Saturday, June 27, 2015

Have a peaceful and quiet Sunday

A nice reflection

   It may be a corny and even trite shot but I like it. It's  really a nice reflection. It was shot from atop the old draw bridge in Mystic Conn. I think it really works.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Have a lovely weekend

Palermo, la cattedrale

Palermo's cathedral has stood since the 12th century and is the resting place of Frederick II [ "the great," stupor mundi] the real father of the Italian renaissance. In his multi cultural court the seeds of the rinascimento were planted. It's were the Sicilian School of poetry developed and created  the first  literary language of Italy. For example poets like Ciullo D'alcamo and Giacomo da Lentini wrote immortal poetry. The latter invented the sonnet, for example. This is a lovely cathedral  in a city that is absolutely fascinating, Palermo must not be missed by anyone interested in history and culture.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thinking cool

It's terribly hot here in the Big Apple so I think of cooler places. These were shot at the Planting Fields  Arboretum on Long Island. All this used to belong to one family and then it became a state park. It's a wonderful place to visit especially on a torrid day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Images can capture all kinds of emotions. Here we see a bored vendor at a street fair. It was a hot day and getting late in the afternoon.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fun lens

These summertime  images from the Feast of Mount Carmel Feast in Brooklyn were shot with the Tokina 11-18mm semi fish eye zoom. The images are non corrected for linear distortion so the resultant shots are wild. At times one must let it all hang out and just have fun with the camera otherwise what's the point. One must be careful how the camera is held but the result can be great fun.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Have a wonderful summer

As summer arrives in the northern hemisphere, the blog takes on a summer like look. Enjoy.


Just returned from Northampton on Long Island where we visited some friends. Just a couple shots to remember the place.