Friday, July 21, 2017

A pleasant summer evening

We went to a restaurant in Jamaica Bay in Queens, NYC to celebrate my son's Josef's birthday so I could not pass by that magical light that is created at dusk.

iPhone image

iPhone image

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The pigeons of piazza San Marco

One of the main attractions for tourists in Piazza San Marco in Venice are the pigeons. You buy a bag of seeds from vendors who are conveniently located in the square and then you get surrounded by pigeons who appear to be insatiable. Naturally photos must be taken. It's all in good fun.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two old favorites

These two Kodachrome scans date from 1974. I did a lot of street photography then and New York was ans still is the capital of street photography.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quebec Ville depuis longtemps

These archival Kodachrome scans date all the way back to 1973. Shot in old Quebec.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Srasburg, PA, Steam rail road

This is a must ride to take if one goes to the Amish country in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. It is not only nostalgic but, at the reight time of day and year, it's enchanting.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

For your Saturday brunch

Bruschetta autentica

Insalata di tonno

 Pesto alla genovese autentico

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nave a beautiful weekend

Classic scans

These two shots were taken in down town Brooklyn in 1975. My wife was due to give birth and I tried to hide my nervousness and my uncertainties by taking many photos. These are two late day Kodachromes that I treasure. One was converted to Black and white, obviously-

Atlantic Avenue

The area that later became known as DUMBO

Thursday, July 13, 2017

These long summer days

These images were shot by my talented wife, Marcy,  with just he,r so called, point and shoot camera. They do capture that wonderful and  relaxing time of day before the evenings comes. I love the long summer days.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My cat Dusty

This is one of the sweetest cats in my menagerie. I love all animals but cats are my favorite creatures.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Agrigento, long ago

These images date from 1972 and are from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento [Agrakas] Sicily.  They were taken with a Canon FT and with Kodachrome film. No photo shop tricks used then or now on these images. I wonder where the little girl who was part of a wedding party is today. She is most likely a grand mother. Photography is funny that way.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Archival image

This image of a bridge in Paris over the Seine dates from 1972. It was  shot on Ektachrome X and the image has kept most of its hues fairly intact. but it does show its age. B&W comversion may be the answer. You be the judge. Nevertheless, I love Paris and always will.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A super fast lens for $170.00?

Introducing the F1.1  from SainSonic a Chinese Company

 Lenses as fast as this one used to be very expensive and many still are. The Chinese never stop to amaze us. $170.00 for this lens is almost unreal. Naturally, being a lens for APS-C sensors, the equivalent focal lenght will be 175 mm. Now if they could make one for the so called full frame cameras [all cameras sensors are really full frame]  and one for Micro Four Thirds mounts it would be heavenly. The future looks brigth indeed.

View point

Sometimes a  prosaic scene if photographed from an anusual angle will make for interesting images. I shot these neighbors from my top floor balcony in Sicily.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Have a wonderful weekend

Vintage street photography

These images date from the early seventies, a period when I did a lot of street photography. Mostly shot with one of my Leicas and the 35mm F:2 Summicron lens. The film was usually Ektachrome 100 that I bought in 100 feet rolls and developed in Unicolor chemicals and mounted on Spiratone mounts with a Spiratone  little slide mount press. Naturally this was to save money. Today shooting is free but way back then it was rather costly.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Festa spontanea

This is my  Sicilian neighbor, Angela, we made a spontaneous street feast and had a ball doing it. Naturally it became a more organized yearly summer event with lots more food, wine and desserts. You got to live to eat.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Rural views

We are enjoying a short stay in our home in North Eastern Pennsylvania so I'm always shooting. I cannot help it.