Saturday, June 22, 2013

Winter dreams

Personally I abhor winter but it makes for nice photos. So as the summer begins, I sort of think about winter. These are early winter scenes in NE Pennsylvania.

The camera was the Olympus E PL-2 with the kit lens.

Friday, June 21, 2013

No tripod, no problem

I do not like to carry tripods as I was thought to hold cameras steady especially my Leicas but there are times that one cannot hold it if a time exposure is needed. What to do. There are substitute tripods all over. This shot of Mystic , Connecticut was shot by placing the camera atop the railing on the bridge and holding it down with hand pressure. It took a  4 seconds exposure but there's no movement. No tripod, no problem.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stnington ona grey day

Stonington Connecticut is one of mu favorite sea towns in New England and we visit it every spring.  I took these two shots on a grey and overcast day and decided that black and white conversion would add the images. The camera was the Panasonic DCM-GX1 with the Olympus kit zoom.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A funeral in Sicily

Nothing compares in its dramatic aspects to a Sicilian funeral. Aspects that bring to the fore latent but close to the  surface  Greek drama and pathos. It is a neighborhood event and all must attend in one way or another. A home visit, attendance at the funeral rite, following the hearse procession or even waiting outside the church are all acceptable methods of showing respect for the departed. The person whose funeral it was, lived on the next block from my home and was also named Galatioto, She was not a relative so my showing of respect was waiting outside the church but with my camera, of course. It must be stated that photographing funeral is routine in Italy.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My beloved paese

One photo is definitively enough. I love my paese and will be going there soon. I can hardly wait.

I love micro four thirds

This rose was shot shot with the Olympus E Pl-2 and a Nikkor 59mm F 1:1.8. The fact that the distance to the focal plane is so short, it allows for the use of all sort of lenses with the proper adapters, of course.akes taking pictures fun again.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Rhode Island

These photos were shot in Rhode Island right after the passing of a storm. The sea was so grey that the black and white conversions are rather effective.

I love the sea. Born on a town on the sea, I just crave the salty air, the sea breezes. the mist and the entire majesty of it all.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Little Italy in The Bronx

This meat store is located on 186th Street and Arthur Avenue in the  Belmont section of The Bronx, Of course Dion and the Belmonts came from here. This area has retained many of the stereotypical aspects of what people think a "little Italy" should be. It is a fascinating area. This photo was made with an Nikon S-2 rangefinder, a very rare camera, and Tri-X. The Nikkor 50mm F 1:1.4 was the lens.
This is one in the  ONE IS ENOUGH series It was shot in the early eighties. The shop is still there.

as I feel that it's one of by better efforts.