Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fontainebleau, France

Fontainebleau is located about 55 Km from Paris. It has a lovely town and a Chalet that used to belong to the King. These are archival images from a long  time ago and were shot on Agfachrome 50 that had it's own color personality so to speak. The colors have held relatively well.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Have a spectacular weekend

Just love that old Summicron

Yes indeed, the 35mm F2 Leica Summicron lens is still phenomenal. In these images shot with the Leica M2-R on Kodachrome II, one can see the true measure of this great lens.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The images I find

As I have stated before, I am scanning my slides and negatives as to protect them from deterioration. Naturally, I come across images that I had totally forgotten. Some of the ones that i feel are above average, I want to share with you from time to time. The red leaf was shot in the Palisade in the fall of 1975, while the green plant was shot in Mount Riga State Park in Connecticut in May of 1971. The color on the Kodachromes is still vibrant and true.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Parigi, la grande bellezza

Yes indeed, Paris is the "great beauty". It becomes even more striking at dusk just before the dying of daylight. What can I say, I love this city.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A walk in the park

This is where I walk my beautiful dog Charlie each morning - rain or shine . as it were. This morning I took my trusted Lumix GX-1 with a 12-32 mm lens to capture the remains of the blizzard. The media terrorists, they try to terrorize us, had the city dead and buried. Not so, not by a long shot. This is New York after all. We do not give in that easily. I realize that the shoveling has been difficult and that some streets are still not plowed but we are alive and kicking. I just wanted all my dear followers and visitors to know.

Monday, January 25, 2016


Images are everywhere waiting to be captured. You only need to have l'occhio vivo, or eyes at the ready, not to mention a camera or phone these days, to capture them. These images were by a small stream upstate New York. Captured on TriX Pan 120 on my Rolleiflex. I used to enjoy shooting medium format film.

Have a lovely week

Only summer thoughts can wash away the winter blues

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday morning ride

Sunday morning in the Park, Central park of course, on a winter day long ago. Today, thanks to our dilettante  mayor, the carriages are gone and something special has been removed for the sake of political correctness.