Saturday, May 17, 2014

So called antiques

The countryside is full of places where these so called antiques are sold. They do make for nice images but I cannot take seriously the calling of these relatively modern items antiques. You must realize that I come from a place where the renaissance is called modern history and where old is really old. Bur who am I to criticize. These images were made with the Olympus EPL-2.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Have a delicious weekend

Indian folk dancers

I am back to ethnic photos because I work and live in a city that has an almost endless variety of ethnic groups. These Indian folk dancers were shot at an event held at a Catholic Charities day care center in Queens, New York City. To capture the action I used the Canon 1D II a sports camera that had very quick response.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The competition is heating up. Welcome Xiaomi

The Chinese are no longer manufacturing products just for Western and Japanese companies but are now developing their own designs under their own brand names. These products re much cheaper than the competition. This was inevitable and the consumer benefits. The fact is that these will probably be deemed too cheap for snobs  may be  expectedWe believe that the more products the better.


After bringing to the market few interesting Android smartphones Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has now released its first tablet. Like its phones, the Xiaomi Mi Pad has impressive specs at a very reasonable price point. It has a 7.9-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution screen and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad core processor.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Too cute for words

This is a photo of my beautiful daughter Jennifer who blossomed into a superb photographer and has worked for many years for some really big name clients. This shot was made with the Leica M-4, the 90mm Tele Elmarit F 2.8 on Kodachrome 25, I just love the expression that even at that early age exudes great confidence.

Columbian folk performers

Living in New York, one is privy to the multitude of cultures. It makes living here wonderful. Throughout my career, I was fortunate to cover many ethnic events for clients. These shots are from a Latin American cultural events a few years ago.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The classic no fuss portrait

During my many years doing shoots as a public relations photographer, I took many shots that had to be taken to satisfy the requirements of the assignment. However, I was always on the look out for what I deemed good shots or personal portfolio photos รน- This is one of them. I do not recall the place or the event but it was shot in 2006. I just love the look on the woman who is showing her dignified pride. Originally in color, I converted into black and white. I hope you like it.

Monday, May 12, 2014

We now have smart cameras. From Samsung's website:

Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera Blends Retro Design, Excellent Performance and Innovative Connectivity
This New Compact System Camera Raises the Bar for the Hip On-the-Go Photographer

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. - May 8, 2014 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the NX3000, the latest edition to Samsung's award-winning NX series of compact system cameras. With state-of-the-art technical specifications housed in a retro design, the premium NX3000 is the perfect option for photography enthusiasts who want a stylish device that delivers crisp, high quality images, while easily capturing life moments in stunning detail.

The NX3000 boasts a powerful 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, fast 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting, to capture beautiful photos in crisp clarity, at any time and from any location.

"Consumers have come to embrace mirrorless cameras as a versatile alternative to using their DSLRs, point and shoots and mobile devices for capturing images, and the NX3000 provides another approachable option for aspiring photographers looking to improve their images," said Ron Gazzola, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics America. "With a similar photo-taking experience to that on a mobile device, coupled with the expandable NX system's lenses and accessories, the NX3000 creates a welcoming opportunity for users to take charge and get creative with photography."

With a focus on selfies, the Samsung NX3000 features a convenient 3.0-inch Flip-up Display with Wink Shot. By simply opening the screen, framing a face in the display and winking, users can turn on the device and capture the perfect selfie in one hassle-free motion.


As we live in the information age, publicity as become part of the background of daily living. It is insidiously pervasive. Here we see all these notices and ads on the door of an old Venetian palazzo that opens on to the canal. What bothers me more is the graffiti that finds it's ugly way on many walls even in this treasure of a city.

Sunday, May 11, 2014