Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cortile in Lucca / Nikon D-200

This lovely courtyard view is from Lucca in Tuscany. The lens was the Nikkor 17-85 F3.5-4.5.

There's always Venice / Nikon D-200

When it's hard to decide what to post, I usually go back to Venice. I always amanage to find something I like to share. This is of course Piazza zan Marco. The lens was the Sigma 12-24 F3.5-5.6 EX,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Soon it will be like this / Olympus 300-E

Soon the fabulous Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will open and it will look like this. Fabulous.

One from the archives / Kodak Retina

This may very well be my first serious photo. The Kodak Retina was a German made folding 35mm camera. It had a very sharp Ektar lens. The shot was taken from the promenade in Brooklyn Heights. How times flies...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

One from the old days / Mamyia C-220

A scene shot a long time ago with the C-220, the 80mm F2.8 Mamyia-Sekor lens on Ektachrome Professional film. The location was 28St between Lexington and Park Avenues, close to my old studio. The image was scanned on an Epson Perfection 2450 Photo scanner.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Greenhouseflower// Nikon D-200

When I get early spring fever, I go to the greenhouse of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Here I used the Micro Nikkor 60mm F 2.8.

Just a test / Nikon D 70S

I got this camera and gave it to one of my sons but before I did so I had to test it. I used the Micro Nikkor 69mm F 2.8.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maschere da carnevale / E PL-2

Venice is of course famous for it's carnival. These masks were outside a store that features all sort of carnival related items.

The same old woods on a nice day E PL-2

Again with these woods1 But I love them, especially on what is early spring in NE Pennsylvania. The sky a deep blue and the temperature not too mild but dry. Wonderful.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The best time of the year / Canon 10D

It is the best time of the year.Nothing even comes close. The problem is that it's ephemeral.

Rite of Spring / Fuji S1 Pro

Again I'm absolutely blown away by the image quality of this first generation Fuji.
The place was the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

It's that time of the year. / Nikon D70S

These are the grounds of the public library at Milford Pennsylvania. Gorgeous.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What 3 magapixels can do / Fuji S1 Pro

Shot in Freeport, Long Island 10 years ago. Those mere 3 mega pixels in the Si were magic. The body was ridiculous but the images were superb. The lens was the Tokina 20-35 F 3.5-4.5.

Street view / Canon 30D

A street view in Castellammare. The lens was the 24-85 F 3,5-4.5 Canon EF. Not a fancy L lens but very compact and useful.

Pasta alla Norma / E PL-2

Two things, this is not becoming a food blog nor is it a showcase for the Olympus E PL-2. The fact is that the camera is fantastic and when I cook something that is this good, I like to photograph it and share it. You see there are photos that are great to look at and those that are great to eat. This is one of those edible ones.
The story of the name of this dish may very well be an urban legend. Apparently it was the favorite pasta dish of Vincenzo Bellini the composer of Norma, considered by many to be the finest Italian Opera. This is a Catanese dish and Bellini was Born In Catania. However there are variations of this dish all over Sicily.
This dish requires plain tomato sauce placed over pasta. Then fried eggplants are added and ricotta either plain or salata [salted] is added atop. The basil adds a nice colorful touch. A pecorino cheese is usually sprinkled also. Delicious. This sis what I made for mothers' Day.