Saturday, November 7, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island's north shore is a true gem. Once a private residence it was made public and it's an ideal place to go all year round. It's especially wonderful in the winter because of it's green houses. These images date from the summer of 1970 and are the result of my attempt to digitize my archives. These are medium format slides that have retained their color well.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Little Italy actually existed once. That is when Italian immigrants still lived there. Now it's sort of a theme park for tourists sporting bad restaurants and other tourist traps. This photo was shot in 1986 when it was beginning to become Chinese but there still was a hint of the old days. Naturally this is a scan from an Ektachrome slide.
The Finger Lakes region of New York State, is famous for it's grape vineyards, They make wines from American grapes that give a very sweet wine, not the vinifera type that is famous in California, the North fork and all other wine producing areas of the world. There are hybrids here also and make wines with a degree of success. It is interesting to note that most grapes around the word use the native American plants as the base on which the vinifera types are grafted. This is because the native American grapes resist the philloxera a disease that affects the roots of the plants. Toward the end of the 19th century, this disease devastated the major wine regions of the world. They were saved by the use of American stock that is of the same genus so the grafting was possible. At any rate back in 1973 we took a trip to this region. These are scans from 120 Agfachromes shot with a Yashika 124.