It's always exciting to get a new camera. The E PL-2 by Olympus, has become my exclusive travel camera, It is portable, light and unobtrusive; it's best feature is the image quality.. These shots of Dusty were the first two frames I shot with this amazing camera.
Each year in Castellammare there's the feast of the 21St of August. It commemorates the intervention of the Madonna to save the town from the British who were about to lay siege. It is a three days affair that begins on August 19th and ends at midnight of the 21st with a beautiful fireworks display.
Shot at the St. Anthony feast in Manhattan long ago with the 35mm Summicron F2 on Tri-X. The sain in the out of focus background is laden with dollar bills of large deniominations around the collar of the statue.
A few shots of a colorful building a few blocks away from my house on a bright sunny Late January. Nothing ever freezes here so the balconies are laden with flower pots and laundry is hung to dry practically every day except on rare occasions when it rains.
West of Castellammare, la tonnara di Scopello, pictured below - it's the building complex near the water- housed an important tuna fishing fleet. It is now a tourist attraction and the end of Ocean 11 was filmed here. The rocky coast is famous for it's faraglioni, sea boulders that rival those of Capri. Shot on a crisp January day, it shows that wonderful deep blue of the sea in this area. The towers were communication structures. These are all along the coast and acted as an early warning system for invasions and other troubles that all came from the sea.
This lovely beach west of Castellammare is unique in this area because instead of white sand it has pebbles like the Riviera. It is not very comfortable so beach chairs and lounges are required but the water is cooler and deeper than that at the Plaja beach east of the town. On this day it's deep blue water was rough.