Thursday, September 21, 2017

The eqiunox

Here in the northern hemishere the vernal equinox is upon us and of course, fall has arrived. It is a great time to enjoy the outdoors before winter hits with all its nastyness. This image of Manhattan was shot at ther vernal equinox a few years ago.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall is just around the corner

Soon it will look this lovely in the Northeast. It really is the most beautiful season to take pictures.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Images are everywhere

Just keep yours eyes ope. In Italian it's called occhio vivo. These images were shot a few years ago in Sicily. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

The things I find

Going through the archives in trying to post images, I run across photos that I forgotten. These images were shot in Charleston South Carolina way back in 1974. The film was Kodachrome 25 that had just replaced Kodachrome II. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Old archival shot

This image dates from the summer of 1969. Shot in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily when it was a real place and the fishmonger came around along with other vendors. Now supermarkets have put n end to these colorful people. The camera was a Canon Ft with a 50mm F 1.5 Canon FL lens. The film was Tri-X.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The view from my old studio

In the seventies had a studio on 26th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, Rents were still affordable then. When i got bored or after a long darkroom session. I would shoot out from the second floor window. These are scanned Kodachromes.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A sad ceremony

Although we do not engage in politics here. there are events that are so moving that we must sort of cover. Every year on 9-11, a memorial ceremony is held in Juniper Valley Park to honor and remember the victims and those whose courageous actions saved many lives. Every year the number of attendants decreases as people forget or need to forget, but it is always a sad affair 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Alps / Le Alpi

  All shot with a point and shoot / Canon G-9


Saturday, September 9, 2017

My favorite bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is totally emblematic of this great city that I absolutely love.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Have a wonderful weekend


A visit to Montmartre in Paris is absolutely necessary. From there you get a great view of the city and will be amazed at all that is going on. These were two young singers who sang very well. There are great places to eat and one can get a glimpse of what Paris was long ago.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back in the USA

Having just returned from my beloved Sicily I take comfort in looking at my old scans and realize how beautiful  American small towns are. These scans date from 1986 and were shot in Strasbourg, PA. I love the simplicity of this magnificent architecture. I am glad to be back but itch to return. What can I say.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I'm ready to return

I just came back two days ago but I want to return already. What can I say.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I missi it already

Back to routine in the Big Apple but planning my return to my beloved Sicily

Monday, September 4, 2017

It will look like this soon

Soon autumn will be here. In the north east of the US it's the most beautiful season.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Palisades

Just across the Hudson, the Palisades that are in New Jersey and New York state offer an easy escape from the city's hustle and bustle. These are archival shotd dating from 1974.. Great place to visit this Sunday.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Go savor the produce of the season

Friday, September 1, 2017

A great place to go on a Friday night

The Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens, offers spectacular vies of Manhattan. It has orthopedic benches and there's even a long steel table with unning water to help those who like fishing. The area is one of the fastest growing in New York City. There's also a ferry that takes you along the East river to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Naturally there are a large number of trendy restaurants and bars.

Have a wonberful weekend and enjoy your selfies

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Converted images

Not all color images held up against the ravages of unstoppable time. These two Ektachromes were converted to B&W because they had serious chroma issues. They were from the early seventies and were shot in Manhattan upper east side.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mount Riga Conn. / State Park

These are  Kodachrome scans that continue to show the wonderful archival qualities of this great film that alas is no longer available. These images of this state park not to far from New York date from 1971 and were shot with a Leica M-4 and the 35mm F2 Summicron lens.