Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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
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.