Saturday, October 13, 2012

Have a beautiful Sunday / Vi auguriamo una bellissima domenica


Haloween is getting near / Halloween s'avvicina

All these images were shot back in 2009 with the Canon 30-D.




Tutte queste immagini che risalgono al 2009 furono scattati con la Canon 30-D

Friday, October 12, 2012

Photos for a happy Saturday / Foto per un felice sabato

All shot at the New York Botanic Garden with the Canon D-30 and the Sigma 59 mm F 2.8 Macro.







Tutte scattate all'orto botanico di New York con la Canon D-30 e la Sigma F 59mm f 2;8 Macro.

Hassleblad Opens a New Design Center in Italy

Hassleblad-compact.jpg Some companies build their infrastructure where it's cheapest to do so and others put things right close to home. Not Hassleblad. The Swedish camera maker has put its new design center right in the heart of Italy - not far from Venice and the Italian fashion industry

"We plan to capitalize on having the best of both worlds with this new Italian centre and our traditional Swedish camera manufacturing expertise," says chairman and CEO Dr. Larry Hansen. "The region we have chosen for this new centre of design excellence is home to many high-tech manufacturers, including those working in the watch, high end automobile and aerospace industries."

In this new design center, Hassleblad will be creating a new DSLR, a compact camera and its own line of accessories.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Have a delicious Friday / Abbiate un venerdi' delizioso

Octopus salad in Sicily


What a beautiful city / Che bella citta'

Archival shots from the South Street Seaport. All taken with the fuji S1 Pro in the spring of 2001.





Foto dagli archivi scattati al vecchio porto  storico di New York con la Fuji S1 Pro. Le foto risalgono alla primavera del 2001.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Photos for your Thursday / Foto per il vostro giovedi'

All shot in North Eastern Pennsylvania with the E PL-2.





Tutte scattate nel nord est della Pennsylvania con la E PL-2.

The end is getting nearer / la fine s'avvicina

As I have recently posted, the end of traditional photography is imminent. Large cameras will soon become totally obsolete. Obviously there will always be a  small market for them but by and large, most people will not see a need to buy them any longer. Too bad  really but progress cannot be stopped. If people are happy watching a  sports game on a smart phone and all their store images there for later viewing, the need of large super high quality cameras will slowly disappear. High quality will no longer matter. No one will really care anymore. So progress marches on and mediocrity will become the  high standard. Let them be happy in a sea of inane images.

Come ho postato recentemente, la fine della fotografia con le macchine tradizionali quelle grandi e pesanti sembri piu' imminente. Queste macchine che noi adoriamo saranno  presto obsolete. Naturalmente, ci sara' sempre un piccolo mercato per queste super macchine ma la maggior parte del publico non ne avra'  ne bisogno ne interesse. Oggi molti sono felici a guardare una partita sportiva su un "smart phone" in cui salvano tutte le loro immagini per poi guardarli. La qualita' non sara' piu' importante o necessaria. La marcia del progresso e ineluttabile e il nuovo standard di qualita' sara' la mediocrita'. Che siano tutti felici in um mare di immagini insulse.

DxO Says Smartphone Image Quality Has Caught up to 2007's Compact Cameras, no kidding.

DxO-mobile.jpg It may not sound like much to offer image quality above point-and-shoots from five years ago, but considering the kind of shape cell phone cameras were in 2007, it's an impressive feat. After all, that's the same year the original iPhone launched with its 2MP camera.

In the video category, Smartphones are actually quite impressive. The Samsung Galaxy StiII beats out the Canon Powershot 100 by a decent margin. Go figure.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Wednesday / Buon mercoledi'

Venezia, Canal Grande, 4-2007


Faith & prayers / Fede e preghiere / Canon ID-III

These photos of people deep in prayer were shot recently at a mass celebrated by Bishop Di Marzio to thank the annual appeal contributors.  The diocese of Brooklyn is known for the diversity of it's members as is obvious in the shots. The lens used was the Canon 24-105 F4 L.








Queste foto di persone assorte in preghiera furono scattate durante una messa celebrata dal Vescovo Di Marzio per ringraziare coloro che hanno contribuirono all'appello annuale della diocesi. Come si vede dalle foto, la Diocesi di Brooklyn e' nota per la diversita' etnica dei suoi membri. L'obiettivo  usato e'  il Canon 24-1-5 F L.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Have a great Tuesday / Buon martedi'

Ektachrome 120. Mamyia 330, Epson scan

Lago D'Orta / Canon G-9

The smallest of the Piedmontese lakes, Lago D'Orta is nevertheless one of the prettiest. It's town that bares the same name is a true gem. We visited on a day after a long rainy period that had risen the lake's waters.




Il lago D'orta, il piu' piccolo dei laghi piemontesi, e' tuttavia uno dei piu belli. Il piccolo paese omonimo e una gemma. Abbiamo visitato dopo un lungo periodo di pioggoia che aveva rialzato le acque del lago.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Columbus day / Buona giornata di Colombo

Nikon Ftn.  Nikkor 105 F2.5 Tri-x
This archival shots dates from Columbus day 1978 when resident Carter marched up fifth avenue and Pavarotti was the Grand Marshal.
Questa foto gagli archivi risale alla giornata di Co0lombi del 1978 quando il Presidente Carter partecipo' e Pavaroti fu il "Grand Marshal".