Saturday, December 7, 2013

London news seller

I feel that this is a photo strong enough to be one of those "one is enough for a post" image.
Shot in the summer of 1969,  in London, the original Agfachrome 50 slide had such a strong magenta cast that I had to convert the image to black and white. It's actually better this way. I should have shot it in black and white but I had color in the camera. Today, with digital, this problem no longer exists.
I just love the feeling of tiredness, ennui and general detachment on the part of the seller who has sold a newspaper too many in his lifetime.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Have a wonderful weekend

Enjoy the winter

For all my followers in the northern hemisphere who like this season, ENJOY. I hope I could have some enthusiasm for this sort of thing. It does provide for many photo ops, however.

Freeport, NY [October, 1972]

 I was always fascinating town on the  south   shore of Long Island but very close to the city. Being from a town by the sea, I love the sea shore. Although hurricane Sandy made serious damages, the place is being rebuilt.1972
These shots date from October of 1972. They were made on Kodachrome II with the Leica M2-R and the 35mm Summicron F2 lens.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

More vintage Coney Island / The parachure ride

The parachute ride in Coney Island has a very colorful history. We will not deal with it here, however. What we can say is that it has become a symbol of Coney Island. It had it's moments of glory and decline. These shots show a sad period, that of the early seventies when it had deteriorated. Finally, in the early 200's it was refurbished to it's past glory but concerns for safety have precluded it;s functioning as a ride. It stands there as a symbol.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Canon EOS M-2 announced in Japan

Great, but does it have an EVF? 


Canon has just  announced the EOS M2 in Japan.  It looks like an updated  EOS M mirrorless camera, but new model has faster auto focus because it employs a Hybrid CMOS II sensor, as in  the EOS 100D / SL1. It also has built-in Wi-Fi  Very much in vogue these days and a  some small revisions in it's body design. It will be sold either body-only or in kits with one, two, or all three EF-M lenses, and be available in either black or white. Confusing. Black or silver?

Archival Shots, Coney Island in winter, 1974

I have begun a serious project of scanning my slides. As a result I find many images that I had misplaced. These  slides  were taken in January of 1974 with my Leica M-4 and GAF 64. Two of them were conveted into black and white images as the color was gone. The original scene had very little color to begin with. It was early in the morning on a day was very gray.

The feeling is exactly what I originally intended to be.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Two archival scans that I love

These two shots date back to 1972 and they were shot with the Leica M-4, the 35mm Summicron, F2 on Kodachrome II.

Monday, December 2, 2013

San Gemignano

Known as the Manhattan of Italy because of it's many towers, they have to be kidding, this hill town in Tuscany is very charming and worth a visit. Most of it's towers are actually not around any more but the ones that remain  are very impressive. The view of the Tuscan countryside is also spectacular.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Hon Kong

Upstate New York

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan
With the camera one can capture many moods but when one captures tranquility it's really a s[special happening. The camera has so often  been used to capture all sort of mayhem and disasters that we o.are almost surprised when we capture what is really the norm. These archival photos are from many years ago. All shot on Tri-X pan my all time favorite street photography film.