Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

The wonder of black and white

Some images call for black and white and when this is done with medium format, the results can be truly wonderful. These images were shot with a Rolleiflex loased with Tri-X Professional Pan 120 film. I absolutely love the results.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Super wide

When you mount a 12 mm lens ona  full frame body,  a Nikkor 12mm f 2.6 on a Nikon D 700, all hell can break lose. The distortion can be atrocious. One must learn to use this to one's advantages. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. You be the judge.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Occhio vivo

iPhone image

Occhio vivo is an Italian expression that literally meas living eye but figuratively it means keep your eyes open so you can see what's going on around you. So with an occhio vivo one can find images almost everywhere. Keep your eyes open.

iPhone image

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saint Thomas. VI

A few shots from this wonderful pplace made quite a few years ago.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The old harbor

These photos are from the early seventies and show the old brooklyn harbor before it became rehabilitated and changed into a zone full of all sorts of trendy buildings. The black and white increases the feling of desolation.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Unusual magnolia

This magnolia tree at the Brooklyn Botanic is the only one to have this unusual color. It is quite beautiful.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Old fire escape

This is also an old Kodachrome scan dating from the early seventies. A fire escape on a building on Lexington Avenue in the twenties when tenement building stll existed. I like the fact that it's sort of a mini garden.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Old rural America

These archival Kodachrome II scans were shot way back in 1975 in the area near Lake Placid in upstate New York. Photography has this uncanny ability to freeze moments and places in time. All in all, the colors have held well.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Morning light

It's always the light. It can turn  prosaic images into an  inte restin ones.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Great news

Western Digital introduces a portable SSD

Western Digital today introduced its first portable SSD, adding fast solid state storage technology the My Passport line of portable storage devices. These new My Passport SSD devices come  with a USB Type-C port and with transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s is WD's fastest current My Passport model. 

The My Passport SSD is available with capacities that range from 256GB to 1TB while its small dimensions make them very portable. It has also been drop tested from a height of 2m / 6.5ft and Western Digital claims it can  withstand 1500G of force.

The Western Digital My Passport SSD comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A adapter in the box. It is available now from Best Buy and from other select retailers starting this quarter. The 256GB model will set you back $99.99, the 512GB version is $199.99, and for the 1TB variant $399.99 have to be invested. Go to the Western Digital website for additional details


Have adelicious weekend

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden at the Brooklyb Botanic Garden is a true gem and a super attraction. On this cloudy day after a rain storm, it was very quiet but on sunny spring days it attracts many happy visitors. To mr it's the centerpiece of this beautiful garden right smack in the middle of Brooklyn.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


These are very recent images shot in North East Pennsylvania where winter will not let go. What can I say- At least the images are fine for the blog.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Saint Germain des Près

The Fountain at Saint Germain des Près, Paris' oldest church provides a public space that is always very busy and entertaining. The statue in gold is actually a real person. How he can stay still in that position is hard to understand. What a way to make a living.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

God eats

When I'm in Sicily I do lots of cooking. I call it DNA cooking because I go back to the old culinary roots.  borrowing  from the collective unconscious store of classic Sicilian recipes that have bee indelibly etched in our DNA. Simple, healthful  and delicious staples that have kept us fed for centuries. Naturally this is where the Mediterranean cuisine that is all the rage today originated from.

Bucatini con salsa fresca di pomodoro

Cucuzza e tinnirumi

Tagliatelle con pomodirini di Pachino e basilico