Saturday, June 7, 2014

A summer's eve

I just came back from a long walk in Juniper Valley Park with my Wife and my dog. Marcy took some delightful photos showing  once more how to capture "the light."

Friday, June 6, 2014

Have a relaxing weekend

Digital Magic

These two photos of the Manhattan Bridge were shot a 10 years ago with the Canon ID and the  Canon 16-35 F 2.8 L lens. Just a change in the white balance setting created the two  different effects. With film, this would have required change in filters with the inevitable loss in film speed creating the need for longer exposure and the resultant reciprocity failure. Digital is really too easy.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


A visit to any museum offers photo ops but what I enjoy the most is to watch people look at art. The viewer must, at all cost appear to be enthralled in the object, a certain expression of deep intellectual awareness must be made evident. Then there are the women, mostly at the age when there's no longer exude any latent desirability or sexuality, usually dressed in vestigial clothes that hint of a hippie but also bourgeois past. who gesticulate wildly looking like out of control musical conductors. Naturally this observation is the product of my immense cynicism but I do enjoy myself and in the end that is what matters the most. MOMA is not an easy museum for me. I do enjoy modern art but I reserve the right to criticize some items on display that are not as good as what my children used to bring home from kindergarten and I would proudly hang  on the fridge. These photos are from a visit to MOMA this winter. All in all it was worth the visit. The camera was the LUMIX GX 1.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Young guitar player

This young guitar player is a child sponsored by the Walter K. Hoerning Fund, a non profit  organization that offers enrichment programs to inner city children. These shots were made at a recent awards ceremony where the participants showed what they had accomplished. The camera was the Canon 1D-III with the Canon 24-104 F4 L lens that I probably used for the last time because it is now on permanent to my dear daughter. I will not see it again. Oh, well...At any rate, I volunteer my services to the fund and my wife is a board member, do I have a choice? Ah..ah.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

It's time for peonies

Sadly, these peonies no longer exist because the area was made into a welcoming and reception center by the Brooklyn Botanic. Very sad indeed. An ugly post modern structure that includes a sort of restaurant among other things has now replaced this once lovely garden.  Too bad. But as they say, we always have the images. These photos were shot with the Nikon D-1X a camera that produced really vivid colors.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pretty in yellow

These pretty yellow flowers were just shot at the Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Our first of many  trips to  his fabulous garden within a garden. It just  opened for the season.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Have a peaceful week

I love this city

These photos are from a section of Jackson Height in Queens that in virtually a few years became totally Asian and primarily Indian and Pakistani. Walking there among the crowds is almost surreal. But what I love the most is the great authentic food.