Friday, June 23, 2017

Have a relaxing weekend

Bad taste

You can naver underestimate bad taste. These statues at a plant nursery were being sold as decorations. There are people who add all sorts of statues and other ceramic artifacts of questionable taste  to their gardens but these were totally ugly. But who am I to judge, I only take pictures. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great for a summer day

The Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, Long Island was once the residence of William Bayard Cutting. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1887, with the mansion designed by Chales C. Haight. It eventually became a state park and it's a lovely place to spend a summer day.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Welcome summer; it's about time you showed up.

 This shot is from the Belmont section of the Bronx in NYC Actually the last real little Italy in the city. The one in lower Manhattan has become an extension of the ever expanding China Town and features so called Italian restaurants that are aimed at tourists but are really mediocre, at best. There re a few exceptions but the area is really pathetic. Things change. Here you can still eat well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

She never looked more beautiful

These photos date from 1975 while my wife, Marcy, was pregnant with our first born son, Josef.  It was shot with a Yashicamat 124 on Tri-X Pan Professional.  Hand held at a 1/15th of a second with the lens fully open at F 3.5. Pushing the proverbial envelope. I have taken many photos of this wonderful and very pretty woman, but  to me she never looked more beautiful.

Monday, June 19, 2017

I love this city

This great and beautiful city with it's incredible vitality sustains me and makes my life wonderful. I love New York.

Have a rosy week

Kodachrome II , Nikon FTn, early seventies