Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuna steak / E PL-2

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.

My glorious poenies / E PL-2

They are in their glory at this time. They came back every year for a brief but glorious time to fill me up with pure joy.

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

Friday, May 27, 2011


Noto is one of the must see places in Sicily. It's hard to describe how wonderful it is.

Old Sicilian gentleman / Canon G-9

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

Point & Shoot shot / Canon A 620

I like to travel light and have tried many cameras. This is what is possible from a simple point and shoot camera.

More spring shots / Canon 10-D

Again from the Brooklyn Botanic with the prosaic Canon 24-85 F.3.5-4.5 EF lens.

The scene in Central Park / Canon FT

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

Yard sale long ago / Leica M-4

One from my archives. A yard sale upstate New York shot with the M-4 and the 50mm Summicron F2.

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Sicilian Wine Pairings with Sicilian Cuisine, Part 1

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Sicilian Wine Pairings with Sicilian Cuisine, Part

One more from the BBG / Olympus E-20

From the archives, an early digital shot with the E-20. This was a very competent camera for these types of photos although professionally it had many drawbacks so I never used it ob jobs.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shot in Queens / Canon 5-D

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.

Honesdale PA / Olympus E PL-2

Two shots from main Street in Honesdale PA. Shot on a quiet day, today.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just a pleasant photo for today. Olympus E PL-2

Siena Door / Nikon D-200

This is the door of the cathedral in Siena. Shot with the Sigma 12-24 F 3.5-5.6. A very sharp but a bit bulky lens. One must be very careful as it is really wide. It makes for a very dramatic if over the top effects.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

To more from the garden / Nikon D-300

Two more from that afternoon at the Brooklyn Botanic. These are red poenies shot with the Nikkon 16-35 F 4.

Lucca / Nikon D-200

Just a cliche shot of the duomo in Lucca; but who cares. The lens was the 18-85 F3.5-5.5 Nikkor. I just like the way the street light plays against the church.