the sidewalks. This is the large municipal park near the casino. The lens was the Canon 24-85 F 3.5-4.5 EF

The Fuji X-100 is coming along. Stay tuned.

Cannot wait to see this machine and play with one.

Two more from Tuscany / Nikon D-200

Two more from the Verrazzano Castle in Chianti. These are from the year before. The lens was the 17-85 F3.5-4.5 Nikkor.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Un sentiero toscano [A Tuscan path] Canon 5-D

Yes a Tuscan country path in late afternoon. At the Verrazzano Castle in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. The lens was the 24-85 EF F3.5-4.5.

Li tammurinari da festa / Canon G-11

The "tammurinari," or the drum rollers where traditionally a sort of town criers who would announce news and other important information. Here, regaled in traditional folk costumes, they are, in effect, announcing the feast that is to follow for the next three days. La festa di lu vintunu. The Feast of August 21st that starts on August 19th and culminates with the procession in honor of the Madonna del Soccorso [la Beddamatri di L'assicursu] the patron saint of Castellammare del golfo, followed by spectacular midnight fireworks. These were taken with the G-11, a really nice travel camera.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

From a nice afternoon in May 2005 / Nikon D1-X

I have talked about the superb qualities of the D1-X before. This shot from a very pleasant Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the cherry blossom festival. I will post a few more soo. The lens was the very versatile 35-135 F3.5-4.5 Nikkor.