Saturday, July 26, 2014


By now you know that I love this wonderful Sicilian city. It's centro storico is worth a visit.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Back to the future

If you have a spare $ 15,000.00 burning a hole in your pocket, Hasselblad has Just introduced  for you a new digital back for its V System camera bodies. This  will allow  the taking of  modern digital images to users of vintage film-era Hasselblad camera bodies. The Hasselblad CFV-50c back has a 43.8 x 32.9mm [smaller than the 6X6cm film format] CMOS sensor that  will produce images at a resolution of up to 8272 x 6200 pixels, and operates within an ISO range of 100-6400. The older backs would only go up to ISO 800. It's an interesting development for those who have  the old cameras.

Have a slpendid weekend

The Empire State Building from Queens

The empire state building is the most iconic structure in New York. These shots are from Long Island City, Queens on a Sunday in July when the area is deserted.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pink peonies

These pink peonies were shot in my backyard garden. They are wonderful flowers that last  only for a very brief time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Old bridge house

This old bridge controls house used to house the controls for the a draw bridge over the Newtown Creek. It is no longer in use since the bridge is now stationary.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenhouse wonders

There's nothing better to do on a wintry day than to go to a greenhouse and enjoy a touch of the tropics. These flowers were shot at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Monday, July 21, 2014

La villa

La villa  Regina Margherita, or Queen Margherita Park, is the main focus of activities. It's the town main and largest park and offers a superb of the marina. It was shot on a rainy November day. This is the monuments to those who died in World war I.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Midsummer flowers

Some rather exciting flowers that appear at mid summer.