Saturday, June 6, 2015

Castello da Verrazzano

These images are of the formal gardens at the Castello da Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. It's a lovely venue where you can lodge and eat well. Located between Florence and Siena it provides easy access via public transportation to both cities.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Just loook around

Photos are everywhere if you keep a sharp eye. In Italian we call it "occiho vivo." These doors were on a side street in Coney Island. It was the fall of 1973 and they were shot with the Nikon F and the 105 F 2.5 Nikkor lens. The film was Ektachrome 100 in bulk that I developed in Unicolor chemicals. Those were fun days although much of the day was spent in the dark.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It's the light

I know that I sound like a broken record or better  like a scratched CD that repeat  the same sounds, but there's no photography without light. By extension, there's no interesting shot without interesting light. Early morning or late afternoon-early evening are the best times to get the nice shots. Obviously, these are from Paris and were shot late in the day by my talented wife, Marcy who has an eye for "the light."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My favorite farmers' market

I never understood why states side prices are very high at farmer' markets. In Castellammare del Golfo, it's the opposite. The stuff is super fresh and cheaper than at the supermarkets. This is my favorite place to buy my produce just for the day as it would defeat the whole purpose.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dig we must

For more archival shots. These go back to about 1972. They were shot on Kodachrome II with the Leica M-4 and the 50 mm F2 Summicron lens. Sometimes you just get the shot.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Archival shot

A wonderful Kodachrome II shot going back to the summer of 1969. Shot with the Canon FT and the 50mm F1.4 FL lens. I love this old photo.

Have a beautiful week