Saturday, August 2, 2014

When smoking was so cool

These were shot on Ektachrome 100 that I developed myself on Unicolor chemicals that have held on to their colors faithfully. One was converted to black and white for personal reasons. Prospect Place at Francklin Avenue in Brooklyn. The year was 1974 and the camera was the Nikon F with no meter, I used the Weston Master V to measure the light, and the fabulous Nikkor 35mm F 2.8 lens.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Morning light

This is the view from my terrace , of my beloved Castellammare del Golfo bathed in early morning light. Just wanted to share it.

Contemporary sculpture

This wonderful contemporary sculpture is in front of a new bar in Honesdale PA. It's made of glass and the pieces are attached on a bicycle wheel. I love how it contrasts

with the cloudy sky,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gelsi rossi, food report from Sicily

I will from time to time post photos of my trip. I have to start with a food or fruit shot. This morning I went to my favorite farmer's market to stock up and saw these Sicilian red mulberries. These are not anything like the ones in the States that are small and saccharine sweet..These are large and have a tar bitter sweet flavor that is to die for.

There's nothig like a rose

The fascination with roses is universal and even mysterious as many unwarranted qualities have been linked to "the rose." But I just love to smell their fragrance and to photograph them. These are from br backyard.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Contemporary photos

Progress marches on. The place has become touristy and has lost a lot of it's original charm. What can you do.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage photos.

These are photos shot during the summer  of 1969 of my beloved Castellammare del Golfo.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Marcy's Puerto Rico

I have praised my wife's ability many times before but when I see these images again, I become amazed. And these fron a so called point and shoot camera. Go figure. Great work Marcy.