Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sicilian mountains / E PL-2

This range is in Scopello, a section of Castellammare. The mountains in this area are very rocky and appear to be very "serious and mean looking."

Friday, December 2, 2011

Silly abstractions / Canon D 30

Looking out from my balcony window in Sicily on a sunny day through the curtain. It makes for interesting if silly photos; but I do like the design.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Archival shot / Nikon Ftn

This is a very sad shot as the woman in bed died a day later. The photo was for a home care brochure. The lens wax the Nikkor 50mm F 1.4. Shot on Tri-X developed in D-76 full strength.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More archival shots / Fuji S2-Pro

The S2 was my second camera that I used professionally. It's 6 mega pixel sensor continued the excellence of the S1 and it had a much better body. These shots from a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 2002 were shot in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with the Nikkor 60mm F2.8 micro lens.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Oregano and lemon zest, two things I cannot live without!

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: Oregano and lemon zest, two things I cannot live without!

Historical archival photo

I have posted this before but it bears re posting because of it's "historical" importance on my development as a photographer. It was shot on a borrowed camera, a Kodak retina on Kodachrome II and upon seeing it, I realized that I had the photographer's eye. The capture of the "light" so essential to a photograph still awes me. I know that I'm raving about my abilities but this is a really good photo; it's one that I'm very proud of. The scan came out well and this is attributed to Kodachrome's ability to keep it's colors for a long time. It was a great film and one that I miss very much. Kodak stopped making this several years ago. Too bad. The II was very special, the Kodachrome 25 that came out in 1974 was great but not as great as the II version that it replaced.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pre winter woods / E PL-2

These pre winter shots of the woods near my house in NE Pennsylvania are presaging the unpleasantries of winter. What can I do. The woods are actually very pretty at this time.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fooling around on a winter day / Nikon D1-X

I take my geraniums indoor for the winter so that I can enjoy their lovely flowers all year long. What do you do on a winter day, you take photos of anything you can preferably indoors. What's better that flowers? They remind me of summer that is always in my mind. Here I used the Nikkor 60mm F2.8 micro lens. As I have stated many times the color of the D1-X was unbeatable.