Saturday, September 14, 2013

Timing

It's when you press the shutter that makes all the difference. Thanks to the fact that this is s very difficult shot to get with a smart phone, I was able to get my shot. This young man was clowning around while his friend was trying - with marginal results - to capture him. Needless to say, he had to make many attempts. I took advantage of this situation and thanks to the PanasonicG1-X fast shutter with practically no lag time, I took my shot on my second try leaving the jumper jumping for several more times. Note that the GX-1 is a very small camera but it's still a camera able to do what cameras are supposed to do: make you take the shot when it's the decisive moment.

Have a lovely weekend








Shot last spring in Sicily with the E PL-2 using the soft focus filter for an ethereal look

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sunday afternoon at the Jardin du Luxenbourg

Among the many splendid parks in Paris, the Jardin du Luxembourg adjacent to the Senat or Senate is one of the grandest. Sunday afternoon it's full of joggers and people relaxing. It is a wonderful urban space and more photos will follow.





All photos shot with the Canon G-11, a so called "point and shoot" camera.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Top of the line lens from Olympus

Olympus has just announced  for release in the near  future  a high- end standard zoom to match the E-M1. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO. It has an equivalent 24-80mm  range and is dust, splash and, freeze proof, and uses a manual focus clutch design similar to the 12mm F2 and 17mm F2.8 primes. Olympus has also announced the development of a matching 40-150mm F2.8 tele zoom, which is should be  released early next year.   

Naples

Back to this fascinating city of great songs and music. These are from the Spanish Quarter.






Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kids

Shot at the Walter H K. Hoerning Fund brunch with the Canon D1- III and the  Canon 24-104 F 4 L lens.
The fund helps inner city children with enrichment programs.





Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Micro Four Thirds marches on

As we have been predicting all along, the large "show off" cameras will soon be a thing of the past. With phones that sport 41 mega pixels, this sane, portable and  capable system will get even stronger. Now Olympus creates a camera that even the most "serious" photographer can appreciate.

Olympus introduces it's new OM-D flagship ILC model, the OM-D E-M1 

Oly_OMD_EM1-group.jpg Olympus America  has just added some  very exciting new products to their popular Micro Four Thirds line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. First is a new flagship model for their OM-D line of weatherproof ILCs, the OM-D E-M1. This powerful model builds on the advancements made with their OM-D and Digital PEN lines, while also including some tfeatures from their powerful E-series of dSLRs. The E-M1 offers that retro look we've become accustomed to, and it's packed with some powerful features. These are: a newl  16.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new TruePic VII image processing unit, new DUAL FAST AF system (offers 37-point Phase Detection or 81-point Contrast Detection AF), new Fine Detail Processing II technology, shutter speeds up to 1/8000th of a second, 10fps shooting  along with a 41-frame RAW buffer, a new Interactive EVF, 5-axis Image Stabilization, Lifeproof specs (Freezeproof, Splashproof, Dustproof, Idiot proof? etc.), built-in Wi-Fi, etc.. The OM-D E-M1 should  be available in October of this year (2013), with a Body only price of $1399.99. It only comes in black.

Paris, je t'aime

A few odd and ends from Paris. A truly great city. There are more to come.





Monday, September 9, 2013

Have a wonderful week


It will look like this soon




With the opening of the NFL season - football is the only sport I watch and the only time I turn on TV -  I could not help post these autumnal shots on Central Park on a sunny Sunday Afternoon in 2006. I was shooting with the Nikon D-200 accompanied by my lovely photographer daughter, Jennifer who was shooting with a Canon DSLR whose model escapes me. Soon it will look like this. Fall is the loveliest time in New York.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I love this city

I also love and miss my Panasonic  Lumix LX-7 that helped me capture  these images.