Wednesday, 29 February 2012

3-1-12 Photo of the Day

I saw this father and daughter on my way home yesterday, and I thought she was the cutest little thing. She is standing on her scooter and is being pushed sort of while her dad walks all while holding a conversation... I know because I could hear her for a little bit away. I cropped the image little and it was taken with the GRD IV.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

2-29-12 Photo of the Day

Saturday morning grocery shopping .... I have seen this before where the whole family goes out to do the shopping together on bikes... the dad must be one hell of a cyclist, between the kids and the food that is going to be a lot of weight he has to pedal through. This was shot with the Ricoh GRD IV I did some cropping but not much.  I love the English spirit !!

Monday, 27 February 2012

2-28-12 Photo of the Day

The Ricoh GRD IV, I love this little camera.  I wanted and still do want a Leica M9 but I don't have ten thousand USD to spend on it now or ever but I wanted a camera that is small, doesn't make a lot of noise or no noise and is unassuming. The Ricoh fits the bill.... I was inches away from this guy, he was so into this newspaper he didn't pay me any mind.  The wide angle of the Ricoh 29mm allows you to really get close to your subject. the light bouncing off the newspaper opened his face up nicely...

Sunday, 26 February 2012

2-27-12 Photo of the Day

Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend, it was beautiful here in London, warm and sunny. Everyone was out and about I hope it stays like this but if it doesn't Im happy for the few great days we had.  These two images were taken with my Ricoh GRD IV its a great little camera and thanks to Bill a fellow blogger has introduced me to this wonderful little camera.  From now on I will tell you which camera I shot the images with because my go to camera is still the Nikon but my going to work camera is the Ricoh.  I want to welcome my new followers thanks for coming to my site and everyone please have a great day.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

2-25-12 Photo of the Day

my last of the Milan photos, the first one is of an older lady sitting in the trolly car, Im outside shooting in, the third shot is of police officers getting together for a protest that is happening a few yards away ... I didn't want to photograph the protest so I just took photos of the cops and the last image, I love the expressions on both of there faces... and Ouch the poor kid looks like he is in pain.   See you all on Monday

Thursday, 23 February 2012

2-24-12 Photo of the Day

I love these kinds of shots the moment they know they are being photographed... the scary one is the priest at the bottom, I don't want to do my confession with him...  I didn't see his collar till after I put the image on the computer.  I also like the pleasant look of the girl on the bike... they were all taken in Milan. Next week I will start adding some more images taken with the GRD being that is my primary camera during the weekdays.  Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday =)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

2-23-12 Photo of the Day

More of Milan, I noticed a lot of fur coats in Milan and it really didn't matter what section of town you were in, because all the older women had them. I remember growing up in NYC and seeing a lot of women wearing fur coats, but I haven't seen it lately.  Second image was at the main train station in Milan... I love panning but I think I do it too much =) and the last shot the sun sets produced awesome light, nice rich and warm just the way any photographer would like it.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

2-22-12 Photo of the Day

Here are some of my Venice shots, as you can tell in the first photo, those things floating around are chunks of ice... it was cold brrrrr.  Regardless Venice is a beautiful city its a must go.  the bottom photo was taken around 430 and the glow of the sun was amazing, I didn't warm up the image its how it looked on that day.

2-21-12 Photo of the Day

Here are three images that I took while in Milan, I know they could have been taken just about anywhere, but I found Milan to be really plain plus it was cold as all get out.  I barely look more then four hundred images in seven days and for me that is nothing I can take that much in one day.  I was not motivated for some reason. I did like the trolly cars so I have a lot of photos of them and you will see them in the next week. I also went to Venice and those images I left in color so you may like them more.  

