Saturday, November 16, 2013

Just a dusting

It's here but I do not welcome it with alacrity. To keep up my curmudgeon status, I will assert that I do not find winter funny or enjoyable and that includes snow. Nevertheless, it makes for pretty pictures and to me there's nothing more important. The camera was the GX1, Lumix.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Have a sweet weekend

The Meat Packing District

New York is an amazing city in it's ability to re invent and change itself. This area on the lower west side was one of the most unsavory areas of Manhattan. Recently, it has been transformed into a very hip and even hipsterided, not to mention yuppified area. It is very exciting and alive


Thursday, November 14, 2013

New "enthusiast" camera from Casio the EX-10

Casio Japan has just made public its new EX-10 - a top of the line high-end compact with a 1/1.7" type sensor and a fast 28-112mm equivalent lens.  The sensor appears to be the same size as in the Lumix LX-7. BTW. The model, which will be coming soon to markets outside Japan, sports a magnesium alloy construction and, like the current EX-ZR1000, an LCD that flips all the way   It also has built-in Wi-Fi and can also shoot  in Raw.

The forest in the city

Forest Park, in Queens is one of the largest parks in New York City and it's an actual forest. Except for some accessible public areas, the rest is woods just like in the country. It's an invaluable  source of clean air for the city. These shots were near the  dog run where I take my Catahoula daily.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Enjoy the fall

Some street photography in Paris

Street photography is my first love no matter how many nature photos I post. These grab shots were made with the Canon G-9.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hat display

This hat display in Port Jefferson, NY shows that photo ops are all around us. As we say in Italian:  Ci vuole l'occhio vivo. You must have eyes that are alive.

I vever tire of this city

Mid town Manhattan from Long Island City, Queens

Have a wonderful new work week

Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter is almost here...too bad

Yes it's too bad that winter is almost here. But it will also be gone, like it always does after inflicting untold misery to those of us who find nothing redeeming about this season. Nevertheless, it makes for nice photo ops. This 120 shot was made in Prospect park with the Yashicamat 125G on Tri-X Professional film.

One for Veteran's day

Thanks to all veterans on their day. This shot from long ago shows an old veteran in the reviving stand in Central Park in Manhattan looking sad at the poorly attended Veterans Day parade.  Bear in mind that this was taken at the height of the Viet Nam war with all the dissensions that it created. I hope that things have changed somewhat today as we realize that their sacrifice has kept us safe, secure and able to protest.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I love this city

An afternoon stroll in Central Park. the fall colors were bright and made more intense by the sun shining at a low angle.
The camera was the Nikon D-200 with a 35mm F 2.8 Nikkor. 

It was a memorable afternoon, made more so because I was shooting with my daughter, Jennifer Galatioto, a wonderful photographer in her own right.

Crepuscolo toscano

These crepuscular shots are from the Castello da Verrazzani in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany; a very lovely place