Saturday, May 5, 2012

Have a peaceful Sunday / Una pacifica domenica

Peaceful temples. Archive shots / Canon FT



These were shot in Kyoto a long time ago/ They convey a feeling of peace. The lens was the Canon 28mm F 3.5 and the film was Tri-X.

Happy Saturday / Buon sabato

An old house in Sicily


This house that is not presently occupied, was home to an old man and his pretty orange cat. Sadly both are gone now. The whole structure is all that remains. It will probably be soon renovated and made into some new bed and breakfast for tourists who believe that they are saying in a quaint old house. But they will never know how much that old man loved his cat and how much how he was loved in return while both lived in a truly old house in Sicily.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Good news for travelers

I travel light these days but for working pros, traveling with cameras can be a hassle. Add weight restrictions to carry ons so finding the right carry on bag becomes very important.
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo  have announced   that in May they will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed so one  can negotiate through airports easily. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials -- integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three strong handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. We sure hope that they are light weight as you do not want to stow any camera equipment. Travel is a real pain these days.

Have a relaxing Friday / Vi auguriamo un venerdi' rilassante

Archival photos / Nikon FTn


Shot way back when on a Sunday afternoon in Central park. The lens was the phenomenal Nikkor 105 F 2.5 that is still usable and sharp. Of cpurse the film was Tri-X.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Have a beautiful Thursday / Abbiate un bellissimo giovedi


Scopello, part 2 / E PL-2




This lovely place fascinates me to no end. Here we see the huge anchors that were used on the large boats that made up the tonnara fleet. The tuna fishing fleet. Today, tunas are fished differently and even harvested. All high tech but very hard on the environment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wi Fi News

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Study Shows Increased demand for with Wi-Fi enabled cameras

The last few years have shown that what we usually think of what a camera should be has changed. A lot of evolution in the digital camera world has occurred. We now have smart phones competing with cameras that are helping to drive innovation; especially in point-n-shoots. Customers love these changes, and  expect them from their digital cameras.

Now Market Insight Corporation has revealed that in a survey  more customers than ever are looking for Wi-Fi in their digital cameras - 7.9%. It's a number that's been growing steadily, quarter over quarter. This time last year, we were only at 5.5%.

The brands that were most associated with Wi-Fi cameras by customers were Samsung, with 17% of customers wanting the feature and Fujifilm, with 13%. Go figure.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Have a dynamic Wednesday/ Vi auguriamo un Mercoledi' dinamico

Soft focus splendor / E PL-2




These photos of an old farm building and colorful fields of olive trees were shot using one of the so called art filters on the camera. They give a quasi dreamy or impressionistic feel to the photos. I really do not like using them but once in a while. if I'm in a playful mood, I avail myself of them.

Have a brilliant Tuesday/ Vi auguriamo un martedi' brillante


Sometimes it takes only one photo

One picture can tell a complex story. This was sot in Quebec city a long time ago with the Leica M-4,the 35mm Summicron F 2 and good old Tri-X.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Have a great week / Buona settimana


Street scenes from the archives


The two children at the window was shot on State street in Brooklyn with the Canon FT on Tri-X while the   outdoor shoemaker in Manhattan's China town was shot with the Nikon SP rangefinder and the Nikkor 35 mm F 3.5 lens also on Tri-X.