Saturday, July 13, 2013

Backyard flowers

Just a walk into my backyard for these honey suckle shots. I love their aroma but they are extremely aggressive. They tend to take over. I mounted a Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 on the Olympus e PL-2.

Little girl in Sicily

Once again these shots were made by my wife Marcy with her Canon G-9. This little girl was living next door to us in Sicily.

A 41 MP have got to be kidding

We have been predicting the death of photography as we know it for a while. All the expensive cameras will soon become dinosaurs and only a few will be used for specialized functions such as sports or for showing off . But this will also be problematic as easy video will soon eliminate these large cameras. Too bad but progress marches on. The field pf pro photography is dying fast. Soon sports photographers will no longer be needed, No one will be needed. Pessimistic? Not really, no one foresaw how fast digital took over film. To deny this new world is wishful thinking. Pure denial.

Nokia shows off the first official image samples from 41MP Lumia 1020

Castellammare, street view

A couple of neighbor talking. It is still quiet here as the town awaits  the August crowds. But things do appear quieter than at the same time last year. Shot with the Lumix GX1.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bicycle, Stoningtom, Connecticut

This is a picture to warm the heart of hipsters everywhere. It was shot in Stonington. Connecticut one of my favorite places anywhere. What I like is the fact that the bike's colors are similar to the rest of the composition thus creating little contrast.
For those who need to know, the camera was the Olympus E PL-2. 

Another "one is enough shot."

This is one of my favorite flower shots. I used the soft focus filter on the E PL-2 and used a slow shutter speed on a rather windy day so that a greater blor could be achieved. I am quite happy with the resultant image.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mystic. Connecticut on a misty day

Perhaps this misty conditions that often occur gave this wonderful place it's name. This mist does create  more mystical images.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Classic New England Church

The classic New England church architecture has always fascinated me. It is a far cry from the church architecture I was used to in my town in Sicily that were simple and heavy Spanish styled structures on the outside but were laden with frescoes, paintings, statues and very ornate marble altars on the inside. Here we have a simple design that both inside and out is quite Spartan but with a charm and character that is very winning. Needless to say I have grown very fond of these structures. This is in sandwich, Cape Cod.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Late spring

There's a magical but ephemeral perion when the trees begin to acquire their leaves. This is usually in late spring and the young leaves are a pale shimmering green. This early photo from 2002 was shot with the Olympus E-20.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

All packed and ready to go

I will depart for my beloved Sicily on Tuesday 7/9/13. Here is a photo of where I'm going shot by my very talented wife Marcy with her G-9. She really knows her light.