Monday, 20 February 2012

2-20-12 Photo of the Day

Hey everyone, this isn't a Milan photo, I was going to post one a day this week but I was playing around with my new little camera, the Ricoh GRD IV and this is one of the first images I took with it.  I have to admit I didn't like the image when I looked at the back of the LCD but after I imported it and worked on it a little, I like it.  This is going to be my going to and from work camera, being that the Nikon is a little too big for buses and tube stations.  On the weekend I plan to have both, because I need to shoot the Ricoh if I want to get a handle on it.  Tomorrow will be Milan photos =)... I didn't take a lot of photos in Milan because it was so cold and everyone looked the same in there big jackets .... but I do have a few to show.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

2-17-12 Photo of the Day

Here is a photo I shot back in 2004 in Sweetgrass Montana, I was lost for about two hours driving around dirt roads with no street signs and I came across this church.  I love this shot ... a few years later I went back to this part of the country and found the church and took more shots but I can't seem to find those images... but this still remains my favourite shot. 

2-16-12 Photo of the day

This photo was taken in Long Island Virginia its a very small town hell most Virginians haven't heard of it.  I loved the rustic look.  My In-Laws use to live near here...  its an older shot, I think I took it about four or five years ago. also not a typical shot for me because no there are no people in it.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

2-15-12 Photo of the Day

I liked how lonely she looked sitting in front of this photo with so much joy.  also the contrast of the summer type photo and the cold reality of winter in London.

Monday, 13 February 2012

2-14-12 Photo of the Day

I was wrong I didn't forget my thumb drive at home and I didn't lose it like I thought. For those who know me, you know my memory sucks and for those who don't know me, now you know my memory sucks.  This was taken in London about a week and a half ago.... coming home from the Chinese New Year parade.  I thought he was fitting being today is Valentines days ... so Happy Valentines day to all of you.

2-13-12 Photo of the Day

Sorry for not posting images this week, I'm currently on travel and I planned even though I planned ahead and put seven images on a thumb drive, I managed to lose that thumb drive so now I can't post images.  I hope to start posting again on Saturday Feb 18th.  I'm in Milan Italy which has been super cold and gray skies ... just like London lol.   I hope to get a few good images so far not much luck.  I went to Venice on Sunday but with snow and wind it proved to be hard to get those great images I was thinking I was going to get.  I came on this travel with one camera my Nikon D300 a 24-85 2.8-4 lens and no computer.  I wanted to just consintrate on photography and not worry about working on the images when I got back to the hotel room.  I think if I had my computer I could have viewed my images and posted at least one or two...

Sorry again for no photo but please come back on Sat and I will have a few up

Thursday, 9 February 2012

2-9-12 Photo of the Day

Hello everyone, well as you can tell I have been posting some older images, I have been so busy and the weather has sucked so much that I haven't shot in a while.  Tomorrow I leave for Milan for a week to visit my wife who is working there for 6 weeks. I will not be posting any of my Milan shots till I get back... only bringing one camera one lens and no computer... so lots of compact flash cards =)  Todays image was shot about six or seven years ago... at the request of a dear friend to photograph his grandfathers funeral.  His grandfather was a war hero and a distinguished gentleman, this is shot at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA. It was my honor to do this for him and his family.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

2-8-12 Photo of the Day

Back to summer time =)  also its been really crappy here cold, damp so not so much fun going out and shooting.  I know I should and Im sure I will get some great images but I haven't.  This was taken over the summer at the Jurassic coast in the UK... you can find tons of fossils plus its a beautiful area to spend the day... I think it took about three hours to get here from London.  

Monday, 6 February 2012

2-6-12 Photo of the Day

I shot this a few months back at an antique car show on Piccadilly circus...

Thursday, 2 February 2012

2-3-12 Photo of the Day

This guy reminds me of a French foreign legion dud or Fidel Castro not sure which one he looks like more but I like him. This was shot a little more recently at Brick Lane love that market =)  for people watching that is.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

2-2-12 Photo of the Day

She reminds me of a Jersey girl... that is a New Jersey girl big hair and she has that look.  I was very close to her when I took this shot I was surprised she didn't get upset ... she just walked on.