Saturday, March 19, 2011

From old Jobs / Canon 30D

One nice feature of keeping up with this blog is that I can peruse my old photos. Many are from jobs I shot. These rae from a summer camp at the Hagedorn Family Resource Center, part of Family and Children Association, an old client. I do not recall the lens used.

Friday, March 18, 2011

More beautiful faces / canon 1D II

Shot for the 25th anniversary of the Cerviny Service center run by Catholic Charities, my customer with the 24-85 F 3.5-4.5 EF lens.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another beautiful Irish face / Nikon D-2H

Shot at the Great Irish Fair held in Brooklyn on September of 2005 with the Nikkor 24-120 F3'5-5'6 G.

Happy St. Patrick's Day / Nikon D-2H

Beautiful Irish faces shot a few years ago with the D2H and the Nikkor 25-85 F2.8-4. at an Irish breakfast at Brooklyn Boro Hall.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy birthday Italy

Today it's the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Italian State. This unification, began a year earlier in Marsala, Sicily, when Garibaldi's Mille landed and freed the island from the Bourbons. The rest, as thy say, is history. A year later, the so called unification, or better the annexation of all of Italy by Piedmont under the Statuto Albertino, the constitution of Piedmont,AKA the Kingdom of Sardinia, with King Victor Emanuel as head of state and Cavour as the prime minister took effect. It should have been a republic from the very beginning. This dream was finally realized with the Italian Constitution of 1948 after a plebiscite that sent that pathetic monarchy packing. Good riddance.
So, happy Birthday Italy. Not Italy the nation that has existed since the Aeneid but Italy the state. Many more.

Fiore avvizzito / Olympus E PL-2

That lovely amaryllis bit the dust as all living things must. Sorry for he negativity.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quiet Street Scenes / Olympus E PL-2

Quiet streets om a bold late winter day. Just fooling around with the E PL-2. This is one really amazing camera.

Please donate for Japan

Us photographers owe a bdebt to Japan that we can never repay. At least we can do something to alleviate some suffering. Please donate to the Japanese Red Cross

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Poppies / Canon 5D

The delicacy of poppies is so ethereal and delicate that it takes one's breath away. These are usually at the very entrance of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The lens was the Sigma 50mm Micro F2.8

Tribute to Japan / Nikon D-200

There are no words that can express the sorrow that I feel for the people of Japan. We photographers, especially, are indebted to the creativity of the Japanese. Without them we would be shooting either with super expensive and super conservative German cameras or with the plasticky stuff that the US produced. This image shot at the Japanese Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is only a small token of appreciation that I have for such great people. The food isn't bad either. I am sure that Japan will rebuild and come out of this nightmare stronger than ever.
BTW, the lens was another small Japanese masterpiece, the 35-135 F3.5-4.5 Nikkor.