Saturday, April 21, 2012

Have a delightful Saturday / Vi auguriamo un incantevole sabato

The subway / Canon 5-D


The NYC subway is a great place to shoot. It's nice to capture people in various activities. These to subjects were engrossed in reading their newspapers.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Have a great weekend / Buona fine di settimana a tutti

Bucolic setting / Yashicamat 124

This is one of my first medium format shots. I used Ansco HP that had an ASA [ISO] of 500 that I developed in Ansco Hyfonol. It was shot in Grand Gorge, NY. I loved this rather inexpensive camera that opened up a new world of photography to me.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New entry leven Nikon with HD video announced

Great news: THE NEW NIKON D3200 IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO CAPTURE MEMORIES WITH GREAT IMAGE AND HD VIDEO QUALITY

The Nikon D3200 Provides New D-SLR Shooters a Powerful Combination of Effortless Operation, 24.2-Megapixel High Resolution and Wireless Connectivity to Mobile Devices


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MELVILLE, N.Y. (APRIL 19, 2012) - Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. introduced the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3200 HD-SLR; a camera designed for photo enthusiasts ready to step up to a D-SLR or for the busy family memory keeper with an active lifestyle who demands a camera that can keep pace. From low-light to fast action, the D3200 delivers the amazing image quality Nikon is known for, either indoors or outside. Whether new to photography or upgrading from a point-and-shoot, the D3200 features Nikon's acclaimed instructive Guide Mode to help unleash the photographer in everyone. From candid action shots to staged portraits that flatter, the Nikon D3200 provides the power to capture every moment easily and beautifully with stellar image quality and in stunning Full HD (1080p) video. 
All of this according to Nikon's press release. We shall see how the camera puts out, so to speak. The price should also be right, that is not very expensive. It also comes in black and red. Cool.

Happy Thursday/ Buon giovedi'

Two great shots by Marcy / Canon point and shoot


My wife  Marcy keeps on astonishing me with her ability to use very simple cameras and come up with great photos. These were taken a few years ago in Burano an island near Venice. I just love them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another great Nasa photo of recent solar flares

Happy Wednesday / Buon mercoledi'

I love this city / Olympus E-10



By now you may wonder what's my attachment to the Flatiron Building. Well I just love it, period. I hope that you do not get tired of looking at the many photos I have shot of this superb structure. This attempt was made with my first "serious" digital camera, the Olympus E-10. These shots are from the year 2001.  My very first digital camera was the Nikon 990 a year earlier. Of course, I also love Madison Square Park from which I can take great shots of the Empire State Building, another one that I love.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WOW. Thank you NASA

Here comes the sun: Nasa cameras catch spectacular solar flare



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2130954/Spectacular-solar-eruption-caught-Nasa-cameras.html#ixzz1sLe8cMwG

And the winners are:

TIPA   Award Winners for 2012 Annunced

TIPA-2012-Awards.JPGThis is a yearly event when the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) votes on the best of the best products for the year. Same procedure this year as the 2012 winners in each of 40 categories have been announced.

DSLRs are divided into  different categories. In the entry level, the Nikon D5100 won  while Nikon's D800 won the expert category. Canon won the other two DSLR categories having the best pro DSLR - the EOS-1D X - and the best DSLR for video - the EOS 5D Mark III. No surprise here.

 Check out the TIPA website for details and other winners  and for photo software, accessories and lenses.

Have a beautiful Tuesday / Abbiate un martedi' bellissimo

The front porch / E PL-2



There's nothing more American that the front porch. It recalls hot summer days , lemonade and other cool drinks. This porch is located in Lancaster County PA.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Have a wonderful week / Vi auguriamo una settimana meravigliosa

Those chairs again / E PL-2



What can I say, I like Adirondack chairs very much. These were shot at the pier in Greenport, Long Island.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Have a restful Sunday / Viauguriamo una domenica riposante

An afternoon in the park / E PL-2



The park is of course the glorious Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I cannot get enough of this absolutely fantastic place.