Saturday, May 3, 2014

Adirondak chairs display

I love this early digital image shot with the Canon 1D. The location is the North Fork of Long Island in the heart  of the wine region. 

Swan Lake?

I love this photo shot in Central Park. I  do not know if it is really a swan but I just love the light and the composition. The camera was the Nikon D-200.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Have a beautiful weekend

Dusty one of my beautiful cats

From my backyard

After the rain stopped, the sun made an appearance late in the afternoon so <i went out and took advantage of this to shoot a few flowers. The camera was the Olympus  EPL-2, a micro four thirds camera that I have enjoyed for two years.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Magical park

It may not have the history of the Villa Borghese or the  charm of the Jardin de Luxembourg but  Central Park  is the heart of  New York  This fall scene was shot with the Nikon D-200 and the 24 mm F2.8 Nikkor lens. A little fall can't hurt.

Tough guy

I shot this photo in a stadium where there was a cheerleaders' competition on Long Island. I remember that I used the Nikon FTn with the Nikkor 105mm F 2.5 on Tri-X. The year was1973. I like the intensity of this guy, a guard, who exudes a tough guy, take no prisoners attitude. I originally named this image Mr. sensitivity out of my usual sarcasm. I also like the flag on the shoulder that complements the whole image.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Old archival photo

This  photo that I named "one man band" is a very sad shot of an amputee trying the best he could to earn a few cents. I used the Canon FT with the 50mm F1.4 canon FL lens on Tri-X, of course.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Great news from Samyang

 It's always good news when independent lens makers make waves. It means  greater choice and affordability. So we welcome Samyang's bringing to the market  five new manual focus lenses, that include a revised 'AE' version of its Canon-mount 35mm F1.4 which allows electronic aperture setting from the camera body. There's also a novel Reflex 300mm F6.3 UMC CS is a mirror lens designed for APS-C SLRs, which will be available in Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Four Thirds mounts.  It's nice to see the return of the once popular reflex lenses because they are so light and compact. Finally there are three cinema versions of existing photo lenses - a 10mm T3.1  for APS-C SLRs, a 12mm T2.2 for mirrorless cameras, and a 7.5mm T3.8 fisheye for Micro Four Thirds.  Go to their web site for the full data on these welcome additions. They all look nice and the prices will not break the bank.

Young artists

These photos date from 1973 and are from a publicity campaign for a newly set up day care center in Brooklyn. I love the seriousness and and total attention and pride that these children have.
I used the Nikon FTn with the  Nikkor 35mm  f2.8 on Tri-X.

Monday, April 28, 2014

One of my favorite shots

This was shot in Newark, NJ in the cathedral. I just like the contrast between the, healthy, well fed bishop and the rather under nourished  and frail Mother Theresa. I used the Leica M4 and the 35mm F2 Summicron lens and it was captured on Tri-X.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Have a peceful week

I love this city

These  are recent photos are of Gramercy Park in Manhattan. This is a private park, very odd in a way, but it's very beautiful and the area is also wonderful.