Saturday, October 6, 2012

Have a beautiful Sunday / Buona domenica

Photo by Marcy Galatioto, Canon G-9

What a beautiful city / Che citta' bella

New York is indeed beautiful and full of surprises. You can live here all your life  still find it new and fascinating. Just it's variety of people and cultures makes it very special. I never get tired of it.
Fuji S1-Pro, 5-2001

Fuji S1-Pro 5-2001

Fuji S-1 Pro 3-2001
New York, e' veramente bella e sorprendente. Si puo' viverci  una vita e trovarla sempre nuova e affascinante. Solamente la varieta' di persone e culture la rendono speciale. Non mi stanco mai d'ammirarla e apprezzarla.

Very interesting / Molto interessante


I have posted in the past that traditional photography is near death. However I could not imagine the speed with which this inevitable end is being achieved. It reminds me of how fast the digital camera took over the market leaving the non believers behind  holding on to a dated way of photographing not to mention their inventory of cameras that soon became obsolete and worthless. I realize that we cannot  yet go to a photo shoot with an IPhone but what I'm predicting that there really will not be many jobs as more and more costumers will eschew the need for a photographer in the near future. As for me, I welcome the change. More power to all. Everybody can take a good photo; it will be harder to take a great one.

Ho postato nel passato che la morte della fotografia tradizionale e' molto vicina. Pero' non  potevo mai immaginare la subitanieta' di questa imminente e aneluttabile meta. Mi fa rammentare la rapidita' con cui il sistema digitale spazzo' via la fotografia chimica. Coloro che non crebbero alla attuabilita' del digitale sono rimasti indietro  professionalmewnte e anche  con macchine obsolete e senza valore. Che un fotografo professionista si presenti ad un servizio con un IPhone e' ancora ridicolo, ma credo che la fine dei servizi non sia  molto lontana.e non ci saranno piu' fotografi professioisti in gran quantita'. Per me questo cambiamento e' positivo  ed anche molto democratico. Che tutti possano fare foto buone. It test e' vedere  quanti saranno capaci a scattare foto eccezionali.  Purtroppo  questa meta sara' sempre  piu' difficile a raggiungere.


Camera Awesome Launches on iPad

Awesome-for-ipad.jpg If you use your iPhone as a secondary camera, you've probably heard of Camera Awesome. It's an app that gives you a huge amount of photography tools to improve the way your photos look and the way you shoot. It sports composition tools, effects and editing features to boot.

SmugMug has just announced that the app is now available for iPad, and there's plenty more to it than just a larger screen. "This isn't simply a bigger version of what we've built for the iPhone. We built and rebuilt the UI over and over until we came up with something that makes the iPad feel like an amazing new piece of photography equipment, rather than just a giant camera," says SmugMug CEO Don McAskill. "Our testers have been comparing it to something from Minority Report and loving it."

Camera Awesome is available now on the App Store for free. If you already have the program for the iPhone, any of the filters and add-ons you purchased will transfer over.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Have a delicious Saturday / Abbiate un sabato delizioso

Busiate con salsa fresca di pomodoro; photo by Jen Galatioto

Trapani again / Trapani di nuovo

This ancient town that some serious scholars believe to be the real  Ithaca of the Odyssey by Homer, has many pleasant surprises if one is willing to explore. The historic center is worth a visit  and will not disappoint.




Questa citta antichisima  la quale viene considerata da tanti studiosi serii come la vera Itaca dell'Odissea di Omero e piena di gradevole sorprese.  Una visita al centro storico vale la pena  e non fara' pentire se si ha la voglia d'esplorare.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Have a tasty Friday / Abbiate un venerdi' gustoso

Artigianal bread at food fair in Castellammare

Back to Castellammare / Ritorniamo a Castellammare

Alcune foto in piu' di questo posto meraviglioso.
A few more photos of this enchanting place.
Panorama Olympus E-300 [2006]
Vicolo da Corso Mattarella
La spiaggietta a Petrolo. Once a septic area, the waters re now clean and limpid.

Panorama of Castellammare del Golfo shot last summer with the E PL-2


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Have a delicious Thursday / Abbiate un giovedi' delizioso

Shot in Ballaro' with the E PL-2

A return to Ballaro' / Un ritorno a Ballaro'

This ultimate outdoor market in Palermo always fascinates me so that I am posting a few more photos of it. A visitor to Palermo must go there.



Questo mercato  all'aperto supremo mi affascina sempre. Per questo ho postato queste altre foto. Ognuno  che visita a Palermo deve assolutamente  andarci.

Are they still around? / Sono ancora in giro?

And I thought that Polaroid was dead. It actually is in a way.

E mi sembrava morta. Ma in effetti lo e'.

Polaroid Turns 75 - They Celebrate with Giveaways and Discounts.....

Polaroid-75years.jpg It's the 75th anniversary of the founding of the company of Polaroid. Hard to believe. Polaroid  war very important in the days preceding digital as we pros used the venerable model 199 with 600 film to check the lighting in studio shots./ I remember those days well
Now the Polaroid Facebook page has chances for us to win a new camera,  a tablet or  a camcorder; it all dependson the week in which you enter. Win or lose, you'll get a discount good for the purchase of gear from the Polaroid website - five percent for cameras and 10 percent for tablets. Not bad, and BTW, Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Have a beautiful Wednesday / Abbiate un mercoledi bellissimo

Olympus E-20

Flowers for rainy day / Fiori per un giorno piovano

As it is rainy today, my thoughts wonder to beautiful spring days at the Brooklyn Botanic and it's lovely flowers. 



all photos with the Olympus E-20
Siccome piove,  i miei pensieri vagano ai giorni di privavera  trascorsi al 'orto botanico di Broolyn ed ai  suoi bei fiori

Fall colors / colori autunnali

 Have a peaceful Tuesday
Abbiate un  Martedi di pace
I just love the fall in the North Eastern US, the bright colors, the blue skies and the cold weather that brings relief from the hot summer.


L'autunno e' la  mia stagione preferita nella zona  del nort est degli States. I  colori brillanti, i cieli azzurri e le giornate fresche che danno rifrigerio dalla calda estate.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Have an interesting week / Vi auguriamo una settimana interessante

Canon G-12

Naples, the Spanish quarter / Napoli, il quartiere spagnolo

The Spanish quarter in Naples is absolutely fascinating. It is a rather run down area but it's also one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city. You can buy anything you want here, old or new, legal or illegal. A visit here cannot be excluded if one visits Naples.





Il vecchio quartiere spagnolo di Napoli, un quartiere di case vecchie e trascurate, e  molto affascinante. Qui, si puo' comprare tutto:  il vecchio, il nuovo, il lecito e l'illecito. Una visita pero' e' imprendiscibile.