Saturday, December 30, 2017

Think of warm places this Saturday

As the thermometer dips to record lows, it's nice to think of warm places. Sprig should be here soon. LOL

Have a beautiful weekend; think of spring


Friday, December 29, 2017

Greetings from New York



Madison Square Park is the real heart of New York. it is wonderful and always full of surprises.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Siena. la cattedrale

The cathedral in Siena is a wonderful site full of mysterious symbols. Especially on the floor mosaics, These images are of the main entrance. Siena is really a must see city if one visits Tuscany.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

La galleria



This is Milan's premiere location. It starts at the Piazza del Duomo and leads to the la Scala opera house. Splendid.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Il castello



The castle in Castellamare del Golfo not only gives the town it's name but it is the focal point of its existence. Not long ago it reached into the sea and the lambent waves would caress it but also caused damages. Now that an entirely new protection has been devised, it is hoped that the castle and the sea will be able to meet again.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Santa really comes from Sicily



The Anglo Saxon style of Christmas has totally taken over. It naturally carries with it the great commercialization with the concomitant diminution of the religious function of the holiday. This donkey and a small Sicilian cart were roaming the streets of Castellammare del Golfo an Christmas Eve  few years ago.  They were slowing down traffic and made many motorist angry. Christmas spirit,,are you kidding? Everyone was rushing to prepare the cenone or great supper for the night before Christmas.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Have a great holiday


Keep your eyes open.



While waiting out side the store where my wife and doughtier were shopping, I just started to fool around with my camera. Pictures are everywhere. I like the results.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Let the caroling begin





These children were performing Christmas carols for the bishop in an event i covered for the Diocese a few years ago. Let me wish all of you a Merry Christmas and thanks for visiting.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter is here

As many of you have gathered if you have visited, you know that I abhor winter. But it does allow for some interesting images. These are actually Kodachrome scan from the early seventies.



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Williamsburgh Bridge

It may not be the best known of New York's  East River bridges but the Williamsburgh Bridge is one of the busiest. It also has subway tracks and pedestrian walkways. But what interests me is it's architecture. It is actually quite beautiful. These images were made ad dusk when the light becomes magical. 





Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It's always the light

Unless one understands light and how it plays into an image one cannot take interesting photos. After all. photography is graphics with light. These are photos taken in early spring. Shot in early morning - the same applies in late day - when the sunlight is at low angles  and creates magical effects.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Cute faces to liven up the new week

There's nothing like the beautiful face of a chid to make one happy.

 



Saturday, December 16, 2017

A saturday afternoon long ago


Precisely, a Saturday afternoon in  Manhattan's Washinghton Square Park in 1969. Someone should explain to me where the time goes. I remember this day as if it were merely yesterday.

Have a peaceful weekend


Friday, December 15, 2017

Very cute little girl



It's nice to shoot candids of children but it's also great to pose them. You get very interesting results especially in the way the subject reacts. This little girl was precious.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

San Gemignano




This lovely hill town in Tuscany is best known for it's towers. There were many more but most have collapsed. It is a great place to visit and enjoy a relaxing day.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Meat Packing District

What was once a rather rough and unfashionable area of Manhattan it has become a very trendy area full of shops estaurants and expensive apartments. A great place to visit because it is very close to the High Line and the new Whitney Museum.