Saturday, May 28, 2011
Let's get the photographic data out of the way. I used the Nikkor 60mm F2.8 micro with an adapter on the Olympus E PL-2. This is a very versatile camera to say the least.
Now for the tasty part. This is a Sicilian tuna dish. It has red onions, pignoli and raisins. All is put on a skillet with olive oil and then some white wine and red wine vinegar is added along with a dash of salt and a pinch of black pepper. The result is a delicious and ultra fast and easy dish.
PS I am in no way competing with Morta di Fame. Just trying to fill the void that has been left as a result of the latter's lack of posts. I hope that the blog will resume soon. I could never compete with Jen in matters photographic or gastronomical.
The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: "Cassata al forno", the most tempting Sicilian baked pie with the famous sweet ricotta cream filling
The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: "Cassata al forno", the most tempting Sicilian baked pie with the famous sweet ricotta cream fillinggalatiotophoto.blogspot.com
Friday, May 27, 2011
We met this great gentleman in the town park. My wife asked him if she could photograph him and he agreed. Afterwards, he stated that that was not really the picture that he wanted. Instead, he wanted to have photographs of his old "trappitu", the place where olives are crushed and pressed to make oil. We drove to those large building that was to be shortly torn down and it's contents junked so he wanted photos. Inside. along the presses and crushers there were an assortment of old farm machinery that no longer worked. I shot these with my wife's G-9 as I had not read the instructions on my E PL-2 and could not get the flash to work. This man, in his late eighties climbed up and down without our help that was extended but politely refused.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The sixties were coming to an end but the scene near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park was as strong as ever in this late fall Sunday afternoon. The lens was a 135 F2.8 Soligor and the film was Tri-X developed in D-76 1:1 dilution. How times flies.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hard to believe but this shot was taken in the heart of Queens. Flushing to be specific, in the area of the Queens Botanical Garden still under construction. It was a late winter day when my spring fever was at it's peak. I do not recall which lens I used.