Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Fulton Ferry Landing used to be part of the city's maritime transportation system. It was the Brooklyn end of a ferry that went from Manhattan to Brooklyn. After years of neglect, the landing was restored as part of a plan to improve this valuable area of the city. The late day light makes for a stronger image. It was shot on Kodachrome X that had a speed of 64. This accounts for the slight softness of the images.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Here are some samples from the street photography I enjoyed making in the seventies. Classic photos of New York in the seventies. They were all shot on Ektachrome with the Leica M-4 but two were converted to black and white for technical reasons because the original slides had developed serious color shifts.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
I'm scanning my slides and found many from the incipience of the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan. This photo is from 1973 when the area was beginning to be developed. The seaport itself was operational but the surrounding area was still basically the old Fulton Fish Market. Now it has been developed into one of the city's trendiest spot with restaurants, bars and upscale shops. This cat was just sitting on the edge of a building that was to be converted into boutiques and other shops. I must admit that the seaport was developed tastefully. It's a great place to visit.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Charlie, my Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog got very tired last nigh after helping Santa. He gave it his best and is taking a well deserved rest.
On a more serious note,I want to extend holiday greetings to all my visitors. I really do this for your enjoyment. relaxation and, occasionally, photographic education. Thank you for visiting.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Of course the real spelling in Italian is Verrazzano but since no other than Italians can pronounce double consonants, the point is quite moot. It is a magnificent bridge no matter what the spelling. I just made these images from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where there's a lovely park from where the bridge can be best admired. The original color images where converted to black and white to augment the gloom of this grey day.