Saturday, September 5, 2015

Parisian scenes

Paris is a great place for walking and a place replete with photo ops. More photos of the lovely city will be posted soon.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Have a beautiful weekend

Back to the future, so to speak for just $ 99.00

For all you retro freaks, your waiting is over. This idea was tried once before by another company but it did not go anywhere. The name Polaroid may change that. But the big question is: will it take selfies?
  Polaroid has announced the Snap, a new Instant Camera designed to allow similar use and that instant gratification that Polaroid Camera fans enjoyed for many years. Of course there's no film because the Snap uses a 10 Megapixel   Sensor that captures and stores photos on a SD card just like any digital camera. In addition and this is what makes it a Polaroid, the new Snap Digital Instant Camera comes with built in printer that can print 2x3" photos, using what Polaroid is calling ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology.
Appearing like any other paper, the ZINK paper is a more complex material that sports a special polymer overcoat that protects the images which are printed using a  different process. The colorized dye crystals use heat.  It appears like a sort of dye sublimation process that results in long lasting, smudge proof prints. It costs only $ 99.00. Today that is a bargain. No news as to how much the paper will cost but it looks like great fun.

Beauty is where you find it

By keeping one's eyes open beauty can be found everywhere, These twoimages are from an industrial area in Queens and the body of water is the notorious Newtown Creek. Go figure


Thursday, September 3, 2015

And you thought they only made zooms

Tamron Releases Two New SP-series F/1.8 Prime Lenses

Tamron_SP-35mm-F18-Di-VC_1200.jpgTamron who only made zoom lenses has just introduced two new Super Performance (SP) series prime lenses for use on Canon, NIkon, and Sony (available at a later date) DSLRs,  along with the new SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F2012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F2013). Obviously, these target professional and photo enthusiasts who are looking for higher performance lenses at more affordable prices.  Besides offering high-quality construction,  XLD glass elements, these new primes offer a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture  along with XLD glass elements, and Tamron's  VC (Vibration Compensation) system.

 Tamron_SP-45mm-F18-Di-VC_1200.jpgFrom what we cam see from the photos, they appear to be well constructed.


The Museum of Modern Art in New York is always busy with visitors. The original building a classic
international style gem was too small so a larger post modern structure with an apartment tower on top was built next to it. These images are from the newer structure.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Just love the big city

I miss the big apple when I'm in Sicily and I miss Sicily when I'm in New York. What can I say.
But we are back, so the missing is over until I miss Sicily again.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Parisian street scene

This lone man caught my eye last year in Paris;  it's what is called street photographyfor lack of a better name. Sadly, it's time to say godby for this year.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Versailles, les Jardins

Versailles stands as a monument to decadence and excess. It is easy to see why the French revolution took place, All of this for one man. These images show the immensity of the gardens.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Romantic poppies for your Sunday

these romantic poppies were shot at the Brooklyn Botanic garden. The soft focus filter on the Olympys E PL-2 provides a dreamy, soft image.