Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another from the feast to a defrocked saint / Nikon FTn


Another archival photo from the San Gennaro Feast. As I have stated before, the fact that the Vatican Council demoted him in 1969, to Neapolitans everywhere he is the man. And in Naples the alleged miracle of the liquification of his relic blood still goes on under the appreciative eye of the Church as this is a source of considerable income. Actually who cares, as if the other saints were really saints. Before I sound like a damn protestant let me state that the film was Ektachrome and the lens was the superb, miraculous, Nikkor 105 F 2.5.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Of things to come from long ago / Leica M-4


An old Kodachrome II slide that has held up well. It will be fall soon. It's very hot as I'm posting this so I think of cooler days. The Tele Elmarit 90mm F2.8 lens was used.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Donna misteriosa / Nikon Ftn


This rather mysterious woman at that dangerous age where there can only be glimpses of a sort of faded beauty but made less obvious by over abundance of facial make up, was shot at the San Gennaro Feast. It's an Ektachrome and the lens was the Nikkor 105 F 2.5. This lens has shot more people, including VIP's than any other. Superb optics indeed.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Green house shot / Canon 5D


No green house effect implied here. I do not want to offend or upset my green friends. This is from the camellia green house at the Planting Fields Arboretum. It's a great place to visit in winter when one has had enough of that dreadfully long season. The lens was the Sigma 50mm F 2.8 Macro.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall scene; it will be here soon enough / Leica M-4


This scene is from the Adirondacks. A stream adjacent to one of my dearest friend's home there. Again it's a Kodachrome with the 35mm Summicron.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Another archival scan / Leica M-4


I loved my Leicas and mostly used the 35mm Summicron as it provided an almost looking out of a window feel. It was wide but not so wide as to produce distortions. This is a barn in Bryn Mar, Pennsylvania in winter. The Kodachrome held up rather well.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Whatever works / Leica M2R



This shot from my archives is a conversion from a Kodachrome that was somewhat dark. The B&W conversion resulted in a dramatic shot. The lens was the ubiquitous 35mm Summicron F 2.