Saturday, December 12, 2015

Love tha GAF film

As I have stated on a prior post, I cannot believe how superb GAF film was. Always ready to buck the trend I would always carry some GAF film, formerly ANSCO, in my bag. Many tears later, the colors are still very vivid but of a slightly different hue that the super popular Kodachrome. In those days different effects were gotten either via filters of films. I was loath to use anything in front of my lenses lest a masterpiece of a lens would be compromised by a filter. Well I am glad that I did shoot this memorable film. These shots date from 1973 and were originally shot at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Friday, December 11, 2015

have a festive weekend

Alittle over the top?

Perhaps, but they do make for great places to visit during the Christmas season; not to mention great photo ops. My talented wife Marcy took her new Canon G-16 for a spin and came back with these great images. These are among the more tasteful stops. There are many others that are really over the top.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Lady in the Harbor

With all the diatribe regarding immigration, it's always good to remind ourselves that we are a nation of immigrants and no symbol is greater in pointing this out than the Lady in the Harbor.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simple composition

Pictures are literally everywhere, one must have  l'occhio vivo or a sharp eye. This simple shot resulted frpm a Port Authority tour of the New York Harbor back in 1974. It was originally shot in color but the black and white conversion works better.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

More of that magical Roman light

Here are a few more shots of that magical Roman light that always fascinates. These two images  were  shot at the EUR a fascinating architectural tour de force that was to have been an exhibition in 1942. The was saw that this never occurred. I will post images of the buildings at a later time.  They are of a timeless beauty that speak volumes of Italians' gift for architecture. Here we see how late crepuscular light puts the day to rest thus giving way to the many possibilities of the Roman night.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pisa, the leaning tower

Yes indeed the tower leans. I was one of the last visitors who was still allowed  to climb to the top.  Of course that was back in 1969; it was closed to tourists soon after. As it can be seen, there are no balustrades or other ways for one to hold on. It was a very scary photo session. Today, the tower is deem

ed to dangerous for tourists to climb. But it still leans.