Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
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
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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
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.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
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.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
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!
Friday, August 07, 2009
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.