Saturday, March 2, 2013

Archival scans / Nikon Ftn

Shot on a late winter day in 1974, with the Ftn and the superb Nikkor 105 F2.5. The film was Ektachrome 100 bought in 100 ft rolls that I developed in Unicolor chemistry. The color have become a little subdued but they still retain their content well. The location is the boat house in Central Park.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Florentine buildings / Canon 5-D

A few more from this wonderful city.

Enjoy your weekend

A while back at the Brooklyn Botanic with the Canon 10-D.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tourists in Florence / Canon 5-D

No matter when you go to Florence, you will always find it crowded with tourists. These photos were shot in early April on a not to nice day but the historic area was full of people with their cameras and cell phones shooting away The person shooting the window was in  actuality an industrial spy for the Chinese who copy a design and then will export it for as fraction of the price and quality.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Planting Fields Arboretum, Part II

A few more from this wondrous place on Long Island with the LX-7.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Planting Fields Arboretum

Each year, at the end of winter we take a trip to the Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island North Shore. It;s camellia green house is absolutely spectacular and it give one a a touch of spring.

Enjoy the view

World's Largest Panoramic Photo Measures in   320 Megapixels all stitched together, wow!

London-320GP-pano.jpgThe BT Tower of London is the site of the newest world record holder for panoramic photos. 48,640 images were stitched together to make this massive shot, which would be right around the size of Buckingham Palace if it were printed out.

The crew used seven Canon 7Ds, each of which sported a EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and an Extender EF 2x III teleconverter. Finally, each camera was attached to a Rodeon VR Head ST for the automation.

Check out the full panorama here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Another beautiful spring Saturday in the Garden

Of course it's the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the camera was the Fuji S2-Pro. Nice camera image wise.


A shot from Novara in Piemonte, Italy. The camera was the Canon G-9.

Think piece

You all know by now my affection foe Leica but it must be added that their prices in the digital era are at best way out in left field, This also applies to their superb lenses.
Now that Sony has introduced what may be called a Leica like camera albeit without the great viewfinder and lens interchangeability it begs the question as recently posted in

With a list price of $2800, the RX1 is going to be out of the reach of most photography enthusiasts but, when looked at another way, it costs less than a Leica 35mm F2 Summicron lens, before you even start thinking about buying a body to mount it on. Having a lens matched to the sensor and a more modern sensor at that are real strengths, compared to the digital Leicas and, of course, some people might appreciate a camera that can autofocus.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sicilian winter countryside

The winter countryside in Sicily is resplendent with  all hues and colors because it's all full of wild flowers. It's really a complete change from the US north east in the winter where there very little green except for evergreen trees. These photos were all shot with the Panasonic LX-7.