Saturday, January 11, 2014

January thaw

After what seemed an interminable period of frigid polar cold temperatures, naturally attributed to global warming by the new scientists, the weather has turned mild and the thaw has begum. This is a home in Honesdale Pennsylvania.

Winter scenes



Winter is here and it looks like a long one. These shots from North Eastern Pennsylvania were taken with the Olympus E PL-2.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Worth another look

This night shot of the Harbor Museum in Mystic Connecticut is worth a second look. It was shot in June of 2013 with the Lumix LX-1. I hope you agree with me.

Have a beautiful weekend


I love this city

I was coming out of the Number 7 subway line when looking up I saw this image that I photographed with the ubiquitous Lumix LX-1. What a delightful city.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Interesting window reflection

This very interesting reflection was shot on a street near the Odeon Theater in Paris. The building on the left had huge windows that gave a great image of the building in front of it thus creating an unusual image.

Just shot at MoMA

                                                                                                     

This woman was resting in the Museum of Modern Art in New york City. I was attracted to the total intensity in her demeanor. The image was shot just a few hours ago with the Lunix GX-1.

One of mt very first "serious" shot.

When one just starts in this field it is inevitable for one to take  himself  so seriously; every image is a "photograph;" every image is  so important. For me this initial state didn't last too long as I have never taken myself and most other things very seriously. As a total cynic and acerbic social critic, I see this BS in people and try  no to succomb to it myself. Especially myself. But my vanity does get in the way at times
When I call this an early "serious photo,"  the quotation marks indicate this sarcasm that is reflexive upon myself. But, I must confess, vanity aside, that this is a rather charming early photo which I like very much. 
It dates back from September of 1967 and this was the view from our pensione in Venice. The camera was a Kodak Retina, a German made folding camera with a very nice Schneider lens. I hope you like it..

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

You want speed?

Panasonic news from ECS 2014

CES 2014: Panasonic has  just announced the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH OIS, a very fast portrait prime for Micro Four Thirds. The lens, first shown as prototype  during the Photokina trade show in September 2012, produces an 85mm equivalent field of view, optical image stabilization, and, by far, the brightest aperture of any autofocus lens on the Micro Four Thirds system. The lens will be available during the first quarter of 2014 at suggested list prices of $1,599/€1,499/£1,29If you want fast, this one  is it.

A rainy day in Venice






It may be known as sunny Italy but April, being the cruelest month does put a damper on things. What to do. well going to the many museums is an answer. Things did get better later in the day  and when the dog came out, the sun made an attempt at showing it's preeminence.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The town of Orta

The town of Orta on the lake's shore is absolutely enchanting. Photographed on a cloudy day in April of 2005, it was even more wonderful. The camera was the Nikon D1-H.





Monday, January 6, 2014

Lago D'Orta



This, the smallest of Italy's "great lakes," is perhaps the most charming. These shots date from April of 2005 and were shot with the Nikon D1-H on a cloudy day. The town of Orta is also enchanting and it will be featured in future posts.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Have a wonderful first full week of the new year.

 

Hell Gate Bridge, New York






New York, has many famous bridges, alas there are really not enough bridges in this city, but some less  known ones, can make  nice images.This is the Hell Gate Bridge and was shot on a late summer night in 2005 while on a photo trek with my daughter, Jennifer Galatioto, a most competent professional photographer. It was shot from Astoria Park in Queens. This is a rail road bridge that spans the Bronx with Queens.  The Triboro Bridge's span to Manhattan can be seen in the background. The camera was the Nikon 1 D-X.