Monday, August 31, 2009

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A trio of chimps in B&W:





Sunday, August 30, 2009

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I always loved Black & White (B&W) photography. When I was a kid (15 years old) I had a small lab in the bathroom. I processed B&W film (like Tri-X) which I bought in big drums from the local Kodak dealer. I hated the smell of the chemicals but that was a small price to pay to be able to create something.

Today, I do it digitally which is different, easier and certainly cleaner. It may not have the charm of old B&W photography but it allows for endless forms of creativity.

For the next few days I'll post some of my favorite B&W photos, some recent, some from the archives, not yet posted in this blog. Hope you like them. Please let me know in the comments.


Coral Gables City Hall, Coral Gables, Florida

Saturday, August 29, 2009

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We went for a one-day visit to Sarasota, Fla.

The sun was very sporadic. Was lucky to catch a short moment of sun for the controversial "Unconditional Surrender" statue in Sarasota's Bayfront:






The thing is big! I waited for a tourist to - of course - look up her skirts to have a frame of reference:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Orchid at Fairchild Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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I am not a flower photographer but this past week our local photo club met at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami's botanical gardens.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Candid shot at Bal Harbour beach, FL

Monday, August 24, 2009

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Candid shot at Bal Harbour jetty
If you looked at my Gallery, you'd see that I do a lot of Candid shots/Street photography. Un-posed, un-rehearsed photos are fun. It is a way of documenting what people do in everyday life, as many great photographers like Alfred Eisenstaedt, did in years past. Thanks to them we get a glimpse of what life was like in the 1930s or 1940s for example.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Caffé Tabac on Libertador Ave., Buenos Aires

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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Sunday at Palermo Park, Buenos Aires

Friday, August 21, 2009

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Tourist posing for a photo in La Boca. She was posing with a professional tango dancer for her boyfriend to take a photo.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wrote another article for Nature Images Online

I wrote another article for Nature Images Online Magazine (NIOM). This one is about one of my favorite birds, the Green Heron. Check it out!

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La Boca, Buenos Aires

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

When Highlanders get bored with their sheep!

This is very clever:
Video from Telegraph.co,uk

Come on now, What were you expecting?

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One of my favorite types of photography, which I do a lot of, but do not post often here (see my Gallery) is "street photography" and candids. I love to show people doing what they do everyday. I see it as documenting a slice of life.
La Boca, Buenos Aires

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A meteorite found on Mars!

The Mars Rover Opportunity found a little while ago a decent-size meteorite while cruising around in Mars. This is an extraordinary find for the things it tells us. One of the most important clues is that it points to a thicker atmosphere on Mars long ago, which strongly hints at the presence of water. I could explain some more, but I'll let Ethan Siegel, a bona-fide astronomer tell the story.

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Romero Brito's gallery on Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

Monday, August 17, 2009

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Last Green Heron shot for this series.
All the past few days were shot at the jetty in Bal Harbour, FL.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Green Heron

Saturday, August 15, 2009

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Green Heron eating. This is the last stage of "The Flip" when a bird moves the prey around to be parallel to the beak, so as to be able to gulp it down.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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One of my favorite birds, the Green Heron.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Ruddy Turnstones
South Florida

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Least Tern
South Florida

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Royal Tern
South Florida

Monday, August 10, 2009

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Ford Mustang detail

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I’ve been published!

I have written for magazines in the past, but always on computer software, technical articles. This is my first article on photography.

Nature Images Online Magazine, a new online magazine, published my article “Ruddy Turnstones”, a short piece about these wonderful little birds. The site is run like a blog with guest writers, and is about nature photography, especially birds.

Hope you like it.

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South Pointe - Miami Beach

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Know how your business works!

Mark Stout, a professional photographer wrote an excellent article about a case of a photographer getting one of his photos on the cover of Time Magazine. You’d think he got paid thousands to land such a good gig. You’d be wrong. He received only pennies, literally, as he was a slave to microstock.

I am not a professional photographer, nor do I want to be, but this is an eye opener for anyone going into business for him/herself. Know how the business works!

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Manolo on the beach

Friday, August 07, 2009

A walk in Miami Beach at night

I rarely go out for night photography. Lately, mostly impressed by the work a friend of mine has done in New York, I was tempted to try my hand, as you can see by the previous posts.

This time I took a walk on Lincoln Rd., a pedestrian street full of restaurants, stores and people. With a Nikon D300 in hand, a tripod, and a Nikkor 28mm-2.8 AI lens (old- manual focus lens from the 1970s, sharp as a tack as you can see), I went out. Here are some of the shots (click on any picture to embiggen):


 

 

 






Hope you liked this set. I am pleased with the results.

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Miami Beach at night

Thursday, August 06, 2009

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Ocean Drive

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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Ocean Drive

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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South Beach at night

Monday, August 03, 2009

It’s all in scale

How big are we? Not very big.

 

 

(Via Bad Astronomy)

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Buenos Aires

Sunday, August 02, 2009

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Green heron at my local fishing jetty

Saturday, August 01, 2009

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Buenos Aires