Saturday, January 29, 2011
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
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
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
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
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.