Saturday, January 24, 2015

Vintage archival shot

I was doing a photo reportage for Migration Today magazine about the  very lively, engaged  and thriving Haitian community in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Shot with the Leica M-4, the 35mm Summichron on Tri-X pushed to 800 and developed in D-76 1:1 dilution. Naturally this was hand held without flash or in available light according to the jargon.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Again with the light

Enough said, you get the idea. This image was shot in  Manhattan's Little Italy with the Canon G-9- What a great "point and shoot" camera.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I dislike winter but....



....it has it's moments, photographically speaking, at least. With a camera you make the best of it and wait patiently for spring.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Selfies, selfies everywhere

Everywhere you look these days you find selfies capable cameras รน. Are we going nuts? We certainly are taking too many photos of ourselves these days

Panasonic Comes Out with the GF7, a Selfie-Centric DSLM Camera

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Panasonic has just released the selfie-focused Lumix DMC-GF7, a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera. It has a 16-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor with their Venus Engine image processor, a 3.0-inch touchscreen display that cleverly tilts up to 180° for Self Shot Mode, Full 1080/60p HD video recording with Dolby Digital stereo sound, a super fast Contrast AF (Auto Focus) system that can exchange signals between lens and camera at up to 240fps, and built-in Wi-Fi for connecting the camera to compatible iOS or Android devices running the Panasonic Image App.

Nutty eatures like "Jump Snap" ( it takes a picture while you are mid-jump) and Snap Movie Mode (records moving pictures for short periods of time with optional Scene Effects) make the GF7 of great inerest for the more adventurous types. With it's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode and Scene Guide  this camera  is useful for photographers of all skill levels.


The South Street Seaport




I began photographing the seaport and the area that surrounds it since the early seventies and saw it develop into a thriving New York venue. Here are some early digital images shot with the Fuji S-1 Pro. They were shot on a Sunday morning in the month of May.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's always the light


Here are two images shot in Baltimore a few years ago with the Canon 5D. They underscore the fact that an interesting image needs interesting light.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pane folkoloristico tradizionale



This is traditional artisan  and folklorist bread at a folk fair in Castellammare del Golfo a few summers ago.