Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice shots by Marcy

I have always encouraged my wife to shoot more. She always amazes me and at times puts me to shame. She hardly uses fancy cameras and these two images were made with her iPhone. I think that they are very strong and creative.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Have a lovely weekend

The leaves will soon be gone. All fallen on the ground. A wonderful shot was taken by my very talented wife, Marcy.

Fall splendor

Enough said

Thursday, October 27, 2016

High speed film

There was a time when high speed was ASA 400 and when GAF came out with Anscochrome 500 it was a revolution. At that time, the  late sixties through the seventies, ASA 500 in color slide film was unheard of. Speed usually was obtained by push processing Ektachrome. I always carried a few rolls of this film in my bag. Things are so easy now when one cal dial up speed by changing the ISO on  digital cameras. Yes ASA became ISO. Today one can  also set white balance at any time. In the old days one had to finish the roll in order to change speed or white balance by using different films. These shots from the seventies where made at the good old Brooklyn Botanic garden. I especially love the grain that gives the images a dreamy feeling.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A classic

This is a classic photo of a classic building. Shot with a Nikon Ftn with the 105mm F2.5 Nikkor lens on Tri-X Pan. I love this building and this image.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Buon appetito dalla Sicilia

My trips to Sicily are basically ethnic replenishers. I really take very few pictures but put my stress on the delicious food. As Barzini said, Italian food is a celebration of nature so that in order to pull this magic off one needs absolutely fresh and quality ingredients. Naturally there's no place in Italy that has better ingredients than Sicily. Just ask any one who has visited. The food is tastier here. These are dishes that I coked up for lunch. Here lunch is the main meal. As you know, we Italians do not do big breakfasts or heavy suppers. A big lunch followed by a period of rest. Naturally this tradition is at variance with the needs of modern society but those of us who able to carry on, do so with adamant determination.

Bucatini with fresh tomato sauce

Boiled snake squash with tender leaves

Tagliatelle with Pachino cherry tomatoies

Monday, October 24, 2016

Urban splendor

I do not have to go far from home to enjoy fall foliage. Fortunately living near a large urban park allows me to take in all this beautiful scenery. I feel very fortunate and  I'm grateful to New York City for maintaining these parks that add so much to the quality of life for all residents. I enjoy my morning walks with my dog and thanks to my iPhone I'm always ready to take a picture or two.

Have a delicious week